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.

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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fly Buys: Something a Little Bit Good. Moving Picture Company. July 2012.

Fly Buys VFX was done by MPC and directed by Psyop.  I worked on one shot, developing a particle system that would use butterflies opening and closing their wings to create a pattern on the tree. This was all driven by a texture so we could easily make updates to the animation.

Moving Picture Company. Fly Buys

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nike: Game On World. Moving Picture Company. May 2012.

Adam Berg directed these 2 Nike Commercials that were made to resemble a video game. Lebron James and Ving Rhames play the villains that our hero must overcome. This was completed in just under 2 weeks of post.
I was responsible for developing the shattering effect using a combination proprietary tools.

Moving Picture Company. Nike: Game On World 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Quaker State. Moving Picture Company. April 2012.

This project sent us to Mexico City for this Quaker State commercial for the Mexican market, directed by Bram Van Riet of Caviar.
We were presented a challenge of developing a car made of sand that would drive through the city streets. A lot of the original setup was automated, but every shot required its own special touch.
I was responsible for on set supervision, leading the cg team, and involved in the development process of the sand.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mercedes: Patents. Moving Picture Company. February 2012

This was one of two Mercedes commercials we worked on to be aired during the Oscars. We had 9 days to complete this and another :60, and used a combination of particle systems and hand animated papers to art direct each page into place.