Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hannah Foss Portfolio 2015

Click any of the images below to view them in a larger slideshow format.

Here is my recent animation work on the UA Museum of the North Dinosaur film: 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fox Fight

Here is a second video, showing how foxes decide pecking orders between siblings, and a great variety of the sounds they make :)

Stay happy angelmice!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It's turning into Autumn (NO NOT FALL)

Hello chums and chummettes!
It has been a few months yet again- you can't blame me 100% - I have a fun job and it keeps me very busy. I hope you can relate.

I thought I might post a video here- I have made friends with a family of foxes, and have had the singular pleasure of their quiet and curious company.
This is the first video, but definitely not the last one. I've learnt a lot about them, and I want to share what I've learnt about their secretive selves.

I met the fox family when they were very young. Slowly, by sitting still and quietly, I earned their trust. I will go sit in the same place and call to them- sometimes they come, sometimes they don't- it's up to them. Sometimes they will come and sit next to me, sometimes they will play amongst themselves. Sometimes they are curious and boisterous, sometimes they are very cautious and secretive.

There's a mum and dad fox and four kits (almost fully grown for the coming winter).
Their names are Valkyrie (m), Toby (f), Badfoot (m) and Sceecher/ Babyface the runt (f).

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


As in the style of one gasping for air after emerging from murky water-


It's from the movie I've been working on for the past year and more, with the wonderful UA Museum Production team. The character animation is mine, save for the simulations- those are by Roger Topp.

You like?
Here, have a handful of pictures from the production process:

A Whale Cladeogram:

 Some WIP images from the sequence I'm currently working on:

Some Ravens for exhibit purposes:

Captain Krill Character Ideas

 Oh. This happened.

(and I will explain everything better)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Exciting lessons in being an adult.

It's odd how much your priorities change from educational institution to educational institution- sometimes it makes you laugh to look back and see what you worried about months or years ago.
But at the time they were important and relevant.

Graduating from college and moving onto a fulltime job was really odd. There was a disconnect that noone really prepared us for. They prepared us for a very sickly workforce, but they didn't prepare us for the adjustment.
Time adjustment, friend adjustment, priority adjustment.

No longer do you pull all-nighters and stay up worrying about homework. No more afternoon naps. You're working! :D This brings all the joys and responsibilities of not being a student anymore.

Positives: No more homework that stops you from going to nighttime activities. Money.
Stability of a kind, and (hopefully for you too) work satisfaction and fulfillment.

Negatives:  No afternoon naps. No staying up all night because you want to. Bills.

So really, the positives are independence, financial and otherwise. You just have to sacrifice your willynilly sleep schedule (like mine :P). It's funny how things that take up your segments of time start to separate you from college friends. Your priorities and time commitments are different; yours are set and known, theirs are more fuzzy and spread. Its hard to explain, but you fall out of the college mode really quickly.

Change always seems a little daunting, scary and unknown. But never let it stop you from exploring beyond your knowns. You risk losing the happiness you have now, true. But you also risk losing whatever dissatisfaction you have too. Maybe there's a bite of adventure you want to satisfy.
Don't let your fear smother that.

There is something very exciting about being independant. I thought grocery shopping and doing washing and cleaning my apartment would be terribly monotonous. But at least for now it is a thrill. Every one a reminder that though I have the full support of my family, I can do stuff on my own.
I can support myself. And there's something really empowering about that. It's hard to put into words.

I was recently taken by a 20 second intro to the song 'Counting Stars' by One Republic. The voice performance is clear, crisp, honest and moving. I don't know about other people, but my Disney childhood has plagued me with envisioning anthropomorphized animals when I hear a song I really like. But anyway, I decided to rough-out what I saw in my head, and this is the result.

Hope everyone's having a fun, or at least passable Fall/Autumn :D

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Blogception of Bowheads

Hey Kids!

How have you been?


Why haven't I been posting anything?

Well, I have a fulltime job that takes a lot of delicious creative juices, chiefly to create large cetaceans of the Bowhead nature.

Here, come see! I am now working for the UA Museum of the North full time- I have my own office and everything :) I am a Modeller/Animator, and right now I am in the depths of our Arctic Currents film, which concerns itself with the fascinating life of the gentle giants, Balaena mysticetus.

I've had the amazing opportunity to talk to amazing Marine Biologists, and pick their brains about their studies and findings. So very very awesome, getting to be part of a joint project between scientists and artists. :) I am busy modelling and animating the whales which will populate the film :D Super exciting!
I hope you guys are having as much fun as I am!

Peace out,


Friday, June 7, 2013

Hello Angelmice, here's a huge update.

And I do mean huge.