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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Witty Title...

Five months ago I casually mentioned to my parents that I was applying for
an internship in San Francisco, stressing the fact that it was unlikely to
happen in order to soothe their fears of having to send their child across
the country. Five months later I found myself more than 3,000 miles from
home, and on my way to meet a company I had only ever conversed with via
speakerphone and email.

As any new intern would, I spent the first few hours fretting whether or
not I was scanning files correctly and trying not to breathe too loudly to
keep from disrupting my coworkers. However, the butterflies and irrational
fears didn’t last long as the Ghostbot crew welcomed me with open arms and
introduced me to a new world of design, animation, and destination lunches.

So far I’ve had the pleasure of arguing whether clerics or paladins are more
powerful (clerics for the win), speculating the merits of chocolate chip
bagels and jamming to Stan Bush’s rock ballad The Touch from the 1986
animated Transformers Movie soundtrack (if you haven’t experienced the
glory, I highly recommend). Oh and work. I’ve done some of that too.

My time has been spent helping with a client project currently in the
works, and pitching three ideas for an animated short I’ll be creating this
summer, more details on that soon to follow. Below are some sketches from
both the client project as well as my animation pitches. These are ones
that didn't make the final cut, but we still think they're dandy and
deserve a home somewhere on the internet.


Anonymous Ken Pontac said...

An internship with Ghostbot is EPIC WIN.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Marjorie said...

Love the elephant...does it have a name? Marjorie Rau

8:33 PM  
Anonymous xenos said...

talk about off to a dope start! i certainly wish there was a ghostbot back in the day that i could have interned at. cheers and good luck!

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Sass said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience. Hope your parents are reassured. Some interns definitely go on to greatness... ask Roque! ;-)

9:59 AM  
Blogger Elise said...

The elephant doesn't have a name yet, but he might acquire one if I wind up developing his character at some point, I do like him a lot. Thanks for the luck, xenos. And to Sass; my parents are definitely cool with it now I'm here, settled and having a fantastic time. :oD

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

Loved your first blog. Your "cool" 'rents are totally psyched about hangin' out in Sisco this coming weekend with you!

4:12 PM  

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