Sunday, June 19, 2011


It's really about time I would dust off this blog. I am embarrassed to see when was my last update, but I promise it was all for a good cause :)

Last month I graduated from Ringling College of Art and design. it's been an amazing 4 years, and I spent the last year working day and night on a short film (no excuses, but hence the lack of updates...) . I teamed up with my good friend and super talented artist Stevie Lewis, and together we made our first film Defective Detective.

it's been an amazing experience working on the film, and we couldn't expect in out wildest dreams what this film will lead us to. A month ago we were notified that we have won the Student Academy Award for an animated short. We were so honoured to be selected, and had an amazing experience in LA meeting all the talented film makers! I might write more on this experience later on.

With John Musker at the award ceremony. Such a huge honour to meet him, and check out his awesome Genie tie!!!

Defective Detective
will be available on-line in a while, but I will update here as soon as it is up. Meanwhile, above is a teaser image, and I'll start posting more of the visual development work for the film soon!

And now, off to a new chapter in my animated adventures! I started to intern at PIXAR a few weeks ago! These is are very exciting times and I am so happy to join such a creative environment and word aside so many talented people.

first day, with my Ringling buddies Uri Lotan and Justin Farris and a new friend, Jeff Leinenveber

Thanks for visiting!


Juny said...

u r a very talented artist. I love ur concept art works and ur animations a lot. congratulation for having an awesome experience in PIXAR. u deserve it!!

Josh H. Black said...

Congrats Avner!! That still image looks gorgeous can't wait to the whole film!

Chris Powell said...

Congrats man!!

Anonymous said...

I am SOOOOOOOO excited to see this! It looks flipping fantastic for sure!

Nikolas Ilic said...

congrats man!!! Looks amazing :)

Susan Yung said...

I miss you buddy! :) hope you are having a great time! :D

Kendra Melton said...

Congrats man, I didn't realize you guys got the Student Academy award. No shock though, that short was awesome. Great job, good luck with everything!

Tomer said...

Wow Defective detective is so great!
Congrats on Pixar :) I always knew u'll get there! good luck with the internship, you are on the right path

Telka said...

you are just awesome! your short animation is fantastic, so I'm not surprised by award and your intern at Pixar :D

Congratulations and best wishes! :D

Gillibean said...

Congratulations you lucky devil! I have the same photo but unfortunately without the internship ;(

yk248 said...

Pixar, wow!!

Congrats!! :)

You will do good :)

Marcelo Vignali said...

Congrats Avner!