Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Animation Reel




Hey Everyone! My latest reel is up on my website and blog - a special thanks to my Class 5 mentor, Brent Homman, as well as a big thank you to all my other mentors and friends who have helped me learn so much at Animation Mentor! Now on to Class 6 to really polish this thing up :)

Take it easy!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

"Looking For Hope" Final

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Alright everyone, it's that time again! The very last assignment for Class 5!!! Can't believe how fast time at AM has gone, only one more class left... crazy. Anyways, this is the "final" although I'll be making what ever changes my mentor has next week before putting it on a new reel. Then it'll be really final... well until I have to open it back up for Class 6 Polishing and Portfolio :)

Take it easy!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

"Looking For Hope" Polish

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Hey Guys, here's the weekly update! The shot is just about finished now- only a couple small polish things to go over next week to final it up! Take it easy! :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Looking For Hope" Update

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Hey Guys!!!! Long time no post :) CTN was sooo amazing, it's tough to even pick out my favorite moment. Might have been seeing Andreas Deja and Richard Sherman in a back to back panel... could'a been getting killer feedback from the folks at Disney, Dreamworks, Reel FX and Digital Domain. Maybe it was getting invited to Disney Studio's to catch a super sneak screening of the new Prep and Landing and then scoring the rare plush figures of Lanny, Wayne and McGee!!! Topping the trip off by going to Disneyland was crazy too,  but one things for sure: I'm totally goin back next year! Thanks to everyone who put time and effort into making CTN so awesome this year- you guys rock and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next year :)

As for my shot- I'm obviously playing catch-up from last week/this week so I am kinda at a 1st pass polishing stage on the body stuff, but need a few more passes on the facial animation. Pretty sure I'll be back on my game next week with much progress, so stay tuned!

Thanks again and take it easy everyone! :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dialogue Shot Blocking Plus

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Hey there everybody! The latest on my new dialogue shot is up- I decided to stay in stepped just to make sure things are working before going into spline. Next week I will move into spline and take another pass at the face- but it's gonna be crazy since I will only have a couple days to work before CTN-X 2011!!!! See you there!!!! :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dialogue Shot Blocking Plus

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Hey Guys!!!! Week 2 in Maya for the newest shot. I've got some rough facial stuff laid out and a pretty solid blocking plus going. Next week should be more refinements and going into spline! Other than that, another face pose for this week- I choose that lovable panda.

Take it easy!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dialogue Shot Planning

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Hey guys! Here is the latest planning for my new shot- just a layout pass (blocking will be next week) some sketches and reference! Take it easy!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Clips!

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Hey everyone! Here's the top three clips for my new two character shot. I have also included a short breakdown of the story and rough character designs for each clip. Should find out which one my mentor likes soon enough, then on to planning!!!

***Bonus Expression Sketchbook Pose***



Take it easy! :P

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lip Sync Final

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Hey guys, just posting my final shot, lip sync and all!!! Final... what!? Whoa there settle down, "final" for now.... that is until I add any revisions from my mentor.... and notes from polish and portfolio class in a couple months :)

I'll be picking out dialogue and planning my two person dialogue shot in the next couple weeks, so get ready!

Take it easy!

Facial Expressions #2



Hey Everyone, just some more sketchbook pages this week- still battling the rig but tryin' to make the best of it :)

Take it easy!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lip Sync Blocking Plus

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Hey Everyone! Here's the next pass on my lip sync and facial animation. I ended up changing around the ending a bit too as suggested by my mentor. Only one more week and this shot is "finished" :)

Take it easy!

Facial Expressions #1




Hey Guys! Just a couple of "Sketchbook" pages from this weeks assignment. Trying to get the feel of the expressions in the photos, which is pretty challenging sometimes considering the limitations of the rig :)

Take it easy!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Figure Drawing


Hey Guys! Just thought I would make a post with a bunch of my figure drawing sketches, since I don't have them posted online anywhere. They are mostly just quick gestures usually about a minute or less :)

Tale it easy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lip Sync Blocking

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Hey Everyone! First pass at lip sync is up this week :) Some more adjustments in the next couple weeks and this shot should be "finished"  Take it easy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


New and improved website is up! A little easier to get to my reel now and with multiple versions from vimeo/youtube/quicktime. Check it out!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Demo Reel Update

Hey Guys! Just a quick post to let you know my demo reel has been updated with my Class 04 work. Just high-res playblasts for now, perhaps I'll do a clean render when the lipsync and facial animation is all finished on it :)  Take it easy!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dialogue Shot Final

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Hey Guys! Here's the final (not facial though) for my Dialogue shot... I'll probably still be making some tweaks next week before putting it on my demo reel though :P Take it easy!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dialogue Shot Extra Polish / Surprised Hand Pose

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Hey Guys! New upload is a bit more polish on my dialogue shot as well as a surprised hand pose. Next week will be final animation (no facial still) so stay tuned and take it easy!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dialogue Shot Polish / Relaxed Hand Pose

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Hey Hey Everybody! Just an update for the week, 1st pass of polish on my dialogue shot (remember not full facial yet) and a relaxed hand pose! Take it easy!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dialogue Shot Blocking Plus / Angry Hand Poses

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Hey Guys!  A little late on the upload today- had some connection issues the last couple days :( Anyways here is my blocking plus! Just a couple little fixs suggested by my mentor, then hitting the spline button.

Also a few Angry Hand Poses for the week- I tried to do a bit more than just the standard fist pose. I think some of the poses work, but over-all could use a few adjustments:




Take it easy everyone!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dialogue Shot Blocking

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Hey Guys! Just finished up blocking for my latest shot- can't wait to get all the little details and personality ticks in on blocking plus next week! Oh and keep an eye on those "coming soon" posters- I'm sure some interesting shows are bound to hit the theater soon ;)
*FYI no facial or lips sync on this shot until next class*

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dialogue Shot Planning

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Hey Guys, just a bunch of planning for each of my three ideas, the basic story each is below:
Clip 1: A disgruntled hot dog vendor (with a hot dog hat of course!) is reflecting on his past career as an Actor.
Clip 2: A man (orphanage caregiver) approaches a small orphan who blames himself for not being adopted earlier that day. 
Clip 3: Janitor in a school is admiring children's finger paintings on the wall when he is interrupted by the art teacher.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dialogue Shot Ideas

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Here are a few of the clips I am considering for my 1st Dialogue shot at AM. Pretty exciting stuff! Can't wait to start it up. Take it easy!

Acting Shot 1 Final

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Hey Hey Everybody! Back after a busy weekend in NYC, forgot to post this just before I left though :) It's the "final" but there are actually a couple minor adjustments I'd like to make before archiving it for good haha. Take it easy!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Acting Shot 1 Polish

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Hey Hey Everybody! Here's my latest on the acting shot in the polish stage. Not too much further to go! Next week should be final... and if your lucky... some dialogue ideas! =)
Take it easy!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Acting Shot 1 Blocking Plus

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And here we have the Blocking Plus from this week! Lot's of polish left to be done, but I think the idea is reading nicely now.  Take it easy :)

Acting Shot 1 Blocking

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Hey Guys! Didn't get a chance to upload my Blocking from last week, soooo here it is!
Stay tuned for this weeks Blocking Plus!  Take it easy  :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Acting Shot 1 Planning

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Hey Guys! Just a bit of planning (rough pencil test, character design, cam layout, and reference) for my next shot, blocking next week so lots of fun!!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Class 3 Progress Reel

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Annnnd here's my Class 3 Progress Reel! It's been a lot of fun and hard work this class but I am pretty happy with the results. Can't wait for acting to start next class :)

Construction Part 3 Final

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Hey Everybody! Here is the final version of my AnimJam Part 3 shot. My Class 3 Progress Reel should be up soon, so don't turn that dial!  :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Construction Part 3 Polish

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Hey Guys! Just an update on my last part of the animjam. This is the polish stage, still have another week to work on it but it'll probably just be tiny tweaks!  Later!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Construction Part 03 Blocking Plus

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Okie Dokie guys and gals... here we have the Block+ of the very last part in the trilogy. Next week I'll be putting it into final polish, then another week to super final it :) Take it easy everyone!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Construction Part 3 Blocking

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Alrighty!!! Blocking pass is up for the final part of my AnimJam! Lots more to work on but I think it's getting there :) Take it easy guys!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Construction Part 3 Planning

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Planning for the next shot, some reference, a rough pencil test and some extra thumbnails :)

Construction Part 2 Final

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Final for Part 2!!! Part 3 Blocking next week :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Construction Part 2 Blocking Plus

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annnnnddd here is the latest blocking plus from my animjam part 02. Splining and polish for the final next week :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Construction Part 1 Final

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Hey Everyone! Here is the final for my first part of the AnimJam assignment!!!

Construction Part 2 Planning

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Hey Guys! Here is my Planning for the next shot. Some video reference and a quick pencil test :)  Later!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Construction Blocking Plus

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Hey Guys! Here is my latest Blocking Plus of the Construction shot. ~enjoy!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Construction Blocking

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Hey Guys, Here is my first blocking pass of my AnimJam! ~enjoy

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Construction Planning

Hey Guys! Here is the latest planning for my next project at AM. The next few weeks I will be working on Part 1 of 3. Enjoy!



Friday, March 25, 2011

Class 02 Progress Reel

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Here is my latest Class 02 Progress Reel! I decided not to render any of my new shots as recommended by my mentor and a couple others. Doesn't look quite as clean, but saves time for more animation!  :)
~enjoy

Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Step In Time" Final

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Wooo! Finally done, until revisions next week ;) 
Class 02 Progress reel should be up sometime next week as well!!!
~enjoy

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Step In Time" Polish

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Hey Guys, here is the latest polish pass of my dance animation. ~enjoy :)