Monday, September 29, 2014

New VFX Reel

After five months of working at GOMA Productions as a VFX Producer, Animator, VFX Artist, and partner of the company, I have put together a new demo reel for the company's website. I did about 90% of the video's editing and the music was composed by our talented in-house composer, Michael Elliot. Please see the new reel below that showcases the hard work of the talented artists at this studio, which includes some of my animation and vfx work. Thanks!




 GOMA Reel 09-23-2014 from GOMA on Vimeo.

Monday, August 11, 2014

HEROES

The new Loot Crate video that I helped VFX Produce at GOMA is now online! Check out our work in this month's "HEROES" video below!

Friday, July 11, 2014

VFX Producer/Artist and Owner at GOMA Pro

After working with GOMA Productions (http://www.goma.pro) for the last few months, I am happy to say that I have become the studio's VFX Producer/Artist and am now an owner. Like most at the studio, I wear many hats--working directly with clients, coordinating and keeping the production pipeline organized, working as an animator, vfx artist, etc. Everyone at the studio has been working hard and cranking out many quality projects. Here are just a couple of pieces that we have done for our client, Loot Crate--each completed with a quick turnaround of 2-4 days. More to come!


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Steve Aoki Music Video

Check out the Steve Aoki and Waka Flocka Flame music video I did VFX work on through GOMA Productions! Full version with credits here:




Premiering on MTV here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/steve-aoki/1040782/rage-the-night-away.jhtml

Everyone at GOMA Productions did an outstanding job on this video. Completed in two weeks! http://www.goma.pro.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A.S.T.A.R.

After two years, the short film--A.S.T.A.R--that I have been Animation Directing and VFX Supervising on is now completed. This short film has been a side project for me and my involvement in its early stages two years ago when I was contacted by the director, Zac Stoltz, was limited to creating a few basic graphic overlays that would simulate traditional rotoscope. Over time, the film evolved and demanded more visual effects shots, on set vfx supervision, development of interface graphics, a computer generated character that plays an integral part of the film, crew and rig removal, and even a small team of artists to aid in the completion of over 100 shots of vfx an animation. This journey has brought a great deal of experience from working with a wonderful film crew (on and off set), to creating original artwork and leading a small team of artists comprised of students and professionals.



What makes this film particularly unique is that it was shot on the ARRI Alexa camera and is a student produced film from California State University, Northridge (CSUN)--my alma mater. The film's completion was not required in order for students to graduate, yet despite those circumstances, the crew remained dedicated and completed the film two years after the majority of the students had graduated and were already working in the industry. The hard work of the entire crew is evident and it is safe to say that A.S.T.A.R. is one of the better shorts to be produced by students at CSUN.

The film will be premiering on May 7th at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, CA, and will continue onto various festivals. For more updates and information on A.S.T.A.R., you can "Like" and follow the film's official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/astarfilm.




Plot Outline:
A.S.T.A.R. - Anthropomorphic Satellite Tracking Area Response.
Matthew Midas, a successful micro-chip inventor, arrives in Los Angeles to unveil the latest upgrade for the Star navigation system. He finds that his car is host to a faulty STAR system, Mega Star, who realizes Matthew is planning to upgrade her. Matthew engages in an escalating struggle with Mega Star, as it attempts to first make Matthew miss his meeting, and then attempts to sabotage him entirely. It's a fresh and funny case of man versus machine - creator and the creation battle to find out who is truly the most advanced.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy

*A.S.T.A.R. formerly known as A Star is Scorned.