Sunday, December 7, 2014

Save the Wolves



This is from Robot Chicken: Season 6. I animated all of the street location scenes. Those include shots with the deer, homeless people and concerned man and woman.


*The elements stated above are the extent of my contributions to this video clip. All rights reserved to Adult Swim and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Velociraptor Practice




There's lots of hype around the new Jurassic World trailer. Ironically, this Robot Chicken trailer has a lot more dinosaur screen time.

I animated all of the velociraptor shots, but not the human shot at the beginning. These were the first shots I did for Season 7 and it was a lot of fun! The puppets are foam molds from the old Jurassic Park (or Lost World) toys which I used to play with all the time in my childhood. I never thought I'd get payed to play with them as an adult!

*The elements stated above are the extent of my contributions to this video clip. All rights reserved to Adult Swim and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Grouchy Start




It's been a long time since I cut a demo reel together, and I'm realizing now that I'm probably not going to cut one any time soon simply because it hasn't been necessary for me in years. However, much of my studio work, specifically on Robot Chicken, is streaming for free online already so I might as well post some links to the stuff I contributed to. 

This sketch, A Grouchy Start, was entirely animated by myself. It's a rare treat to be the only person to animated an entire sketch simply due to scheduling practicality. Most sketches take place in multiple places, meaning multiple sets, so a single sketch will bounce around several stages and animators before it is finished. Since this sketch takes place entirely in one alley, it only touched one stage, mine!

Ricky Recycle Bin was an excellent puppet to play with, his larger than life attitude lent itself to broad acting choices, and being a Muppet-style character, meant lots of acting with the head. It had lots of input in the acting choices and really had fun when he looses his temper. For his last syllable of the word "understand" as he yells at the little girl, I animated him on singles to make it that much more crazy. As a result, this is one my favourite sketches. The Ricky puppet was broken in the spine and both shoulders by the end of the sketch! Oscar and his brother were fine by the end though, despite what happens to the brother in the sketch.

For an extra bit of trivia: the man wearing yellow that pushes Ricky over is modeled after the likeness of Animation Supervisor Alex Kamer.

This sketch turned out to be a favourite for viewers who have worked in a recyclable sorting facility, so this is dedicated to all you recycle heroes out there! Now the whole world can feel your pain!


*The elements stated above are the extent of my contributions to this video clip. All rights reserved to Adult Swim and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Me in a time lapse captured while shooting The Boxtrolls




Post by The Boxtrolls.

*All rights reserved to Laika and Focus Features

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Boxtrolls International Trailer

The Boxtrolls International Trailer 1 is out


I did the stop-motion animation in the shots at 1:29, 1:43, 2:04 (holding the little box shot), and 2:06 (birds-eye-view shot).

*Elements stated above are the extent of my contribution to this trailer. All rights reserved to Laika and Focus Features

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Boxtrolls Trailer 2

The next trailer for Laika's The Boxtrolls is out!


This has some nice behind-the-scenes, backed by a smart music choice. One of my shots made it into this one, it is the overhead shot of the boxtrolls at the 1:04 mark. I animated the 4 adorable boxtrolls centered here:


I know all of their boxtroll names, but I don't think I can say them until the film is out. They've each got their own personality, not that you get much from this short clip. I'm told this trailer will show before Disney's Frozen.

*Elements of the single shot stated above are the extent of my contribution to this trailer. All rights reserved to Laika and Focus Features

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Boxtroll Teaser is here

Laika is giving the world a sneak peek at the next feature in a short teaser to show in the previews before Despicable Me 2. But if you can't make it to the theater, you can view it online here:

 

Poster!


*I had no input into the trailer and poster. They are both owned by Laika and Focus Features