Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Juiced and Jazzed" Cleanup / FX Animation

A compilation of scenes I contributed final cleanup / color design / effects / compositing to for the MAKE short film Juiced and Jazzed.

Rough animation was done by Justin Weber, who drew on paper. All the cleanup was done in Photoshop with post-production in After Effects.

The full film can be viewed here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

"Frozen" Animation Reel

A compilation of scenes I contributed animation to for the Disney feature film "Frozen".

© Walt Disney Animation Studios

"Get a Horse!" CG Animation Reel

A compilation of scenes I contributed CG animation to for the Disney short film "Get a Horse!"

© Walt Disney Animation Studios

Monday, February 17, 2014

Disney Gift Sketches

Recently I did some gift drawings for my friend Kristen and her family. It has been a long time since I've done animation-related artwork on actual paper with colored pencil and graphite. It felt really great. I hope I maintain the discipline!

The Mad Hatter is a favorite character of Kristen's sister-in-law Jessica (and one of mine, too!)

Kristen requested a drawing of her favorite scene I animated in Frozen - Young Anna disturbing Elsa and saying "The sky's awake, so I'm awake!"

This sketch of adult Elsa and Anna was for Kristen's mother.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

"Get a Horse!" and "Frozen"

I am so excited for the world to see the hard work that went into Disney's double ticket of Get a Horse! and Frozen.

It was a humbling privilege contributing CG animation to both projects. Working with Lauren MacMullan, Eric Goldberg and Adam Green on the classic Mickey characters was a real career high point. Animating a beautiful singing Disney princess immediately afterwards was more icing on the cake!

Here are publicity stills from some shots I worked on.

I had a bit of Mickey on the brain when I first began on Frozen.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Brave Locomotive - Animation Technique

A glimpse at the 2D / CG hybrid animation technique employed to bring Linus to life:

In this rough animation frame, Linus' facial acting and all of Henry are hand-drawn in Photoshop on top of an already-animated CG render of Linus' body. Once cleanup and color are applied, additional composite filters are applied to the CG linework to closer resemble the 2D.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Brave Locomotive - Seventh Screenshot

Seventh screenshot released - turtle time!

Mokey's devil-may-care demeanor may be his undoing.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Brave Locomotive - Sixth Screenshot

Sixth screenshot released - the birds and the beasts!

The critters and varmints have grown accustomed to Linus's sunrise schedule, and they're always happy to see him.