Thursday, April 24, 2014

I Was Interviewed

I was asked by an author living in Ghana, Comfort Arthur, to do an interview about my work and my influences, it's pretty lengthy but feel free to take a look:

And here is the self-portrait I did for the interview:

Sometimes I have a beard, sometimes I don't. I figured I'd just make both...

This isn't my first interview, I was also recently interviewed for the Oxford Film Festival, but those questions mostly pertain to Transmission.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tumblr Radar

Much to my shock, no pun intended, I woke up to find out my latest frog GIF got on the Tumblr Radar. And then my follower amount doubled in half a day!

Feels weird, man...

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...