Saturday, September 14, 2013


Hi folks,
I've started a new blog/site! It is:

I will most likely be posting there instead of here. I like the format of tumblr for many reasons, so I've decided to use it instead of this blog. So... go there!

Also, I've started an instagram account, where it is likely I will post some enjoyable sights. If you'd like to boost my proverbial ego, you can follow me there at:

In a tidbit of other news, I've put my film "RIPE ROCK" online! You may recognize the main character in this film from the banner at the top of this blog.

3-word movie review:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Random Drawings 1

I don't post enough stuff on this blog. So now... I will post stuff! This blog's gonna change! It's gonna be... Huuuuge! Here's some recent random diddles.

3-word movie review:
Savage Vengeance

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Story of Pines

Hey everyone! Here is a long - overdue post. Early last year I was lucky enough to get to work with some close friends to help realize a story by Alison Sudol (Of the band A Fine Frenzy) into a short animated film. My official credits were Storyboards, Editor, and "Adapted for the screen by". Basically I worked with Alison & director Musa Brooker (an amazing animator as well) to help condense Alison's 40-page story into a 12-ish minute film, which would be released in conjunction with her new album. So the songs drive the story, the story reflects the music, etc.

This was a unique project because we had to develop Alison's vision, which was very personal and sensitive, into a film. Usually, working in animation, most the projects I work on are silly, wild, violent, comedy-based etc, and although I love those kind of jobs, this was an interesting and challenging change of pace... and actually one of the funnest times I've had working on a project!

The story is about a bird and a tree who befriend one another and help each other on their journey through life. If you have 12 minutes to sit back and soak-in a sweet story, check it out! The film was shot with the unique style of cut-out animation on a down-shooter.

Here is a "making-of" video. There are many more of these, covering different topics, on the "takepart" youtube channel. Thanks to Participant Media for the opportunity to work on this.

Here is some development art I did early on in the production, to help figure out the style and feel of the film.


3-word movie review:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Making the Storybots!

Well now that both the Storybot shorts I did for JibJab are up on the grand ol' internet, here's some pictures I took while making the shorts. A little behind the scenes mumbo jumbo.

The desk of a storybotter.

Making the giant robot claw, only seen for a few seconds in the final short.

Early stage of the fatty robot's body.

Designing the Lobster's armature.

Inner workings of a Giraffe head.

Jazz Madness.

Well, that's it for now...

Storybots - the letter Z!

Hey folks, it's been a while, but here's something new I did for JibJab that recently was unleashed onto the internets. Another letter short, this time for the letter "Z". Enjoy!

3 - word movie review
The Naked Prey (1965)