Brick-a-brack! Knick-knacks! Trinkets! Baubles! STUFF!!! Ohhh- how I love things!!! Especially fancy things with intricate frilly bits and stories to tell. And thus- I give unto you…
Joe and Sandy from Boheme Opera NJ first contacted me in 2012 to create animated backdrops for The Magic Flute. It was a fascinating challenge. Its by Mozart and happens in ancient Egypt so you get all those cool Egyptian bits I love so much! So I dove in. Also there’s a nice family connection. My dad’s parents actually met while they were pro opera singers and I’ve been aware of opera from an early age.
So it worked wonderfully and we keep doing it! Every year since I’ve done animated backdrops for their main yearly production. We’ve done Carmen, La Boheme, Faust and Aida (More Egyptian YAY!!!) just to name a few. We keep trying to vary the style and do something new with it every time. Here’s a few examples of the loops and a bunch of pics.
The Magic Flute was way back in 2012 and I was in the midst of trying to adapt to Blender from 3D Studio MAX and was also fairly new to video editing so I was still learning. I’m very proud of the result but check out the Aida backdrops too- they’re WAY better.
Second Life’s biggest event of the year. Benefiting Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. We’ve been involved with the event for 10 years now. Each year we not only sponsor our sim for the event but also design it completely just for the event. Its always an amazing show involving some of the most talented and imaginative designers in Second Life and we’re very proud to be a part of it. Here’s a taste of what we’ve done!
Another oldie! 🙂 Chill. This is my happy warm safe place. OOOOoooooooommmmm…. I don’t know why he’s bald. I’m not bald. What! I’m not! Just a lit– Anyway- it works. Wizard on his day off. Chill.
He looks a bit like Ralph Bakshi don’t he?
If I wasn’t an artist then I would have either been an auto mechanic or an architect and that would have been one impossible choice! I can’t really explain it but I’ve always been fascinated by buildings of all kinds. Something about the whole inside/outside space and how much it alters your perception. I like it. 🙂 and in Second Life its all virtual anyway so designing something and building it are the same thing- and I’ve been busy. Building stuff is fun!
More FX than you can shake a stick at! I was so lucky to get to do the visual effects for this film and I loved doing it but it was a LOT of work! I handled about 90% of the effects shots you see here- and the ones you don’t see too. Everything from adding muzzle flashes and bullet holes to doing the whole top quarter of Bernie’s head. I’m so proud of the work I did but also its an AWESOME movie! A ton of fun! Check it out. I know you’ll love it.
Tons of thanks to Michael Leavy and everyone at Fuzz On The Lens Productions– You guys were wonderful to work with!
Demo reel coming soon!
Or better yet go watch the movie! Its available now right HERE and its AWESOME!!!
Is he kinda creepy? I mean- I guess it all depends on what his magic hand does. I’ll ask him the next time I see him- but he’s a rare one on the scene.
My first little clip from way back in 2003 when I was teaching myself 3d Studio MAX.