Hey guys! I can't believe I've never posted here. I suppose when I first registered it was before I went back to school and I just never got back. I've missed so much amazing stuff and I hope to become a part of this community.

I'm a recent graduate from the College for Creative Studies 'Entertainment Arts' program and I studied, primarily, traditional animation, storyboarding and visual development for characters. This is my animated short that I from this past May. It's less a plot-based story and was meant to invoke more of a sense of a game or series opening with some characters I'd been working on. I'd love for you guys to check it out:

http://mikewinnart.blogspot.com/2008...msmasters.html

This version is still black and white and lacking all of the background compositing although a version with more backgrounds in is what I use on my reel. Also:

http://mikewinnart.blogspot.com/2008...demo-reel.html

is my general pencil test reel.

Thanks for any comments, thoughts and feedback!