Jabril Mack-tion Hero

Nickelodeon award-winning cartoonist.Intern on Clarence at CN. USC Animation Student. I guess I'm a business owner now too! Thanks for stoppin' bye!I'm working on a move right now! Check it out!https://www.facebook.com/thedogboymovie

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jabrilmacktionhero:

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So I got the chance to pitch at Cartoon Network last year. IT was SO much fun preparing and presenting. Thought I’d share my experience with you all. 

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Was designing a sexy tat for a friend. Mom saw my doodle. Now I gotta go to church on Sunday.⛪️ #ineedjesus #booty 

echobridge:

What exactly are you looking for when you apply to studios and large networks? Just a job? What makes you so special?

The truth of the matter is that out of the millions of people registered in the United States as “Artists” only 110,240 are actively employed according to the US Bureau of Labor…

Posting this for all the artist out there!

Asker sunvapor Asks:
What the fucks happening in Ferguson?
jabrilmacktionhero jabrilmacktionhero Said:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

#sobersummer is coming to an end. IDK if I will start drinking again, but my homie Hillary’s got me covered either way. BCA went up 2.98 just watching this! #notoktodrive

Anyway, just a vid showing some of the best Mimosa spots in LA! Just in time for the weekend!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm definitely applying to USC and I'm visiting if I get in - I've seen it from a distace. I live in NorCal as well so leaving home is hard but I'm in love with the idea of USC. So how would a person "work the system"? Also, the area around it seems a bit sketchy even though I was raised in an area similar to it.. What are your thoughts on the surrounding area. And thank you, by the way! You're a huge help.
jabrilmacktionhero jabrilmacktionhero Said:

This one’s for all the folks wondering about USC and all the people thinking about going to college!

It’s a great school but sometimes the administration is a lil’ iffy. Here are some cheat codes to get passed the BS they might throw at ya. 

Ready…ok Up, down, left, left, triangle, square x4, left, down, down, start. That should unlock all characters/ courses and scholarships instantly. 

JK.

( quick disclaimer: These tips aren’t a 100% chance but if used effectively they can get you were you wanna be. I’m pulling from stories from fellow Trojans, Admissions office staff and some volunteer stuff i do on campus.) 

1) Admission Hacks:

Myth #1: A rejection letter is final.

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This Spring, I got the opportunity to work on a spot to help promote Immigrant Heritage Month! It was a mega struggle but I’m happy with how it turned out! Learned a lot! I worked Primarily with my friends JT and Arturo.

We met with all the people in charge and they gave us creative freedom! So we kind of just dove in. The main purpose of the video was to get people to share their stories! So, we decided to make a storybook that shows how people came to America over time!

To emphasize the diversity of our nation we got a bunch of different people to read the voice over and hand different color hands turn the pages of the book and had a super diverse family reading the book together at then end! 

I guess you could say I was the director on this….Me, Jt and Arturo kinda divided up the work to produce this. I did all of the Art Direction, for sure.( the pics I posted are a mix of stills and concept stuff) JT animated and Arturo did sound. We had another team member that came up with the initial idea and talked with the client for us.

We had a great experience working on it, some of the technical stuff slowed us down but we got through it! This was our first Flydra Animation production and it informed how we work on our projects today. We had a great experience working on it, some of the technical stuff slowed us down but we got through it! 

I gotta track down the final version to show off!

gianthead:

Next up is an episode Diana and I boarded called “Puddle Eyes”.  Written by Spencer Rothbell.  So go on and watch it already!

Derek + Diana always kill it! This is one of the my favorite episodes from this season!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello! So I saw that you go to USC, and I'm going to be applying there in the fall along with other schools... SO MY QUESTION IS what do you think of USC and it's academics and what's it social life like?
jabrilmacktionhero jabrilmacktionhero Said:

USC is pretty great! I for one have really enjoyed my time here! 

Pros:

+Academically, USC offers so much that’s it’s almost overwhelming! Anything you want to learn, you can. Professors are really helpful and knowledgeable. They tend to encourage “inter-divisional” ( is that a word?) mingling…As an animation major, I can take classes outside of the cinema school and most professors would hold it against you if you aren’t studying their area of expertise.  

Everyone is really driven here! It’s really inspiring!

+ It’s also super diverse. You will meet people from all walks of life/backgrounds/ nationalities/interest.

+ Socially, USC is what you make it…I would say we are a party school but you don’t have to get into that stuff if you don’t want to. Because it’s so diverse you will be able to find people with similar interests as you. People are always hanging out and for the most part are pretty nice.

+There are a TON of clubs so you gotta see what’s out there.

THE BIGGEST PRO OF ALL IS THE TORJAN FAMILY.

I LOVE the Trojan family Mafia. The Alumni network is amazing! Trojans help trojans that’s for sure. I could go on and on about stories of how simply being a Trojan has landed me INSANE job opportunities that most folks would never get!

+Football/Sports

+LA WEATHER

CONS:

- Pretty Pricey!

- It’s not for everyone.

- It’s hard to get in ( although there are ways to boost those chances/ work the system…will talk about those if asked.)

I totally recommending applying, visiting the campus, and seeing if it’s a right match for you. 

I love USC and can’t wait to start my senior year!

Check out this clip of the film I’ve been directing! My friends and I have been working on it for 2 years now and we are finally at the point where we can share it! Dog-Boy is going to be goooood! Check it out!