I talk about some of these things in-depth on my blog, but I wanted to separate out my work on this so interested parties can easily see it gathered together, if they wish. This is some of the puppet production work I am doing on "Grandpa", my most recent short stop-motion work in progress. This required a lot of research on my part, as it was/is the first time I am working with ball-and-socket, silicone-based pro level puppets. A sense of realism is important to the project. If you are interested, the animatic/story reel can be viewed under "Animatics and Storyboards" in my Portfolio.
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"Grandpa" Stop-motion Short: Pre-production
This is some of the pre-production/development work I did on "Grandpa", my most recent short stop-motion work in progress.
Lighting, Texture and Layout: Natural History
A progression through stages to a final museum piece. This work was done primarily in Autodesk Maya utilizing Mental Ray.
More Stop-Motion and 2D Animation Tests
A grouping of my better miscellaneous non-CG animation work.
Opening Titles Motion Graphics / Effects
Motion graphic/visual effect ideas I came up with for a mock/fan-made opening title sequence for a movie version of a popular video game.
"The Bookworm" Thesis Character Models
The character models for "The Bookworm". These are pretty much created directly from the character designs.
"The Bookworm" Thesis Designs
These are some of the character/environment designs for my thesis short animation, working title "The Bookworm".
Selected and screened at The Roseville Animation Festival (2012) and the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival (2012)! This is a short animation made by myself and two other students at DePaul University. We were going for a "paper cutout" look for the style, but it was actually made in Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects and edited in Premiere. Our team was so small, we all had a hand in pretty much everything at one point or another, but we gave ourselves a little credit for the main tasks. Hope you enjoy it!
"Grandpa" Stop Motion Short WIP
This is a short piece of raw video from "Grandpa" followed by some production shots. This project is currently in post.
This short vid is of a stumbling robot that was textured, lighted, basic rigged, animated and comp’ed by me onto a photographic background.
Figure Drawings / Artwork
This contains various figure drawings, quick studies and still artwork that helps show my artistic and animation-related skills.