Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I recently watched Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller "The Birds" and whereas I remember as a child being freaked out by it, as an adult, all I could think of now were those darn seagulls on Finding Nemo with their incessant "mine, mine, mine!" So I sat down and created a film trailer just to appease my imagination.
Here is an updated version of a film my cousin and I created a few years back while working as tour guides in Alaska. It took all of about an hour to direct and shoot-I mean, Toby could only run the mile so fast. :)
The whole project was done just to see if it was at all possible to create a film using my cheap-o Sony point and shoot camera. The special effect were added after the summer in Alaska was over in After Effects. Sound design was done in Soundbooth. I am pretty happy it turned out so well for my first try at motion tracking and rotoscoping.
Be sure to wait around for the special "easter egg" after the credits. ;)
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Here are a few caricatures I have done in the past week of political and/or famous figures. I enjoyed creating these immensely and trying out different media and styles in the process. The initial sketch was done on paper with red Prismacolor pencil and then scanned into the computer where I used a combination of Photoshop and Corel Painter to paint Al Sharpton, Moammar Gadhafi, and Osama Bin Laden. The caricatures of George Soros, Nancy Pelosi, and Michael Moore were done in Illustrator.
I find it interesting in myself how it is difficult for me to take my sketches to a final product-not because it is too time consuming or a hard task, rather, I find myself preferring my sketches best in the end. Something about finding the best, hard, finished lines to lay down over my sketchy lines takes away from the learning that happened during the initial phase of each of these projects. Or maybe this is just ADD talking. :D
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thanks to a former co-worker of mine who frequently peruses the celebrity photos on the People.com website, I was informed that a paparazzi photo had been snapped of this unsuspecting celebrity carrying one of the eco-friendly shopping bags that I had designed for Ralph's grocery store in the southern California area last year. In case you don't recognize her, her name is Holly Madison...Hugh Hefners ex girlfriend(okay, not the most classy of celebrities, but...) but the class that she has retained has all been saved for her taste in hand bags.