Thursday, June 18, 2015

My nephew is turning one!

Designed the invitation card for my nephew's first birthday party :) It's Calvin and Hobbes themed so I drew him in my best Bill Watterson-esque impression.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Mom, I love you

Excited to share my latest project :) Putting all my heart and love for my mom into it.

"Mom, I love you" animatic from Karen Chan on Vimeo.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Pusong Pinoy Sa Amerika

I created this little animation sequence for a tv show called "Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika" a few weeks ago. The episode has already been aired, making it my first work to be shown on TV. Yay!

I was given only about 1.5 weeks to build this and another sequence from scratch. It was tough, there was a big learning curve but I'm happy with the results that I pulled off just in time before the deadline. Looking forward to another opportunity to apply and improve on what I've learned :)

Martha from Karen Chan on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Story Locker

Finally took a crack at animating in After Effects. Got to say, I'm really impressed at the tools they have. I animated this logo for The Story Locker.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Interview - Work in Progress

The Interview - Work in Progress from Karen Chan on Vimeo.

This is a dialogue piece that I've been working on for a potential series of interviews that I have an idea for. It's still not done, just needs more polishing to smooth it out and flesh out the environment a bit to show that she's at her desk in an office.

My idea is to interview people on certain themes, get candid answers and animate it. The theme for this is "Immigrants working in the US". It's a simple idea but I believe it's cool to learn more about different cultures. Largely inspired by Creature Comforts and Russell Peters lol

So the question for this one is:
"Tell me of an expression that they use back in your home country."

Animated by Karen Chan
Voice by Chandni Chachra

Monday, May 13, 2013

Totoro doodles

Just some very loose doodles. I ended up doodling him in a walk cycle lol I like to see them move!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Ruslan & Ludmilla

And I'm finally putting this set of boards up. This is a sequence for a collaborative project that I've been working on. It's based on a Russian fairy tale. The plot is pretty much the princess gets kidnapped by a wizard and has to be rescued. It has a lot of trademark elements in the story but of course, we're trying to economize and put our own twist into it at the same time. This is the sequence where she wakes up in the wizard's chambers, beats the wizard up and runs away.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

What the...?

How would you feel waking up to this?

This is just a POV shot that I made for a storyboard sequence that I've been working on for the last couple of weeks. I will be finishing the sequence soon so please come back in a few days to see the finished sequence!