August 25, 2008

Long Awaited "KUSPER" Main Open

Last winter, my good friend Zoran asked me to animate a main open for a pilot he was making for MTV. The pilot didn't get picked up, which boggles my mind, because it was hilarious. (Go to to see all of Zoran's awesome videos, including the entire pilot episode of "Kusper"!) Maybe the MTV suits didn't like my depiction of corporate types. Anyhow, I'm now free to post the final animation.

The project had a very quick turn around time- three weeks. Well, it seemed like a quick turn-around back then. Based on the my experience working on these Electric Company spots, three weeks to work on 30 seconds of animation seems like a cake-walk. But anyhoo! It was a very fun process to work on Kusper, because Zoran was very supportive and liked all my ideas. Or..he at least knew we didn't have a lot of time so he okayed all my ideas. There is, of course, a lot of quirkiness in the final piece that I'll never get around to fixing, but on the whole I do like this main open. It was the best I could do at the time, so there ya go.

Here's the process!




August 16, 2008

Progress Report

Since its been a while since I've posted a goddam thing, I just wanted to give a quick update: I've working like heck on some spots for the upcoming Electric Company show. I have a lot to do and not much time, so thats why I haven't been doodling anything lately. I'm on a vampire's sleep schedule, my cat has decided the whole apartment is her litter box, and I can't seem to wash that stale corn-chip stink off my favorite sweatshirt, but I'm otherwise alive and healthy. I have a few very exciting projects coming up in the next couple of months, but I don't want to jinx it by blithering on about it just yet. Thats pretty much my life's philosophy... "If something exciting is happening, don't ever tell anyone, so no one will be disappointed in case it doesn't work out." Which reminds me, did I ever mention I was getting married?

After I'm done with my Electric Company spots, I plan on posting the projects I worked on at Primal over the spring. Until then, here's a cute little commission I popped out recently for a Christmas deer/Elk/thing made of a tree.