This was mine and Kelly's second attempt at creating some mechs. We decided to make them much larger than last time. It did make them easier to paint, but that also meant a lot more pieces to put on. We started them late last year, but due to work we had to put them on hold. Ever since February we've been grinding away at them, and I think the end product paid off. We also did some green screen shooting with powder to emulate snow. It was a lot of fun and it made us feel like we were working on an old school Star Wars film.
Our work is also featured at Nuthin' But Mech's website, along side the best mech designers in the world. Definitely worth a visit if you're into robots/mechs/machines.
Here is the one I built.
A quick preview of Kelly's mech, be sure to check out the rest of her amazing work here.
Earlier this year I had the great privilege to be a guest speaker at ISB. Back to my roots, as I attended that school for 2 very amazing years. It was such a fun experience to go talk to all the students, and hopefully inspired some the same way I was inspired by guest speakers in my youth. I found the Q&A sessions especially entertaining, as I was asked some very good questions. Not only about the industry, but about myself as well.
I'd just like to say a very special thank you to Alegria and Mischele for everything. I couldn't have asked for better hosts. Thanks to Petch as well for pushing all this forward. And last but not least, I was extremely thrilled to go and check out the high school art class. It was definitely inspiring for me to see all the wonderful work that these students were up to. There was a lot of serious talent.
This weekend I found a fun little surprise in my post box. A thank you letter (with amazing original art!) from staff and students. I was overwhelmed with warm feelings. Thank you so much for this.
To the wonderful students I met from the high school art class, you guys are awesome. It was great chatting with all of you about animation, art, movies, and even Imagineering! You all are so incredibly talented. I look forward to seeing more of your work, and hopefully seeing you all again in the near future.
It's Holiday season again. And there's no better time to update my showreel. Here's most of my past work. I managed to find a very brief clip of some shots I worked on for The Hobbit, so I threw them in. However you all can now see more of The Hobbit in theaters now!
Like Tintin, I got to put in double duty on this film. Previs and Animation. It was super fun and rewarding on both sides. And it turned out to be a pretty fun film as well. My current show reel below :