I made this crayon drawing a few fews ago. There isn’t much to say about it. I just thought I would share.
DeSeve is a romanticized fellow. The kind of man who has everything together.
Wakefield admires his coolness and calm straight forward nature. He is a real easy going fellow. A mans man. The John Wayne type who always knows what to do. He is considered to be a man of action.
Over time we learn that he is no of these things. In trueth he is a fake. A fraud. DeSeve is nothing more than actor playing playing a role. Under pressure he is the first to turn tail and run.
I found this drawing sitting under a pile of hats in my room. Its one of those, wake up at two in the morning and draw while your half asleep drawings. It is a design from the Wakefield project.
A rough model of a mountain city I made in Maya late one night last month. I may take it into zbrush and paint it up if I have time.It had been sitting in one of my folders for a while and I thought it would be best to share it before it fades away. Its fun. I like it.
A few loose ArtRage images floating around my media library.
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Good ‘ol USC film Production. I’m really proud that I went to a film school when you could still call it a film school.
If I remember correctly my freshman year was the last 190 class there actually shot everything on super 8. I searched high and low just to find a decent super 8 camera. Oh how I loved my Beaulieu 4008 ZMII, she was a beautiful thing. I still think she puts my little sony HD camera to shame. I love film, everything just looks better. Now I fully admit that digital has made great strides in the last few years. Its sharp and clean but almost too much so. Its on the verge of being sterile. Thats fine for some people but me I prefer the buttery imperfection of film. I’ve always found it to be a bit magical.
Below are a few of the projects I worked on at the USC School of Cinema-Telivision.
A USC Cinema 310 project that I made in collaboration with Fabrice Lorenceau.
- Starring Henry Dittman, Sarah Paalman Petra Frazer, Fabrice Lorenceau and Mike Gunter
- Music composer: Paul Henning
- Assistant Directors: Scott Yaeger and Seth Mennillo
- Makup: Ryan French
- gaffer: Edmundo Solis,
- Script Supervisor: Graziella Monteiro
A super8 films I shot for my USC Cinema 180 class. This was my take on Noir.
- Starring: Corey Jackson
A super8 films I shot for my USC Cinema 180 class. Shot late at night at the USC school of Fine Arts printing lab. The etching in the film was something I was working on at the time.
shot with a home made dolly and the amazing beaulieu 4800 Z2 super8 camera. God I love that camera.
- Starring: Mike Gunter
A super8 films I shot for my USC Cinema 180 class. Shot on location at the family vineyards. (Robert Young Estate Winery).
Totally pointless but really fun to make.
- Starring: Devin Westberg, Todd Sheehy, Kelly Sheehy and Paul Hawley
How to Tell a story on a Budget
(THE AUDIO TRACK IS LOST) the film makes no sense without the narrator.
- Starring: Devin Westberg, Nick Young, and Ashley Wise
A USC Cinema 310 project I made in colaboration with Fabrice Lorenceau. At the time we were trying to make a live action cartoon. Shortly after this I put down my camera and made the switch to animation.
- Starring: Devin Westberg, Napolean Thomas, Mike Gunter, Jeffrey Braer and Corey Jackson
I had an idea for an iphone game about a free diver who has to dive down in search of pearls and other sunken treasures.
The idea was to make a really simple tilt game that you could play one handed. Tilt down to swim faster, left and right to dodge. The ticking clock was how long you could hold your breath and each time you leveled up you could go deeper and find better treasures. The catch was that you also had to have enough breath to get back to the surface so if you went too deep you might black out and not make it back. I still think this could be a great time waster.
If anyone out there knows objective-c and wants to make a game let me know cause I’d love to make it happen. I painted up a quick concept painting just to put my thoughts on paper. Scroll down to check it out.
Looks like it is going to be a good drawing night.
I’ve got a couple of beers in the fridge, there is a rack of side ribs on the BBQ and itunes throwing down a good beat.
Well then. Time to get going on those storyboards. no more excuses.
Below is a listing of some of the Animated shorts I made at USC.
Most were produced while I was working on my masters in Animation and digital arts at the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Telivision, Division of Animation and Digital Arts…Whew what a mouth-full. The one exception is Red Sky Morning which I actually started as an undergrad at USC. I was in the film Production program *cough-cough-very-famous* but towards the end started falling in love with animation. Don’t get me wrong I love live action but I’ll tell you what I hate. I hate permits, paperwork, 3am wake up calls, donuts, bad coffee and having to work till four in the morning because the equipment is rented and you cant afford to shoot another day!
Cub Scouuts Pack 213
We spell scouts S-C-O-U-U-T-S which makes us a completely different autonomous organization.
An improvised comedy about the woes of scouting in the middle of urban Los Angeles.
Improv by Devin Westberg, Tom Warren, Jimmy Zerda, David Ury, Ben Tolpin
Directed, Animated and Produced by Sterling Sheehy
Red Sky Morning
Never turn your back to the ocean
This is the project that got me into animation. It was entirely hand drawn with wax pencils and paint on cells and took about three years to finish.
Consciously simplistic, this film shows how the repetition of a single drawing is able to cast the illusion of rhythm and depth when enhanced through the use of camera movement and changes in exposure settings. Made from a single square drawing this film attempts to create compelling imagry out of a symbol as simple and primitive as a square.
An ambient film I made from my USC animation production 2. The requirment was to make a one minute film so I made a 26min one! This was never ment to be watched as a film but rather played as an instalation at a gallery.
I projected this at a lot of LA group art shows where it went over very well.
This is an expiramental motion painting I made while doing my grad work at USC Animation. It is ment to be an ambient work, show at an art gallery.
Some rotoscope animation I did for a band while I was a student at USC. Drawn using ToonBoom Animation.
Written, Directed, Animated and Produced by Sterling Sheehy
Made in collaboration with Daisy Church.