Jan 23 2015

First Painting in Photoshop

I’m learning photoshop painting inspired by my designer friend in VeggieTales, Steph Sim. She’s so cool in my opinion =) Also my inspiration, EliOli!

Anyway, this is Kona the husky, my dog. My first painting. Comments critiques are appreciated!
Kona Painting

Jan 18 2015

Misc. AND … Veggie Tales in The House

Happy New Year!! I haven’t uploaded in a while, pretty bad with this blogging business.
A lot of things has happened (since my last post, lol). I will list some below~

I finished Season 1 of Monster Vs Aliens by Nickelodeon. Fun project but tiring. So then I took breaks and went to the East Coast to see some friends. Went to Montreal, Toronto, and then New York.

Accepted short project at Rainmaker Entertainment.

Went to Disneyland with my sister for her bday! I cried when the Disney Princesses showed up during the parade. Yes I really did. No shame.

My precious Beauty and Misty passed away and went to doggie heaven ='(

Husband and I adopted a mutt of a husky lab from SPCA, named Kona. He has his own instagram account, because he’s tech savvy that way. He’s 1.5 year old now, gets into trouble and having fun doing it.

Early 2014, I accepted Animation Supervisor role at Bardel Ent. for new Netflix series Veggie Tales in The House. Been a year or so doing this series and we’ve launched 10 Episodes on Netflix. It’s a great show for kids with lots of good morals and teachings. Love the team dearly, couldn’t done it without them. So please watch and rate the show!! We work so hard for it =)
I also did one iAnimate program while doing supervisor work. The most tiring 3-4 months I’ve ever had since AiV School haha! Check out my work here. Rendering is not finaled, still learning VRay bit by bits.

I don’t know what I want from Calista Chandler on Vimeo.

Art from Calista Chandler on Vimeo.



Mar 14 2013

Monster Vs Aliens

Hey all! It’s gonna air in less than a month! I’m a lead animator on this TV show and I’m quite stoked I must say. Some of my shots are also in the trailer. Excited! Excited I tell you 😀

Feb 21 2013

Run To Jump Notes.

Download below.


Jan 28 2013

Run vs Walk

Hi peeps,

Lots of things been happening and yes, I’m still bad with my blogging. Been so busy but still no excuses! Maybe my NY resolution? Anyway, as I promise my animation students, here you go. Sorry for the delay! There’s also plenty of resources out there for you to study. Such as this one. I would suggest as well to follow animation blogs. Keith Lango is always awesome, same with Spline Doctor and of course, 11 Second Club for practice, seeing other people’s work and get feedback from animators all over the world.

Sidetracked a little bit, in the Resources page of 11 Second Club, I was actually featured :)
As you can see, I used Moom quite a bit here and there.

pictures are borrowed from this awesome article


About 8 months ago, I started at Bardel Entertainment, as a Lead Animator on Nickelodeon’s TV Series, Monster vs Aliens, their exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation! It has been epicly fun and a lot of work! It’s a lot different than my previous job before at Nerd Corps Entertainment, a lot of things to learn still. I do for sure develop more people skill than I was before. No more socially awkward penguin :p

I started teaching as well at Art Institute of Vancouver this January. New year, another new path. I enjoy it a lot! Yes it is a lot of work, but I like seeing people getting what animation is. It’s like learning all over again.

Anyhoo! Hope every one has a good year ahead. God bless!!

Jun 01 2012

Beauty, my daschund

I miss her so much! She’s in my parents’ home back in Indonesia. I can’t wait to see her again this summer!


May 21 2012

Frozen Yogurt

Going home from work on a Wednesday, hungry and tired. And from Metrotown skytrain, a wild couple appeared, they were eating froyo, all happy and relax. Wesley said my face looks like this.

May 21 2012

Nerf War Zone

My new spot at work is in the middle of war zone. My coworkers love to play nerf guns. Sigh.
It hits my monitor, my legs and sometimes goes to my food =(

May 21 2012

11pm and I was tired

Yup, getting old indeed.

May 21 2012

Wesley on MIB3

Yey for my hubby for finishing his work on MIB3. Please come out to watch it and support his company, Sony Pictures Imageworks, therefore support Wesley and I indirectly! :p

During the last few weeks of animation, he kept getting fixes back and he was overwhelmed, so I doodled him something to cheer him up 😀

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