This is the clip that launched my animation career. I started teaching myself CG character animation back in 1998, and this was the third test I animated with my alien character, "Blit". It was meant to be a simple lip-synch test, but I decided to have some fun with it and give it an ironic ending. I posted it to the CG Char forum for feedback, and the next thing I knew it was going viral (by email; this was before YouTube). Among the thousands of emails I received about it was one from Pixar, asking if I would like to interview with them. The next thing I knew, I was a professional animator. It's weird how things go!
Thanks to Gloria Gaynor for the great song.