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Unfortunately, Amazon Studios did not pick up the "Dark Minions" series. I animated on the pilot at Shadow Machine, it's mostly an animatic with about 7 minutes of finished animation. You can watch the pilot here: Dark Minions on Amazon Prime Too bad, but it was super fun to work on and the team at Shadow Machine was superlative, to say the least. The other animators on the pilot were Hilary Lyle, Rachel Larson, Dan Driscoll, Drew Hodges, Cean Huckabay, and Owen Klatte. All under the Animation Supervision of Misha Klein and directed by Ross Shuman.
In 2010 director Alex Cox ("Repo Man", "Sid & Nancy") contacted me to create two new stop-motion skeleton shots for his 80's film "Straight to Hell", which was getting some new VFX for a re-release. After completing the shots, I pitched to him the idea of doing a third shot in stop-motion for a different part of the film. This is a breakdown reel that explains the making of the three shots. And thanks to my old pal Lionel Orozco for giving me a very kind write-up about this on his site: Stopmotionworks
Amazon has released the pilot episode of "Dark Minions". Viewers can post their reviews to get it greenlit for a series. I worked on this at Shadow Machine, it's mostly an animatic with about 7 minutes of finished animation. Trailer below, watch the pilot here: Dark Minions on Amazon Prime
Shot some clay-on-glass animation today for a personal project on a spare stage at Shadow Machine. This is an element that will be composited into a live action shot for a documentary. The smudges on the glass won't show up because it was shot frontlight/backlight, which means that there's a perfect silhouette for each frame of the animation.
clay-on-glass rooster element from Webster Colcord on Vimeo.
I animated this mechanical contraption on Tuesday for Justin Kohn's "War of The Worlds" project at Chiodo Bros studio in Burbank. Justin made the puppet, which is quite a tricky thing to animate - for one thing, it's extremely heavy! I think the best shot done so far was one that Justin animated last year, here's a link: Justin Kohn Martian Walker shot