I am extremely fortunate and honored to have Old Man play at the USA Film Fest in Dallas! I will even be there! IN THE FLESH. I will be in an exclusive compilation shorts block which will have a q and a by the one and only STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY. He’s cool. I’m cool. Everything’s cool. I CAN’T WAIT! TEXAS HERE I COME!
Exciting news. I am making a new movie and fast! WHY!?! HOW?!?! QUE?!
LIVE ACTION. Short film. Me. Jarret Kerr. Dorian Tocker. All in one room. Making a movie.
Stay tuned on this awesome movie of mine….It is a comedy. It is funny. It actually is narrative-ish. There might be some cartoons in it but at a minimum.
“With nothing but his own words to draw from I think this was a much more honest presentation of the man….Leah Shore stripped all of our cultural projection away and simply interpreted his words with images based on what he was saying, not who we think or what he’d like us to think he might be.”
HEY! I am super excited to have my film play at SXSW this year! I get the honor of playing with some amazing films from the new Pixar short to Julia Pott!! EXCITING.
If you are in Texas I highly suggest that you and your crew come see the animation shorts. I will be there! In the flesh!
***I also literally just broke my toe, but that will not stop me from SXSW-ing!!
“Leah is what JJ Villard could be if he pulled his dick out of nostril.”
- Chris Robinson
Hey! I wanted to post the Domino’s Ad campaign I had worked on for the election/pizza-awesomeness.
I got to work with the fabulous Greg Slagle of Kinetiscope who Directed the campaigns. I was the Animator/Creative Director. It was made and fabricated very quickly. I even got to do a few voices!! I really hope to do more voices/creative directing in the future. It is so much fun.
My most recent film, Old Man will be showing at SXSW 2013 in March! I am very excited for this one!! It is seriously one of the best festivals I have ever been to! SEE YOU THERE, AUSTIN!
Hey! So glad I can finally post the commercial/ad I helped animate on! It was one of the best things I have worked on so far in my professional career. Small crew, the McCartney’s and awesome animation!! I even got to hangout and work with my buddy, Lizzi Akana (http://lizziakana.com/) with whom I worked for on the Ke$ha music video!! ROCK ON! Enjoy!
Hey Guys! Finally the promo I made for GenArt!! I made it REALLY fast and am pretty happy with the final product. I wish I had more time, but that’s what everyone’s says about everything the backgrounds are done by the ridiculously talented Dylan Hayes. Rainbows. Cupcakes. Movies. Fashion. Cupcakes.
I made my holiday into a GIF!!! There are also other awesome gifs on this site that is curated by Kneeon’s Mike Healey! ENJOY!
It’s time for my holiday card once again! I felted up a storm and made this beast. A look behind the scenes pics will be up soon, but for now enjoy!!! Happy Holidays to all and to all a HAppy Happy Holiday!
my new reel is finally doone done done!
REEL REEL REeeel!
At Ottawa this year, I got to befriend one of my favorite new animators, Noam Sussman. If you havent seen his shit, let me just say, it’s amazing. and that’s that. Watch his short GUM, it blew me away….https://vimeo.com/39983980
Anyhoo. He is weird and lives in Toronto and their Thanksgiving is in october? WEIRD. He drew this brilliant penis turkey. I decided with Noam’s blessing that I would retaliate with a vag turkey…enjoy.
They should do it.
I am going up to Ottawa to attend the coolest animation festival EVER: the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival!! I even have the great honor of having my new film Old Man in competition!! I can honestly say, that I have never been more excited in my LIFE then to attend this festival this year. I have so many supportive friends/industry friends that I may just explode with happiness. Stay tuned for a review! :D
Hey! I recently had the honor of making a quick intro for Vice’s new show, Experimental Music. It is an awesome show that has a musician with a host and they talk shop while doing a science experiment! Bill Nye would be proud. So would David Byrne.
Last night I had the honor of having my new film, Old Man screen at GenArts opening night before the feature Missed Connections. The ultimate highlight of the night was seeing ALAN Freaking RICKMAN at my screening. MEANING. Professor Snape has officially gone to see my film. Meaning. I am a wizard. BEST MOMENT EVER. Oh and GenArt was pretty rad all around. Great people. Great party. Great movies. :)
It was a great turn out last night at the opening of the Animation Block Party at Rooftop Film Festival! I had my friends, fellow animators, and my mom with me and it was perfect. It didn’t even thunderstorm! Thank Zeus!
Two cool things.
Ottawa Finally announces the film lineup! I have really talented friends and they are also in the fest! Joy Vaccese, Ian Miller, Christy Karacas, Michael Langan and more!
Also Jerry Beck just wrote up a two new short film to watch out for at Ottawa write up!! I am super happy about that and am again grateful for all the support. :)
Again. Super happy. Talented friends. Animation appreciation. A girl could get used to this.
this sums up my feelings…
So. I am not one to brag (excluding the last post annnnd this post), but, my new film Old Man is beginning to get into quite a few neato festivals. I am specifically excited about Animation Block Party. My film is in a block that opens the fest and shows at Rooftops Film Festival (a festival within a festival I suppose? weird huh?) and it will be screening outside at a high school, a hip high school in Williamsburg BK. I am honored and super psyched!! Also GenArt Film Festival….pretty neat too. They choose 7 features and 7 shorts, pair them together and then play them over a week with each having a party for the two films afterword!! I hope I don’t drink too much, because I am a lightweight. Some awesome alcohol sponsers GenArt too. SHEESH.
What I am most most-ta-ta-ta-ta-most excited about is the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival. I have been going for years and LOVE IT. It all started with my senior RISD trip and I was hooked. I dreamt of having a film of mine play at this über selective and eclectic fest…and now after years of dreaming I will. I am beyond honored, humbled really and cannot wait for my butt to go numb after watching hundreds of animation films. I also need to finally eat a beaver tail. I hear they are the bees knees. I digress. Ottawa. If you are a film enthusiast, animation enthusiast, cool things to do at least once in your life-a-thusiast I highly suggest you go. OLD MAN. Ottawa. Animation Block Party. GenArt. Who could ask for more? I am a very lucky lady.
I just wanted to say. That I believe I am one of the fastest animators around. I have been hired by Vice and a few other companies as of late, and the one thing they have in common is the need for speed. FAST. I have not only made funny, psychedelic virals ie. Big Sean, Kreayshawn, Travi Mccoy, and more, but have made them seriously fast. Like right now. I am animating Snoop Dogg. Who is the man, no diggity. But the short/opus is three minutes long. THREE MINUTOS LONGO. I have had 5 days to animate this. This is retardedly fast. And I finished it too. For those who don’t get how ridiculously fast that is, it normally takes me a month to animate a good one minute of animation. It’s like I am on crack. Or fire. Whatever it is, I kind of like it and hope to get more FAST work like this. It’s like solving a puzzle at the speed of a gagillion. and I get to do it all in my underwear. GOOD TIMES. NO SLEEP. THUG LIFE.
My new film OLD MAN won 3rd place best experimental at ASIFA EAST AWARDS last night. Here’s a rad link where Amid says some super kind words about the film. HOLLER.
You know that cool hilarious tv show Betty White has? Of Their Rockers? WELP. I’m ON IT!!! they made it look like i did’nt know it was a prank, but I did. They edited it. LAME, buuuut hilarious. And of course I was’nt wearing makeup and was having a terrible day. They can sense it, the producers. They prey on the vulnerablyawesome….
GO TO 9:08
HEY! The awesome Vice/Warner Bros hired me agaaaain to make an animation voiced by the fab KREAYSHAWN! I had 2 and a half days and seriously could not have done it without my friend Diana Chao. She rocks. ENJOY!
I just finished animating a short 2 minute story that is retold by Big Sean! I was hired by VICE/Project X to animate whatever I wanted to along with the audio….this is what I made, in 4, yes 4 days. Which is crazy for an animation….ENJOY!!!
Just posting this awesome commercial that was directed by Spencer Morin. I was hired to make all of the sets including the animatable volcano (replacements), tongue, and daisy!
Commercial Animation REEL 2012!!! WATCH IT.
HEY GUYS! In the spirit of the Holiday season, I once again made a short animation on my “free” time. I made it in a month or so while I was freelancing and finishing my new film, OLD MAN.
Feel free to reshare this a kajillion times! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Suck my dick.
My pal Richard O’Connor let me design/make one of the bumper signal films for this years Ottawa International Film Festival. It was a blast!
Check it ooout!
read this and please! SEE THE FILM!!!
Hey! Check dis shit out if you’re an animation nerd, or just interested in what happens in animations and the process. Smearing is a style that is used for motion blurs and inbetweening in animation. This sight posts still smears from various animations…
YAOW! read my new article about the forever awesome Michael Langan, my fellow freind, animator, innovator, filmmaker….
read my new review on SXSW 2011’s animated Polish feature Jez Jerzey (George the Hedgehog)!!!!!¡¡¡¡
Dr.Poops loves JEZ JERZEY
My friend Bastien Dubois’ short film Madagascar, Carnet De Voyage is nominated for an oscar!!! OMG! ITs an AMAZING short and I hope it beats Pixars short. It’s by far a better film and I personally think aesthetically Bastiens film blows any other short animation out of the water! He uses so many mediums from 3d animation to actual sewn animation. GENIUS.
I met Bastien officially at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, but really got to know him while I was at Sundance 2010 (our films were in the animation block together).
Not only is he a sweetheart, but he’s a freaking talented beast. I sure hope the academy recognizes him tonight! GO BASTIEN!!!!
Hey all! Read my review about Alex Taylor’s new short, Release The Flying Monkeys. What Waaaaat.
Release The Flying Monkeys!
I am proud to announce that Melissa Loyola, my friend, roomate and fellow RISD F/A/V grad is helping me carpenter my way for my new short. I am doing a crap load of animation (aprox 6 mins) from hand drawn, computer to cut outs and stop motions, even some pixillation (how do you spell that!?). Luckily Mel is a goddess of basically everything from computers to building…she can do it all! I just hired her to build me a tiny stop motion table and a planer (sp?). I CANT WAIT TO ANIMATE ON IT!! Thanks MEL!!! Mel is awesome. She can make anything in no time! Hire her. Whether it be art director, animator or scenery designer/fabricator she knows her shit. POWER MEL. MELISSA LOYOLA
Just as I was surfing on the net having insomnia at 5am, I came across this lil blurb about the animators at Sundance 2010. Its lovely. Read it. My name is in it meaning I am the coolest cat around.
SUNDANCE ANIMATORS 2010
My new short BOOBatary will preimere at SXSW 2011 this march in the animated section!!!
YAAAAY!! THATS RIGHT! My boobs will be screened on the big screen in HD.
I just wished it came in 3d. 3d BOOBS = best thing ever.
are yooou planning to attend SXSW?! ME TOO! Come say howdy to me in person!
I write for this awesome film and music blog called 100 Down…check out my latest review about a weird film called Trick ‘R Treat…
Trick \’R Treat Smell My Feet….
I’m making my new short BOOBatary viewable to the world. NOW. At this very moment. WATCH THIS SHIT! You will explode with love for my boobs.
I made it in about a month! I didn’t have a job or anything and decided that I wanted to make a hand drawn animation. I went straight through using a pen, not even checking my previous frames…and this monster was born.
The coloring and audio are my favorite aspects about this short (and the cupcake). My main man composer ALEC HENNINGER (alechenninger.com) and I teamed up and recorded crazy shit in one day!! He being a genius put it together into this awesome track! It has a wide range of craziness. At some point it reminds me of PeeWee’s Playhouse. Also the boobies and their movements are flappingly awesome. I think I might have to make another boob short sometime soon.
Because I love the Scissor Sisters so much in my spare time I designed two album covers for their remix contest! YOU ALL SHOULD GO ONLINE LOOK AT THEM AND VOTE FOR THEM, IE. LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK AND SHARE THEM!!!!
Read this awesome article I wrote for this AWESOME new blog called 100 Down!! The article is about Bruce Springsteen’s new Doc, and I rip it to SHREDS. I’m the Shredder of the interweb…
POOPS The BOSS
This is the scariest thing ive seen in a while…I cant keep my eyes off of it. its mesmerizing.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FRIENDS!!!
I made this special e-card JUST FOR YOU!!
hey all…i decided i was bored of drawing and made this sculpture sketch for an idea of a character im thinking of. hes not done yet…in fact. hes going to eventually be a she. a gorgeous she. i made this in 2 hrs. here’s a quicktime of me ‘animating’ it using my sweet non smart phone. the other stills are from my non smart phone.
So my BFF Lee/awesome music lady extraordinaire took me along as her date to the College Music Journal Festival this past week. It was a pretty rad fest. Laid back and shit loads of music nerds! I especially enjoyed staring at burnt out old musicians that were waaaaay too old to be wearing chucks, electric blue leather jackets, long hair with side burns and glasses. fantastic. I also go this sweet laptop bag. Now I need a laptop.
Music was good. and the films….surprisingly pretty damn good. The shorts were (I saw 4) all great! HILARIOUS! one was produced by Dennis Leary. It was amazing. It was a pilot for a TV show set in prison and the people that worked their and how everyone’s relationships were intertwined through things like sex, sperm, depression, all those good things. It was almost like a live action of Superjail! But with much less violence. I saw a horrible feature about some regular 20 something that somehow became the messiah and how the world loved him etc. SHIT. So bad. It was like Inception. They were trying to make the audience/viewer/dumbasses think what they were watching meant a lot more than what it actually was. It should have been a 10 minute short. It was dragged out, and lame. Heather Graham was in it. She did nothing for me. I wish she was wearing skates and was half-naked. It would have made the film much better.
I saw Love and Other Drugs by the director that did Blood Diamond….and. It. Was. Surprisingly….AWESOME. GREAT! I thought it was going to be another shitty chic flick-romantic-comedy-that-wasn’t-really-that-funny-with-hot-people-in-it kind of film, but it was more than that. It was about two people meeting and the struggle of being/falling in love/admitting it. Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway are the two leads in it and they were naked perfection. I swear…I feel like I have seen Miss Hathaways naked body was too much. But anyway…Gyllenhaal played this womanizing/sexfiend pharmaceutical salesman whose never been in love and Hathaway played a sassy 26-year-old artist with stage one Parkinson’s. Sounds sappy…but it was a great portrayal of a relationship, depression, struggles of a 20-something and sex. SEE IT. You will like it. Promise. Even the men will like it. It’s also set in 1996 when Viagra was invented. Very interesting. I think it wasn’t just a romantic comedy…more of a black comedy drama love thing. I’d see it again. Gyllenhaal and the Director came in person which was great. I swear their were only about 70 people in the audience! I feel like most people were busy with the music part of CMJ to go to this. A true miss and unappreciated section of CMJ (the film). They definitely need to advertise for it better/have more films.
I then went and saw some hilarious stand up at Comix. I think the highlight of that night was Comedian/performer/artist Reggie Watts. He’s a fucking genius. He did more than make me laugh. He made my mind orgasm. Now. I had no idea who this guy was. He walked in and started mumbling this mashed up, mumbly, ghetto nonsense shit which made noooo sense!! i thought he was crazy which made me laugh. After a while he flawlessly switched his voice into a british accent and started ranting about nothing. HILARIOUS. He then plugged his microphone (so shiny I swear I could see my face in it) in an audio box/electronic thingy and made improve music/rap on the spot. Freakin genius I tell you. He beat-boxed and made it loop and rapped to it rapping about shit from a high mouse being attacked by a monster (then autotuning it at the same time) to CMJ shits, to shit. He is a one man show. More than comedy…or maybe new-aged comedy. He was beyond us. A true pioneer of whatever you call what he was doing. He made me cry he was so funny/smart. I think more people should be as crazy and experimental as him. Especially in the performing arts…no wait…in LIiiife. REGGIE WATTS. I love you.