A few weeks ago marked my 3rd year living in Montreal, and working at Method. It made me realize how quickly 2020 went by with little to nothing to mark the passage of time- my annual trip to Comic Con in San Diego, my regular visits to NYC to see family, my travels to see
I finally had some downtime to assemble a few of the sequences I animated for Zemekis’ “Welcome to Marwen.” I spent nearly a year on that show, from the early rig-testing stages to the bitter end. I still wish we were able to keep our original keyframe playblasts, before they applied the actor’s eye & mouth comp.
Here’s a quick animation doodle I did in honor of Year of the Rat. The last time I did any 2D was back on the old lunchbox on VHS tape o_O 2019 was a good year in reflection. Many of the projects I’ve spent the past many years working on finally came out. That said, I
A shot I animated was featured on the front page of Cartoon Brew! “It looks like Wreck It Ralph 2 won’t be the only major animation project released on November 21. Universal Pictures is counter-programming with the true-life-inspired drama Welcome To Marwen, which features an intriguing mix of live action and animation. Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous
The first trailer for the movie I’ve been working on since January dropped today! I animated 6 shots on this one:)
“LAIKA’S FIFTH FILM IS MISSING LINK Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, and Zach Galifianakis star in our most ambitious film to date – a rip-roaring, globetrotting comedy adventure.“ I can finally talk about it! Today Laika released the film’s new title, “Missing Link” along with a screenshot and a few details about the cast and synopsis. So
Tomorrow I head off to Montreal where I’ll be starting the new year animating on the next Robert Zemeckis movie. I realize I could’ve picked better timing (-22 F)! Hoping those dormant Scandinavian genes kick back in. 2017 has been a humbling and inspiring experience animating on “Film 5” with the talented crew at Laika.
I finally had the opportunity to fly down to San Antonio to do an animation guest lecture for the Games and Animation Dept at UIW where my friend teaches. It was fun to be able to share some of the projects I’ve worked on since my own student days, and made me miss teaching in