10/25/14

quick doodle

...taking a break from work... watching our oldest dog, Darby, entertain himself with a tennis ball (his favorite thing).

10/23/14

Michael Bolton!

...a couple of months ago - I got to go back to the Am. Greetings studio in L.A. to build a set for an upcoming piece that will feature Michael Bolton!  I can't give away any details, but here are a few images...  I'm really looking forward to seeing/hearing how this all turned out.  It should be pretty funny.  Everything was concepted and designed by Gracie Greenbaum, Berv (Aaron Vattano), and Jenn Branch...  my 'ol creative comrades!





10/15/14

I forgot about this little critter, too!  It was an owl design I made several years ago - and my friend, Jenna Bors Jaillet, did an amazing job turning it into a 3D model.   I've been wanting to animate it ever since...



10/13/14

I just dug up these old paper cutouts that I had made in school (for my very first animation waaaaay back in the day)...thinking about making a hanging mobile out of them.  There were a dozen, or so, different characters... and I turned a couple of my favorites into these animated GIF's...

10/11/14

I don't usually get storyboard assignments for live-action shoots, so this was a really fun opportunity to do so (for American Greetings)...

Here is a link to the final video:  Birthday Video
It's somewhat interactive, so you have to click on a few things before previewing...




10/9/14

a quick doodle to capture a rare moment:  our two crazy dogs sleeping peacefully next to one another...