Saturday, November 08, 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, No. 1 at the Box Office!!!

Records and Reviews:

Bloomberg Madagascar 2 Is No. 1 Film, Makes $63.5 Million

Variety "the rare animated sequel that reps a notable improvement on its predecessor in every department"

SFGate 'Madagascar's' Bay Area roots article

Animation Magazine Madagascar 2 Sets Records in Russia, Ukraine

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mark Behm's Illustration Book: Nightwork

I've had the pleasure working with Mark for a short while at DreamWork's before he transported himself to the great Valve Software. For those of you haven't picked up his book... what are ya waitin for? its awesome! Head on over to Mark's blog or Brandstudio Press and pick up this little gem to the art world.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

AM Student Showcase Summer 2008

Here's the new AM Student Showcase Summer 2008. It's just been released to the public. Head on over to YouTube or AM's site and check it out! Look out for two of my shots. :-) Enjoy!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Update: August 22, 2008. Animation on the film is in the can! Working with directors Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath, our HOCA, my fellow animator compadres and the rest of the Mad 2 team has been such a rewarding experience. The Story and Animation have both superceded the first Madagascar, in my opinion. It's funnier and even more absurd! The final renders are stunning to watch. I can't imagine how amazing it will look on IMAX theaters. Now the countdown begins upon it's release. WOO HOO! For those of you who haven't seen the website, head on over and check it out!: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. The film releases in November. GO AND SEE IT! :-)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

IronMan game releases.

On May 2, 2008, IronMan the videogame has been released to the public!!! I've contributed a significant amount of animation to the game (ALL hand-keyed - including IronMan's walk cycle, run cycle, transitions, flight, contextual actions..etc. as well as for Boss animations - Iron Monger). A compilation of some of my work can be viewed here:

Small (Sorenson codec) - click here: Iron Man Reel (34 Megs)

I'm very proud of the entire IronMan team who were able to complete such a giant game on such a tight deadline. Way to go to the folks over at Sega's awesome Secret Level!
The Verve

On April 23, 2008 went to see The Verve. I've loved this band since "A Northern Soul". The show was amazing. It was a sold out show at the Warfield in San Francisco, the bands first U.S. show in over 10 years (a few days before playing Coachella). They played two new songs too!
Soooo looking forward to the new album.

Monday, March 31, 2008

AM Demo Reel

Here's the demo reel I submitted to PDI/DreamWorks (I originally submitted playblasts, but thought I should include a lit and textured version of my preacher shot so you all could check it out). Enjoy!

Large (h.264 codec) - click here: AM Demo Reel (12 megs)

Small (
Sorenson codec) - click here: AM Demo Reel (40 megs)

Large (Sorenson codec) - click here: AM Demo Reel (80 megs)

DreamWorks Animation!!!

On March 10, 2008 I'm pleased to announce that I've accepted an animation position at PDI/DreamWorks Animation Studios. I couldn't be happier about the news and feel extremely fortunate and grateful. Thanks to my family, friends and everyone at Animation Mentor! My training begins on Monday April 7th. Woo Hoo!!!