After fourteen months of lockdown without seeing a movie in theaters, my family and I went out to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood for the first time in ages, and saw Disney's Cruella--the film that I spent a year working on as Postvisualization Supervisor. I thought it came out tremendously well. You can read about some of my experience working on it by visiting the film's project page here.
The video for my latest advertising project is now on YouTube. I was the Previs Supervisor for our team of six at MPC/Technicolor. It was my second time working on a Shawn Levy project. My full writeup for the project can be found here. Happy Holidays!
As of October 23, the horror-comedy creature feature 'Love and Monsters' is now available to stream at home! You can read my project page for it here. I hope you get the chance to enjoy the film.
New podcast appearance this week! It was great to talk a bit about past projects with Gary and Justus. If you don't have the Anchor podcast app, it might be easier to search a podcast app like Apple Podcasts or Stitcher for the "Pod Wars" show to find this episode.
Interview on "Pod Wars" podcast
Demo reels were already completed for subsets of my animation work (previs, animation, advertising, etc.) but this weekend I made a new "all-around" reel with highlights from each field. Best of all, it's password-free!
This March marked the final week for the (still undisclosed) postvis film I had the privilege of supervising at MPC here in LA. Our crew was a fantastic mix of skillsets, personalities, and experience levels, and they formed a synergy I had not seen before on any team. I learned a tremendous amount from each individual and will be forever grateful for the chance to have seen their passion, work ethics, collaboration, and selfless encouragement of each other up close.
The client was extremely pleased with their work, and we delivered shots at a rate that outpaced the speed for incoming notes. For this and many other reasons, I would recommend any of these team members* to anyone who has the chance to consider hiring them in the future. I look forward to our opening weekend when it finally arrives, once we are able to safely return to movie theaters.
A smaller team and I are still wrapping up the loose ends, but I expect to become available for animation and visualization work starting on Monday, April 13.
The final postvis crew members at MPC. Back (left to right): Isaac Hingley, Jeremy Freeberg, Jing Marshall, Salome Iravani, Hannah Addington. Front (left to right): Alan Morales, David Hickey, myself, Nat Seymour, Simon Halpern. Not pictured: Mark Austin, Gil Hacco, David McMahon, David Sudd, Caitlin Kennedy, Connor Tracy, Matt Valverde, John Hold, Maximilian Reid.
It was a big day at work. 1917's VFX Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron came by the MPC LA studio for the team to see one of the Best VFX Oscar statues won by the studio's 600 worldwide artists. An amazing achievement considering how strong the competition was this year.
And yes, it's heavy!