I spent more than 6 months working everyday on Ghosts of Edendale, and it proved to be a great training for what whas about
I tried to find more freelance gigs in L.A. and it wasn't looking good. I got a job at Media Island Post, a post production
house in North Hollywood. I worked there for a few weeks. During these last few months of Ghosts of Edendale, I was sending
of flurries of reels and resumes with the work I had done on ghosts and the best of my college work.
In the early spring of 2003 I got a call from Tippett Studio wondering if I would be interested in coming up to Berkeley
from L.A. to work on Starship Troopers 2. I was a fan of the original film and was blown away by the chance to learn how they
really do it in the industry. This was an opportunity to learn from the best. Needless to say, I packed up and came up to
sunny Berkeley. I worked along side Phil Tippett, Eric Leven, Pete Konig, and Jon Davidson. The experience was rewarding beyond
What an experience. My first 35mm film. After all my efforts, I didn't get a credit. But you can see a bunch of my comps
in the film and in the deleted scenes. Some artists who got credit ended up with all their work cut out of the theatrical
There was a cool article about 3D filmmaking. Click to enlarge.
I am back from Santa Maria! Thanks Cafe Fx for a great show!
Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" the new 3D movie by Robert Rodriguez comes out on DVD Sept 20th!
Robert Rodriguez directed El Mariachi, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids, Once upon
aTime in Mexico, and many more. I read his book, "Rebel Without a Crew" in college, and it
influenced my filmaking very much.
Sharkboy and Lavagirl was awesome! The 3D looked great!!
After returning to the San Francisco bay area, I worked at The Expression College for Digital Art.
During this time, I did freelance compositing work for my pal Lance Weiler on his first film since the acclaimed film
"The Last Broadcast".
"Head Trauma" is a psychological thriller that packs a mean punch. I was glad to lend a hand on this gem!
Watch out for my Compositing work in "Invincible" with Mark Wahlberg and Greg Kinnear on DVD!
"Invincible" is about the 1976 Philadelphia Eagles and the "walk on" player Vince Papale. It opened
#1 at the Box Office and recieved "two thumbs up" from Roger Ebert.
Tweak Film's contribution is over 50 crowd creation shots with ambitious camera moves and dynamic lighting.
"Next" starring Nicholas Cage and Julianne Moore is a wrap!
Tweak's contribution is an ambitious shot involving a nuclear blast and total destruction of San Pedro Harbor in Long
Beach. I have been a technical director on the show. More specifically I have been working with textures and UV maps and making
sure everything is high enough resolution. I am also painting and redefining surfaces, doing preliminary compositing and contributing
to look development.
Here is a movie NEXT's trailer with almost the entire shot that I worked on the textures for.
Congratulations to Tweak Films for gettin' it done!
After a great run at Tweak Films I got an offer I couldn't refuse!
In the fall of 2006 I began talks with ILM to work on "Evan Almighty" I came aboard (no pun intended) and cranked
out a number of finals including several shots which appeared in the trailers on television. Some of my work can be seen here
in the following trailers.
Go see Evan Almighty this June 20th
I worked at ILM on EVAN ALMIGHTY, starring Steve Carell.
The last time we saw Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), he was being tormented by rival Bruce Nolan onscreen, live from their Buffalo
TV station. But as time passed and Evan has made up with Bruce, he's gone onto bigger and better things. Newly elected to
Washington D.C. as a congressman, Evan has left Buffalo, New York in pursuit of a greater calling. But that calling isn't
serving in the illustrious ranks of America's politics, but being summoned by the Almighty himself (Morgan Freeman), who has
handed Evan the task of building a new ark, much as Noah did before. With time passing by and his family belittled by Evan's
newfound realization, Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for
a man who just wanted to serve his country, might actually be serving humanity.
After wrapping on Evan Allmighty, I took a gig working at Element Fx. They are a smaller, high end boutique studio, made up
mostly of ILM alumi. I did some compositing and painting work for them on Rush Hour 3.
I am back at Tippett Studio working on The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Adapted from the New York Times Best Selling book series from Caldecott- winning illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, and Simon
& Schuster the film will feature three siblings who discover a Field Guide in their Aunt's dilapidated house that offers
them entrance into a magical world that exists all around us. As clues to the disappearance of their great uncle, Arthur Spiderwick,
who is being held captive by the Fairies, is being unveiled; the siblings find themselves on a perilous journey into the adventure-laden
world of fairies & goblins in a desperate attempt to rescue Arthur.
I worked on "The Matches" music video, "Salty Eyes".
Michael Coleman from ColemanFilm media group enlisted me to help out with some visual issues. We won the Alice 3 min.
film fest for the music video catagory.
He gave me a copy of Decomposer. The Matches latest album, and I WAS BLOWN AWAY!! This album rocks! It is an eclectic
mix of Rock, punk, new wave, reggae, and electronica.
I had heard them on Sound Check with Aaron Axelson but I didn't know that they were at the Warped Tour and SF's BFD from
I am now a big fan of The Matches! I rock them in my ride CONSTANTLY! Checl 'em out! You won't be sorry!
Shawn, the singer, sent me this nice email:
Wish we got to meet at the Alice film fest night, but we were fulfilling our live band duties onstage in Santa Cruz
that night. I'm writing again to let you know how damn much we are fans of your work. People ask me-- "wow! and none
of the TV's malfunctioned?!" And I'm like "No! Can you believe it?!" Before I realize that we had about 50%
of those screens in, and you sir, have been a wizard many times over. So of course I correct myself and inform them "Actually,
half of the TV's broke, and a genius made the whole thing appear to be a single flawless take". Which is much more amazing
than nothing going wrong in the first place. Thank you so much from all of us in the band! I hope we soon get the opportunity
to return the great favor!
and PS. congradulations on the (first) film fest victory with this video!!
Comen VFX is a rising star in the visual effects business! A small boutique studio that specializes in client relations,
fast turn around, and top quality work. I worked on 4 movies there. "Otis", "David and Fatima", "Kill
Theory", and "Loaded". The crew is great and they are very easy to work with. I hope I continue a relationship
with Comen VFX and can produce more great work for them. They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and welcome.
It will be fun to see all the accolades that Comen VFX and the movies they work on receive!
I returned to the bay area for the end of 07 and worked at The Orphanage on a commercial for Humira, an arthritis medication.
Then I went to Evil Eye Pictures.
Here is the NEW Speed Racer Trailer!
The Speed Racer Teaser Trailer
From writer/directors Larry and Andy Wachowski, the creators of the groundbreaking "The Matrix" trilogy, and producer
Joel Silver comes the live-action, high-octane family adventure, Speed Racer.
Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind
the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the
memory of the brother he idolized the legendary Rex Racer, whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven
Slated for release on May 9, 2008, Speed Racer marks the Wachowski brothers first writing/directing collaboration since The
Matrix movies. Joel Silver, who previously worked with the Wachowskis on The Matrix movies and V For Vendetta, is producing
the film under his Silver Pictures banner.
The film stars Emile Hirsch (Lords of Dogtown) as Speed, Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan) as Trixie, Matthew Fox (TV's
Lost) as Racer X, and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) and John Goodman (Evan Almighty) as Mom and Pops Racer.
Rounding out the main cast are Australian actor Kick Gurry (Spartan) as Sparky; Paulie Litt (TVs Hope & Faith) as Spritle;
Roger Allam (The Queen & V For Vendetta) as Royalton; and Asian music star Ji Hoon Jung (popularly known as Rain), making
his major feature film debut as a rival driver.
Based on the classic series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida, the live-action Speed Racer will showcase the kind
of revolutionary visual effects and cutting-edge storytelling that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowski brothers films.
Speed Racer is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, of a Silver Pictures
Speed Racer - The Most Dangerous Race (Part 1)
Speed Racer - The Most Dangerous Race (Part 2)
Check out the Original JAPANESE version of the SPEED RACER intro!
Speed Racer NEWS CONFERENCE
Speed on E.T.
Speed Racer - The Most Dangerous Race (Part 3)
Speed Racer - The Most Dangerous Race (Part 4)
Speed Racer - The Most Dangerous Race (Part 5)