Saturday, February 26, 2011

Willis & Crumble in "Better Gnomes & Gardens"

Unfortunately the Willis & Crumble clip from the "Angy Dad" episode of the Simpsons has expired on Hulu.  I will try to track down another copy of the clip to post.

However in the meantime I did manage to find a blog posting that contained clips of each one of the animated parodies contained within the episode.

Check it out!

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In case you missed it, here is a clip of the Simpsons episode that I worked on.  It's a parody of Aardman Animations lovable characters Wallace & Gromit.  The clip includes guest voice work from Halle Berry, and W & G creator Nick Park.

Take a look!

It was a fun episode and contained several animated film parodies including Pixar, and The Triplets of Belleville.

We shot the stop motion at the Chiodo Bros.  It was great to work with them again!

The animation crew was composed of myself, lead animator Teresa Drilling (who has experience animating the real W & G!) and assistant animator Tim Smyth.  Both are old friends whom I've had the pleasure of working with before.

The shoot included some long days but I think it was well worth it!

I'll have some behind the scenes photos up in a bit.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Plain White T's BTS

Update:  Well unfortunately looks like VH1 has taken the video down.  I'll see if I can't find another link for it somewhere on line.

Here is a behind the scenes clip of a music video I worked on in January with director Tim Nackashi for the band Plain White T's and their upcoming release Boomerang!

Check it out!

Shout outs to Animation Director Javan Ivey!

I'll be sure to post the finished video when its released.

Lots of stop motion! Lots of confetti! Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Carls Jr. BTS Pics

Two weeks ago I got to work on another Carl's Jr web spot over at Bix Pix with Director Karni Baghdikian. This time as Animation Director.

I'll be sure to post it when its finished.

In the meantime here are some behind the scenes pics from the previous Carls Jr. web spots for the Philly Cheesteak Burger.

The job was fun but I'm not sure how I feel about the burger... 
(To be fair, I haven't actually tried it.)

Lead animator Nancy Parczyk prepares for a shot.