At long last, the newest installment in the Transformers mighty franchise has hit the silver screen worldwide, with Rise of the Beasts. Our large team at MPC Visualization did amazing work on it, and I was proud to be a Lead on the show and help the shots come together. I'll be checking it out this weekend and hope to hear from those who do as well.
Back in 2021 I went through the Unreal Virtual Production Fellowship program and made a short film using the Unreal game engine. It was a powerful, life-changing experience. While a lot of things happened after the fellowship completed that delayed me making a recap, I finally completed it for you to enjoy. So sit back, relax, and click here to read all about what it was like to make a short film in one month as an Unreal Fellow.
Creature Animation Test
Two simple game-inspired animation tests done in Maya. Animation, edit, and sound by me. It was inspired by all the stand-up paddle-boarding I see in Washington state. Model used with permission.
New STRAYS trailer
The trailer for the raunchy dog talking dogs comedy is age-restricted so it has to be viewed on YouTube. Click the link below (the link isn't broken, it's just an age-restricted Red Band trailer).
Now on Mastodon
I've stopped posting to Twitter so I can join the Fediverse!
I can't add a button to it at the top of this page, but if you're interested in my micro-blogs you can find me on Mastodon at email@example.com.
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I was part of the crew interviewed to cover the VFX and visualization process for the film Nope on the website Digital Media World. An excerpt:
Josh Lange, Previs Supervisor at MPC, said, “Since the creature could also change direction and travel in response to the person looking at it, it needed a defined ‘front’ and ‘back’ to make it clear where it was heading. Jellyfish and drapery were the closest real-world reference, and we gave massive scale to the ‘wings’ that undulate and push air below the creature and give a believable explanation for how it could stay afloat at will.”
As design options were pitched during the concept design stage, the artists helped show how these would look in motion with mockups and animation work. Early on, there were saucer options that were smooth and symmetrical, others that looked rougher and organic, and one with a notch cut out of the rim of the ship.
This week the live-action/animated Disney+ film 'Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers' won an Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie. This meant that the entire visualization team also one the award! You can read my project page about the experience working on the film here.
BULLET TRAIN now in theaters!
The heist/action film based on the Japanese novel is out now! You can read more about what our techvis team did for the film on my project page for it here.
NOPE now in theaters and IMAX!
A year of our visualization team's work can finally now be enjoyed by audiences. I recommend checking it out in IMAX to get the full scale and intensity. Let me know what you think if you check it out! You can read about my experience on the film on the project page here.
Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers
Rescue Rangers has released on Disney+! You can see the trailer and read my project recap blog post here.
I am a Visualization Supervisor, Animator, and Visual Artist with over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry.