Monday, May 30, 2011

Apache by Danger Beach

I was sent this music video this morning to an instrumental by the band "Danger Beach". The song reminds me of "The Shadows" who funnily enough also have a famous song called Apache. The style and animation is great, really fun.

And nothing beats an abominable snowman playing the guitar!

Directed by Ned Wenlock
Character animation by Rodney Selby


Friday, May 27, 2011

Ben Walker Siggraph Talk

Quick post!

If you're in Sydney, Australia on the 1st of June and into matte painting go check out this siggraph talk being conducted by my friend Ben Walker! He's awesome AND talented! Say hi from us!

And check out his website!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sergio Pablos - Doppler

This is amazing to watch, study and just be dumbfounded by the insane amount of drawing skill and talent. I enjoyed Treasure Planet when I saw it, and the character of Doppler is great to watch! This is rough animation? O_o

Thanks to Living Lines Library, check out this amazing blog!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crater Face

Going with another 2d animation for this post. Amazingly heartfelt and moving short by Skyler Page entitled "Crater Face". This is one of the best examples of an animation without the need of dialogue. The music lends itself perfectly to the style and direction. Oddly enough reminds me of John K's work of "Ren & Stimpy".

Hope you enjoy, I sure did!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


The music that features in my showreel is entitled "First Snow" by the band Emancipator. Their 2009 album "Soon it will be Cold Enough" is amazing, combining my favourite elements of music to create instrumental soundscapes that get me through the day of animating. This song "Lionheart" was the first song that I heard and it blew me away.

It inspires me to become a better musician, and opened up my eyes (and ears) to different possibilities in my music writing. More music by this amazing band here >

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Work" by Michael Rianda

I thought long about what I would post first, and the first one that popped into my head was the fantastic short film by Michael Rianda entitled "Work". The voice talent is perfect and to me definitely sums up a lot. The film speaks for itself. And also, I really want a pair of moon shoes. Enjoy :D

more of his drawings here: Michael Rianda


Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Next Forever

Hi again!

Back in 08 I had about 3-4 months off between jobs and decided to write and record an instrumental album. That eventually became the album "Day Dreams" which was music inspired by day dreaming, travelling and space. It was a fun project and proved to myself I could produce an album entirely by myself.

Last year during my time at Animal Logic I decided to do it again, this time with a new style and theme and try different ways of writing and recording. 1 year later "The Next Forever" was released, and I had the opportunity to put something I was proud of on iTunes and digitally distribute it!

Here it is on bandcamp and also most of my other music on soundcloud. Both awesome music sharing websites

I promise next post will be non self promotional.....maybe :P


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Animation Reel 2011

Here is my current animation reel on vimeo:

It consists of shots that I animated on Zack Snyder's "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" during my year at Animal Logic in Sydney, Australia.  And also some of my favourite "pose to pose" shots I animated for the tv series "Erky Perky" at Ambience Entertainment, also in Sydney Australia.

Guardians was definitely the best project so far that I've worked on, with an awesome crew of amazing artists. Also made some really close friends from my time there.