Sunday, December 23, 2007

IPHONE TO: My New Facebook

Well, it's holiday season here in the big city, and I haven't been very active on posting things to my blog here. I'll try to improve on that.. ;-)

Some great news though. My first job I lead for Psyop. (2) :30 second spots for Infiniti. Gift_Spot 1 | Gift Spot 2

Motionographer also wrote a blurb here about it... Pretty nice things they say.

T
hanksGiving was awesome. The Wife, Her Fam, and the Fabians headed out to Costa Rica for the break. Lots of good times.
[ Photo Album here ]

Then just a few weeks ago, Psyop had their Christmas party. It was themed after "King Pin" the movie with Bill Murry. So you can get a load of my awesome o
mbover.. It was classic.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


IPHONE TO: The Orange Box

So it's been a crazy couple of months!!
Since my last post...

I have accepted a Staff Position at Psyop's Mass Market Division.
So that means the Wife and I packed up and moved to NYC.

We'll post images soon, of the whole experience. But I must say it's much different than Dallas!
;-)

I'm a CG Project
Lead up there, doing National Spots with Psyop flair! I'm loving it! They call the position "Technical Director" but I must say, It means Production Generalist. Do it all, do it fast, and do it awesome. ;-)

Working alongside some of the most amazingly talented guys in the industry! I'll have to gather up some of their work and share it.. it's crazy good.

I've started to pick up the basics to Python, and have already started to implement it into practice with XSI! Thanks to Bradley Gabe.
I never thought I'd see the day when I'd pick up scripting.. but I figure if I'm going to be labeled a Technical Director, I might want to at least know a little something technical. ;-)

So I must say, Psyop/Mass Market, is about the most inspiring and sweet bunch of talented folk I've ever run across. It's really bizarre to see such chaos spiraling around despite itself, and yet, some of the most elegant and well designed spots come out. I'm proud to start being apart of it!

With the PPL spot fresh on everyone's mind, I'm doing a more graphic version based on one of the Designers style frames.. With that, and (2) upcoming car commercials I should be into some really cool design stuff. I'll keep you posted.

The Invasion project has been on hiatus due to all the freelance, and relocation. ( ironically I had less time as a freelancer as I did as a staffer! ). But rest assured I will be completing the trailer! Hopefully by years end. I guess it totally depends on how busy I get with the before mentioned upcoming spots.

Well I hope to update more often with more updates. The blog might take a slight "what happened to me in NYC today..." angle for the next few posts, but I imagine that is normal for new transplants in the city. ;-)

More soon, I swear.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

IPOD IPHONE TO: Anything on your new Iphone.
WEB TO: Mass Market's Reel

So I just got back from NYC after wrapping up a contract with Psyop's Mass Market division.

The spot was a cute fantasy-real piece with all sorts of foliage. I'll post a link to it when it aires.

So after spending some time up at Psyop, I have to admit, they are some of the most talented, hardworking, fun bunch of artists that I'd ever been lucky enough to work with.

I hope to work with them soon in the future, as their projects are only getting better, and they are about as much fun to work for as you would want.

But it's good to be home, and ready to celebrate the 4th. Enjoy it, everyone.


Saturday, April 07, 2007

IPOD TO: Saul Williams
WEB TO: John K

FREEDOM!! I've recently left Janimation to try my luck as an independent artist! Kungfukoi.com has been rebuilt and the new reel is now online. So call me and throw money at me to work on your project!

I'll be working around the country, and from home. Doing Commercial, Feature, Motion Design, or basically anything I can get. ;-)

In between I'll try to get some time to work on my ongoing projects. We'll see how that goes.

So, John K, is bringing the heat with the online animation discussions. Whether you hate him, or love him, you have to give him credit for raising the standard for discussion on Animation.

Be sure to check out his blog and backlog of totally amazing articles! He's been talking about, and giving his opinion on things like: Writing for Animation, Animation Performance, Blocking for Animation, and Color in Animation. I don't always agree with him, but in general I respect him as a Cartoonist, and find often his thoughts valid. His points are well thought out, and he offers counter arguments, and explains in great detail why he believes the way he does. I really have been enjoying reading it. There just isn't any other open dialog about animation on the web that I've found, and I sure love me some animation talk.





Thursday, March 01, 2007

IPOD TO: Definitive Swim
WEB TO: Korean Films in 2006


So I haven't posted in awhile. I have missed the opportunity to comment on the Boston Bomb scare, and for that I'm sorry. So I'll just have to let these guys tell you about it.

I also missed the opportunity to comment on the China Stock Crash. If any of you know me, you know how much I'm interested in China and it's evolving economy and international power!!

So what's got me on the blog tonight is the Premiere and Debut of my Animated Music Video! "I Want To Hold Your Hand". The 80's pop band, the Smithereens have released a Beatles cover album called "Meet the Smithereens"! Pat Dinizio, the lead singer, asked me if I could help him out with a video. So basing the concept on the album cover art, I put together this little piece for the band! ( High Res Version 43MB )

Well, the video is doing awesome, and getting all sorts of great comments! It's also apparently slated to go on VH1 Classics!! I'll post air dates when I learn of them.
In the meanwhile it's been released on, YouTube, Ifilm, and Vmix so far!!

So thank you Pat, and the Smithereens for the opportunity to get my first Video Directorial Debut!! Also, thanks for all the fans of the band who are giving out kudos!! I'm glad everyone is enjoying it. It was fun to do, and I look forward to doing more.





Friday, January 19, 2007

IPOD TO: Ok, Go
WEB TO: Orville "Deadenbacher" By Digital Domain

Well, apparently if you are Chinese this week is pretty crazy nuts! China has announced that they have destroyed one of their own satellites as it flew 250 miles above one of their providences! This has countries up in arms, specifically the U.S. The assumption is that if China can target and destroy satellites in orbit, they would have a stake in the 'space' above their country which had, until recently been ruled by the U.S. and Russia. I find this escalation of technological and space warfare, awesome! I'm looking forward to all the new "Star Wars" like weapons in our near future!

But, if high tech Real Sci-Fi Rail Guns, and precision targeted ICBM's aren't your bag.. Perhaps you'd like to see the future of computer interfacing!?

And for something totally different, check out Demetri Martin, he's funny.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

IPOD TO: Saul Williams - List of Demands
WEB TO: Ruairi Robinson ( 50% Gray Short Film Guy )


















Well it's a new year! 2006 has been great, and went by like a flash! So now with a 'fresh start' for the NEW year, I look forward to what it will bring. ( ...more Invasion for sure! )

The wife and I got back from Costa Rica, that was awesome! A week long sitting at the beach is never a bad thing! It was our second trip in what has turned out to be an annual event!

The Holidays allowed me some down time with Battlefield 2142. ;-) Ok, so I wasn't productive these last couple of weeks, but that's changing!

Lastly, I have recently purchased the Dell 30" Ultrabright! I'll write up a review after I've been using it for a couple of weeks! Also coming is a Dual Xeon Quad Core and 1TB raid 0 system.
Yes I likes me hardware!!