Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Directors Roundtable

Cool video of Kathryn Bigelow (THE HURT LOCKER), James Cameron (AVATAR), Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS), Peter Jackson (THE LOVELY BONES), Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR), and Quentin Tarantino (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) just sitting around talking about their craft. There are three parts, make sure to check em all out!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Acting Reference #17

I uploaded this video because it has a lot of nice subtlety. Rose McGowan pretty much stays in the same basic pose during the entire shot, but she does a great job of working within it. A lot of nice details going on in her shoulders, eyes, her hand (playing with the curtain) Trying to add some of these small subtle details can really take your shot to the next level.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Here's my entry for this weeks Art Jumble - the topic was mermaids

Friday, November 6, 2009

3 Years

Today is my 3 year anniversary at Schell Games!! Wow the time has really gone by fast. I'm so honored to be working at a great company with so many talented people!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Acting Reference #16

I uploaded this video from 12 Monkeys cause I really love the little spin that Brad Pitt does a the beginning of the clip. It has so much character and the timing on it is really cool. Adding character & personality to something as simple as turning around can really make your animation much more interesting. And Brad Pitt did a super awesome job in this movie, if you haven't seen it I definitely recommend it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Movie Stills #4

Here's a still shot that shows a lot of anger & emotion (from Die Hard with a Vengeance). Doing things as simple as tilting your characters head down and having them look up at who they are talking too is an easy way to make them more menacing & evil.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sum of All Thrills Opens

The Sum of All Thrills, a new ride we've been working on, opened today in EPCOT. I was on this half time and did some animation & other things for it. Was a lot of fun!

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The opening is featured on CNNs front page
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Acting Reference #15

This is a great clip from Alpha Dog. There is some awesome contrast going on between these two characters. I also love the head & shoulder movement from Ben Foster (great underrated actor) at the end of the clip. Sweet stuff. !Warning! Profanity

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Anim

Every 3 weeks at work we have a lab day where you can work on whatever you want and I started this short lip sync on the last one.

1st Pass Spline


Monday, July 27, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Evolution of a Shot

Awesome video from Jeff Gabor showing his progression through a shot in Ice Age 3

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Acting Reference #14

This is a great clip from Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men. I love the brow raise at the end which he uses to emphasize the point he is trying to make. Sweet stuff

Brows - No Country For Old Men from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Acting Reference #13

I really like this clip from Superman Returns. There's some nice brow stuff and I like how you feel he's in a rush and has multiple things going on at once. The "thinking" is very believable.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Star Trek Wars

Made this for one of our company art challenges

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Kyle Reese

In honor of the new Terminator movie, the second coolest "Kyle" of all time.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

11 Second Club Entry April

Here's my entry in this months 11 sec club competition.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Acting Reference #12

This clip from The Frighteners has some really nice finger movements. Fingers are a great place to add detail and polish to a shot.

Monday, April 20, 2009

11 Second Club WIP

I've deecided to enter this months 11 second club contest. Here's a wip, hopefully I'll have time to finish it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Movie Stills #1

I've been downloading a lot of still images from movies, it's great reference for character composition, poses, and conveying emotion in a single image.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Acting Reference #11

Leo gave an excellent performance in The Aviator and I really like this shot for the head accent at the end. There's also some really nice shoulder movement going on as well. You don't always have to use your hands to make gestures, sometimes using only the head can be more interesting.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Acting Reference #10

I uploaded this video because Daniel Day-Lewis is the man :) There's so much emotion and anger is this short little clip, really amazing

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Really funny short with a great art style

Friday, March 20, 2009

Norman Test

Quick little test I did to play around with the Norman rig, may do something more elaborate later

Friday, March 6, 2009

Acting Reference #9

I uploaded this video because of the expression the girl makes at the end of the scene, very expressive

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Art Jumble - X-MEN

Entry for this weeks Art Jumble

Coraline + 3D = Awesome!

Really great movie, if you have the chance to see it in 3D I would definitely recommend it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Hilarious Kid

Hilarious video of a kid after leaving the dentist, great stuff!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lets Go Steelers!

Quick drawing in honor of the Steelers!!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Acting Reference #8

I really like this moment from The Aviator because of the little hand gesture that Leo makes. Instead of hitting the gesture on a word, he does it before the line and it really adds some nice texture to the shot

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Woody Anim

Here's a little test I started working on back when we were doing Toy Story Mania! Still some stuff I could fix, but I'm at the point where I'm ready to move on to something new

woody anim from Kyle on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I would like to get more into digital painting and here is a quick attempt I did today

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Acting Reference #7

This is a great shot from The Weather Man, Nic Cage's sarcasim at the end of the shot with the eye darts and head turns is really great stuff.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Penguins coming to TV

Click image to read story

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Acting Reference #6

Double Take

Great reference of a double take from Brazil

Friday, January 2, 2009

Acting Reference #5

Make your blinks count

I uploaded this video to show a great example of using a blink. Often people just throw in blinks as filler, but you should really think about how the dialog is being delivered and place them accordingly. In the second shot Colin Farrel doesn't blink at all until the end of his dialog where he has a single blink, this really helps sell the confusion he is feeling. Keep in mind that blinks can add lots to a shot and placing them in the right spot is important.