A couple variations done on a logo for Smithsonian Digitization. They eventually went with C.
This is basically an unfinished project from a couple years ago. Everything created with Photoshop and After Effects.
Some early versions of our heroes.
Testing out the Tuck rig (created in Toon Boom Harmony) with a short animation. So many things to fix :( Not to mention props to make, he still needs his boomerangs and holster, a slingshot, and a hat!
The latest design for Tuck. I'm currently in the process of rigging this guy in Toon BOom Harmony.
An initial exploration in character designs and look development. Additional work done by Les Ulmer.
The main character, a young Australian cowboy armed with a pair of boomerangs instead of six-shooters, was an idea created by my buddy, Les Ulmer. We decided to take this character and expand it into a story, which is outlined in the boards below.
Some concept images to help inform where the story is going, and what the characters' backstories are.
Love big money? Me too. In politics? Not so much. Join the fight against the wealthy controlling politics, and put it back into the hands of the responsible, the mass public. Viva la revolution.
Have you ever wanted to exercise but didn't want to leave the comfort of your computer chair? Tough shit, that doesn't exist. Instead, exercise your animation skills with Exercise Buddy, a free rig for After Effects. Available right f@#&ing here! http://bit.ly/exercisebuddy
QUICK WALK-THRU VIDEO:
Learning to create a head rig in Toon Boom Harmony. Super powerful software, I love it so far. This little guy is the hero of our children's book, Once Upon A Weasel. Check it out at www.worldoftheweasel.com !!!
This is an open I created for ESPN's short format stories. It basically runs through a few illustrations representing the individual stories. Illustration and music were provided. I did the animation and editing.
It seems we are seeing a lot more activism toward bettering the planet and oceans these days. It's fantastic. More work for me. Title animation created for a beautiful new world...
--made in After Effects on a computer in New York somewhere.
The Past, Present and Future of Agriculture (this version of the video does not have sound effects added)
GMO's are sooo good. Or wait, they're bad. No, wait... you lost me at Anthropocene. Anyway watch these fruits roll around.
My contribution to this video for Smithsonian Digital Studio included animation, illustration and design.
See the final video with sounds effects and advertising and everything right here!
A fully illustrated children's picture book about a boy and his secret pet. ...who becomes not-so-secret. Written by the talented Salvo Lavis and James Munn. Pick one up today in hardcover or digital platforms!
INTERIOR ARTWORK SAMPLES
And now for some behind the scenes development work:
Washington state's psychiatric hospital is really turning things around with some new staffing and funding. Are they crazy? Crazy about mental health. Booya.
It was only until just recently we, as a human race, thought that there was no other living text flying through space aside from us. Wake up, humans. --Universe themed title cards (as part of a larger piece) animated for an iMax event at the Smithsonian. Done in After Effects.
testing out some basic C4D stuff.