Monday, June 9, 2014

Washington Lottery: Department of Imagination. Royale. February 2014.

If you are a gamer who is good at Madden, and you win the lotto, giving you unlimited funds. What would you do? Yeah, Gronkowski sized, exo skeleton football player suits, with full Bluetooth cell phone technology.

I made a quick trip to Seattle for this shoot, which turned out to be the coldest all night shoot that I have ever attended. We shot action sequences, along with a lot of plates of both football player and gamer. We did cg replacements for helmet and jersey and then integrated that with the gamer to come out with this fun result.

Full write up from Royale here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

CA Speedway. The last day on the R6. February 2014.

These are the final pictures of me on a motorcycle on a track. Later in this day, I had a bad crash at 100+ mph while braking for Turn 3 at CA Speedway. After a very close call, 2 weeks in the hospital, and 3 months in a wheelchair, I have decided that I should stick to 4 wheels when racing. Once I heal, it's back to the track to time trial and race with POC again.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Acura: Time. Moving Picture Company. August 2013.

This was my final project while at MPC. I was the CG Lead and contributed to fx animation. Some balloons and confetti were shot practically, and we matched the rest to the plates.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

EA: Ignite. Moving Picture Company. May 2013.

I was the FX Lead on this project over 2 1/2 months at MPC. Our FX team was responsible for cloth simulations on most of the uniforms as well as building some flying grass into many of the shots.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Dust 514: Enter the Vicious Cycle. Moving Picture Comany. March 2013.

We recently just finished up with the first commercial for CCP's Dust 514. Everything in this spot is made of sand and particles. There is literally no geometry being rendered. After trying a few options, we went with some proprietary MPC tools for caching some custom particles and nParticles in Maya. These were then rendered in Renderman since it could handle the high number of particles with self-shadowing. 

Adding up all 7 shots, the total particle count comes to just over 570 million. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Willow Springs International Raceway. April 2013

For the 2013, I am making a switch back to 2 wheels again. The 911 was great to me over the last 7 years, but has found a new home on the other side of the country.

This is my first day back on the track again with my 2008 Yamaha R6. The bike is mainly stock, on Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa tires. Aside from drifting sideways up the hill in turn 3 in the early afternoon, it was a pretty successful day getting back into it.

This lap of me was shot on a GoPro Hero 3 in the morning session while making my way through traffic. It is crazy how the 1000cc bikes completely take off from me on the straightaways.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

NBA: Unbelievable is BIG. Moving Picture Company. December 2012

"Disappearing Act" was one of three NBA commercials we did in December, directed by Spike Lee. Of all three, this one required the most VFX. We were provided game footage for some shots, painted out Chris Paul and replaced him with smoke, which was generated using maya fluids. I was responsible for look development of the smoke effect, and leading the cg team.