Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekend BBQ. October 2014.

Summer really never ends in Los Angeles. This late October weekend gave us good skies, warm weather, and sunshine. 
I recently picked up a motion control slider from Dynamic Perception, and wanted to try it out. The fact that both of my legs are still broken kept me limited to my house. So I had some friends over, smoked some tri tip and ribs, watched the New England Patriots absolutely destroy the Chicago Bears, and attempted to learn this new piece of equipment. 

 **Pro Tip: When you can't reach your cane or crutches, tripods make great mobility devices.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

POC Cup Race. Willow Springs, California. September 2014.

This weekend's project merged photography with one of my favorite things to do, Porsche Cup Racing. I rented a Canon 70-200 2.8L II with a 1.4x, and went out to Willow Springs. This is the same club that I have raced with for years, only this time, I'm behind a lens and not the wheel.

This is a collection of my favorite shots from the race on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

I also got a chance to drive some laps myself at lunch in my 2007 Turbo. This is actual speed. Yes, I really drive this fast.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nike: Colordry. Royale. June 2014.

Nike came out with a new process that dyes clothing without using water called Colordry. In order to demonstrate the process, Royale's creative team dreamed up and developed this story of a mote, and it's adventure to spread pigment through the shirt.

We started off with developing Fume simulations in Maya to control the explosions. Then we also did an elements shoot using several different types of powders to help keep good resolution when the blasts take up the entire screen.  The biggest challenge was to keep things looking dry, since the whole process is waterless.

Full Credits list coming soon. 

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.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Nike: Magista. Royale. February 2014.

I worked on this Nike project for the release of their "Magista" shoe, made for Iniesta, while at Royale.

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.