Friday, July 11, 2014

Gearbox's Battleborn Announcement Trailer Released (and I helped!)

One of my favorite developers Gearbox Software just released a new announcement trailer for their upcoming game Battleborn. It sounds very ambitious and if I know them, it'll feature gameplay that will hack my brain and keep me playing for hours on end.

Best part is, I helped! :) Janimation created the awesome universe explosion featured at the end of the trailer, and I contributed by organizing assets used to create it, randomizing trees, and creating that single dying star that survives.

You can watch the trailer here, and lookout for this next month's Game Informer which will feature a cover story on the game!

Game Informer
http://www.gameinformer.com/p/battleborn.aspx

Official Site
http://www.battleborn.com/

Are you excited? I'm excited! :D



Also, The next Dillo Insurance spot has been playing on our local televisions for a while and I am quite happy to finally share it with you all. This was produced a while ago, and one of the first projects where I helped build an animatic, and then worked on the edit through animation the animation process! As well as handle all the animation too. Building the animatics, layout and edits was quite the learning experience but also quite a lot of fun!



And speaking of the Pre-Vis process, I had the great pleasure to help with some Pre-Vis animations for a live action spot for Mrs. Baird's Bread. Our live action crew took it from there and it was really neat to see how it turned out!



Coming Soon: More Dillo and Al Boenker spots!

Ta ta for now!

~Julia

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone is having a magical holiday season!

Not too much to report this time, Janimation is keeping me pretty busy with some amazing projects!

There is one project I completed at the beginning of this year that has yet to be featured on here. It is for the Al Boenker car insurance company!



There's also a blooper version!



Also, my Etsy Shop is finally live! I have been making several scarves after work, and am happy to report they are finally ready for purchase! The Shop is called SmilingGlasses and I invite everyone to take a peak!

SmilingGlasses Shop


Believe it or not, I've also joined the twitter-verse to post updates about the shop as well. My new twitter account is @Smiling_Glasses.

Merry 2014 everyone!

~Julia

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Babies, Aliens and TP

Hello Everyone!

I apologize for not posting since March, quite a bit has been happening!

First I was officially hired on full time as an Animator at Janimation! It's really such a wonderful place to work, all of my co-workers are amazing, and we work on so many exciting projects. Everyday feels new and fresh, and I never know just what I'll be working on.

Next, The Alien Rage cinematic trailer was released last June. This project is a teaser for an new FPS by City Interactive. Quite a lot of love was put into this one, and I'm very happy I was able to contribute. The things that I helped bring to life through animation are the probe, time lapse elements, the giant mech and alien ships that tear up the place, and the hardcore looking guy with a giant gun at the end.




Next, a promotional video for White Cloud brand Bath Tissue. I made sure the packages stayed felt light and soft as it "bloomed" and floated through the clouds. It turned out very magical indeed.




Also, my best friend gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, little miss EmmaLee! I was sure to put my crocheting skills to work to make sure she would be warm this winter:



Emma's mommy loves ducks, so I thought this would be perfect.

Till next time!

-Julia

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Animation Demo Reel 2013


Animation Demo Reel 2013 from Julia S. Bacak on Vimeo.

This is the latest animation demo reel from yours truly! Included are shots from the Dillo Insurance spot, NatureSweet Tomatoes, National Geographic's Quest for Survivial, and my Ringling College thesis film: Shady Institute.

Thanks to everyone at Janimation and Element X Creative!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Animal Animations!

One of my more recent animation projects at Janimation was just published by the client on YouTube!



As you can tell, we were influenced by Tex Avery and Chuck Jones. :) It was good timing too, because I had just gained a lot of experience with quadrupeds:


Quadruped Animation Cycles from Julia S. Bacak on Vimeo.

I had the honor of working with the team at Element X Creative to produce an ipad game for National Geographic called Quest for Survival. In the game, you play as a lion stalking and hunting various animals. These "prey" cycles were among many I animated in just one week!

You can find more info about the app here!
channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/big-cat-week/interactives/quest-for-survival-ipad-app/

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Holidays! 2012 Card

Hope everyone had a great holiday season and a very happy new year!

This year I again designed and printed custom cards, but ran out far too quickly again!

I present my LolCatz Card:



Also, a number of animation projects have been released on the web! Here's one done at Janimation for United Way!



I also helped clean up motion capture with animation intern Andy Green when id Software worked with Janimation to release the Doom 3 BFG edition! I hope to get some videos from that up very soon!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Shakespeare and Elephants

Hello everyone!

I completed this guy a little while ago. He is the first crochet project that I made for myself. Because I love Shakespeare.

Also, I found one of my animations published online this week. It's posted by the GOP youtube channel, so I imagine it is safe to share with everyone!

Whatever your political views, it was quite fun to animate this guy! Did you know elephants don't walk like most quadrupeds? Turns out (due to their mass I imagine) they spend most of their walk cycle on 3 legs. Thanks again Mr. Muybridge!