Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
For my birthday my wife repaired the glass, so I needed to make it usable again. Chromacoulour had a folding table-top board which would be perfect, but I didn't want to pay their price. So using their images I fashioned a measured drawing to make my own.
With an excuse to buy a jig saw it was off to Home Depot. Here's the finished board. It doesn't have a built in light, but it is really easy to re-purpose the desk lamp around to the back. Now I just need to figure out how to machine my own paper punch.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
To Share or NUT to Share is the project that got me to move to Pennsylvania. It is the seventh in a series of direct to DVD films. We worked on it February and March of this year, and it finally came to bookstore shelves last month. This was Don Knotts final performance. I cut together a reel of my stuff from the film. I had about 4 minutes of animation in there.(right click, save target as. 13.5MB)
Faux Paw was my Student Emmy winning film that was produced for ikeepsafe.org. It was a fun challenge for all of us involved. I illustrated a book that went along with the film that was recently published. It appears that the movie and it's sequel are included on a CD. This was the first I've seen of it since the film was finished, and over all I'm pleased with how it turned out (but don't ask me where the 's on the cover came from).
Monday, October 30, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
A short bit that I contributed to here at the studio was "FrontPaged" on the CG Talk forum.
We had 10 sec to show how a robot would pass gas. Trouser Trumpets are universal humor. Name one heathly person who doesn't toot. While some poo-poo the excessive use of barking spider humor in animation, I don't mind it in short bursts.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
This weeks topic was "Froggy Went a Courtin." A song I didn't even know I loved. It's been a favorite since I first heard Uncle Pecos sing it on Tom & Jerry, but because of the stuttering, the only lyric I ever understood was "Crambo". This topic made me do a little research and I found the lyrics. The song is full of great situations and characters. Who doesn't love a sword wieldin', pistol totin' Frog; or a mean Uncle Rat, a beautiful Ms. Mousey, or the eclectic group of wedding guests. Here are a few discarded ideas I had for the post.
The proposal with Miss Mousy on his knee, and the convincing of Uncle Rat to go buy the wedding dress. I picked the shaving because that is what I always think of before going out, and the tattoo because I figure you have to be pretty tough to take a sword and pistol with you when you go a courtin'.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
It seems I was a mystery man for a while with at the Thinking Animation Blog. Known only as the elusive "guy." Now that my identity has been made known they made a very nice post about me. I'm about half way through reading their book and it's a great read. Check out the Thinking Animation Blog.
This is the only photo proof of me being at Siggraph.
(side note) I just figured out the whole comment moderation thing so I just got everyones comments today. Thanks for all the feedback.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
I'm finally back from my travels. I got to spend the week in Boston at Siggraph, and I finally added a Wind-Up Teapot to my toy collection. I then got to spend a week in Snowbird with my family. After all that vacation, I'm already for a nice relaxing time at work. These are sketches from waiting in the airport. They are all folks keeping there eyes open for rogue liquids and gels.