Monday, January 27, 2014

Caricatures at the Sundance Filmmaker's Brunch

This past Wednesday I had the awesome opportunity to do caricatures of filmmakers over at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. To be honest, I was way more excited about meeting people there than I was about the pay - and I even snuck a little food from the buffet table before I set up, heheheh.

I was contracted out by Ian Johnston, the director of Too Many Legs Animation Studio in Salt Lake, and got to work alongside Mel Milton, a character animator that lives in Orem - both of whom blew my mind with their industry experience and kindness (I felt like an ant that got to work alongside bulldozers).

As always, things started out pretty slow. People tend to notice/want caricatures as they leave parties, unless those people are little kids (which thankfully, we didn't have to draw many of...). The brunch was hosted by Southwest Airlines and they had hired out some models for the party, some of whom I got to draw :D

I also got to meet and draw the Johnson brothers, some super fun local actors from Utah. You might recognize the bottom left one as the coach from High School Musical. These guys were crazy fun to draw and were some of the nicest people I met there

I also got to meet director/producer Sohrab Mirmont who just got done working on the film "The Freemason." Awesome guy, and I tried my best not to geek out when he added me on facebook.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


This was my storyboarding final for Kelly Loosli's class. I'll tell you up front, it has some gun-based violence and dark humor.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monster storyboards

Collaborative storyboarding project with Phillip Deans and KC Tobey
Had to be about a minute long and only involve a small number of shots; we couldn't use panning or tracking or camera movement whatsoever.

0:00-0:21, 0:57-1:00 = KC
0:22:-0:57 = Me
1:00-1:15 = Phillip

Friday, January 10, 2014

Puragtory Oz

My other other final, this one from Sam Nielson's digital painting class. Definitely the single project with the most hours I've ever worked on something.  Included some close-ups so you can get some idea of the detail that went into it.


And here's our class picture for the semester. That's me in the white jacket

Monday, January 6, 2014