Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

This year's Christmas Card was finished a bit late to hope of making it to mail boxes by Christmas. Therefore I've decided to wish you all a Merry Christmas digitally. Here is the finished card for all to enjoy. I hope you are all well and have a wonderful Holiday.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tippett Studio Secret Santa Gift Exchange

The Tippett Studio Holiday Party is tonight! With so few posts about the gift I've created I'm sure you doubt I was able to finish one. Well I did! However I was quite forgetful about documenting the process along the way. My camera seemed to be at home when I remembered to take a picture or I'd forget to snap a shot even with the camera in my pocket. Anyway here are a couple of "In Progress" shots with images of the final piece down below. I'll update tomorrow with pictures of the recipient of the gift while holding the final product I like to call "Ed Wood".

Friday, December 16, 2011

Free Reel Review Night with Reel Feedback

Last night was awesome! There was a HUGE turnout at Lanesplitter's in Emeryville for Free Reel Review Night with Reel Feedback. No kidding, we reviewed more than 150 reels in four hours! The place was packed and I think I only stopped twice in the four hours only to use the restroom. The folks who came were fired up and so was The Review Board. The Review Board consisted of Hans Brekke (Founder of Reel Feedback and lead animator at Tippett Studio), Tom Gibbons (Animation Supervisor at Tippett Studio), Miko Coedel (Senior Animator at ILM), Erik Kling (Animation Supervisor at LucasFilm Animation), Pete Kelly (Lead Animator at ILM), and myself. It was amazing. It was electric. Thanks to everyone who made it possible and thank you Hans for including me in such and awesome event. Here are some pics taken by Jimmy Almeida who not only took pictures, but brought us beer too! AND he can animate!