Sunday, March 4, 2012

#49: DreamGiver and the Rabid Milkman.

I would like to introduce you to my best friend since 4th grade, Aaron Roy Ludwig. Aaron is one of the funniest people I know (right up there with my dad and Bill Cosby...okay, I don't really know Bill Cosby). Aaron designed the logo for Mormon Wookiee, and he is actually the reason I started to like Star Wars back in 5th Grade. If it weren't for Aaron, my blog might have been called "Mormon CPA" instead (booooooooring!!!)
A picture of Aaron and I when we competed in the Mr. Universe competition.
In elementary school, Aaron and I used to draw our own made-up comic books together, such as "The Incredible Hairballs", "The Super Seven" (with awesome characters like Gyro Josh, Lightning Layne, Electro Brandon, and Vinnie), and "The Neighbors From Across the Street". Whereas I became an accountant, Aaron continued to improve his drawing talents, and he is currently in his last semester as an animation major at BYU. You can see some of his work at his blog The Rabid Milkman. Last year, Aaron was a key part of the animation team that won two "Student Emmys" for the animated short film "DreamGiver", directed by Tyler Carter. Since its debut, DreamGiver has won a number of additional awards and has been featured at the Cannes Film Festival, Comic Con (a.k.a. Nerd Paradise), and the Adobe Design Competition. I am extremely proud of Aaron and his work on the film.
The DreamGiver Team. Aaron is second to the left (with a little less hair than the picture above, but with even more manly muscles).
Mixing both 3D and 2D animation, DreamGiver tells the story of a winged, bald fairy who gives dreams to sleeping children. When he accidentally turns one dream into a nightmare, the story follows his efforts to fix his mistakes.

Oh, and as Aaron likes to say, "Yes, the DreamGiver looks like me. And no, that wasn't intentional". Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. You're sorely mistaken about the manly muscles, but thanks all the same Steve.