Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wind Waker - Finishing move

roughing out Link's finishing move in Wind Waker, Zelda distracts Ganondorf with an arrow to the chest so he misses Link with a swipe of his sword, Link tumbles and leaps to deliver the final blow.. I used an image I found on the internet for one of the keyframes which set the whole scene

Monday, October 6, 2014

Zelda - Wind Waker

One of my friends let me borrow his copy of Hyrule Historia, lots of awesome information and pictures from my favorite game series.  He's also playing Wind Waker HD right now on the Wii U, so I felt the need to draw something from the game

Bounce & Splash - 4 hours

4 hours in

Friday, October 3, 2014


felt like going back to my first assignment  - the bouncing ball.... and I wanted to add a little something new, there's going to be some smokey/magic type effects too

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Title card color progress

trying to throw some color on my title card to spice it up a little bit.  Pretty straightforward with the color choices, little orange and blue, fire and water going on.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

more breakin

still pluggin away at this

little samurai vs big samurai

sat down the other day....didn't know what to animate....I knew I wanted to do some sort of altercation between a small person and a big person, some kinda fight.... and this is where I got to after about 3 hours of work

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bboy Rock Lee- continued

Came back to this project - I broke down the action analysis of some footage of Hong 10 in a battle against Pocket, my friend Bruce Vernon of Allegra Town Animation Studios did the keyframes and now I'm inbetweening it

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chapter 1 - Ending - rough complete

Almost finished all the rough animation for this part of the idea. Characters still off model because of different reference photos (most from Place Promised in Our Early Days). Song is 'Empire' by Shakira. Yes I know one of the suits is just like master chief from Halo (that's what I referenced)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Chapter 1 - New edit - rough

working on a new project that I've had in my head for a while but just now find a song that let me storyboard it out in my head, now for some rough straight ahead. I directly referenced a lot of images found on the internet, and the song is 'Empire' by Shakira

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Demo Reel!

I did all the effects animation, the song is 'Little Black Submarines' by the Black Keys

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Title Card - Version 2

working on a new title card for my demo reel, still need to add more fire and smoke to it

Monday, June 30, 2014


Pretty much done with this shot for now.  I was responsible for all animation.  From the senior film 'Bomber' directed by Emily Rose Gerich.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Rotation - continued

still trying to fill in all this color..... takes a while :)  I'll try not to post too many progress videos and upload the final shot next time

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

More energy

Going to add a whole lot more energy particles and the streaming energy as well. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014


the machine was designed by Carlos Estrada, I built it in Maya then Leslie Martin rigged it so I could animate it (also in Maya)  imported a playblast video into Toonboom and traced it over on 1's, now I'm going to color it and add some sweet energy effects!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wet Sand

added in the wet sand, next I'm going to put in the sea foam in the shallow parts of the washed up wave

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

More Waves

still a ways to go, need to add in more sea foam, wet sand and the rest of the ocean in the distance

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Rolling Waves

first pass on new wave test, trying to get the mechanics right, thought it might be easier to do it in sections

Thursday, May 29, 2014

More fire!

second layer added into the fire with some more transparencies

Monday, May 26, 2014


Working on the rubble and the buildings as they explode.  The next post of this should be the final with the background colored (I hope)

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Thought I would try to animate one of the battles from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Phantom Ganondorf vs Link.  It's very rough right now, but there will be a galloping horse emerging from the painting

Friday, May 23, 2014


did a quick trace off from some early horse photographs to try and get an idea for the mechanics

Friday, May 16, 2014

More explosions!

came back to this shot I was working on for the senior film 'Bomber' directed by Emily Gerich

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Keep it going

progress on this underwater explosion after a critique from one of my professors

Monday, May 12, 2014

Blow it up

some more work on this underwater explosion for the senior film 'Drain'

Friday, May 9, 2014

Senior Film 2nd pass

going back to work on this project more.  It was one of my favorite ideas and I really want to see it through to the end

Friday, May 2, 2014


some rough work of an underwater explosion I'm doing for a Senior Film titled 'Drain'

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Last update till complete!

not going to post anymore until this is completely finished!

Bboy Rock Lee - rough

Referenced Bboy Hong 10 in a battle against Bboy Pocket, going to get some help from Allegra Town Animation Studio, gonna be fun

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Camera movements

starting to model some of this with Naota and Haruko and the vespa, also tried some camera movements

Friday, April 11, 2014

Vespa Goooooo!!

Little more progress on the FLCL tribute- still need to put in Haruko and Naota

Thursday, April 10, 2014

very, very rough work on a FLCL tribute.  Lot of time needed on this one

Thursday, March 13, 2014


did a quick study tonight on some waves.....needs more height in the build up I think

Friday, March 7, 2014

more shading

not a huge amount of progress, started a new job this week and it's paying it's toll....oh well I still wanna get this one down smooth

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


here's a little more - trying to clean up the exoskeleton mechanics that build around the main character after he gets flung into the distance

Monday, March 3, 2014

Throw some depth on it

putting some shades on the main character to help get the perspective across.....it's moving a little too fast but this is a test and is going to be fully reworked

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

progress on new shot

there's probably going to be a lot of updates on this series of shots.....just warning you

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brace yourselves....here come the posts!

sooo I want to track the progress of this shot - all straight ahead animation, no storyboard, no animatic, just have the scene in my head and want to get it down...

still super rough but basically the robot hits the character and knocks him back, he uses his mechanical arms to stop himself and runs towards his opponent.  They size each other up, the robot throws a punch which the young boy blocks and grabs on to it's wrist, hyperextending the arm.  He then steadies himself and breaks the lower half of the robot's arm off, but it's still connected by wires which are swiftly disconnected with a swing of the upper arm throwing the boy into the distance.  He builds a larger robot around himself and runs back towards his enemy..... lol you get all that?

Here comes some new stuff.....

alright, so my friend Michael Sullivan and I have been working on a project for some time now, and I started to do some animating with the main character using his weapon/equipment against a big robot...this is extremely rough and way too fast right now also will have some camera movements... but here it is so far

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Done...for now

alright, probably going to be the last one I post of this shot for a long while.... the director seems happy with it so I'm going to move on and work on something else in the meantime.... I'm not super happy with the bubbles and the froth inside the test tube but it still feels pretty good.  Had a lot of fun working on this shot, and I think the film itself will be very successful.  'Frog Legs' directed by Katie Tamboer will be worth the watch!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Keep on truckin....

got some notes from one of my Professors, need to work on the eyes and the eyebrows..... gotta hit the books again!  More to come soon

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fire - Pre special treatment

quick fire test in ToonBoom, now I need to add the transparency and glow to the different layers

Effects - Blur and transparency in ToonBoom

getting close to finishing this shot, added some blur and transparency to the smoke effects at the end, need to put the fireworks on a separate layer though so they're not so see through

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Space Dandy/Anchorman mashup!

Using the dialogue from Anchorman and characters from Space Dandy :)  Here are the rough keys

Saturday, February 8, 2014

First animation on new equipment!

first thing I animated on my new Yiynova 19 inch interactive display - water splash!  about an hour of work just messing around, still need to color it - Flash

Saturday, January 18, 2014

keep it going?

throw some fire on the madness

this was going to be for a senior film by Emily Gerich but the animatic went through an edit and it's been cut :(  oh well, it was still fun to work on 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Bomber progress

finally got access to some equipment so I could do a little more work on this explosion....  hopefully I will get an interactive display soon so I can work more efficiently