Thursday, October 6, 2011

Long time no blog.

I may not be blogging a lot -sorry!- but I am still animating :)

I'm currently working my way through Workshop 1 of iAnimate.

I present to you, some of my latest assignments!

(Work in progress)

Also, some of my own work (Works in progress)

Friday, August 26, 2011

What I can draw in 30 seconds

Doing some life drawing and here's what I can draw in 30 seconds :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My trip to Paris and the Gobelins Summer School of 2011

Well Guys,
I made it to Paris! I fund raised the money, I hosted a trivia night, I sold my creations at the markets, I worked part - time in a Juice Bar and I made it to Paris :)
It was the most amazing thing I've ever done and I met the most amazing people! There were lectures, there were workshops, there was a lot of coffee and a lot of laughs.
The whole thing was amazing and the things I learnt will help me in so many ways. So let's get right to it and I'll show the animation I did!

The first three days we listened to Fred talk about maths and animation based on the female walk cycle, every morning for 3 - 4 hours. Then we had the afternoons to work on a walk cycle. Here is my unfinished walk (I will work on it!)

This was a 3 day limited animation exercise that was hosted by Louis Clichy. Day One - Animatic. Day Two - feedback then animating. Day 3 - Animation complete!

That is all the animation I did. But not all of the adventures I had :) I will talk about animation galleries, and other things in another post! :)

Hello Blog!

Well, quite alot has happened since I last posted and I'm going to recap it all for you in the next post..
But first I wanted to share this with you! 29 ways to stay creative! I'm cleaning my workspace at the moment (well have been for the last few days) and it's great for a change! Enjoy:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Animation Inspiration!

Thought I'd share a couple of videos that I've seen over the last month or so :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Etsy and Inspiration

My new Etsy store is up and running with items left over from the Suitcase Rummage on the weekend :)

Owls and Encaustic art available!

Some inspiration for today!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Suitcase Rummage

Today was the Suitcase Rummage in Brisbane and I managed to get a stall and sell some of my creations. Here are some photos from the day :)

In other news,
I was ACCEPTED into Gobelins Summer School in Paris. It is happening in July and I will hopefully do a vlog everyday while I'm over there :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Some Inspiring Thoughts.

Dailymation is a brilliant blog/youtube channel. Very inspiring and gorgeous animations.

One of the animators comments:
"Have fun with what you do. Animation is too complex for animators to suffer from doing it"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cerebus WIP

Works in Progress for the Cerebus film.

Find out more info about the project here: and here!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Browsing through the DLF emails and I stumbled upon this advice on getting into the insdustry:

The solution: animate, animate animate. Then when you are done, animate
some more, and then some more again. Then finally when you have almost no
energy or time left in the day, do some more animation.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Demo Reel March 2011

A few changes. This was the reel I sent to DreamWorks and Gobelins.

Cassandra Vanderkop Demo Reel 2011 - March from Cassie V on Vimeo.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sending off my showreel

Today is the day to post my showreel to Dreamworks and Gobelins in hopes of internships and summer schools!

The reels, resumes and everything I need to send is ready! I just have to wait for a Post Office to open and I'll be good to go :)

Here's a look at what I'll be sending.

Friday, March 4, 2011

I Heart Mebourne

Thought I'd share a couple of things! I am part of the I Heart project that is happening on The Drifter and the Gypsy. Basically she sent everyone 2 sheets of blank paper that we then had to fill with our inspirations and loves. You can view the group photos here. 

This is my 2 pages:

Also, i recently went to Melbourne and went to the Disney exhibit (which was amazing!) unfortunately I couldn't take photos/videos in there. But there was a lot of concept art and interviews with animators and animation history gold there. In the other part of ACMI (Australian Centre of the Moving Image) there were some Disney and Pixar and anime things, including Blinky Bill cels, Krome statues and Toy Story.

ACMI had some very very interesting animation stuff as well. Including this from Krome Studios (which no longer exists sadly). 

Very cool eh?

There was also a ton of awesome graffiti on show in Melbourne:

And there's my February all wrapped up! Working on my showreel and a ton of small projects as well. I shall keep you posted!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sketchcrawl? Nah, netcrawl!

So me and my fellow animation buddy - Jack have been doing some netcrawling over the last week in a website called paint chat. Haven't heard of it? Check out some of our sketches ~

Here's the site if your keen to check it out here!You have to register but it's free!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


A short film you should definitely watch!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What I'm working on Feb 2011

 Snippets of what I am working on this month~
Exciting project is in the making. (It's top secret =P )

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sketchy Sketchy

So I've been a bit slack with drawing =/
I'm going to try and sketch everyday. So here are the sketches from the last 3 days!

Also, I updated my demo reel, resume and applied for 3 animation internships in the last 3 days! Two in Sydney, one in Adelaide! Wish me luck XD