Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monkey Man: Origins

Had the joy of getting together Bun House Films (a group of my oldest friends) to make our 4th film together, Monkey Man: Origins.  This one is kind of like the prequel to our original Monkey Man film, aside from the fact it has nothing else to do with the film other than the monkey mask.  Either way, we made this in 2 days so take it for what it it.  If you like what you see then feel free to like us on our Facebook page. We will be bringing you more comedy horror in the future, of that I can assure you.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Geometric Portrait Timelapse

Every time someone new is hired at the place I work they get a unique portrait created by one of our artists.  Once in a while I will volunteer my creative services to this cause because not only is it fun, but it's a great way to flex your skills.  Usually the person I'm creating a portrait for doesn't have much of an opinion on what I create, but this time they came with a specific style in mind.  I really liked the geometric vector style they had in mind, but because girls tend to have softer, rounder faces I found it challenging to replicate.  In the end I think the result came out great and it only took me about 2.5 hours to create. You can check out the making of below.

Monkey Man with Commentary

This past weekend I had the privilege of reuniting with my old film buddies, Bun House Films. During our time together we managed to shoot a brand new film called Monkey Man: Origins, but that's not what brings us here today. While everyone was together we were able to sit down and record our second directors commentary. Seeing as how we were filming a new Monkey Man video, it only seemed right to commentate on the original. Below you can find both the original video as well as the commentary we shot. Please enjoy and don't forget to like our Facebook page and keep an eye out for the new Monkey Man: Origins.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

San Diego Studies

Cy Kuckenbaker has made some really interesting videos he calls "time collapses". Not to be confused with time lapses. His first two time collapses were merely documenting the amount of airplane departures and arrivals in San Diego over one day. The result is both beautiful and interesting; however, his recent video on the color of cars in San Diego is taking this technique to a whole new level. It's easier to watch the video than have me explain it, but if you'd like to read a little bit more about Cy's process, check out this article here.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tarantino & Friends

Thought this animation from Timor Barshtman was a fun little way to pay tribute to Tarantino and the many actors he chooses to use in his films. It's also fun to see the timeline and progression in art form.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Life of Slim - Behind the Scenes: Creating The Bar

As promised, a timelapse of me creating one of the backgrounds I'll be using for the next animation. Really like how this one turned out actually.