Sunday, December 1, 2013

Full Winter Jacket

My friend Andrew came up with the concept of me doing a side blog detailing my experiences during this coming winter in Montreal.

If you wanna read about how I deal with the on coming -30 degrees winter and how many times I've fallen on my ass because of ice (count stands at 1) then check out this:

Full Winter Jacket


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Montréal and The Little Prince

Since last I blogged, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" was released in cinemas and I was given the offer to embark on a new adventure and move to the east coast of Canada and call Montréal my home for a little bit.

This is Montréal

But right now it kinda looks more like this...
And it's not even winter yet

I'm now currently working on Mark Osborne's (director of Kung Fu Panda) adaptation of the famous french novel 'Le Petit Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, at Mikros Image in Montreal.

I'm really excited to be on this and grateful to be apart of this project!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Simon Black Animation Reel

Check out Simon Black's new animation reel which includes his awesome work on "Smurfs 2" and "Legend of the Guardians: The Owl's of Ga'Hoole"

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cloudy 2 - trailer 2!

It's been a while since I've posted frequently on this blog. Here's the second trailer for 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' which I just finished up on!

So excited to see this!

Cloudy 2 Whiteboard

During my time on "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" I decided to have a collaborative drawing whiteboard, and also something to remind me of when cutoff for director review was (as it usually changed daily). The idea was I would start with a blank whiteboard on Monday morning and either leave it till someone would start drawing upon Dan desk visit, or I would start with something small and simple which would grow by Friday (or Saturday).

"Animators are disturbed creatures"

"Pirate plant"

"Expressionist Animators"

"Too much coffee"

"Dino" - by Simon Black

"Bleeding Pac man ghost?"

"Poo joke" by Simon Black

"Bathtub monster"

"Julius' rabbit" by Julius Kwan

"Julius Kwan" by Philip Rudolph and myself

"Director visit" by Cody Cameron and myself (while drinking all my Jameson)

"No" by Julius Kwan

"We're done"

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cloudy 2 Trailer

Finally, the first trailer of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. I have the greatest pleasure and am so fortunate to be working on this movie with such talented and amazing friends.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cloudy 2 Trailer Countdown

The trailer for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" comes out tomorrow (February 27) and for the last 5 days Sony have been releasing posters through their Facebook page.

Check back tomorrow for the trailer!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing

Amazing song by one of my favourite musicians of all time, Steven Wilson, and heartbreaking video clip from directors Jess Cope and Simon Cartwright.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hobbit FX Reels

These FX reels released by Weta showcase the amazing work that was done on Gollum, The Goblin King and Azog (who I had know idea was completely cg, I figured it was atleast digital makeup or head replacement, not entirely cg).

Check them out here:

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My faves of 2012


Life of Pi
Read the book a few years back, and was amazed at how faithful the movie is to the source material. Watching this reminded me of why I love movies.


Imagine Dragons: Night Visions
Thanks to the trailer of "The Host" which used the opening track "Radioactive", this album is on constant repeat.

Tv series

The Walking Dead (Season 03)
Intense, suspenseful, great acting and a crap load of zombies. Best season yet.


A Dance with Dragons
I didn't have the chance to read too much in 2012 but I did read this insanely huge book. Can't wait for
"The Winds of Winter"

First look at Cloudy 2

Here's a first look at the production I've been animating on for the last 3 months, Cloudy 2! The original image is lot bigger, but USA Today have released this cropped tease. Hopefully more Cloudy 2 stuff start to show up on the internets.

Check out this link to see some descriptions of the food animals!