I got into California College of the Arts in San Fransisco! I’ll be attending there for the next couple of years. I’ll be sure to post relevant work here!
Pretty psyched. I get to take all of this to the next level!
Some dude making cartoons.
Hoping it can become a career!
California, United States
Joined on 4/28/13
Posted by aggimajera - November 25th, 2019
I'm going home in 2 weeks. My enlistment in the USMC is expires very soon.
It has been one hell of a ride for me. While I didn't find everything I was looking for, I found many things I didn't know I was looking for. I'm walking away from all of it a more complete man.
The next step begins. I hope to see you all along the way!
Posted by aggimajera - September 4th, 2019
I've already posted on the "help wanted" page, but I will post here too for the extra chance of finding someone interested:
I am looking for an environmental artist interested in contributing to a short, of which I have begun animation. I will pay money for your efforts, as this project is my lifeblood at the moment. I am looking for skill in your ability to illustrate terrain, and evoke a sense of distance.
The short in question is a 2 minute 30 second animation, of which the animatic is complete. It's title is "Leopards Frontier".
Long story short: the most realistic gunfight you will ever see on Newgrounds set in the heavenly highlands of the Caucasus Mountains. A hybrid of an anime and a Cormac McCarthy shootout. Please PM if interested, and we can discuss further. Thank you!
Posted by aggimajera - January 11th, 2019
You want military Authenticity in your radio and/or military jargon? I'm your guy.
I'm pretty damn good when it comes to radio transmissions and jargon. I have had to practice and give dozens upon dozens of reports for the past 3 years ranging from simple radio checks all the way up to mortar and airstrikes (calling in mortars and machine guns is a goddamn blast!)
It comes as no offense to anyone who makes military related radio transmissions in videos and/or VA Demos but I find them all very much akin to samey Hollywood military talk. It focuses on the dramatic and not the authentic.
I only want to help people on this site who do that sort of dialogue but may perhaps want something a little more true to life. Otherwise, you keep on doing you.
See you soon!
Posted by aggimajera - June 29th, 2018
So, this idea for this new video has been tossed around since I ended my original series back in 2013. I always felt it lacked a real ending. Yes, the way it ended was a way to wrap up Pedro's story and I'm happy with the entire project. But one aspect I always wanted to touch on was how his actions affected his surviving family. The only problems was that I never knew HOW. And I realize now, looking back, that I was not prepared to tell such a tale. Nor did I have the skills or dedication to do so in a newer, more superior way to Overseer. I didn't want to replicate my silhouette art style. I wanted to improve.
Hence, Crestfallen. It was my opourtunity to practice frame by frame animation. Admittedly, most of my time was spent experimenting with the software more than practicing animation. I learned animation fast and I was proud of my work. I wanted more. But more problems arose: I was not good at drawing people and I wasn't comfortable with myself for the life I lived. I was unfocused.
I took steps and fixed both problems. My people drawing skills have gotten much, much better and I am wrapping up military service. I've grown in personality, physicality, and in skill. I've found my identity as a man. And I know what kind of projects I want to make. And I know what to do to make them happen.
With all this, I was advised to revisit this story and come at it with my new perspective. And I'm glad I did. Because I now know what I want to say, how to say/show it, and how to sort of "end" my last story while making it its own standalone tale.
I'm currently in the preliminary stages, and am actively seeking out talent. I've found excellent people on Newgrounds to express interest to (though I won't do so until I have an animatic to show to show I'm dedicated). All I can show atm is this:
Will update. Still doing Marine Corps. stuff atm as well.
Posted by aggimajera - June 7th, 2018
My time in the Marine Corps is well over half complete and it has been one hectic thing after another the more leadership I take on. No big though, it’s what I do.
(Me with my pal Jon, Republic of Korea Marine Corps., me on right)
But it’s getting to the point I must think about the next step.
I fully intend for the next step to be in animation. For reasons my own, I’m not giving up on this venture.
As for projects, I have one major video in the pipeline. Applying all I know in animation, emotion, and utilizing concepts I have learned after years in the infantry, it will be the most difficult project I’ve ever undertaken in art. I will be hiring a crew to work with me. And if all goes well, it will pay off.
All I can divulge at the moment is that it will be a single self-containing story that puts a bow on my series Overseer. After years, I’ve finally figured out how to end it.
Hope to have more information soon.
Again, apologies for my absence.
Posted by aggimajera - September 24th, 2017
To those whom have stuck around here or as a subscriber to me, much appreciated. Then again I'm no celebrity so I can't expect I'm even missed. But I digress. I'm still alive but I've been absent due to obligations that derive elsewhere. I'm glad to see most everyone is still vehemently posting creative work!
I've seen some incredible sights and met some amazing people here in the Pacific. Once everything is wrapped up I'll likely write a journal here for anyone to read who is interested.
I'm still drawing on my spare time (when I'm not studying anything pertaining to my job). And more interesting is that I've written and am in the process of finishing my story idea. It's ambitious because of where I want it to go. I'll tell you of that too.
More to come!
(BTW my shirt was put to print!)