Sunday, December 2, 2018

Back on The Simpsons

Its been a little over a year now since I've been back on The Simpsons and its been fantastic so far!  I started back as a layout artist and took a test for storyboarding soon after I started.  The first episode I got to board was Werking Mom, XABF21 from last season, which just aired recenty.  It was a THRILL to see shots that I worked on with our TALENTED storyboard team light up on the screen.  Mike Anderson, David Silverman, Matt Schofield along with the other board artists and the amazing layout artists brought the show to life!  There was a wonderful Article in the Dispatch about this epsiode at the link above.  I'm about a aweek away from starting work on my 4th board now and I love the process!  Looking forward to getting to do more in the in the future and continuing to learn and develop in this area!  Below are stills from two of the shots I boarded in the show. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Baby Animals Rant the News

To date, we have produced well over an hour of animated content for our web based series entitled Baby Animals Rant the News which I co-created along with writer/ producer Dan Ewen.  The series has a home on Twitter as well as a page on Facebook with over 1.6 million impressions on Twitter.   We've been fortune to attract some well known voices for our 2 minute animated rants, which usually have a political slant, including comedian George Wallace and actress Constance Marie.  We've currently produced 36 episodes and plan to hit the 100 episode mark.  We've really enjoyed producing this series and look forward to continuing it as long as we can.  The first episode premiered on Dec. 22, 2016.  Tune in and follow us on our sites! 

Connecticut Science Center Lava Animation

Lava Animation Video Link 01

The Connecticut Science Museum recently went through a LARGE renovation, and I was excited to be able to animate the 40 foot tall lava animation that is one of their new showcased pieces.  The animation consisted of two one minute loopable cycles of animation (a resting state and an exploding state, pictured above) with :30 second transition animation inbetween so that the volcano can be active indefinitely.  It was a ton of fun to do and always enjoy fun freelance projects like this.  Can't wait to see it in person sometime. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

In Honor of the Olympics!!!

Way back, I got to work with director Steven Dean Moore on the episode where the Simpsons go to Rio for Carnival.  Favorite scenes I drew on- thongs disappearing into Homer's crack, the guy on fire who says, 'I am on fire and I dance' and the sea of multi colored rats.  Simpsons took a little heat from this episode, but city looks AMAZING so far in the opening ceremonies of the Olympics.  Can't wait to watch, especially swimming. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Former Student Alan Becker and Animator VS. Animation


Alan Becker, my former student at CCAD, posted a retrospective video of his work on his his web series Animator Versus Animation.  I had Alan in a number of classes and he exemplified all the qualities you like seeing in a student- hard working, listens to critiques and asks a lot of questions, works a LOT outside of class and always looking to improve.  He's built a huge following on YouTube of his animation and continues to grow his brand each day.  'Thanks' to Alan for the wonderful shout out in he video.  I was an extreme pleasure to get to work with him.  With someone that driven, as a teacher, you're suggesting little course corrections here and there but basically step back/ get out of the way and let them go.  Best of luck, Alan, as you continue to grow as a filmmaker and can't wait to see what the next ten years has in store for you!