Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ASIFA East Awards

Beatriz Ramos, who runs, Dancing Diablo Studios, is due to receive an award at The 39th Annual ASIFA-East Animation Festival, for the Bronx Zoo spots I animated last year. So come check out the screening, awards, and reception to follow.

Sunday, May 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tishman Auditorium
@The New School
66 W. 12th St
(bet. 5th/6th)

Also on a similar note, I was offered and accepted a full time position as lead animator with Bea, and am happy to be joining her team in hopes of creating more great projects like the Zoo spots.

Thanks Bea!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"City Suckers"

Just wanted to do a quick post about a project I helped out with which is currently featured on Cold Hard Flash.
"City Suckers" is a music video produced by the record label Ghostly International and directed by Jessica Milazzo and Daniel Garcia.

(go to the "City Suckers" link above and click on the banner on the bottom right labeled "exclusive video")

I only did a few scenes of rough animation, and the rest was handled by a talented team made up of animators, Chris Siemasko , Nick Bertonazzi, David Haines, Anne Witbeck and BG artist Liz Artinian.

Great job to everyone, and thanks Jessica for allowing me to be a part of it, it was fun!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Huggies Cleanteam

Here are two of my most recent freelance projects. I was hired by Ben Porcari, who owns IBC Digital to put together a team of animators to produce 2 commercials for Huggies Cleanteam products, directed by Frank Drucker. Both spots were animated in Flash by myself, Mike Carlo, Matthew Jenkins, and Dagan Moriarty, with design work by Sal Iovine, and Thomas Smolenski, and BGs by Soonmin Chung. Compositing was divided up between the IBC team up in Buffalo, and the team at, NYC based post house, Edgeworx.

This was a lot of fun to work on, and even more of a pleasure to bring in some friends on it. Hopefully there will be more to come in the future. Thanks for all your help guys!

By the way, check out the Huggies Cleanteam site:

And thanks to Aaron Simpson, once again, for a plug on his site:

"Reporting for Dirty" Music Video
(Is also being screened in select AMC, United Artists, and Regal theaters before "Horton Hears a Who" and other family oriented pictures)

"Bath Time" Narrative