Friday, February 12, 2010

zombie walks

practicing some zombie walks. Puppet turned out way cooler than expected so may do some other stuff with this fella. Jeremy Spakes armature and Shea Bordo's special effects.

Friday, February 5, 2010

So a year and a half ago I ran the Hood to coast relay race and am part of a documentary about that race. The doc got into SXSW film fest which is awesome. Also awesome is that Christoph and Marcie the directors wanted me to do an animatic for the film so here's one of the animatics of a winget running a leg of Hood to Coast.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I do love animation.

I now have 5 followers. This is amazing. I have been doing some animation for Shadow Machine on Dino Stamatopoulos new tv series "Frankenhole." I am now back in Portland and getting ready to animate for the Hood to Coast Documentary. After that I want to come up with a little short to practice the new techniques I learned on the show. Doing ten seconds a day on the show one learns a lot and gets pushed in terms of what you can do. I had a chance to animate things I was maybe tentative to approach before or didn't have a reason to approach. Such as someone giggling. I mastered that shit I tell ya. It helps for someone to say, "this is what the character is going to do it" you do it and find out that, yes, you can do it, and yes you are able to work through how to make it look right. It's exciting. Anyway Jeremy Spake and Shea Bordo have made some pretty amazing puppets laying around the studio so hopefully I can put them to use in the next few weeks. Fuck I love animation.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Jeremy Spakes lovely pumpkin puppet. Trying to get a feel for his character. Nice movement from this guy and the costume was done by Paloma Soledad. All very nice.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bus Stop

Currently working on Shea Bordo's short film. This is the first animation I did with the puppet. Jeremy Spake made the armature that's amazing and allows for so much movement with this guy. Dexter Caseres did the story boards and a whole slew of people are currently helping us with all the crazy elements that have to come together in stop motion. Will keep posting pictures and animatics as we go.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Cave

Large shot of the cave. Also a small Winget that will inhabit this cave. Again Cave was painted by Josh Story. Not myself. I could not do that. The cave is made from cardboard covered in newspapers then covered with cheese cloth dipped in plaster then covered in plaster and smoothed out while semi wet with water and sponges. Maybe put process photos up although they are less impressive.

Current work

This is a close up of the cave i've been working on for a couple of months now. The amazing paint job which completely brings this thing to life was done by Josh Story. He's an amazing painter who worked with me on Coraline. He's also an awesome guy. So nice when those two things exist together. Anyway working on a stop motion script for my Wingets (the green furry guys) that would live in here. I'd wanna live in here.