Childs Play – Gifts from Above

This was a real passion pet project for me, it is for the child’s play charity started by the people at Penny Arcade.

This was the first time I had ever done motion capture, as well as many of the other things in this piece.I ended up developing a handful of tools in the trenches on this one to help complete the task.

I served as Technical Director, and 3D lead as well as doing a handful of the shots.

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Mincraft to 3ds Max

I did a little messing around with some minecraft exporters and bringing it into 3DSMax for a little bit of fun. This was just a quickie, and I think with a bit of work, it could yield some nice results!

The software I used to get the obj that I brought into max was Mineways and was really easy to use, but kind of slow. and as you can see, there are some alpha issues i need to look into.

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Thank You, Mom

This piece relied heavily on the motion capture system “CamBlock” and is how we were able to do multiple takes required for every shot to be able to combine them in post.

This was an interesting shoot, and I even did portions of the edit on location during shooting to ensure certain takes worked well together.

I worked on this project as part of the talented team at MAKE.

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Palm Springs Film Fest 2011

I had the pleasure of being the VFX super on this piece with Mike Nelson directing.

There were some interesting challenges with this one, with a constant 360 movement of the camera.

In some situations we constructed a 360º greenscreen. It was a bit interesting to work in, and let us get all the angles orbiting around the protagonist and add whatever environment we needed.

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The Hartford – Shouldn’t Trust

A bit of a break from the normal, this motion graphics piece was constructed out of a lot of 3d elements.

Many of the silhouettes were rendered from 3d, and the n placed in comp.

The main camera move was done in 3d as well, with shapes for the environment being a combination of 3d rendered from camera, and decals placed in comp.

I worked on this project as part of the talented team at MAKE.

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