Friday, November 02, 2012

captain scratchy beard

Hey, so, I graduated from CalArts quite a while ago, with a degree and everything, but somehow I never got around to posting my films online.  Booooooo on me.  I know.  It's especially terrible because SO MUCH of your life in the Character Animation department at CalArts is spent on somehow, some way, producing a cartoon.  All by yourself.  It's an absolute miracle these things get made at all.  They're hard to do!!

So today, after almost 6 years of sitting on the server at CalArts not being seen by much of anyone, I finally got this thing up on Vimeo!  (I needed help from one of my students to make this happen. Learning never ends, people!)

So here it is, my fourth year film.

Captain Scratchy Beard from brigette b on Vimeo.

Yes, I made cartoons before I made books!  And the girl in my cartoon is reading a book.  How's that for foreshadowing.

Oh yes, by the by:

I get a lot of e-mails from folks (students, mostly) with a lot of questions about a lot of things. Mostly art things.
I'm going to try and do a master "frequently asked questions" post soon, so if there's anything, anything, ANYTHING you wanna ask, please feel free!
You can ask in the comments or e-mail me:
If you've already e-mailed me, please don't feel bad!  I just get too many to answer individually, and lots of them are the same questions over and over, so it'll be better for everybody in the end if I can just get them all answered at once.
Cool?  Cool.


Kirun said...

hahaha I LOVE YOUR FILM. are you gonna post the ones you made in other years? that would be awesome

Jeca Martinez said...

beautiful art style and such a cute cartoon! It reminds me so much of cartoons from my childhood :D

Ms. Dee said...

That is just amazing, Brigette! Oh my goodness! Thank you for sharing it. :)

WendyLady@GoodBooks said...

This is great! My daughter was watching over my shoulder and said, "Ooo, shades of 'Madeline' mixed with 'The Triplets of Bellville'".

I'm really impressed that you dove into the world of children's books - your animation background shines through the colorful illustrations. Do you have any review copies of Twelve Dancing Princesses? I'd love to write up a post on my blog.

My son is working on his fourth year film at CalArts right now. It's titled "The Claytheist, and he's got a Kickstarter project for it that's doing pretty well. He's in experimental animation - and loving every minute. :)
Good luck in all you do!

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Kyu-bum Lee said...

oh man. I remember watching this at Sheridan. The extreme close up of scratchy beard was hilarious.

Ariel LV Tan said...

Love your film, brigette! hello from Malaysia! Thank you for sharing it. Big fan!

Andrew Murray said...

whoa! I saw this when I was in my first year in Sheridan. ages ago. Nice to see it again