Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Flushed'em Out_ Work in Progress

This is a shot I've been working on for the past few months mainly when I can squeeze in some time after work and on weekends. Its been tough but hopefully I can get the entire shot up soon. Missing the last cut so, for now its cuts 1,2 of 3.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Arthur Christmas

I had the opportunity to meet some of the guys and gals that worked on this film, while I spent time working at Sony Imageworks. We had 3 projects going on at the same time and each team was tremendous; a great place to work and awesome people all around. This film looks great; congrats to everyone involved.


Next Pixar movie and it looks AMAZING !!!!! Different vibe from the great guys and gals at Pixar, but they just keep raising the bar and never fail. Cant wait to see and buy this one so I can see it over and over.....

Spider Man 4

This looks like a nice start over; makes you think why not start Spider Man 1 this way......

Guess Whos Back

Hydrogen Whiskey Studios

Well its been a while since my last post; over the past few months April-June I have been polishing my reel and working on a 2 character shot; as well as constantly looking for work. Took 3 animation tests in that same time for 2 studios; so far only heard back from 1 of the 2 and unfortunately it didnt work out. Still waiting to hear on the decision from the 3rd test. But all that doesnt matter now, as I landed back at Hydrogen Whiskey Studios in July and I am thankful for the opportunity. Its a smaller game studio and with that comes the tasks of being more than just an animator, but you help where you can. Being part of a team you have to play different roles at times. But now with this new project starting up I see nothing but animation ahead and cant wait to dive into it!!! Its going to be tons of fun. So back to working full time and working on the reel when I get home. Needless to say its going to be a grind, but in this industry its a way of life and I love it!!!!! Plan to post reel updates soon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Puss in Boots Trailer

Looks like another great film from Dreamworks Animation

Green Lantern Released

Im a little behind on this but Green Lantern was released and had a pretty good showing on its opening weekend. A good sign to see....Congratulations to the entire Imageworks crew and I look foreword to whats to come.

My shot reel from the movie

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Green Lantern

While at Imageworks I had the pleasure of working on "The Green Lantern"; and all I can say is it looks awesome. It was definitely different working on mainly VFX, but there was some animation shots and will soon have those up once the film comes out.

Sony Imageworks

Its been a while since my last post. Landed at Sony Imageworks in January wrapped at end of March. It was a great learning experience, and an awesome place to work. Hopefully as I continue grow and expanded my skill set, I will land back there again.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Animation Test

This test took me 4 days and nights...its not polished but I wanted to push myself on speed and time and see if I could meet the "standard" they requested....I plan to eventually get back to this, polish and rework the entire shot...

Class 6 Finished

I ended class 6 by wrapping up the "Elroy" shot as you saw in the earlier post; still have major work to do on the 2 character shot and ended with polishing up these 2 shots....this would of been the final versions of these shots but a few animation tests have come along and put that on hold....

Alot of work went into this shot and currently just making very minor tweaks and its a wrap on this one...

Class 6 Polish Time

Class 6 was taught by Mark Ofetdal and boy did he push me even further. He once worked at Pixar and now is on his own journey, working on his own and freelancing. In his class I had to polish my demo reel and it was not easy. I landed a job at Image Metrics and well that cut into my polish time. I had the opportunity to start and finish a new shot and in the end it was worth it.

Here is the shot in the blocking stage

In Class 6 I barely spent time on this shot; I spent most of my time on the above shot but at this point in time this is where this shot stands. I shot new video reference for the last cut as you can see and plan to get back to work on this as soon as I can.

Class 5 Finished

Here is my 2 character shot which is still not finished even today a lot of things of things came up with this shot and I started to fall behind time wise, but I started this shot and will hopefully find the time to get back to this....I really want to finish this up

At this point at the end of Class 5 it was still partly blocked and no lip sync

Class 5 Contiued

Its been such a long time since I've had the time to get back on here. Needless to say Animation Mentor is over (September 2010) and it was a blast. I learned so much and plan to continue to sharpen and build on those skills. The "Elroy" shot was finally finished up in class 6 and here it is....

Monday, April 05, 2010

Class 5

Animation Mentor is just flying by, and I can steadily see the improvement with every class. This class I have Mark Pullyblank. Hes worked on Journey to the Center of the Earth, Night at the Museum, Garfield 1 and 2, Case 39 and just wrapped on Avatar!!. I hope to learn a great deal more from him on facial animation and just continue to push my skills further. With that said here is my shot so far..This is continued from last term and in this class we add the facial animation. I continued to polish the body mechanics from the last post.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Class 4 Continued

Acting Test 2, eventually this will be completed over the course of 4 weeks. This blocking pass will be refined over the course of the 4 weeks with lip and facial animation to be done at the beginning of the next term.