It's virtually impossible not to get inspired today; the amount of talented people out there is second to none. Lately I’ve been really into simple character illustrations; it's something that works really well with my style of animation. I love the challenge of breathing life and character into minimalistic visuals.
Cat Mayhem is my favourite project by far. I’d always played with the idea of doing a sort of living "Where is Wally?" thing but never had the time or the project for it. Then I stumbled on this Animation Sequence Project and immediately I got this idea of a cat stuck in a tree and half the city coming out to rescue it. It's probably the most gruelling 10 seconds I’ve ever created.
I think it's crucial to share your work; the internet would be a sad place otherwise. I also find it great for validating my style; I know I’m doing something right if people appreciate and share my work.
I got a bit lost in that abstract 3D trend for a while. Kind of wish I didn't because I was crap at it.
Au contraire, I think people should be excited. I do some User Interface animation from time to time and I thoroughly enjoy the storytelling that goes in to good user experience design. I also consider the length of my creations a lot more now than before; we just seem to consume information at a much faster pace. It's no wonder that Vines and GIFs are the big thing in the moving image department right now.
It feels awesome knowing that I can always get the latest version of software without having to pay more or reinstall a whole suite. And the Behance integration just shows that Adobe has thought a lot more about the whole creative ecosystem and not only about the production bit. I basically have a lot more time to worry about crocked keyframes than software issues.