It’s been another busy year, hoping to get back into a regular groove of posting here again, but for now here’s a run down of what I have been up to:
The first is Hotel Transylvania 3 at Sony Imageworks in Vancouver. I’m excited to be working with one of my animation idols, Genndy Tartakovsky and the amazing team at Sony Pictures. The film is slated for a July release, be sure to check it out on the big screen ; )
A couple months ago I jumped on to help Everett Downing on his Book Of Mojo project. We started out doing animation tests to work out a style for the show, one of them eventually turning into the first animated shots finaled for the short. Everett will be speaking at CTN on an Artella panel in a couple weeks along with having a table, if you’re at the event be sure to check out what we’ve been up to and say hello.
The project I spent almost 3 years working on with the wonderful Studio Soi crew in Germany now has a poster and will be aired in early 2018. We’ve screened at Annecy, Ottawa, Turin, International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart, Anima Mundo and numerous others. So far it’s taken home 2 festival awards, not a bad start.
A few months back I posted about a VR project I was directing, we completed as a side project in the mega fast time of 2 months and had an online launch in July. The short can be viewed online here, using either a browser, a (modern) mobile phone or VR headset. I didn’t realise at the time of making it was the first short film to utilise Web VR, kudos to the team for their R&D and bringing the short alive with the technology. You can read a detailed making of here.
I also lent a small helping hand on Bobby Beck’s short film titled “Thistle One”, animating a 15 second shot that closes the short. The renders are looking great, looking forward to seeing this one in the coming year.
I’ve enjoyed all the projects, all have been different to each other and am looking forward to what 2018 brings.