Welcome to my home page!
These pages are devoted to my work as an artist, animator, visual FX professional, writer and creator of content.
I have recently wrapped up my second animated movie called Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, then worked on Hotel Transylvania for 18 months, and now I am on Smurfs doing Rough Layout and Lighting.
I have also recently optioned a screenplay to Sony Pictures Animation called “Steam Driver” and I am pitching several writing projects around town.
I won a 2007 ANNIE award for my work on Surf’s Up!! The movie received an amazing 10 nominations; mine being one of the individual categories: Best Animation Production Artist..
I was the Wave Animation Lead; designing most of the surfing animation and water related sequences for the film. This meant designing and character animating the waves, doing previs and completing rough layout on the surfing and ocean sequences.
Click here to see my interview with. VFX World Magazine (it starts on page 2).
I’m still working at Sony Imageworks in LA, and I’m currently the Layout Lead on SPA’s next animated feature, “Hotel Transylvania”.
I’m surrounded by brilliant artists, and tech wizards, and working with some of the best FX guys in the industry. So, I guess I’m about the luckiest guy in town.
I’m also still teaching Dynamic FX at Gnomon in Hollywood, which is a bit like teaching at Hogworts. Gnomon is the most renown school in the industry, and it’s a ton of fun.
Chekc out my training DVD’s for the Gnomon Workshop, AND buy a copy if you choose to learn some Maya tricks. www.thegnomonworkshop.com
Anyway, thanks for visiting, hope you enjoy the work.