My trip back to U of M had stirred up a whole host of memories, many of them involving one of my best friends from those years. He died in a car accident a little over a year ago. I was unable to attend his memorial, so, considering the audience of close friends who would […]Read more "“Good Times with Eric” memorial animated short"
Tonight, I fly out to Michigan to give two guest lectures at my alma mater, University of Michigan. Over the years since my graduation, I’ve reconnected with my very first film prof, Hugh Cohen. It was 1988 when I first stumbled upon his class, The Art of Film F/V236, when looking for an elective to […]Read more "Full Circle Wolverine"
A couple years ago, I had just hit my stride as a director on Penguins of Madagascar, and Nickelodeon Development threw me a curveball. They wanted me to direct Al Madrigal’s pilot for his property, Mall Spies. Outside of my normal day job. Well, calls like that don’t come too often, so of course I […]Read more "Mall Spies"
This is a good window into the world of how I approach a difficult sequence to storyboard. I get pen (so I’m not tempted to erase) and paper and just start plowing through it. I just start putting down shots, without much editing. If I don’t like a certain shot, I scribble it out and […]Read more "Dr. Blowhole’s Revenge thumbnails"
From out of the heat distorted distance comes a van. As if driven by the devil himself! Check it. Did you dig the exploding lizard? THAT is how hot it is.Read more "Amos & Slim: Dial-a-Ride…from HELL!"
This is the kick-off sequence to this short I’m boarding that doesn’t quite have a title yet beyond the main characters’ names, Amos & Slim. If anything strikes you, feel free to chime in on the comments section. “Thirst,” maybe? Perhaps divine inspiration will smack me upside the head as I get deeper into the […]Read more "Amos & Slim: first sequence! And it’s HOT!"
Happy Monday, everyone. Sorry for neglecting Amos & Slim and French Moto so much. I promise to catch up soon (Mother’s Day and my wedding anniversary back-to-back kinda derailed me on the extracurricular art front.) So, in today’s installment of donkeyboy, we find the little girl feeling remorse for how she and her classmates treated […]Read more "donkeyboy: Emotional Rescue"