Monday, August 08, 2011

Pixo rules...

Just wrapped on my second film Red Tails take a look...

Working with WWII era aircraft couldn't have been more fun. At times I felt like a kid just playing with Styrofoam planes purchased at Yankee Homecoming. Of course that was until the notes from "George" came down and needed to be addressed asap. Get a load of one of my shots too, around 2:14 of the P51 performing a back flip and firing upon a BF 109.

Working with the folks at Pixomondo was fricken Sweet!!! I truly feel I've made many great friends in the process and hope to work with them again someday.

Onto my next challenge...

Monday, May 09, 2011

dog fighs ain't all bad

Had the tremendous opportunity to work with some amazing talents at SPI on Green Lantern which came to a close earlier last month. Now onto Pixomondo, another crew of brilliant folks for some period war combat with Red Tails. I do enjoy what we do.

Monday, April 25, 2011

system upgrade!

Updated site today. Woo hoo!!! Green lantern content will be posted as soon as the film is released. You can read my old posts if you wish but this marks a complete restart as I attempt to keep somewhat up to date here.

Monday, April 16, 2007

... and now for something completely different

oh the memories... manny, jake, chris and I logged so many hours playing this game over the network at Interplay it just brings back all those warm fuzzies. Although not the huge hit of a halflife, this is quite possibly the most enjoyable video game ever created. (allow me the exaggeration) If you've played it you know what I mean. If not... well... go rent Death Race 2000 and you might get an idea.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

lesson in body language...

Check out the video, its a pretty powerful statement that got me to thinking. As an animator i'm constantly captivated by movement of nearly everything around me and find myself analyzing even the most mundane action. As a parent I'm realizing my new son is doing the same thing, only he's learning so much more from his mom and me.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Tex... nuff said.

(i'm leaving this post for now, but sadly the shorts I had linked to are no longer available)
Most of my posts these days are less descriptions about my day or thoughts, but rather a record of something cool i've found on the web. Something i want to remember. These shorts (click image) i found over on are perfect examples of that. Results from a Tex Avery search. It seems someone or some-many have ripped and uploaded nearly a hundred classic movies i loved as a kid.

As a growing animator I often get into discussions about inspiration or what might have been the one thing to truly inspire your chosen career. For me it was the movie TRON, without question. However when i think about shorts, its undeniably the Tex Avery work for MGM. My favorite by far was Deputy Droopy. I still remember rolling around with laughter as the characters swapped heads to enable the other to scream away from the jailhouse. (you'll know that if you've seen it) These shorts simply were it! Yeah I liked Looney Toons stuff too, but they didn't compair to the entertainment I got out of the many shorts on this link. Sadly they still have yet to release a comprehensive Tex Avery DVD set in the US.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

John Lasseter's student film...

No wonder Disney hired him out of Cal Arts, he founded Pixar, and is now the head of feature animation at Disney Studios. There's such fantastic character and appeal in this short, not to mention all the other great animation mechanics going on. Have a look. (click image)