Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Proko: Best Advice for New Artists - Asking Pros

Some quick nuggets of general advice here from a host of 'who's who' in the industry interviewed by Proko.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Getting A Job In The Games Industry

A discussion with Senior Character artist, Daniel Orive, from Riot Games (Artstation: He talks about work ethic of artists and what's required to get a job in the industry.

In this interview Michael Vicente - a Senior 3D Environment artist - explains what it takes to get a job at one of the biggest game companies in the world: Blizzard.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Interview with Artist Extraordinaire Mark Tennant

Here's a fantastic interview with acclaimed artist and teacher Mark Tennant.  I was fortunate enough to have Mark as a figure drawing professor when I was at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His class was by far one of the best classes I attended during my college career.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Richard Williams: Legendary Animator and Filmmaker

Very sad to read the news today about the passing of Richard Williams. Such a legendary animator and filmmaker. His accomplishments and influence on the craft will last for generations. Here's a pic from his Animator's Survival Kit lecture years ago in San Francisco.

// Richard Williams, Who Brought Roger Rabbit to Life, Dies at 86

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Former FBI Agent Explains How to Read Body Language

Animation reference of the day! Joe Navarro's  book 'What Every Body Is Saying' is great -- I recommend it!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Animation Reel // Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

It's taken a few months but I finally put together some of my favorite shots from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Getting to animate the T-Rex is by far one of the highlights of my career. Seeing Jurassic Park in the summer of 1993 was a huge moment for me. My 12yr old brain was rocked by how real the dinos looked on the screen. Spielberg, the genius VFX wizards at Industrial Light & Magic, Tippett Studio and the fine work of Stan Winston Studio completely tricked me into believing those creatures were  living and breathing on camera... and from then on I was hooked. The original Star Wars films had a part to play as well but JP put me over the edge haha  That film was the spark that fueled my curiosity and creative drive which lead me into this industry!

Here's a great vfx breakdown of my last trex shot

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Finally had a chance to see Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story. Such a fantastic film! Highly recommend it!

'Storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his film researcher wife, Lillian, recall the influence they had on 60 years of Hollywood's biggest hits.'

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Animation Breakdown: Xayah League of Legends

Here's a great animation breakdown by animator Warren Goff for Zayah from League of Legends. It's an excellent view into the style and process we aim for when animating these characters.

Xayah Animation Breakdown League of Legends from Warren Goff on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

GOLD: Keith Lango Animation Videos

Animator, director and filmmaker extraordinaire Keith Lango has just posted 60+hrs of his animation instruction videos to YouTube! It's amazing content and I highly recommend you check them out! Big thanks to Keith for his incredible generosity in sharing his knowledge and experience!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Behind The Scenes: Hennessy, The Seven Worlds

Love the Mœbius influence! Amazing piece directed by Ridley Scott.

Hennessy, The Seven Worlds Making Of

Hennessy, The Seven Worlds Making Of from MPC on Vimeo.

Hennessy, The Seven Worlds

Hennessy, The Seven Worlds from MPC on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

One of my trex shots made it into the ilm vfx reel! I had about 6 days to animate the camera, the trex, the lion and block in the fence interaction. It was one of the last shots I worked on at the very end of the production.