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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Olympia Film Society endtro animatic

Olympia Film Society Ender ender animatic from Ryan Ortgiesen on Vimeo.

A friend of mine from Evergreen who is organizing an animation film festival asked me if I would make an a piece that would end the show. Here's the animatic. Check out his blog, He's finishing up this amazing stop-motion project that he's been working on for the past two years. We were in AA together (Animated Archetypes) a production team at Evergreen, so I like to think I had a small hand in the making of his project. Check out The Eye Candy Film Festival on June 5th at the Capitol Theater in Olympia.
Sunday, May 16, 2010

Arbitrary Title

Shooting tester from Ryan Ortgiesen on Vimeo.

So, I've decided to change directions with this project. There's this competition on to submit an animation under three minutes and other than that, as the competition tagline goes, "anything is possible." I've decided that having this character simply shoot the internet and all of it's terribleness is not very clever nor original. So, conforming to the rules of, "anything is possible", the character will start off reading that quote in a newspaper, and in a fit of anger will venture into the office where he will brutally combat the likes of Unicorns, leprauchans and Jesus, and once they are all dead, will declare that, "everything is".

These two seconds took way to long and I still have to complete the matte paintings.
Friday, May 7, 2010

The Rollercoaster Ride

Concept art for the character killing the internet. I've had some interest in my work and opportunities have presented themselves recently. Maybe these drawings will come of something after all.
Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tell Your Children Not to Walk My Way....

Kill Internet tester 5-2 from Ryan Ortgiesen on Vimeo.

Whenever I see a Hummer parking I always make sure to stay for a few more moments to check out what the person looks like who's climbing out. Unlike a large truck, which in the very least serve some kind of utilitarian purpose, Hummers serve no purpose, except to make you look like a huge douchebag-asshole. 90 Percent of the time it's a hiked up khaki shorts with polo golf shirt. There's a lot of Hummers in Gig Harbor.

Here is the progress.