Monday, April 14, 2014

East, West and All the Rest

I don't update this site as often as I should, especially because I still view this as my main 'website'.

Anyways, this past March I drove cross-country from New Jersey to Los Angeles to work at Animation Domination High-Def after working from home for a month. I'm currently animating on an as of yet unannounced series, so I'll be sure to actually post when that happens because I'm very proud of the work I've done on it.

From January through March I was also a judge for the Northwest Animation Festival in Portland, Oregon. Transmission screened there last year on the opening night alongside Disney's Paperman; a fact I still can't believe myself. Transmission, by the way, now has over 46,200 views on Vimeo...

Those things, on top of my work at Otherworldly Mystics and another part time job, have kept me very busy for the last few months; not to mention I'm still getting settled in LA. So with that, I'll leave you with some frog GIFs I recently made, where I experiment with styles for a possible project:

Should be able to update you soon ;;)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Timecrimes and Cool Surprises

You may have seen this image in a post last month, though it was posted without a description. It's fan art for this cool time-travel film, Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes), directed by Nacho Vigalondo.

Well, it turns out Mr. Vigalondo is a pretty cool guy, and last week after sharing the artwork with him, he started using the artwork as his Twitter icon, and even posted a link to Transmission to go with it!

Too cool. I never would've considered this for a portfolio piece but now it has a whole story to go with it!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vimeo Staff Pick

Forgot to post this last week, but Transmission became a Vimeo Staff Pick!

And it's also one of the first Staff Picks to use new animated thumbnails, and was used on Vimeo's blog as an example, so by association, the screenshot was featured on sites like Gizmodo as well!

Because of this, the view count on the film shot up 20,000 in just a couple days and is now currently at 35,000 views. I'm still trying to soak that all in...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Various Work

Sorry for the lack of updates here, here's some various work, unexplained (mostly fan art):


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Book One Press

Book One has been making its rounds on the internet, here's just a snippet of the reviews:

From Decoder:
"Pulling seventeen tracks of spaced, largely synth-focused sounds, Book One is a Philip K. Dick- and Arthur C. Clarke-inspired drift featuring sci-fi art that’d look ideal on your shelf of thrift store paperbacks."

From Portals:
"The beautifully designed Book One features a vibrant, pulp-inspired album cover lifted straight from your favorite sci-fi book club flyer, but the real treasure is what lies behind the pages."

The tape was also featured on the blog Mystic Groove, as well as spoken about in surprising detail within the first 15 min on the latest Tabs Out Cassette Podcast, where they amusingly mispronounce and suggest Bing-ing my name, and even play Matt Marblo's Tetrahominoid track in full!

UPDATE 12-16-13: Tabs Out ranked Book One #46 on their list of Top 200 Tapes of 2013! It's also the #2 compilation on the list!

Plus! A new quote from Ad Hoc:
"The dope ass cover art, which looks like a classic Isaac Asimov novel, sucked me in. The 17 tracks-- all by artists I have never heard word one about-- kept me floating in it’s cosmic realm."

"The vintage sci-fi book jacket style artwork sets the tone for this unexpected and stylistically varied collection ... One of those things that you see around, forget to listen to, and then get completely lost in."


And on a semi-unrelated note, here's my favorite review for Transmission so far:

Can't really ask for much more than that ;;)