Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Schell Games Company Reel

If you head over to the Schell Games website (where I work) you can check out a new company demo reel. Here's my shots that are in it

:00 sec - logo animation at the beginning
:19 sec - Mechatars - wolf run cycle
:36 sec - zoo animation - all characters & tiger
1:04 - Pirates of the Caribbean fish animation
1:15 - BattleBall - did both of the dunk animations here
1:38 - Puzzle Funhouse - shot of Chef bursting through the door
2:27 - Fairies - last shot of Fairie flying around balloon

Click the image to check it out!

Schell Reel

Toy Story Short

First look at upcoming Toy Story short that will play before Cars 2

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

David Couchariere Animation Reel

Some of my favorite shots from these movies

Walk Cycle Tutorial

Nice tutorial by Francis Jasmin, click the image to check it out

Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Acting Reference #47

Here's a nice clip from The Other Guys. I love Mark Wahlbergs take at the 12 second mark. The line is very over the top, but his reaction is more subtle which plays nice.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Movie Stills #6

I haven't posted one of these in a while...apologies haha I like to find movies stills that show interesting expressions/composition/ones that really tell a story in one frame...really good reference. Here's one from The Client

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

There Will Be Blood - Gaze Locations

This is an excerpt from There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007). 11 adult viewers were shown the video and their eye movements recorded using an Eyelink 1000 (SR Research) infra-red camera-based eyetracker. Each dot represents the center of one viewer's gaze. The size of each dot represents the length of time they have held fixation.
Notice how people are focusing on characters who aren't talking as well...really shows how important it is to give your character a thoughtful performance/keep alive even if they aren't talking.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

First Animations

I thought these would be fun to post. These are the first two animations I ever did back in 1999 using my parents video camera. A year or two after I made em we got a cheap video editing program and I was able to add sound.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Can't wait to see the whole thing

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Animating Limited Characters

Nice post by Victor Navone, click the pic to check it out

Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

L.A. Noire Performance Capture

Looks like video games are starting to catch up with the movies