Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wishing Star E-card

A social network enabled e-card for, this little owl can be sent via Facebook and Twitter along with a message. Though a pretty short sequence, I had a chance to imagine some cinematic CG fun following the shooting star's wake. See and send the card in its entirety here.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"I'm too Festive" song parody E-card

A holiday song parody e-card for American Greetings set to the tune of the "I'm too Sexy" song. Heavily candy-coated in holiday cornball batter and wrapped in a bad sweater... see the e-card here!

Storyboard and screenshot comparisons:

Friday, October 30, 2009

"Cake Makin' with Baker Bob" birthday e-card

A live action personalized e-card for American Greetings. Add a recipient's name and have it spelled out at the end in cake frosting!

Oftentimes I try to over-exaggerate expressions and actions to suggest gestural movement. Usually they don't translate very literally into live actors, but this one had the same energy and Benny Hill-like humor I imagined while sketching it out-- was great fun, and kudos to the baker willing to be made such a mess and lit on fire~!
See the full e-card here.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Got a Spooky Feelin" Halloween E-card

An animated short for American Greetings. I listened to that zany "Hooked on a Feeling" music video with David Hasselhoff quite a few times to get the pacing right for this parody to the Blue Suede song~!
I liked how it turned out with animation and great little visual gags by Chris Kennett who worked off my storyboards.
Check out the rest of it here !

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"Molly Goes West" USC graduate thesis film

"Molly Goes West" a historical drama about a young couple's struggles during the 1850's migration and settlement of the American West. Director Reed Simonsen was great to work with and made the process of storyboarding this film out a pleasure. The stars in these scenes are played by Christina Kurzius as Molly and Bobby Trey as Jonathan. I'm very curious to see how the wolf attack scenes (with 'Rugby' the dog auteur~) will play out.

Storyboard and on-set photo comparisons:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yoplait "Go-gurt" Commercial

Another project with Partizan and director Ace Norton featuring lovable little prairie dogs. Check out the video on YouTube here or see it embedded at the bottom of this post. People seem to really dig the music too-- catchy!

Storyboard and screenshot comparisons:

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Fray - "Never Say Never" music video

This was a project I worked on in March. The video finally went up on Myspace and YouTube today--

The scenario for the video was something like a few minutes before the end of the world. It was shot on the "War of the Worlds" set on the Universal lot-- right next to the "Psycho" house! Scenes like a crashed jetliner and blown out homes provided plenty of great apocalyptic ambiance.
Though originally supposed to be a day shoot, it got shifted to a (cold and dark) night shoot. I had a lot of fun on this since I was also a background extra and got to meet Issac and the band.
Swell folks, all of 'em!

There was a lot of careful timing that needed to be arranged, so many points stayed pretty close to the boards and animatics. Director Ace Norton arranged all the chaos with great detail~

Storyboards and screenshot comparisons:

[My starring background role~]

Monday, March 23, 2009

Save water !


Boards for two info spots for a Florida water management district through Subliminal Pictures.
Water conservation makes me thirsty...
The final cut for the two "Grass Pool" and "Pop-ups" were pretty close to the boards, check them out at

Monday, February 23, 2009

Singing animals

Theme of the week/month: Singing animals

These were for a an e-card for American Greetings featuring a band of pets that are putting on a show.

They needed different music theme variations for the same story. These templates from Karen J Lloyd's storyboard blog helped out a bunch, keeping me from having to draw out at full scale what can be told simply.

The red was all western, green for disco, and blue for a rockband.
Yeehaw, groovy, and rockin' out~

This one for a lounge singing e-card.