Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Happy Holidays to all

Ba humbug. Actually I really like Christmas. We've been thinking about it for months already and my wife has finished all of her shopping! She had it all done by the first of December! I think that is incredible. It certainly takes the edge off the season, and let's us breathe just a bit. I like this image though, there is a great contrast in it. Jolly meets Hostility.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


On the BYU campus there is a building that I spent 90% of my time in called the Crabtree Technology Building. Everytime I went in that building I couldn't help but think of an image like this. I finally caved in and had to draw it.

Monday, November 05, 2007

I've always liked the idea of a chalky kind of look with negative lines. Just took a minute to spit out a sketch.

Monday, October 29, 2007

nothing much to say about this one. Just thought it was an interesting squiggle.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Final Shot

This is the final shot from the student film that I am directing. It doesn't have any audio, but the boy says to his Mom, "I'll be in my room". You'll just have to wait for the final film to understand the context of why she is staring offscreen and why he's being such a little punk. It all makes sence in context. So this marks the end of all animation on this film. Which is such a relief and a big step for this project. I am very pleased with how the animation looks. I think we acheived what we were after.

Monday, September 10, 2007

the unknown holiday

Yesterday was National Grandparents Day. A little known holiday. My wife and I decided to actually celebrated it by going around to our Parents and Grandparents delivering cookies and holiday cheer.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday, April 20, 2007

Pajama Gladiator Animation

I love working on this film. It is challenging and extremely educational. As I animate this, I'm studying what makes soemthing look heavy and I tried to really put that into this walk cycle. There isn't any audio and it's only 2 seconds long, but check it out and feel free to offer a critique.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Board to Film Comparison

Here is the storyboard to film comparison. I was impressed with how closely the director stuck to the boards I had worked on. In animation, the storyboards are translated very literally because you have complete control over the elements. But in live action, the storyboards are loose guidelines to get and overall feel of how a project will look. These shots match really closely to the boards that I had drawn out.

I enjoyed working on this project, the director was able to communicate exactly what his vision was and I was able to put that to paper in one draft. That rarely, if ever, happens. There is a saying that it shouldn't be called storyboarding, it should be called story re-boarding because you work and rework and rework things to death. This was one of those times when the channels of communication were open and uninterrupted.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


This is the first film shot from my storyboards, and I'm really proud of it. I've done a lot of boards and I'm sure they've eventually gone on to production, but this is the first actual time that I have seen the results of my boards. I'll put up a board/film comparison soon.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New PJG Logo

This is the logo for the student film that I am directing at BYU.

Presentation Boards

I guess this doesn't really make much sense without an explanation. I am in a storyboarding class right now and one of our assignments was to develop some presentation boards for a mock commercial campaign "the Trunk Monkey". The idea is that cars can be equiped with a trained monkey for the driver's convenience. We're not just talking about car stuff either, this monkey can do anything from keeping you awake as you drive to answering your cell phone. I chose to show how this trunk monkey can act as a referee for quarreling children in the backseat. He's an amazingly versitle commodity!

I also included a step by step picture for anyone interested in how a presentation board is assembled. I know I always love seeing behind the curtain to see how things are assembled.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Papery look

I really went for the style not so much the content. On that note, I don't really think the Owl is all that cool and why is he showing us his gun? I don't know. It was late, I was under a deadline and I went with the first thing that came to me. But I like the look.

Thursday, January 04, 2007