Sunday, December 16, 2012

Movie Trailers!

Here are two movies coming up in 2013 that I am dying to see.
The first is a no-brainer. Guillermo del Toro's latest movie features giant kaiju monsters fighting giant robot mechs. Throw in Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman... what more could you ask for? Pacific Rim looks like it will be non-stop action and fun with some sincere heart thrown in knowing Del Toro's work.

Next is a much smaller movie called Upstream Color by Shane Carruth. This one looks like you'll need to bring your thinking cap along with you to the theater. Carruth has only release one other feature previously, a movie call Primer. Primer is one of my favorite movies. I've watched it many times and always think I have a handle on it, but I know I don't. It might be the best time travel movie of all time. It's scope is so big, but really its a very small film. Reported made for only $7000, it took the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004. So here is his new one, and it doesn't look like he's going to take it any easier on the viewers.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

New sculpt update

Here are a few progress photos. Forgive me for the first face being horrifying.

Monday, December 3, 2012

New sculpt

I have been taking a break from my short film the past week or two to work on some other things. I just finished coloring a short comic project and I am working on a sculpture for a gallery show coming up. Here is the first stage of it. I'll update as it progresses.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Brandywine River Museum Visit

Deanna and I took our MICA classes on a tip to the Brandywine Museum today. They had a great exhibit up on illustrations done for Edgar Allan Poe stories. We got to see some originals by Barry Moser, Aurthur Rackham, and Harry Clark, among many others. As always, the permanent collection was incredible. I am floored by the large NC Wyeth paintings every time I see them.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Animatronic hand

Here is a hand I made for some close up shots. I used this wonderful tutorial as a starting point, modifying for size mostly. Forgive the sloppiness here, it is now covered with white fabric.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Come out and plaaaaayayaya...

A poster I did a while ago based on the movie The Warriors got featured today on Joblo is a movie news site that I frequent. They recently started doing a column of movie related artwork. If you haven't seen the 1979 movie The Warriors, do yourself a favor and seek it out. It is a dark but fun movie about rival gangs in New York during the city's grittiest era.

Friday, October 26, 2012


A candid behind the scenes shot of Lincoln on set; from the last batch of M'aidez shots.

Monday, October 22, 2012

San Jose International Short Film Festival 2012

The San Jose International Short Film Festival 2012 was held this weekend and my short M'aidez was shown there! I should have posted this befroe the showing but I wasn't sure of the date and time it would be screened. Thank you SJSFF for the invite, I hope things went smoothly. 

Also featured at the fest was the short "The Maker" by Zealous Creative, a studio out of Australia. I saw this a couple weeks back online and really enjoyed it. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

8 Bit Devo

I did some artwork over the summer for an 8bit tribute album to the band Devo. The album, titled Crack that Chip, by 8-Bit Operators is set to be available around election time. Here is a promo video they made featuring some of my artwork and samples of the music.

I had a lot of fun working on this and really loved diving into Devo themed art. Here are a few progress photos from the sculpture.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Radiolab is a great podcast/radio program that we tune into for each sporadic episode. The most recent one is from their live show which they traveled across the country with.  It features astronaut Dave Wolf telling a couple stories about his space travels. Its worth a listen, as are most of their episodes.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

M'aidez (long)

I am back working on M'aidez again after a bit of a break. I am launching back into the project to try to complete the entire original story I had planned for the short. This will fill in what happened before the first version, and what happens to our doomed hero next. I have been making my first real set for the last couple of months between all my other responsibilities. It has been a lot of planning and measuring. Also lots of cutting... lots and lots of cutting. Here's a look at what I've been up to. The next step is figuring out exactly what the floor and ceiling of my spaceship hallway will look like, then painting everything. Then lights!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Alex Fine visit

My friend Alex Fine was kind enough to visit my class at MICA last week to do an inking demo. He did an awesome drawing of the worst thing ever. He was also voted Baltimore's favorite illustrator by City Paper this week, congrats Alex!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Arrowhead: Signal

I came across this short film from Australia recently and really enjoyed it. Jesse O'Brien and crew created it on a shoestring budget and they are seeking financing to create a full length feature. The film cleverly mixes selective cg elements in with a great costume and carefully cobbled together set pieces.  It's about ten minutes, but worth the time investment.

Arrowhead: Signal from Jesse O'Brien on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Paris - Post 5

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I'm going to just throw up a bunch of images here for my final Paris post.
1- San Francisco Book Company - An English language book store, lots of nice paperbacks
2- Passage des Panoramas - The oldest passages couverts in Paris; covered alleys lined with shops
3- Musée d'Orsay - One of two large clock faces inside the former train station
4- Jardin des Tuileries - Toy sailboat in one of the garden's ponds
5- Galeries Lafayette - This stained glass dome sits in the middle of Europe's largest department store
6- Street art close to the Shakespear & Co book store
7- Street art in the Notre Dame area