Thursday, July 6, 2017
Frederick is a short film that begs the question: "How far would you go for your art?" The film is directed by Traci Hays and is written, produced, and starring Josh Mann. Through my company, Sageous Studios, LLC, I have produced some of the VFX that was required for the film. Below is an example of some of the VFX that was done on this project. In this example, directing, filming, and integrating extras into the scene, adding in a muzzle-flash and recoil effects to the gun shot were all necessary to give the final look of the film. The film is currently running through festivals--so check and see if it will be screening in your area.
The Jimmy Fallon ride has been up and running at Universal Studios Orlando and I had the pleasure of doing previsualization on sections of the ride while at The Third Floor, Inc. Thankfully, the ride looks very close to how the previsualization looked and stands as a testament to its importance of previs in developing a project. Check out more information on the ride below!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I went to the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV movie screening in LA this past week with the rest of the Third Floor crew. We all had a fun night of catching up and I got to see how my previsualization work and all of the work from the rest of the crew turned out. Great work everyone! Check out some shots and the trailer for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV below.
Monday, August 15, 2016
General Mills Cereal and Activision have teamed up and are placing augmented reality cards for the game series, "Skylanders Battlecast", in marked boxes of cereal. Through my company, Sageous Studios, LLC, I had the opportunity to work with a great team of artists, Foran Films, LLC, General Mills and Activision to help create these two commercial spots. Along with other artists, I was responsible for creating new and/or cleaning up some of the existing animations, asset cleanup and preparation, 3D camera setup, creating a 3D CG workflow, and was a consultant.
The two spots, "Transporter" and "Mobile Madness", are airing on TV and online at the links below.
Monday, August 8, 2016
The Honda commercial I did previsualization for, has now aired! I am pleased to see that the commercial looks exactly like the previsualization. It was a pleasure working with the director, PES, the producers, and all of the others at The Third Floor on this. Check out the commercial below!
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Martian, the movie, has a really cool Virtual Reality experience/game coming out very soon and it is the project that I did previsualization on at The Third Floor, Inc. Directed by Robert Stromberg, The Martian VR is receiving a lot of positive press. Here are some of the latest mentions and the movie's trailer below!
Monday, September 28, 2015
Back in 2012, I had the pleasure of working in the visual effects, previsualization, and sets and props departments for a stop motion animated comedy, Hell & Back. The film was produced by the animation studio, ShadowMachine, famous for their Adult Swim stop motion animated series Robot Chicken. Directed by Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman, Hell & Back boasts a great lineup of comedic vocal talent, alongside intricate sets, visual art, and solid animation. Some of the vocal talent includes Mila Kunis, Nick Swardson, Bob Odenkirk, T.J. Miller, Rob Riggle, Susan Sarandon, Danny McBride, Maria Bamford, Jennifer Coolidge, and H. Jon Benjamin.
Hell & Back will be in theaters this Friday, October 2nd, so be sure to check out some of my work along with that of the many great artists at ShadowMachine.
Red Band Trailer:
Green Band Trailer: