Sunday, December 13, 2009


Star Wars Uncut - Scene 279 from Matthew Shepherd on Vimeo.

Greetings! I animated this for Star Wars uncut this month, the video quality isn't the greatest, not that it would have sold it more. Hope you enjoy watching it!

Check out some still shots. They aren't in any particular order.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

11 second club submission - October

My latest attempt to win the 11 second contest for the month of October. 2nd out of 207. I was feeling good about this piece but the "mob" is fickle, maybe if I colored it, people seem to be distracted when things are colored, depending on your audience.

As always comments are more than welcome!

Monday, October 5, 2009

11 second club submission -September

Here is my latest submission, after a failed 3d attempt(which is not on my blog) I decided to take a stab at another 2d animation. I ended up placing 2nd out of 141. You can see a higher quality test on youtube or at

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

First 3d test scene

So this is my attempt at 3d, I am trying to learn the program and its been frustrating...So this is it, it's still a WIP but I thought I'd share my scene anyway, practice makes perfect right? Needless to say, I started posing carefully, then quickly turned to just animating and winging it...feel free to drop any pointers or tips.

Monday, July 13, 2009

11 second club submission - June

My weak attempt at June's contest, I did this in a week. I tried to incorporate a back story in with the acting. A connection between the crumb of cat food and his struggle to give up the crumb and so on. Obviously I didn't pull it off, I placed 6th out of 137 entries, 1st place was amazing, you should go to this site and check it out

sigh....Also there are some obvious flaws, but I dont have the motivation to adjust them at present. I like it better without audio

Saturday, June 6, 2009

11 second club submission - May

Here is my submission from the 11 Second Club -May contest. Thanks for the votes, to my surprise I ended up winning :D
I animated this on paper and compiled it in flash 8.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

11 second club submission- April

This was my April attempt, I ended up placing 3rd out of 160 entries. The voting was close, 1st place had 7.09, 2nd was 7.07 and mine was 6.9. JUst think, 1 more good vote or two and it could have been different!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Concept sketches for my 11 second March submission.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

11 second club submission-March

This was my 11 second club submission for March which I
happened to win. Thanks to everyone who voted for this piece,
I appreciate the feedback and the support! You can see
the critique here

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monkey Bizznesss...It's serious

Just some monkeys, doing some business. hanging around with a giraffe.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Submission to 11 Second Club

This was my submission to the 11 Second Club February contest, I finished 11th out of 182 submissions, I was hoping to win but after slaving over this I realized I still have a long way to go. :S YAY!!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Still shots

This is a BG of the opening scene from my animation short, I took an audio track and started animated it for fun, it quickly turned into an epic 2 minutes and 11 seconds. You can watch the short film on my animation blog,

Two characters posed in the living room, the one on the left is based off of Kyle Gass, and the other guy slouched on the bean bag chair is modeled after Jack Black.

Here's a closer look. "Jack" posed in the living room.

The beginning of a confrontation.

Interior of living room, different angle, character walking away.

Interior of a closet, character reaching into a box he is holding.