"Hell and Back" release date announced

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Just announced - Hell and Back has gotten a distributor and a release date!  I animated on this at Shadow Machine under animation supervisor Misha Klein.  For an additional sequence added later, I was animation supervisor when Misha was unavailable.  It's not often that independent, r-rated, stop-motion animated features get made!  



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Detail from a painting I did for my oldest son's 2nd birthday in 1998.


Ted 2 trailer released!

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The trailer for Ted 2 has just been released.  I've been working on this since last June and we still have a lot of work to do.  The movie is coming out this Summer.


working on Ted 2

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In June, I returned from India to start right in on Ted 2.  I've been on location doing on-set motion capture and postvis - first in Boston, now back in Los Angeles.  Hopefully I will get approval to post a photo or two...

I just returned to the U.S. from a two-and-a-half month stint in Mumbai, India, at Prime Focus on Sin City 2. I was previs/layout/animation lead under supervisor Kyle Jefferson. It was difficult, but also crazy fun and India was life-changing. My experience on the show was very reminiscent of my time at The Orphanage in San Francisco, where we worked on several projects for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.

been busy!

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Been way too busy to post everything I've been working on since relocating to L.A. (but not exclusive to L.A.) in 2012. Here's a comprehensive overview of most everything I've done in that time that I haven't otherwise posted on this blog:



backstage with Beats Antique

Posted by Webster Colcord

On November 15th, Beats Antique played the Fonda Theater in Hollywood to a sold out house.  I was invited to bring some friends who worked on it.  This is me with the band and Edgar Humberto Alvarez who helped out by sculpting the train and the initial versions of the band.  I put a little display together of their puppet alter-egos and gave it to them after the show.  Photos courtesy of Edgar's Go Pro.

Also, Dragonframe, the software that 9 out of 10 animatos uses for shooting stop-motion these days, featured our music video on their blog:  Beezlebub

And furthermore, Obscura put together this super-piece about the show and the projection mapping endeavor (and I love that last shot of Zoe!):

Beats Antique “A Thousand Faces” Tour from Obscura Digital on Vimeo.

Here's what it looks like during the concert, courtesy of a spectator who posted it on youTube: