Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Getting out of my dark studio for some Starbucks

STARBUCKS - SIP FACE from Nicholas Gaul on Vimeo.

Every now and again, I get to leave the cavernous darkness of the animation studio and venture into the sunlight to be part of a fun pixilation shoot. Dallas Sterling, the brilliant DP who I got a chance to work with on an XBox commercial, brought me onto this Starbucks SipFace spot as animation supervisor.

Over the course of three days, we shot dozens of setups from Venice Beach to Griffith Park. Frappuccinos were frozen with dry ice so they wouldn't spill out of their cups, but still every shot was a race against the frozen-coffee-melting-clock. A special thanks to all the very patient actors!

Produced by Radical Media and directed by Dennis Liu.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New trailer for "Minhocas" a.k.a. "Worms"

Here's the new trailer for Worms, which has its Brazilian premiere date set for December 20, 2013:

I was an animator on this a couple of years ago, living in beautiful Florianópolis and working with an incredibly talented crew. Happy to see how it's all coming together!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cartoon Network posted a bunch of Spy vs. Spy season 3 episodes that I animated!

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there's an easy way to embed them. C'mon Cartoon Network website, make it easy to embed stuff!

I directed and animated this one:
M.I. Spy

And I animated all of these:
Spy-cial Delivery
Double-O Spy
Moon Spy
Paper Airplane
Spider Spies

To see the previous Spy vs. Spy posts I've made, click here and here. All animation done with the fine folks at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Here's a picture of a Spy vs. Spy board game that I found on the internet.