Sunday, November 24, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Greetings from Blue Sky

...some doodles waiting for notes from the supervisors...

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An old dusty one

I was going through my old files and found this one. I don't know what it's about or if I had a plan, but for or some reason, I like looking at it.  I think I made this sometime in 2005.  I sort of remember working on it, but it almost seems like someone else did it. Anyways, hopefully some of you enjoy it as well.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Nut Job

 I just finished up animating on The Nut Job. It was a great film to work on. There's a good variety of character personalities and the designs are very appealing.  Nearly every shot had potential for interesting acting choices and/or good physical challenges. 
For anyone wondering whether small studios or big studios are for them, consider this. At Duncan Studio where there were about 15 of us animators.  We got to work on a lot of different shots in a short period of time.  I have about 90 seconds of 'reel-worthy' animation from this job in 3 months.  When I worked at Sony Imageworks for about 9 months, there were roughly 50-100 of us animators (depending on the film) and I have about 15 seconds of 'reel-worthy' animation to show for it.  There are a lot of factors that go into this, and neither way is right or wrong.  Both jobs were great experiences and both had equally talented animators, supervisors, and leads.  There are advantages/disadvantages, but in my opinion, if you want to get better faster, consider the smaller studio.
The film is scheduled to be in theaters January 17, 2014.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


A good friend of mine has a rare kidney disease. He helps to raise money every year for the Cincinnati Kidney Walk.  This year I got to design his team banner and T-shirt.  If you're going to be in the Cincinnati Ohio area June 2nd, sign-up for the walk or donate and support a good cause. More info about the walk here.