Thursday, June 19, 2014

Headin' to Tumblr!

Well folks... haven't posted on this ol' blog in many moons. Finally able to post some stuff, but I'm doin it on Tumblr.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Short Animatic

Speedy Burger Animatic from Patrick Harpin on Vimeo.

Here's an assignment from Jim Hull's story class. I put the animatic together in a night for a job interview, so thats why the female voice acting sounds strangely like a man who hasn't slept.

Friday, July 9, 2010


My first week at work, and I got my head stuck in the subway doors. After prying it open like a feral bobcat, this italian man pointed out a sooty black ring around my neck and arms. Life in the big city.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Third Year Film

Turtle Pancakes from Patrick Harpin on Vimeo.

My little sister used to actually do this with turtles when we were little.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

UCLA Orthodontists

It's 10 am and I'm sitting with several pairs of hands in my mouth. There are 3-5 people standing over me, and they're arguing with each other in korean. I have no idea what's going on. This is an accurate depiction of my routine visits to UCLA Ortho to get my crazy lock-jaw fixed. They say I am a rare case, students talk in hushed tones behind the professor. UCLA is great and they're all geniuses, but you definitely feel like you're in a scene from Blade Runner.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Old Lady & The Devil

Here's a Comic I did for Jake Faulkner's "Re-Envisioning America" exhibition at Calarts. Each artist did a piece inspired by an old folk song. Jake came to me and asked if I'd do a work based on the song "Old lady and the devil". I'd never heard it before, but once I listened to the lyrics I was sold. Kris Anka and I both procrastinated on our pieces, of course - and had to crank 'em out 2 days before the show. Despite lack of sleep, the exhibition went great, and I was damn glad to be part of it.

Monday, November 23, 2009


So... I've been taking crap from people for not posting. A lot's happened since I last posted anything. I made it through the Pixar Story internship, which was one of the greatest things I've ever gotten to do. It completely changed the way I think about filmmaking; Like a dough-eyed farm-boy, they take you in and break you down. A beaten dog, you raise yourself back up to become someone who knows what you're doing (somewhat). My mentor Ted Mathot was super patient in working with me, and also helping me steer clear of disaster, "Ted I'm gonna do it all in one-shot till the guy's arm gets cut...get it? First CUT?" Mark and Pete & the gang were all awesome and really cared about helping us be better storytellers. I still don't have the answers, but I feel like I know the right questions to ask myself. Is this what it really feels like to be in this situation? How can I show everything in one image? Is this the shot that's gonna make the audience feel it? I'm just starting on the path to good storytelling, but they definitely set me on the right direction.

(boards from a bigger sequence I did in Jim Hull's Story class)