Doug's Intro

Animator/Illustrator/Student Director

A drawing is an idea. As an animator, I turn ideas into stories.
I am currently a junior at the Kansas City Art Institute. It's been a blessing and privilege to be a student there after earning my AFA at the Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL. I keep this as a journal of my latest projects and explorations in animation.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010


Elements from Douglas Meloche on Vimeo.

Wow, what an engaging assignment. What brings me no end of frustration is the cropping of these studies. Once again iMovie takes pleasure in removing a sizable portion of my material. The smoke effect, which turned out beautifully on the preview screen, has been cropped out almost 50%!

No fear. I simply need to reshoot the frames once I figure out how to get my laptop "uncrashed" and booted up.

I plan to perfect a full color study of each of these elements so that I have some nice work for my portfolio.

1 comment:

  1. Things I need to redo on assignment:
    1. Fix the ripples at the end of the water drop.
    2. Experiment with fire, make it wilder
    3. Smoke needs to take up more space in the composition, bigger clouds, and mind the movement on the thinner wisps.