Monday, September 28, 2009


This is a test that I have been working on recently in Maya. I used the Norman rig and the audio clip is from "Anchorman: The Legend of Burgundy". Any feedback is more than welcomed!


My final year at CalArts was a huge challenge for me. I had a huge decision to make with my film. I spent the major of my year trying have my cake and eat it too; I wanted to have a film with a great story and I wanted to have top notch animation. It took my four years to finally figure out that I can only do quality work when I am focused on one thing. My story suffered because I wanted to rush into animation, and my animation suffered because I wanted to have substance to my story. When April rolled around, I came to the realization that I couldn't animate the story I was trying to tell without either the animation or story suffering. I had to make the decision to either have another animatic, unanimated film, or to just animate my film characters in a simple situation. The "film" above is the animation that I was able to do in the last two weeks of film time after I abandoned my original film. It was truly a hard decision to make, but I want to be a character animator and I am going to pursue it no matter how many hardships it brings my way. Anywho, hope you enjoy it!


Wow! It's been forever since I've done anything with this blog, so I have finally gotten around to updating it a bit. I took a break the other day from working on my CG stuff, and drew for the first time in forever. Hopefully, I can post up some of the other things I drew sometime soon, but for now, I hope you dig the new look of the blog.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


For this year's Character Animation Gallery, myself, Chris Sturgulewski, and John "Duze" Dusenberry collaborated on a piece of James Bond inspired art that we called "From Valencia With Love". (Picture of all three of us next to our piece at the show above) Each of us did a group of drawings inspired by characters from the world of James Bond. Here is the logo from our piece and the drawings I did for the piece. Enjoy!