2018-01-17

catching up... MTV's "Greatest Party Story Ever" 2 segments

I apologize for not posting in forever, it just seems like there's so much stuff out on the web, no one has time to read a blog.  Nevertheless, I'll try to catch up in chronological order with all of the things I have worked on in the last two years.

First up (I went into production on this right after "Bubbles Burst") are two segments that I directed for Shadow Machine, under supervising director Ross Shuman. These were aired on MTV's "Greatest Party Story Ever"



GPSE_042_Britt_and_Meg_Final Animation Locked Cut from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
Lighting, sculpture, compositing and animation: Webster Colcord
Character design: Damon Bard
Set and prop fabrication: Shaina Fender



GPSE_061_Patrick_Quinn_Final Animation Locked Cut from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
Lighting, camera, sets, rigging, compositing: Webster Colcord
Animation by Justin Kohn and Webster Colcord
Armature, puppet fabrication of main characters by Ralph Cordero
Joseph Gordon Levitt caricature by Webster Colcord
Miniature signage by Keshav Abrol
Additional miniatures and sets by Grant Diffendaffer
Roto assistance from PR Media Group


A little behind-the-scenes timelapse below...

2016-06-05

Bubbles Burst claymation sequence for Les Claypool and Sean Lennon




I did the claymation sequence at the end. There's a bit of back story in this NPR piece:
NPR interview with Sean Lennon

Direction, Animation, Camera, Compositing
Webster Colcord

Design, Sculpture, Fabrication
Damon Bard

Additional fabrication
Mike Murnane
Ralph Cordero
Fon Davis
Eliot Sirota
Sabrina Wichner
Keri Palmetto

Rigging Assistance
Justin Kohn

Rig Removal Assistance
Raj Solanki

Special Thanks
Ivan Landau
Erin Colcord

Below is the animatic:

2016-02-21

Article about Atomic Fiction's work on Deadpool

Got a nice mention from Ryan Tudhope in this overview of the VFX work we did at Atomic Fiction on Deadpool. Thanks to my great animation team for seeing it thru: Cameron Folds, Julie Jaros, Guido Muzzarelli, Scott Fritts, Don Waller, Mark Powers, Jeremy Bolan, Ryan Bradley, Adam Klein, and Mike Dacko.

I'm particularly proud of the shot below, which seems silly because it's not a "hero" shot of our CG Deadpool. But in fact, the interior car shots were a big deal because the entire background was CG and there were a lot of car continuity issues, and the motion of the CG SUV became the camera car with the matchmove riding on top of it...



Atomic Fiction's work on Deadpool

And here's the breakdown reel put together by Cindy and Aishe at Atomic:


"Deadpool" Visual Effects Breakdown from Atomic Fiction on Vimeo.

2016-01-11

Deadpool comes out February 12


I am just finishing up my Animation Supervision duties at Atomic Fiction on Deadpool, for which we did some very complex vfx in a couple of sequences.  You can see some of our work in this trailer, but I'm still under NDA so I can't really say what it is.  Go see it!

Hell and Back available online


Hell and Back didn't get a lot of attention when it was released in theaters, but it's now available on video and online and maybe it will find it's audience.  Check it out!

2015-11-23

New Clay Animation for Primus

In between and around Ted 2 duties and starting on a new CG project at Atomic Fiction, and back-and-forth between L.A. and Oakland, I contributed to a new clay animated music video for Primus.  The band was happy with the way the Beats Antique/Les Claypool "Beezlebub" video turned out and asked Ivan Landau about doing another.  Unfortunately I was too busy to take it all on, but my friends Edgar Humberto Alvarez and Scott Nordlund stepped in to work on it.  Below are my three main clips, then the final video.


Les Claypool music video clay animation clip 01 from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
Lighting, sculpt, rigging and animation: Webster Colcord
Miniature Upright Bass by David Waddle


Les Claypool music video clay animation clip 02 from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
Lighting, sculpture, compositing and animation: Webster Colcord
Assistant animation: Keshav Abrol


Les Claypool 360 spin clay animation from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
Lighting, sculpt, and rigging: Webster Colcord
Miniature Upright Bass by David Waddle
Animation by Kim Blanchette


Les Claypool music video clay animation clip 03 from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
Lighting, camera, sculpt, rigging and animation: Webster Colcord
Miniature Upright Bass by David Waddle



A little behind-the-scenes timelapse below...


set construction of "candy cave" from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.

2015-07-19

What Makes It Fun podcast

Around February 2015, while working on Ted 2, I was invited sorta out-of-the-blue to a stranger's house in L.A. to do a podcast interview.  It turned out to be a really fun evening, talking with Joe and Ami about animation, game work, and so on...




What Makes It Fun podcast