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!