Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Motion Graphics: Guide to Mutianyu Great Wall

I recently combined my love of traveling with my animation skills the other day and created this "Guide to the Mutianyu Great Wall". I wanted to reacquaint myself with AfterEffects. Enjoy!


Music Credit:
Life of Riley Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

So Much for Keeping Things Updated...

Originally, my plan was to update way more often. But, life got to me a bit. I'm still trying to find work. Seems most places right now are looking for leads or senior animators, which I'm not quite there yet. I still apply, which is what everyone tells you to do, but still nothing. I've been trying to keep myself busy on various side projects. Still working on a good schedule for things. I find myself bouncing around a lot. I'll work on one thing for a bit and then decide I need to work on a different thing. Its been a struggle. But I think I'm getting better. I finally completed something, so I'm feeling good about myself again! Click here to view that project.

I've also been doing a lot of redesigning of my website lately. I'm quite proud of that as well. Do check it out: http://lydiahallanimated.com

And, if you know of any animation jobs, let me know! Also, I'd be happy to work any freelance/commission projects, so please contact me if you'd like to work with me! :D

That's all for now. :)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Hello 2016!

Its officially 2016! A new year! And I want to start out the year trying to update this blog much more often.

So, what have I been up to these last couple of months? Well, the biggest thing to happen was that I was laid-off from Glu right before Christmas break. I'm not too worried about finding a new job. There are a lot of studios in the area. I am really sad about leaving because I really, really enjoyed working with the people there. They were all super talented and super friendly. I immediately felt like part of the family right from the start, even when I was a contractor. That is the part I will miss the most. I hope to get a chance to work with them again in the future. It was a great couple of years!

I will be starting my new year job searching, but in-between applying for different jobs, my new years resolutions include drawing more and working on some of the projects I've had in my head for awhile. I also want to work on animation for myself as well. I am actually looking forward to my time off because of all the projects I want to work on. The only question now is which project to start with!

Here's to a hopefully exciting 2016! May it be filled with all sorts of new experiences!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pausing Blog For the Time Being

Hey guys!

Life has been pretty busy lately and I haven't had time to post anything in forever. So, for the time being, I'm going to be putting the blog on hold. I may come back to it later, when I'm better at scheduling my freetime. I won't completely delete it, just won't be posting anything new.

In the mean time, you can follow me here:

Official Website: LydiaHallAnimated.com
Twitter: @LydiaHall
Tumblr: http://lydiatheanimated.tumblr.com
Instagram: instagram.com/lydiahall/

Until next time!
Lydia out.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Weekly Update: The Big News!


As promised, the big news - I'm now Full-time!! The great guys at Glu decided to offer me a full time position! :) I'm super excited to be working there! Not that I have been working there already, for the better part of this year, but now I don't have to think about my end date & finding a new job. I super happy. I really enjoy working there, as I've mentioned before. :D Happy, happy, happy. ^_____^

Oh, and to welcome us (one of the environment artists became full-time as well. Go Adam!) to the full-time, they decided to parade us around the studio. As everyone shot us with nerf darts. Video link below.

So besides all that going on this week, most of my free time & creativity have been put into making Save-the-Date's for my wedding next year. I took the idea from here: http://somethingturquoise.com/2014/01/07/diy-instagram-save-the-dates-2/

Well, that's been my week. Lots of excitement at work. :) Doing creative/crafty stuff in my free time.

Til next week!

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My Top 3 This Week:

2. This stamp: https://www.etsy.com/listing/201426456/mini-heart-stamp-cute-little-heart?ref=shop_home_active_4 - Such a time saver for me, making those Save-the-dates :)

3. Copic Markers. I just bought some today for the first time. Its always fun trying new mediums :)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Weekly Update: Big News Next Week

Its been just another normal week of work this week, so it going to be a super short update. I will have some exciting news next week though!

I did finish watching Kill la Kill last night. I don't think I've enjoyed an anime that much since I was a kid.

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Top 3 This Week:
1. Legend of Korra: Book 4 - well, technically it started the week before, but I can't believe we're on the last season! I don't want it to end!

2. This happened on Friday: http://www.dannyngan.com/post/99698464780/just-another-day-at-the-office - I was there, it's just hard to see me.

3. #inktober - Everyone is drawing in ink this month! Even I have been giving it a shot. If fun to try new mediums :)