CG Feature Reel

 

Pixar,   Car2,   lighting with proprietary software, compositing with Shake
Dreamworks,     Bee Movie, Monsters Vs. Aliens,Kung Fu Panda, Shrek: Forever After,     lighting and compositing with proprietary software
Digital Domain,   Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,   lighting with Maya, preliminary compositing with Nuke
Sony Pictures Imageworks,   Monster House,   lighting with Maya, compositing with proprietary software
Blue Sky Studios,   Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown,   lighting with proprietary software, compositing with Shake

House Special, Cedar Fair, Rougarou

Lead Lighter
House Special 2015

Lighting for entire spot, along with this one and another that was pulled in post. Supervision for lighting of this one.

This project was one of my favorite lighting challenges to date. The dark and edgy feeling, coupled with a willingness (perhaps eagerness even!) to stray from light’s real-world limitations in order to set the mood and tone, allowed for a truly creative collaboration between the director, the art department, the compositor, and myself.

StartupPhenomenon Women 2013

Client: Van Heyst Group

Project: Poster for the Startup Phenomenon Women portion of Startup Phenomenon 2013.

creative direction & production, design & motion

 

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The client wanted a poster reminiscent of revolution, while still obviously feminine, to distinguish the event from the co-ed Startup Phenomenon happening the following weekend. Turnout exceeded expectation.

Project Enye

Client: The Just Media Fund

Project: Introductory video loop for ProjectEnye.com

creative direction & production, design & motion

The client wanted a simple text animation explaining defining an ‘enye’ and introducing projectenye.com. We decided upon further discussion to go with a little more graphical animation than simple text. Using the enye logo as a graphical element throughout, we kept it simple enough to not be distracting.

This Too Shall Pass

Client: SyynLabs

Project: Music Video, “This Too Shall Pass” by OK Go

sculpt & build, creative direction & production (co-management)

 

 

Creativity in Los Angeles is all about having the talent- and knowing the right people. I know some of the right people. While at Dreamworks, I had the pleasure of spending my nights in a 80,000 square foot warehouse making random and super cool stuff do even more amazing things when combined.

Originally I was hired to make kabuki dancing puppets of the band members, but it was soon clear how much work needed to be done and we all decided puppets with less than 3 seconds of fly by screen time didn’t need to be dancing.

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I welded, built, tinkered, co-managed the top floor. I did anything and everything that needed to be done that I could do (and perhaps a couple things I didn’t know I could). The mad genius of the guys and gals at Syynlabs, the palpable creative energy of the band, and the focused yet childlike joy and excitement of everyone involved made any sleep loss well worth it… though I had marble nightmares for weeks afterwards.

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Reversing Desertification eCurriculum

Client: The Savory Institute
Project: Translate the training course book into an eCurriculum for global distribution

creative direction & production, design & motion, digital enhancement and compositing, photography & video

The Savory Institute contracted me to translate their curriculum from text to video in order to train those around the globe who are illiterate, don’t read English, or are otherwise unable to learn from the literature. The project entailed creating visual presentations of a plethora of information from basic mineral cycles to more complex ideas such as Holism and desertification. On a shoestring budget and rushed schedule of 3 months, I completed over 68 videos totaling over 5.5 hours of animated illustrations and edited video/photographs.

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I also had the role of Production Coordinator and developed the pipeline and the schedule to which I made sure we stuck.

 

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Though there were times that the budget and the schedule prevented us from making the product we would ideally have loved to accomplish, what we were able to accomplish was a miracle in sheer scope as well as efficacy.

 

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