I’ll be speaking at the VANAS Conference in Vancouver on October 20 and 21. On the 20th, I’ll be part of a panel discussing AI and its impact on our community. On Saturday 21, I’ll be lecturing for 2 hours and showing a lot of stuff I’m working on that no one has seen yet.
In 1995, I was hired by Available Light Studio to animate the electrical effects for the pool sequence in the movie, Destiny Turns on the Radio. This work was supervised by John Van Vliet, to whom I give a lot of credit for teaching me how to do FX over live action. He was demanding, and pushed me to the max to deliver believable FX.
If I recall correctly, John animated the scene where Quentin first comes out of the water (0:15), and I used that scene as a guide to animated the rest of the shots.
I first rotoscoped the live footage on animation paper using a downward 35mm projector, then, animated the animation with sharpies. These were photographed and used as an element in the optical printer.
Hi everyone, it’s been a while since the last update. In fact, I think this might be the longest I’ve been without updating the website. Never fear though, I’m not dead, just working intensely as usual.
I was supposed to start on Brad Bird’s Ray Gunn in January, but Hollywood being what it is, my start date has been postponed by a few months. This is OK by me as I continue the huge task I’ve set for myself to single-handedly animate the Saga of Rex feature film. I’ve made massive progress and I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, although it is still a mighty long tunnel.
I worked on a feature last fall, and that film will be coming out later this year, or maybe next year (I’m not too sure). It’s a fantastic little movie. More on that later.