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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Animation Demo Reel

*This Demo Reel was created mid 2010. I am in the process of creating an updated demo reel but in the mean time if you would like to see a collection of my more recent works please refer to the "portfolio" tab or you can follow this link directly Portfolio


Friday, November 19, 2010

Chalkboard Art Update/ Elegant Script

Wow, considering I did this all by hand I think I really nailed the consistency of the lettering. This took a lot of concentration and a steady hand! Fancy Fancy. These boards can be seen at several bars of the Las Vegas Strip at restaurants and lounges including STACK and Brand Steakhouse. If you need chalkboard art done feel free to contact me with inquiries or questions.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pismo Series Addition & Chalkboard Art

Hello World! The first picture is of the rough draft/ progress shot of a chalkboard art project I am working on for a few high end restaurants here in Las Vegas. The second is a painting I did to add to a series of paintings I am working on based off of some photos I took on my Pismo Beach vacation. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sneaky Sneaky

Ok, I think this one is just about done. Let me know if you guys notice anything funky!

Fallout Characters

Cool behind the scenes video about the voice acting and characters in Fallout New Vegas. I want to get it really bad but it would probably delay my graduation :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Nut Hunt

I finally rounded the corner on the progress level of my casino gaming piece for my demo reel. Back on track and stress relieved! Now that I came up with a quick way of attacking these kinds of projects I will be doing a lot more. Its pretty fun stuff.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lip Sync: Render & Sync Test

I made this to test my sync and see what the final render will look like. I'm currently brainstorming a basic environment to put the character in.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Palms Marketing Update & Save Dread Rock Add

Today I am posting my update for my motion graphics/ 3d marketing piece for my demo reel I have been developing. I also made an add/ poster for a concert I am in charge of promoting. I am pretty happy with the design and creativity I was able to put into it while maintaining my clients ideas. Happy Oktoberfest!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lip Sync Update: Didn't See it Coming

Hey gang! Look at all the progress I made :) Its not %100 yet but its looking pretty sweet. Shoot me a critique, I'm getting tunnel vision.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Test Playblast: Lip Sync

This is a test playblast for an animation that I started tonight. I also found this picture that I thought was cool from a past project in which I was experimenting with toonshading.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Under the Sea!

So it looks like this job is done pending client approval. I want to thank Luis Moreno for including me on the project, it was lots of fun working together. In total, I probably put 30-40 hours into this project. These panals are going to be fit around an above ground pool. It is very satisfying seeing all of the work together instead of panel by panel. There was a lot of research and planning involved in this project but with some creative ideas we were able to make it look easy. I am looking forward to doing more murals like this! The amount of painting experience gained from this project is priceless.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Website & Marketing Update

Today we had graduation pictures! Here is my new website design. The rest of my marketing materials (resume, business cards, ect.) will have a similiar motif. I hope I got it this time!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Demo Reel Update: Rough Draft- Graduation Reel

Shhhh... You didn't just get a sneak peek of the rough cut of my sumer 2010 demo reel... Is the End near? This is the rough edit of my first attempt ( and hopefully only ) at my graduation reel. Cross your fingers and I'll keep the momentum going...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Business Card Progress

Ok. After coming to the realization that the last business cards I posted are trash, the gears began to spin. I had an epiphany one night last week to use this painted texture I made in Corel as a background for my card. My goal was to keep in the theme of the colors on my website, but also make it clear that I am an animator and designer. I tried to use my color theory to push the text into a realm of semi-3D. After I decided on using Infomatic as a brand tool, I made the choice to run with those colors to go on top of the bg for consistency. I think I might have scored on this one. I still have some composition issues and I might swap the fonts for something a little more custom, but I think I may be on to something here...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Box Lift Progress/ Last Friday

It seems that I have finally jumped over the wall on this animation. It has been three long days of hard work but I am feeling comfortable with the quality, especially when considering what the last version of this animation looked like. I am glad that I made the decision to revisit this piece because I almost just decided to drop it completely. It is not "done" yet but I felt it necessary to document this monumental progress. Monumental for me- I have been thinking for weeks that my demo reel would never be done, but now I have the momentum. I am also glad that I went with a rig this time that has emotions in the face. On another note, the new local art show "Last Friday" at Living Dead Tattoo has been postponed until further notice.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Labor of Love

Hello bloggers, I have been a busy bee this week. First is the update on my "box lift" animation. It is coming along smoothly I think. I have been working it up section by section to maintain quality. Next is the dreaded blue box. It is hard getting the timing right but up to this point I think I am on track.

Next are a couple of business card ideas I am developing for my marketing package. I am going to make several versions and decide that way because I am a strong believer in the idea that you must get rid of the bad ideas in the head before a good one will rise to the surface. There is sooo much work to get ready for graduation, but it is nice to see a culmination of my education as I go through all the hoops and hurdles.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Aquarium Painting

This is an update on a mural project I am currently working on. This is a digital mock-up I made today to give me a guide while painting. It will eventually be wrapped around a jaccuzi/ pool. We should get started this week so I will post updates on the progress of the traditional painting that will follow!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Portfolio Work & Life Drawing July 24th

Watch out now! I have been a busy bee lately. I decided on a new song for my portfolio. It is by the Afro Cuban Jazz artist named Omar Sosa. The song is called La Tra off the album Mulatos. I decided to make a new intro for my demo reel that is shorter and synced up to the music. I'm liking the colors and the feel so far; however, I am still going to brighten it up a bit and play with some effects a little.

This week I also started a new animation that is a mix between two of my former options for my demo reel that weren't quite working. I hope that the fusion between the two will make something special ;)  I took the rig and personality of my boom box animation and put it into the scene for my box lift animation. I think that with my fresh understanding of animation and a clean canvas will benefit me if I can get it done amongst the other projects I'm working on.

Also this week I was able to make it to the life drawing workshop at AILV for medium length pose day. The model was pretty good and I was in a good place that day so I think I did pretty well and definately got in some good practice.

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