Tuesday, October 28, 2008

THE AWESOME CHRONICLES; PART II

A first glimpse into "The Awesome Chronicles of Manny & Khan"
We were lucky enough to have an incredibly talented artist, DanBob Thompson, come in and tie down our characters for us. These are two of his drawings. He really helped establish the style of the show and truly captured the essence of Manny & Khan. Dan also colored the characters for us as a temporary measure, and I hated Manny's color the first time I saw it. But it grew on me more and more every single time I looked at it, so much so that these are probably going to be close to final color.
Below is a background drawn by "Dream-Boat" Chris Tsiriotis. He did an unbelievable job carving out the forest for us. I can't wait for people to see the world he created.

We've been crazy busy at Cartoon Network getting everything ready to be shipped over-seas for animation. Hopefully they'll navigate their way through this production pipeline and become a Big Star product.

Monday, October 20, 2008

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE


The most important project I've ever been involved with;

video

I helped out a buddy of mine with his submission for google's 10^100 Project. I worked 3 days straight on the animation in order to get it done before the deadline, and I'm pretty proud of myself for how it came out considering the amount of time I had (although there are things I want to change). I don't even think I ate for those 3 days...maybe that's why it works?

Link to the posting on Youtube;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCQPLnXFE-4

Saturday, October 11, 2008

DREAMWORKS BOARD TEST

Board test for DreamWorks I did a few months back:
The set up was; Gingy and Pinocchio try to escape the evil god-mother's potion factory, when Pinocchio spots her 'Potion Room' and wants to find a potion that'll turn him into a real boy. (Or something like that)









THE AWESOME CHRONICLES; PART 1

Wow haven't posted in for-ages. I've been crazy busy at Cartoon Network working on my short with Joey. It's going real well and hopefully I'll be able to post some artwork soon. We've been really fortunate with 'Manny and Khan' to be able to work with some incredibly talented people, all of whom have helped plus the short in their own unique ways. Most recently, we had the opportunity to work with two incredible voice actors; the hilarious Keith Ferguson of Foster's Home fame (Bloo), and the brilliant Adam Paul, an untapped goldmine of voice acting goodness who has a masters degree in acting.

Above: Keith,Joey,Me,Adam (he has a masters degree in acting).
Above: Joey and Keith eating?
Above: Our awesome voice director Kris Zimmerman. (She gets a thumbs up!)

Both Keith and Adam came in and breathed new life into the project. They really added a lot to the characters and re-energized the entire production. Can't wait for people to hear their performances. Oh yeah, and did I mention Adam has his Masters in acting!

Below: Random doodles.





I'll try and post more stuff soon. Stay tooned.