Friday, December 29, 2006

Hero's in a Half Shell

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster! I can't wait to see this movie!

Monday, December 11, 2006


Yes, It's been a while. But Hey, I'm back. It was only a matter of time before I made the move to the west coast. Starting the new year I'll be moving to San Francisco to work for Industrial Light & Magic on Pirates of the Caribbean : At Worlds End. I'm very excited to get a chance to work on this movie, I've always been a fan of the Pirates movies, so I'm pretty excited about this one. Plus I'm excited to live in California for the first time, especially the Bay Area!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Go See It!

This Friday, July 28th, The Ant Bully will open in theaters all across america! Make plans and get to the theaters and check it out. I hope you all enjoy it! :)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Unofficial Truth About the Industry

So are you trying to break into the industry? Are you looking for your first job? At CgTalk there is a great read, written by a senior character TD at Sony Imageworks. All kind of good FAQ and TIPS for everyone looking for that first gig! Check it out..

Monday, July 10, 2006

The Ant Bully Premiere

This past Saturday was the first crew premiere of The Ant Bully in Dallas. It was great to go back and see all my old friends from DNA and finally see the movie. The movie turned out really nice I think everybody was pretty impressed with the final product. The overall pacing of the film was great, and the lighting and the renders were beautiful to look at. I think this film turned out better than most people expected, so lets hope it does well in the theaters! The Ant Bully hits theaters and IMAX on July 28th. Make sure to go check it out! As for me, I have been enjoying a LOOONNNGGG summer vacation and am still unsure of what will be happening next. I should know within the next month, and i'll be sure to post about it! Until then, happy animating!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Time for a break...

Well i know its been a while since a post. Not that ANYONE reads this at all! But we have been finishing up animation on The Ant Bully and may 5th is my last day at DNA. It was a great experience and I met some wonderful and talented people there. I will be going on an extended vacation to do some traveling and stuff. Im actually looking forward to this after crunching on the last 2 films I was on. It will be a nice break. Im not sure what will come next.... a short film? Some painting? practice some 2d animation? I dunno, we shall see... Whatever it be, I'll be sure to post about it. Untill then, Addios...

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


So i've been wanting to write about this because i think its a helpful topic. Reference! So why use reference? How do you get good reference? Personally I use it on almost every shot I animate.

Now dont get me wrong! There are always your masterminds who lock themselves away for 5 days and emerge with this beautiful peice of work. But if your like me and use reference all the time you realize how helpful it can be! After all, the idea is to get the best possible performance that you can!

So how might you get some good reference? Here is what I do.... Usually, when I go in to shoot reference for an acting shot I usually loop the audio (if any) a bunch of times. I actually try to forget that I will be eventually animating this shot, and I act it out naturally, without thinking about it to much. The point is to get something fresh, and see what comes naturally instead of trying to think about what guestures you might be able to use. Usually I'll grab at least one more person to act it out for me as well, so I can get a new and different perspective on it. If it is a shot with multiple characters I'll get a buddy to act it out with me. Then maybe I will switch roles, all to get some different ideas flowing. I also will use life action movies or even animated movies to gather up ideas, just so i can have all kind of options when it comes time to animate.

Its not a bad idea to gather up as much as you can, get alot of ideas to work with. I think its a great step in planning your animation to get the most out of your shot. Using reference is OK! Get different people to act it out for you as well, see what you can come up with! Its a helpful step to finiding out that special something to throw in your shot that will make it MONEY! So try shooting more reference if you can during the planning of your shot and see if it helps!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

New Ant Bully Trailer

New Ant Bully Trailer is out! This will give you guys a little better taste of the actual film. This is the trailen for the IMAX version of the film. Man its looking GOOD!

Click Here To Watch the Trailer!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

New Movie Posters

CHECK out the new movie posters for Ice Age! March 31st!

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Ice Age Tv Spots

I found the clips of the Ice Age 2 TV spots online and thought i would share with you guys. Man This movie is gonna be sweet, i cant wait another month until it comes out! I dont have any shots in any of the TV spots, in case you were wondering. :) Make sure you mark your calenders! MARCH 31st! woot!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Ant Bully in 3d!

Man I got to see clips of the movie today in 3d, and it looks incredible! We all put on our 3d glasses and watched a couple of the sequences from the movie, and I cant believe how beautiful it looks. The colors in this movie are beautiful and im really amped about it. Anyway, it will be released in IMAX at the end of July in 3d so i think we can all be excited about that. Lata-

Thursday, February 16, 2006

New Blog!

What up! Well i decided to start this whole blog thing. I thought it would be cool for you guys to be updated with info about me, because I know how important my life is to all of you : ) So I am going to try to stay on top of this thing and give you some updates as often as possible. As for recently, I have been working away at DNA Productions on the film, The Ant Bully. Its looking sweet!! Really fun film. I havent had much time to write any new music. My time is pretty much being filled up by work and well.... i guess sleep, which i would like to get more of. Anyway, i hope to get some new music going soon. Ok well im signing out. Time to crash... Come back and check out my Blog!! I got alot of things I wanna talk about so check back often. Peace -