Monday, September 5, 2016


My film is now premiering at the Lift Off Film Festival - Los Angeles.  I haven't seen the other films, but you can watch them all if you're cool enough.  Because it's apart of online selection, u don't have to be in L.A.

Film Festival link:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/losangelesliftoff2016/179303202


#LiftOffFilmFestivals #LosAngelesLiftOff and #Vimeo

Monday, April 18, 2016

Bugman Project


I finished tackling a new way of animating for me--stop motion animation. It was quite an endeavour for 3 minutes, I think and hope to do another "mini show"in this style yet again, at another future time. The hands on approach to working in this tactile experience I think is a nice alternative to cg.  Stay tuned, after I drop this beast onto my Vimeo page very soon. http://vimeo.com/arntson

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Witch & The Barker

The following character GIFs were appropriated for press and its release:

The Magician & The Apprentice

More An Evening Meal of Toadroots GIFs made for marketing:

Friday, June 5, 2015

Thx to the Amazing team at Animation World Network for mentioning the Toadroots Short in their Headline News, this week!  Truly grateful.
See:
http://www.awn.com/news/evening-meal-toadroots-cg-short-available-online#disqus_thread

Animated Short Film, "An Evening Meal of Toadroots" Released Online

An Evening Meal of Toadroots from Noah Arntson on Vimeo.

My short animated film is officially finished! Its release is now on Vimeo and I've been busy with its promotion. The logline again: A rogue magician performs his latest escape. After attending dinner in a hideout with a rogue carnival troupe, the uninvited barker comes to declare mutiny.

An Evening Meal of Toadroots

The description of the Toadroots film, or synopsis to be worked as a promotion--

A rogue Magician captures his youngest audience member, a boy, whom he brings home to his family of traveling carnies. Inside their whimsical carnival wagon, they sit down for an evening meal and tell tales of their wanderlust adventures. As the boy learns of their get-rich quick schemes, his lesson is soon cut short. An uninvited Barker disrupts the evening to declare mayhem and mutiny.

An Evening Meal of Toadroots © 2015

Saturday, November 8, 2014

New film poster for my short animation project that is DONE like a turkey dinner! Here is the design I came up with for its release and promotion. I will be putting together an official website to add more photos and stills of project, I'm hoping shortly.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here is my latest title card design for the film.  I'm very stoked on Art Nouveau, thus, having to integrate this ornamental look into the scenic design.

Monday, May 26, 2014

A little inspiration from a household object found in my kids bedroom.  Blocking courtesy of a jungle lamp night-light.  Notice the cohesive form.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

(Shamba the Witch) "You'll be held for ransom--unless you eat a good toadroot!"

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Intro WIP


1st sequence -  pre-rendered shots of the project!  Trying to establish the tempo for some underlying music.  Animation is pretty much there, but the end of the show, climax, I'm working on at the moment.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Latest character work: cg short "An Evening Meal of Toadroots"

This is the human pincushion--He has been poked one to many times. And he resents it.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

During the fine tuning of my Witch character, I had spent close to a month admiring peoples skin maps for their SSS rendering.  I figured I had to dive in and create my own!  Here are the assorted versions for the mental ray Miss shader, I will post the results later when I have the moment.



Monday, September 3, 2012

My work on the hunchback has come together.  I tested various versions of subsurface scattering in Mental Ray, but later integrated the cavity map in my diffuse slot to give it more of a stylized feel.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Here is a window I'm proud to have made. I was inspired by the art nouveau style, as well as the cool dutch inter-webs of wood between the glass windows of 18th century homes.

 Some Props for the film--all extruding polygons and lofting cv curves!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A character study I did for the animation on my "free" time. It's a bit more stylized than I can translate into 3D at the moment--but nonetheless, I love the entire oceanic style.

Monday, April 30, 2012

It's been awhile since I've posted any art work--but CG animation takes a long time.  In the process I want to post more to keep people aware of what I'm doing these days.  Here is a concept sketch to my trippy "Toadroots project."

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturn's Return

Recent fun times with altered doll art and a heterogeneous mixture of crazy. To be used in a documentary where a person turns 30, and the planet Saturn takes approximately 29.5 years to orbit the Sun; when it returns to the exact degree along the ecliptic it occupied at the time of a person's birth. This is referred to as their "Saturn Return".