Monday, December 26, 2011

Oh! My Blackbird Set

Here are some behind the scenes stills from the video I did for Oh! My Blackbird. It was a lot of fun building a full scale set, as I've mostly done miniatures before. I was pretty happy with how the aged walls came out espescially.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Square Solar System

Here's a recent test I did playing around with expressions in After Effects 3D. Only the center yellow cube has keyframes. Everything else is driven via expressions. The music is from Lynch's Dune.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Macaw Tests

Here's a short character test I did for a series pitch. Images were put together in Photoshop and animated entirely in After Effects with a touch of flash(for the gun shots).

Monday, March 7, 2011

Solebury School Fundraising Video

Here's a new project I just completed for Solebury School, a private High School and Middle School located outside of New Hope Pennsylvania(I graduated from Solebury back in 02). The school wanted to send a fundraising message to recent alumni that was lighthearted and fun.

It was a lot of fun to work in the cut-out medium again, I did almost everything in-camera with the exception of the lighting effects in the theatre sketch.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Some Recent Style Sheets

Here are some concept/style sheets I made for a project recently

Here are some concept/style sheets I made for a project recently

Monday, December 27, 2010

Beyonce Dance Test

This gave me a whole new appreciation for Beyonce's skills.

Same armature used on Middle Distance Runner and These United States. It's about time to retire this guy.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Joshua Radin "Streetlight" making of

Here are some making of stills from my new video for Joshua Radin. Big thanks to everyone at Mom+Pop Records for making this project happen. I shot Josh in NYC in mid-September and had about one month to deliver the final cut. It was a tight schedule as there was a decent amount of stop-motion in the treatment. I opted to make the jigsaw puzzles by hand as I needed the parts to be fully interchangable -- he's mostly animated via stop-motion replacement animation.

The first stop was Factory Studios Brooklyn where we shot josh on green screen.

Josh was a great sport. He had to sit perfectly still between photos and do dozens of different positions.

Paul Yee mans the camera while I change my mind...again...

Back at the home studio it took a good deal of playing around to get the set lighting to match the location footage.

replacement phonemes waiting to be animated.

Puzzles fresh from the scroll saw. That blue puzzle came in handy later.