Wednesday, May 30, 2007

MVT -- Episode 2

Here's the June Monster Vs. Trakker spot. One correction on last month's spot: I've got John McDonald credited as doing cleanup on one of the scenes I animated. Although John did a lot of other awesome stuff in the last episode, on that particular scene he actually only cleaned up the eyes. Blake Loosli did the rest of the cleanup on the scene. He also did an awesome final paint job on all of the backgrounds.

Anyway, without further ado:

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Back in Business

I'm going to start updating once a week, at the very least. I've got another episode of Monster Vs. trakker coming soon, but until then, here's a sampling of sketches I've done over the past couple of months.

I still want to make some tweaks on this one, and I might use it to experiment with Chris Wahl's coloring tutorial here.

some faces

A Mignola/Wendling inspired swinehound. I drew this on my flight to Japan a couple of weeks ago. Oh yeah, did I mention I just got back from Japan?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

What it do

So I've had a request to explain exactly what I did on the Animated Maverik commercial. The studio I worked with to create this is by no means a large production studio, so I had the opportunity to contribute on many levels to this project. All of this was done under the direction of Ernie Harker, the owner and Creative Director of 8fish.

I did the following:

Helped develop the concept
Collaborated on the basic story structure
Contributed to character design (I designed the Monster's head)
Drew the storyboards
Edited the rough animatic based on the storyboards
Directed, mixed and edited the scratch track for the animatic
Oversaw production of the layout and workbook. That included drawing all but one of the character poses.
Oversaw the editing of the "workbook animatic"
Rough animation on shots 6 and 10(The last shot of dialogue between Ron and Britney).
Supervised rough animation and cleanup
Recorded the final dialogue

If you need any clarification on that, feel free to ask. There's some animation jargon there, and there's probably some 8fish specific jargon as well.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Rough Animation

Here's some of the rough animation for the spot I just posted. This is all animated in Mirage Studio Pro.

Here's a little bit of what I'm working on for next month's spot. 5 bucks if you can find the scene where I made my transition from paper to digital.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Okay, okay, I'm a lazy slob that hasn't posted forever, but I'm going to make it up to you. Here's what I've been working on the past couple of months that's kept me from sketching as much as I would have liked.

I'm going to be adding comments and credits on the video so you can see exactly who did what on this. I'll post some of my rough animation once I make sure this is working right.