Sunday, July 6, 2014

Earthbender Study

I just finished up this quick study on the earthbender sequence from the opening of the original Last Airbender. It's nice to do little exercises like this to keep the animation muscles working! Plus studying 2D animation is never a bad thing!

Earthbender Study from CJ Burbage on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Big Cat walk cycle

Big Cat walk cycle from CJ Burbage on Vimeo.

Here's my first attempt at a quadruped walk cycle. This was really fun, but I'm looking forward to doing some more dynamic creature stuff! Also expect a BIG update soon. I have some great news coming, but I want to stay tight lipped at the moment. Sorry for the tease!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Super Lift

Super Lift from CJ Burbage on Vimeo.

Hey everyone! Here is my latest animation test I did while attending CG Spectrum's Rent-A-Mentor program. I must thank my instructor Mark for his amazing critiques and insight. This shots focus on body mechanics, and getting a real sense of weight, although exaggerated. It was a real challenge to get the weight of the car down and took a lot of fine tuning to get it right. Hopefully I was able to achieve that with this animation. Let me know what you guys think! Again, a huge thanks to my instructor Mark Pullyblank and the guys at CG Spectrum. It was a great experience!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


I'm excited to announce I will be starting a Character Animation Internship with PandaPanther in NYC! They've worked on some really cool commercial projects, and most notably, cinematics for the Skylanders video games. I feel really lucky and I can't wait to work on some cool stuff! I will keep you guys updated as much as I can on my journey throughout the internship.

On a side note I've been taking the Rent-a-Mentor workshop at CG Spectrum!  My instructor is Mark Pullyblank, previously a Senior Previz Artist at Weta.  So far its been a really great experience.  I wanted to focus on my body mechanics and together we came up with a solid shot idea.  Its great having someone to go over a shot with you right from the conception phase.  Its helps get the best ideas out right away, and eliminates a lot of guess work.  Mark is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to animation and the industry in general.  Every week I take away something new and walk away with a ton of notes.  I really recommend it to animators of any level.

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I will post more...Promise!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Ohh man, so much amazing work coming out of the Animation Mentor camp! Hopefully I get the chance to attend this school one day. So good!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A bit of an update...

Wow, its almost a year since I last posted!! Well I can say for sure that I've been hard at work trying to improve as an animator. I had the chance to take the Spungella online workshop with Jean-Denis Haas, Senior animator at ILM! It was a truly eye opening experience and I recommend it to anyone pursuing a career in animation.

Anyways, here's my newest entry for the 11 second club. This is actually my first time using predominately FK arms on a rig. I've always been more of a fan of IK, but I decided to switch things up on this one. It was a fun challenge and I will certainly use FK in the future where I can. Thanks to everyone who gave me crits on the 11 second club forums, they were really helpful! Still would like to do some more polish, just on some of the super small details. Check it!

Friday, June 1, 2012

11 Second Club May

hello, ello, ello! I entered the 11 sec club this month. The audio was pretty sweet, and since I was at good stopping point on some personal animation, I figured it was a good a time as ever to enter for the first time. I'm happy with the result, but there's still a bit to be done before I add it to my demo reel. Anyways, I had a lot of fun with this one, check it!