After a long summer of animating on a trippy, surreal, Adult Swim show, it finally premieres! The show is called "Dream Corp LLC" and is directed by Daniel Stessen and produced by Stephen Merchant and John Krasinski (from the British and US "The Office".)
I joined Artbelly Productions to do the rotoscoping/animating duties here in Austin. It was an intense project with just three of us doing the rotoscoping, but the end result is beautiful (and sometimes frightening!)
The show is half live action and half animation and follows a cast of wacky misfits that work at a dream analyzation lab. Patients visit the under-funded and seemingly forgotten lab in a bankrupt strip mall and meet Dr. Roberts (played by Jon Gries.... who was Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite!). Dr. Roberts and his crew solve the patients' hang-ups and mental disturbances by entering the patients' dreams through a sketchy device placed on the head. Each week a new patient enters the lab.... some leave and some don't.
Recent rotoscoping job for Make Productions in London. They were putting together an ad campaign for Channel 4's new show "the Superhumans Show". My part in the project was to rotoscope/animate the host, Alex Brooker. You can see his face in the trading card in the spot below. Really fun, fast project and it was great to work with Make Productions.
I was dogsitting for my friend Lillian and saw this papercut on her mantle that I had forgotten about. I made this for her birthday a few years ago. I should do some more papercuts...
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The card below is a "photoshopped"/modified image of a vintage matchbook (public domain).
A nice in-depth interview from Staf magazine in Spain about me and my artwork with lots of images. (It's in Spanish, but you can translate it through google translate.)
LINK TO INTERVIEW
"The Last 40 Miles" won Best Animated Film at the Maryland International Film Festival recently!
Check out the The Last 40 Miles trailer and here's a link to the other films that were included in the Maryland Int. Film Fest (scroll down midway for film names).
Over at Flat Black Films, we have been working on a new animated web series imagining the day-to day interactions of the cubicle dwelling workers of the NSA for Wired.com called "Codefellas".
The series is brought to you by David Rees (from cult comic "Get Your War On") and partner Brian Spinks. We did the rotoscoping and lipsyncing at Flat Black. The voices are by John Hodgman and Emily Heller.
The BBC is scheduled to show part (or all?) of an edit I did of "Get with the Program" on the BBC News technology show, "Click" in the next few days. They are showing their favorite animated entries from a competition held by the BBC that asked artists to portray their vision of the future.
Here is a link to a short promo video for the upcoming episode. (Obviously many of us artists have a bleak outlook on the future! haha)
Screenshot of the "Click" homepage which shows the upcoming episode...
Hey! Ruckus Juice was accepted into the Boston Underground Film Festival (BUFF)!
From their website:
"BUFF is an annual film festival held in late March.
BUFF is located at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA.
BUFF is a celebration of the bizarre and insane.
BUFF is uncompromising, unflinching film and video.
BUFF is the only film festival to award a demonic, vibrating bunny.
BUFF is hazardous to your health."
It is obviously in Boston and the dates are March 27th- 31st. Ruckus Juice is included in one of the shorts programs (tentatively on March 29th). Go check it out