Here are some samples from my July summer art excursion to Rome. I’ll post more later. We stayed in an unbelievable 800 year old flat above a church, right off the Tiber river, for an entire month! Nothing short of amazing.
Over the past few months, David Cowles, Janis Dougherty, and I have been piecing together our new animated short film. It’s a music video for The Girls’ song, “Keenan at Sea”, and also my first stab working with After Effects CS5 (the verdict- not much different from CS4). Anyway, The Girls are an indie/folk band featuring Alison … Read more
Recently, the 2010 E3 Expo in Los Angeles, as usual, debuted the latest developments in entertainment media. This year, the progress at Playpower didn’t go unnoticed, as our health-awareness game, temporarily dubbed “The Malaria Game”, was put on display at Ben Sawyer’s Serious Games booth. Playpower’s mission statement of bringing affordable educational gaming to developing … Read more
The week of May 24th was an exciting one for the students at Streams Elementary School in Upper St. Clair, PA, exploring this year’s Cultural Arts Week theme, “The Rhythms in Life”. The PTA, partnering with the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, brought in regional professionals who focus on studying the movement and rhythm of … Read more
That’s right! The New School hosted the 41st annual ASIFA-East film show, and things couldn’t have been better. The show featured a fantastic lineup of contemporary animated shorts, with a particularly strong showing from the They Might Be Giants “Here Comes Science” album animators- congratulations to Sean McBride, David Cowles, Andy Kennedy, and Ru Kuwahata and … Read more
So here’s the latest- “Put it to the Test” recently screened at the 360/365 Film Fest in Rochester. I couldn’t make it, but word on the street is that it was well received! If you’re in the NYC area this weekend, check out the 41st ASIFA-East Animation Festival, May 9, 6:00 at The New School. … Read more
Here’s a link to “Cells”, the second video we made for the “Here Comes Science” album.
Congrats to Derek Lomas for being featured in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette! PlayPower has already been recognized internationally, with hundreds of volunteers from California to India, and Pittsburgh is happy to be a new hub for PlayPower and it’s co-founder and CMU PhD candidate, Derek Lomas. In short, PlayPower is a project that utilizes classic, inexpensive … Read more
John Linnell and John Flansburgh were interviewed by Time regarding the “Here Comes Science” album. Some of the album videos are featured during the interview. Scrub over to 2:35 to catch a glimpse of the “Cells” video that Dave and I directed/animated last fall.
MPW Marketing just posted the primary Faxton commercial on YouTube. It’s a 30 second promo directed and animated by Dave and I last December. Produced by Peter Barg of Z Animation, it was a great exercise in compositing more Flash characters with 3D After Effects techniques, in the same manner of the RPO promo. I … Read more