Obviously fun to be a part of. Dance Choreography, costume design, a hit song and a short schedule. Editorial was challenging. Fun to have something for the...
Mazda Zero to 1 event
Mazda "Zero to Drive" event commercial I co-directed along with Rob Resella. Many thanks to everyone at The Garage for letting us handle this great project...
Fast schedule. Worked with Legacy FX ( formerly Stan Winston Studios ). They made the base head prosthetic while my team made the facial animation and all the...
The finished treatment for my upcoming film "Read". We shot the film a couple of months ago and are in the process of editing. Post production will begin this...
Microsoft Private Cloud
Fun, crazy series of Microsoft private cloud commercials I got to put together for Mirada Studios and Motion Theory. Fast, fast schedule and a lot of moving parts...
IBM THINK exhibit
A unique, rare opportunity for almost every person at Mirada Studios and Motion Theory to collaborate on a project of this scope. We had the opportunity to put...
A broad, long project with lots of complicated factors. Characters done by both Disney and Pixar. A production team running around Europe. Shooting the park in...
Originally considered a light job from a post production standpoint, the original idea was to shoot most of the Garbage Trucks in camera and augment slightly in the...
Tide "Pop A Lot" from Original Program on Vimeo.
My first project with Director Matt Cullen. Great fun. IBM Watson from Jiaren Hui on Vimeo.
Campari Welcome to Giulia
Really great experience. Shot in Buenos Aires for 8 days. All the editing, animation, design and visual effects done at Mirada Studios.
Still 4 Japan
I was proud to help build this relief effort film for Tsunami victims in Japan.
3 Target commercial introductions directed by Nathan McGuinness. I had an opportunity to design all 3 intros, specifically the future buildings and the whole...
As Effects Lead for Aeon Flux I had a team of about 8 artists. We created a lot of different looks for this film Acid Darts, floating pollen, razor grass, glowing...
Vin Diesel Avalanche
Working alongside a group of close compadres, for about 5 months we were the "Avalanche Team" for the movie "xXx". The hours were long but it was fun, and we were...
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Prince Of Egypt Red Sea
I as a proud member of the "Red Sea Team". Around 8 artists tasked with creating the Red Sea parting effect in The Prince of Egypt.
National Treasure 2 Titles
Dr Pepper Homecoming
Director David Kellogg
Antz Flood Sequence
One of my earliest Feature experiences, I was part of the 4 person team tasked with creating the flood water in ANTZ.
Lincoln All Things Equal
While working as a Visual Effects Supervisor at Digtial Domain's commercial division, I was asked to come up with some solutions for the Santa Monica Airport...
Honda Impressive Spaces
Time Machine Plants
My role on The Time Machine was to create all the time lapse plant effects. Using the algorithms first described by Aristid Lindenmayer and Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz...
As the Twister Lead for Day After Tomorrow, it was my responsibility to design, execute and manage the visual effects for this sequence. I had the luxury of a long...
A treatment for Wrigley Gum. Click here for full treatment pdf 3mb
A proposal for a viral film campaign. Click here for full treatment. 5.8mb "Ideas can't create themselves. We do it for them."
For about 3 months I helped build some trailer shots and helped fabricate some tools for the box shatter effect.
Forces of Nature
Early in the days of Pacific Data Images, before it became Dreamworks Animation, there was a commercial and film effects division ( C.A.F.E ). I was a proud member...
Flight of the Phoenix
My first project as a CG Supervisor. We had a very short schedule of only about 5 weeks to generate all of these sand storm effects.
Happened That Time
A treatment for a Nike spec spot about the spirit of competition. The premise would be based on a specific visual effect: The viewer sees 2 versions of the runner...
Flags of our Fathers
Along with coworker Dave Hodgins, I was CG Supervisor for this Clint Eastwood project. Together our job was to digitally recreate the entire Pacific Arena from...
A presentation for an upcoming Scion Campaign. We didn't get awarded the project, sadly, but I almost fell off my chair when i saw how much the final project...
HP Jake Burton
Head & Shoulders Sun
Let Me In
Not usually a horror movie person, I was pretty happy to be part of such a cool project. I was asked by the film's production team to supervise the completion of...
Early in the beginning days of Digital Domain's fledgling production company Mothership, I was asked to come up with some design options for the logo. None used,...
Newport Beach Film Fest
A fun project we did in partnership with Tool of North America. The kids, people and car are real. The warcraft were created digitally.
My treehouses are all custom built. I start with a digital model and get as much figured out that way as I can. I started a business in my local area. Click here...
Official Selection of the 2001 Sundance Film Festival Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking South by Southwest Film Festival Spike & Mike's Animation...
A proposal for a New York Times commercial. The idea was that the photographs on the headline page would be alive and animated, like miniature sets. Little cars...
A spec treatment for a Honda Odyssey commercial. I drive one and I love it. Click here for full treatment. 1mb
A treatment for a spec spot back in 2008. The idea was that when people looked through glass ( windows, bifocals, etc.) they saw Dr. Pepper cans mixed into the...
An idea I had for Citibank home loans. Still really want to do this one. In it a guy is being haunted by money hidden around his house, like a ghost. The hapless...
One of my first spec treatments. The intention was to do an entire campaign with footage left over from another commercial we did for Pontiac. I've always been...
Starbucks In a Fog
This was an idea I had for a Starbucks commercial some time ago. I wanted to overemphasize the struggle of getting up for work in the morning. People are,...
Disney Cruise Line
Nike My Role
For this project I was responsible for all aspects of 3d imagery. Specifically the generation of the banner that falls down, the building and the surrounding area....
Kip and Kamuela
In 2003 I decided to make a children's book entitled "Kip and Kamuela's Adventure in Rome". I had hoped to create some characters that children could...
Corona Finishing Touch
The creation of an island from nothing.
Infinity Ink Design
An ink animation test for an Infinity campaign.
"Catch" for VISA Mofilms
Written, Storyboarded, Shot, edited and animated in 10 days.
Hyundai Grid of Lights
Star Trek Nemesis
HP Gwen Stefani
It seems like the only effects here were the trail of paper, but it was much bigger than this. Gwen Stefani couldn't actually make it to Japan, so we had to shoot...
Day After Tomorrow