""Where Had My Muse Gone?" 
Pen on Paper 

For a class project "experimental animation," I had a mental block.
I didn't know what to animate, what story to tell.
Eventually out of frustration and need for catharsis, I recorded myself speaking about my concurrent blocked state, and that recording gave me some mental imagery to work with, hence this little "meta" film.

The short film features protagonist Jack the Pianist, an occasionally inspired composer,
otherwise a constantly blocked and frustrated mess of a being.

Another Animatic Featuring Jack
My earlier version of "Gaku", my MFA thesis film animatic, featuring Jack

Jack the Pianist
Early development

Jack the Pianist
Later development