Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cuurent progress on the BG Guide with thumbnails of completed Backgrounds. Art Directed by Doug Pots and Painted by Kristen Houser, Jarvis Taylor, William Wu and Reyes Rivas

Monday, January 6, 2014

After a small hiatus from the film we are back in action! Currently we are developing the set and armatures in the stop motion world and feverishly trying to complete our traditional animation for the 2D world. Also, Doug Post, Reyes Rivas, William Wu and Kristin Houser are continuing to paint our BG's. Here is sneak peek at the BG's in progress. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Updates from Sheep Town!

Welcoming all tin-can tourists for another blog post update on the oh so snazzy Countin' on Sheep!  Ride the rails and help yourself to a credit voucher and you'll be ready when the sand blows!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stop Motion Hill Set Design

Stop motion production continues barreling forward as the director and the crew have been hard at work crafting the set and world of Howard the sheep.

Concept schematic to get a sense of scale and overlapping hill elements.  If you check out our Stop Motion page, you can see all the preliminary concept designs, including the hills and clock sun.

With our handcrafted stop motion set tables to work off of, Aubry blocks off the location of the hills with some preliminary cardboard cut-outs

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Hey everyone!

Exciting things have been happening in the world of Countin' on Sheep, and we've got the photographic proof to back it up!

We've been making a lot of headway wrapping up 2D animation production, and recently a few of our clean-up artists met with Co-Producer and Head of Clean-Up Dori Littell-Herrick at the UCLA animation class studios for a review session.

Dori goes over some fresh and clean scenes.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I just found out about this amazing character design reference collection on Pinterest. Check it out:


And if you're so inclined, check out the character design page for our film:


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Aubry Mintz, Director

Aubry Mintz has worked as a feature animator for Industrial Light and Magic and Square USA; and as an award winning freelance animation director for television and the Internet working on projects for clients such as MTV, Smirnoff, McDonalds and General Mills. He produced the animated pilot, Airship Dracula, for Rides TV and continues to produce, direct and animate short films for festival release. Passionate about teaching, animating and telling stories, Aubry is a Full Professor at California State University Long Beach. Aubry is also authoring two books on animation: Ideas for the Animated Short, 2nd Edition, with co-author Karen Sullivan for Focal Press; and Wholecloth Storytelling, with co-author Ellen Besen for Michael Weise Productions.