Monday, June 18, 2012
Hello Tower 26 Fans!
We wanted to send out an update about what has been brewing with us. First off, Daniel has been working at Sony Imageworks on a new animated feature film coming out this fall. Hotel Transylvania is their follow up to Arthur Christmas and looks to be a lot of fun. Daniel has been working in Final Layout and Stereo 3D since January and is having a great time with the team over there.
Brigitte has been very creative this year...in more ways than one. She has been writing up a storm and fleshing out her various story ideas. On top of that, she has been working "in development" on another version of Project 40. She and Daniel could call it Project 40 Weeks. Yes, you guessed it - we are pregnant! Our little bundle of joy - and future film crew member - will be arriving in late October.
Along with all of this, we are also actively working on the real Project 40 and a few other projects. We plan to get some more shooting in this summer.
All of these things have been keeping us very busy - and happy - and we are anxious to share the fruits of our labor with you. Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!
Daniel and Brigitte
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Ok, I know that most of you whippersnappers aren't going to get the reference (or know what a phonebook is - it was how we found people before facebook.) Oh well, it's our blog, sue us.
The Kia commercial I worked on for Method Studios is online. I did camera tracking and matchmoved the hamsters on several shots. Enjoy!
Also, be on the lookout for the Verizon Droid commercial I worked on (it's the one with the hot chick fighting robots - I know, right??!!) We saw a teaser for it when we saw Attack the Block (go see it if you love aliens, sci-fi, or fun.)
That's it for now.
Yes we know that the post is in all caps and the text is grey. Blogspot has been a little buggy today. Sorry.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Also, here is a new animated piece we just worked on. Daniel did the animation and Brigitte voiced the Mom character. We are very grateful to our 3-year old friend Tilly for providing an authentic child voice.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I know, it's been a while but we've been really busy lately so there are going to be a bunch of updates soon!
I have been doing a lot of tests for an upcoming film project and working with SynthEyes a lot and testing integration of cg characters into live action footage. I also took some time to put a Camera Tracking reel together (which I have been meaning to do for a while now.) Make sure to watch it in HD and full screen!
Also, Please check out the brand new Maya Generalist reel that I (finally) put together.
More to come about the short soon so check back often. Or better yet, add the RSS feed to your email client.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Friday, December 10, 2010
I liked better when it was called Jacob’s Ladder.
On a side note, I was the photo assistant on the shoot for the DVD and Poster art.
THE IRON GIANT
If you haven’t seen it, watch it, and thank me later. If you don’t want to watch it because it’s animated you have your own problems and I can’t help you.
Brigitte is almost here so that wraps up my Brigitte’s Gone So Have a Marathon of Movies She Doesn’t Want To Watch Marathon.
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.”
First up today is John Carpenter’s essay on consumerism starring Roddy Piper. Some of you may know him better as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (you know who you are.) More on him in a minute.
This is another one that I can’t believe evaded me until now. Maybe it wasn’t as readily available at my local video store when I was kid, devouring John Carpenter films, or maybe it was the lack of IMDB and Google and I didn’t know it existed. Either way, I fixed that error today.
While it’s not my favorite John Carpenter film – it can’t compete with masterpieces like The Thing, Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China (see a trend here?), and Halloween - it definitely has the elements that make me love his films. It’s got cheesy humor, good action, and a fun interesting story that keeps me coming back for more.
Roddy Piper – I don’t know why Kurt Russell wasn’t in this film – was their friendship going through a rough patch, was he busy? That’s all I’ll say on the matter.
I love John Carpenter’s films (for the most part.) His blend of comedy, horror and good storytelling works for me. They Live is no exception.
Not much to say here. By that, I mean that the movie did not have much to say.
I, on the other hand, have a lot to say about it. But, I already spent an hour and a half with this movie so I will just say this:
It had your “traditional” action movie characters, many of them did not make it to the end. It had cool looking monsters that were wasted on this story.
Smart. Fun. It scared me.
I hated the camera work.
Bloody. Good. Fun.
THE WOLFMAN (1941)
You can’t go wrong with the classic Universal horror monsters. And this one has Bela Lugosi and Claude Rains (Casablanca) backing up Lon Chaney (jr.) For a 60 year old movie it held up pretty well. Sure the creature makeup and effects are dated (the transformation from man to wolfman is just a dissolve), but the story and characters were well done and it is an enjoyable film.
This is definitely going into the annual rotation of movies that I watch over the Halloween season (what, you didn’t know there was a Halloween season?, Well, there is.)
Brigitte lands early in the afternoon tomorrow so I’ll have time to get a couple of movies in before she gets home.