Got to do some animation work for Creative Energy last month for their spotlight videos for Texas Pete. The video highlights how Portland restaurants have used Texas Pete in their recipes. It was a lot of fun animating a namebrand logo character!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I just got approved to do a 30sec stop motion commercial for Niswonger Children's Hospital. I designed the characters last year for this children's health initiative, "5210". Basically each character corresponds to healthy daily guidlines for kids, so five different kinds of fruits and vegetables, two hours of screen time, one hour of exercise and zero sugary drinks. I'm making the characters out of twisted wire and a mix of Van Aken clay with Gulf Wax to harden it up a slight bit. I also got to write up a jingle and will be bringing in kids to help me sing it this week. I've given myself till the beginning of September to get it all done. With a little help we should be able to do it. :D Here's the progress so far.
All the feet have tie-downs, but I'll be relying more on flying rigs so the movement will be more fluid.
From the top reading left. Zip, Kid Uno, Fiver, and Twopher. Never mind Zip. It was a long night.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Bought a new animation rig for keeping McDonough upright. Some of the more sharp angled positions (like in the screen cap above) would force me to tighten his feet down to hold him up and the tightness and weight would pry the threaded rod from it's lock-tight base. No fun. He's a fairly heavy puppet. Here's a test with the rig removed.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Took about 5 hours to do this one. Working on my speed, which can start to level off now that I've stopped adding stuff to him. Still need to get the beard magnets to go in all the way, but that's not hard to do. Next I'll probably do some acrobatics to see how well his kilt does.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
It's been a long road but he's finally fully clothed and painted! Expect to see some more test animations before the big plunge into the continuing adventures of McDonough! Thanks to Christine James for making the clothing for me and thank you all for your support. Check out some more glamour shots over on McDonough's facebook page.