Monday, July 27, 2009

Hayao Miyazaki

Today at work I was enjoying my morning Cap't Crunch when I look up and see the man in the white suit with matching hair. I forgot that Pixar had a screening of PONYO today, followed by a Q&A. 

I managed to sneak in off to the side - where I was about ten footsteps away from John Lassetter and Hayao Miyazaki. Its moments like these that I can't believe this Chicago boy is actually here!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

365 Supers

My good bud Ev has came up w a very inspiring idea. Draw a new superhero for each day. Thats right, 365 supers.
After cracking up over two supers: Red Cross/Blue Shield, I suggested Arm & Hammer. I was stoked to see my idea made it onto the page. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

ICE AGE : Dawn of The Dinosaurs

Last March when I left BlueSky for the west coast, IA3 was just beginning. I was a bit bummed to only do two shots on the entire film. When I went this past weekend - I was shocked to see I got my name in the credit. 

The original ICEAGE was my 1st film - when watching it, I always remember the good times. A bunch of kids trying to pull off a feature film. None of us ever working on one before. Its really nice to have my name on all 3 of the films of the trilogy. 

Now if there is ever a 4th - I may have to go back and see if they can let me animate one shot.

the credit list

shot 1 - this shot is longer,  cut down for the trailer - in the film, Scrat faints then comes back up hugging onto the tree

shot 2 - this is what I see in the computer while animating the shot. Added snow by modeling long triangles w a animation cycle so I could be reminded of the force he was struggling against.

shot 2 - the final animation. My last Scrat shot - I miss you little guy.