I am VERY excited to announce that This is a Ball has been accepted into the 2016 Saint Cloud Film Fest!
In this video I answer the #1 question people ask about my popular short film, “This is a Ball.”
This is a Ball will be screening as part of the children’s film program at the Utah Arts festival. The festival runs June 23rd-26th. Screenings will be every half hour in the Art Yard, Noon–8PM. This program is designed for children 3 and under. The others films playing will be: This Time It’s Shopping, 4 min, […]
This is a Ball will be screening at the Blue Plum Animation Festival this August (2016)! You can find more information on their website once the exact dates have been finalized: http://www.blueplumanimation.com
I was interviewed by Animation Mentor to discuss This is a Ball and my passion behind creating the film. It was a real honor to be included on their blog. Read it on their site or below. This month’s Where are they now? series features Jeff Starr, a 2010 graduate of Animation Mentor. Since graduating from Animation […]
One of the questions I get asked from time to time is, “If the ball is called a ball and not a circle, why isn’t the square referred to as a cube and the triangle a pyramid?” The idea is that the Ball is the only character with depth to his personality. The bullies are just one dimensional, hence […]
Official Selection 2016: Blue Plum Animation Festival, Saint Cloud Film Festival, Utah Arts Festival
One element I have been most proud of is the soundtrack to the movie. I was inspired by a song I wrote with my great friend Ryan Fitzsimmons. I took the framework we had created and ran with it. It also holds special meaning for me. Ryan had just left NYC to move to LA, so […]
A short time-lapse video of me working to resolve some rendering issues in Maya. Four shots in the movie had a problem where random dark spots would appear on the geometry. I worked for a long time to try and figure out the cause. Eventually I had to resort to manually retouching over 100 frames in Photoshop.
Afraid to jump and bounce, a Ball must overcome the mocking of Squares and Triangles.