Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Hanging with the Froads!

“Brian Froud and Me"
Last Saturday, the Animazing Gallery in SoHo had an opening called "World of Froud". 

It featured Brian, his wife Wendy, and son Toby Froad, each an awesome and rather famous artists in their own rights.

Brian is one of the Concept artists for Labyrinth, and Dark Crystal, having worked very closely with Jim Henson.  Also created and illustrated the Pressed Faerie books.

His wife Wendy is a puppet creator, and fabricated Yoda, as well as the puppets for Labyrinth, and Dark Crystal.

Finally, Toby, is a puppetter, as well as the actual baby that David Bowie steals in Labyrinth.
“Gelfling Kira & Frizzgig”
Works of Wendy Froud

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Last Years Comcast spot you never saw

Here is a great spot Directed by Craig Gillespie and shot by Bruno Delbonnel.

I served as CG/VFX Supervisor for the Mill on it, adding effects, such as satellites, Helicopters and Ships at sea. 

The spot was part of a campaign for Comcast to be aired during the superbowl of 2010.  Unfortunately, The client felt that the end result was too war-like and ended up not showing it due to war-sensitivity.

However, someone has found it, and posted it. So I thought I'd share it until it eventualy gets pulled, which I suspect it will.

I enjoyed working with Bruno and Craig on the project.  Some real stellar talent there! 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

State Farm "State of Chaos"

I have this fun project I lead for the Mill NY.  StateFarm- "State of Chaos" I served as CG/VFX supervisor for the project working with Director: Jim Jenkins and DDB, Chicago.

Here is the Mill's Link: State of Chaos

It was recently named "Ad of the Deay" by Adweek here:  Ad of the Day: State Farm

We got ILM alum, Mark Moore to design the killer robot, that the Mill brought to life.  The project was fun, and working with a comedic Director such as Jim Jenkins, who I learned graduated from the same high school as I did, was a great experience!