Sep 072011
 
Local Sightings - SEAT animating live on the Wallrus wall!

Get ready for a life size whale in Cal Anderson Park on Oct 1st & 2nd! As many of you know the Seattle Experimental Animation Team has been commissioned by Sound Transit to make work on part of the big red wall around the light rail construction on Capitol Hill. We have the wall for [...]

Aug 212011
 

Check out this trailer for Brian Favorite’s documentary ‘Like a Lady: The Fakaleities of Tonga‘.  I made some super short animated clips for it – there will be more in the full film: This documentary sample tells the story of Brian, a Peace Corps volunteer, told to hide his sexual orientation for fear of rejection [...]

Jun 052011
 
Plain Face DVD!

The DVD of Plain Face is now officially on sale at Indieflix.com! Check it out! It comes with two additional short films (A Moment’s Reverie and Gaijin/The Foreigner) as well as a ten minute Behind the Scenes featurette, and animation extras which include a timelapse, instructions on how to joint a back-lit puppet, and how [...]

Feb 132011
 
ArtsWest Gallery Show featuring five of my films!

I’m happy to announce that I will be taking part in the upcoming exhibition at ArtsWest Gallery: Child’s Play. The show features three visual artists (Jessica Dodge, Michael Lowe and Wanda Pelayo) and myself in the AMP (Alternative Media Platform) space. Though the Child’s Play exhibit runs from March 1st to 26th, my work will [...]

Nov 212010
 
PLAIN FACE screening on Dec 11th!

The time has come! For the past two years I’ve been working on an animated short called Plain Face. It is finally ALMOST DONE! I will be screening it at the Northwest Film Forum on December 11th at 2PM. It’s free! My animator friend Stefan Gruber will also be performing a new interactive animation. We [...]

Aug 082010
 

While I was cleaning up my hard drive, I found this test from last week or so.  I took these test pictures to see if three replacement cut-outs, in different stages of rotation, was enough to give a smooth illusion. And also to see if I’d drawn them well enough to looks like they were [...]

Aug 062010
 
Plain Face begins shooting!

I officially started shooting the other day. Here are pics of the animation stand set-up with the scene I’m currently shooting. As you can see there are a lot of layers, and a lot of those cut-outs are moving at the same time, so it is quite a time consuming scene.  I’ll probably be using [...]

Jul 262010
 
New Plain Face Behind the Scenes video!

Two hours of footage edited down to a sweet five minute video about the inspiration, the artwork, and the animation of my animated short, Plain Face.  It includes lots of test footage, pictures, and demonstrations. The video is up on my new Indiegogo fundraising page! Please check it out and let me know what you [...]

Jun 082010
 
SEAT spotlighted in The Olympian

Check out this article in the Olympian about the Eye Candy Animation Festival, which happened last Saturday, June 5th in Olympia, WA. I’m quoted, ack! “Many of the Seattle animators are part of the Seattle Experimental Animation Team (SEAT). “It started as a way for independent animators to meet and encourage one another to make [...]