Thursday, November 12, 2009
Well, i've never been a shameless self promoter, actually I hate talking about myself....however, I CAN shamelessly promote my brother James. Starting next week my brother Jim wil be flying this bad ass bird! It's a great birthday present knowing my brother is doing something so god damn cool. Go Jimbo!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Hey Hey, I just finished slapping together a short little demo reel from this years work. It's pretty short, but in talks with my good friend Ian Jones Quartey, he told me something valuable. He said it's better to show 10 seconds of good material then to have a 2 and a half minute long demo full of nonsense and throwaway material. Very very true, and unfortunately I am very very guilty of that on my last demo. It was made to only fit the song I chose (red flag), and full of stuff that probably just didn't need to be shown, or the individual segments just dragged out for to long. So, my last demo reel i'll just chalk up to being a young excited animator, desperately wanting people to like my stuff. I still hope people like my stuff, I just hope i've grown out of the desperate part. This one hopefully just gets the point across that i can animate, and hopefully well enough that you'll hire me one day. So there you have it...oh wait no you don't, because your gonna have to go to my vimeo page to see it. I've created a new link to my vimeo, under links on the right side, it's the first one. I don't know, I just feel awkward about showing animated characters that are heavily trademarked on my blog. It's just to show my work, nothing else, so If you'd like to see it, the link is over there. Have a great one.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
You know i'm sick and tired of these stupid T Shirt's I see people wearing...Virigna's for Lovers, New Jersey only the strong survive, you know what, go fuck yourself asshole if your wearing one of those, i've got no use for ya. In the words of Karl Pilkington " 'm fed up". So, even tho this goes against my better judgement because I hate Ironic T Shirts, I decided I'm gonna make this shirt. Email me if you want it.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Here's one of the shot's I envisioned in my head as I was coming up with the first installment of manCHILD. It's basically the same style as the Charter Spots, but I just had to get the idea down. Now that I got it, I wanna start messing with it. Thought it came old cool tho.
Okay, so we knew about this a while ago, but me and Mike just found out they have a music video up on Leroy Smith's Website. This is rediculously awesome. Please please pleaseeee if your reading this, and you haven't gone to this site yet, please go...its intense.
This is My Gift To the Game - By Leroy Smith
Thursday, October 08, 2009
So I talked to my good friend, Mr. Danny Hynes this morning... a character designer for The Venture Bros. on Cartoon Network, and I asked him for some of his character design advice in dealing with manCHILD. He thought it was cool, but if he had any suggestions just to pull the facial features together a little more. So this morning I did that, and just drew some faces I thought would show a range of expression. I've actually broken one of my rules here (manCHILD shall never frown), but for these purposes I think its fine. Hope they look cool...manCHILD.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Hey, since other Charter Animated Spots have made their way onto the Internet, I figured I'd make my contribution as well. This was the spot I worked on from start to finish... it's an early version of the commercial which explains some cropping issues as well as other things, but all in all, it's the basic spot. I had a really fun time designing the Backgrounds and characters. I hope you enjoy watching it.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Hello to anyone who comes here. I haven't posted anything in a while, I was working on this series of spots for Charter Cable Service. If your from New York chances are you have no idea what that is, I know I didn't. Anyway me and the guys all worked on these commercials, I'm happy the way they came out. I had a hand in designing the Backgrounds to some extent. All the guys worked on their own spots, but in the end my design for the BG of Bird they thought fit the look they were going for. So, I basically was asked to just put my spin on their work, so yes to some extent their not mine but I still thought they were worth posting. I send out a big congrats to Mike Carlo, Danny Hynes, Ian J, Elliot Cowan and the one and only KANO for making it through this one. Congrats and Catch ya Later.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Yea, like I said above, I don't know where this came from, but whatever i'm gonna post it...I think it's tasteful. Oh, and my appologies for the previous post, I don't know what happened to the video, it got all messed up... I promise it's cool.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Hey, i did this today after work really quick. Can't waste too much time when i'm on the clock, but this was after hours...so i'm in the clear. I just wanted to do a nice kickflip. I'll eventually clean this thing up and post it for a real, but for today i think it came out pretty good. Go out and skate.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Ahhhh FLash you Villain...I just started up this job doing Layout. Normally I'm the guy just getting the drawing and animating but now I'm laying it out so it was just a little bit of a struggle to get in a groove. I think I got the hang of it tho, and now I'm doing okay. This is what I wanted to do to the computer screen tho, but of course i was out of ridiculous giant pencils.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Hey, I haven't posted in a while. Just been really crazy past couple of weeks, but since I moved out of my apartment, my neighbors Patrick and Jill took my old room, and as a room warming gift I painted a picture of their pup Murphy. I gotta print it out and frame it, but here it is anyway. Enjoy the room you guys.