Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New career...?

In a little non-animation news, my modeling career has officially begun. Behold the cover art for the new Thirty Seconds to Mars album:
Disclaimer: I've never heard this band's music.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Celebrate Christmas with some clay penguins and a walrus in my garage studio.

New Christmas animation finished!

Click here to check it out!

The sets and puppets were initially made at American Greetings in Cleveland and shipped here to LA. The sound design and a lot of the post production were done at American Greetings as well. Hence, my credits list for this one is most likely incomplete, but here are the people who I know worked on it:

Director: Kevin Carr
Producers: Kevin Carr, Jenn Branch, Larry Mosca
Animator: Pete Levin
Puppet Fabricator: Theresa Muri
Puppet Doctor: John Sumner
Set Builder: Seth Larson
Prop Builders: Theresa Muri, Will Martin
Lighting: Josh Silfen, Pete Levin
Animation Assistants: Liz Pringle, Will Martin
Visual Effects Artist: Brian Kokoszka (and the American Greetings After Effects dept.)

Bonus: Here's a Flash eCard they made out of some still photos I shot of the walrus.

12/9/09 Update:
We're #1! We're #1!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Spanish Lottery commercial nominated for an Annie Award

Deportes, the first spot shown in the previous post, has been nominated for Best Animated Commercial. Click here for a list of nominees.

Congratulations to my friends at Screen Novelties and Shadow Machine for their respective nominations as well!

2/7/10 Update:
We won!!