Saturday, February 11, 2012

James Baxter - Spirit line tests

James Baxter is awesome. Here's one of many reasons why. Two line tests from the movie "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron". If you haven't seen this movie (or think it's a pony movie for 10 year old girls - which unfortunately was how it was marketed) go out and rent it, or better yet buy it and study it for horse reference. It's one of the best animated movies in my opinion.

Thanks to Jamaal Bradley for posting this on Vimeo

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sydney to Vancouver

Flying out to Vancouver tomorrow to work at Sony Pictures Imageworks on Genndy Tartakovsky's "Hotel Transylvania". I'm super excited and looking forward to being a giant sponge around all the amazingly talented animators that are there.

Farewell Sydney, be back soon!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Harry Potter VFX nominations

Nouche had the awesome experience of working on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" during her time at Double Negative, in London. As part of the dragon team, she got to animate the Gringott's dragon during the first action sequence.

And both the Dragon and the battle sequence that were done at DNEG are nominated for some major awards!

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture category for the VES awards

Special Visual Effects category for the BAFTAS - WINNER

Visual Effects Category for the Oscars

Congrats to the entire team who worked on it!

The Hunger Games Trailer

New trailer for The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross. Set for release this year!


Short, intense but awesome experience. Nouche and I went over to Adelaide for less then 2 weeks to work on "The Hunger Games" at Rising Sun Pictures. Everyone was amazingly talented and humble and I hope to work with them all again one day.

Adelaide street photo by Nouche. Next stop Vancouver!