My ever-trusty demoreel! If you watched the other videos (not too mention still images) on my main site, you’ll recognize a number of pieces, but there’s also a lot of work-related content, as well as some animation bits.
I made this storyreel for the song “Your Fault!” from the musical “Into the Woods.” The drawings were made over the course of a few weeks during my lunch breaks when I worked at Disneyland, and as you’ll note from the costumes, I placed the characters in modern times, rather than a fairy tale setting. Why, you may ask? Well, why not?
Man, I hope I can revisit this someday….
This was actually made for my Sound Design class at Parsons, but the basic idea I had already developed from a different class, which was a bunch of unruly trainees learning how to become tour guides in Hell. While the animation remained fairly simple (that wasn’t the point of the class, after all), working with the audio was a joy. I had about 8 people record a huge number of lines — in the very professional recording studio we had, no less — and then went through ProTools and crafted them all together. The voice work by my friends was great, the sound effects fell into place, and the background music was absolutely perfect. I had so much fun making this, that, as I said, I really hope I can actually make this a full-featured short.
Oh, and that voice in the beginning? That’s me, with a little help from ProTools’ reverb.
This was a short, short project I made for my Maya 3 class in Parsons. That opening shot of the lightning reflecting in the glass bottles took way longer than you might first think, and introduced me to the world of render passes.
A story of trust, betrayal, hope, and redemption. Or it’s just about a mutant golf ball. We’re not sure which.
One of the first projects that we got as 1st year Grad Students at Parsons was a “Box Study.” Each of us were assigned a particular type of box (something simple that you could make yourself and fold together), and then required to do something like 50 “studies” of it. I can’t comment on the intended goal, but I can say that pretty much everyone wound up hating their box with a deep, irrational hatred. In the end, we had to make a basic presentation about the box, to sort of introduce the rest of the class to it. This was my final for the project. It was made largely because, well, video is one of my better skills, but also because it gave me the chance to have some fun with the box (for a change). I was pleasantly surprised that the instructor not only actually liked it, but even laughed at the last line.