Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Been watching Homeland lately.  Season 1 was really good, but they kind of started to lose it towards the end of Season 2.  Did some sketching with the Paper app on iPad while watching.  Sgt. Brody and Carrie!  Need to do one of Saul next time.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Been missing for a while from this blog, but I'm starting to get back into it and posting updates on new work and sketches.  Here's some sketches done over Thanksgiving during my trip to Argentina to visit family, should hold you over until I can post some new animation work!

All done on a really cool sketching app for iPad called Paper.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

IIFF Bumpers

Got the chance to work on this bumper animation for the Indianapolis International Film Festival with a few coworkers in our spare time at work.

I worked on the animation, some character modeling, and even rigging!  Also on the team were James Ratliff, Stephany Cardinali, and Sean McDonald.  We used kind of a weird workflow and went from Maya to Cinema 4D, but it all worked out in the end!

There were a total of 5 bumpers, all created by Indiana artists.  These will play before the screenings at the Indy Film Fest later this month.  The other four bumpers can be seen here.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

49 Hour Panic

This is my animated short created for the 2012 49 Hour Film Competition by MG Collective.  I can finally post it and make the video public now that all the films have been screened.

The theme given to everyone was Panic, and everything was created within the 49 hour limit.  I worked solo this year, which means I was able to get a lot more sleep!  This also meant I was going to run out of time, so I ended up playblasting and keeping the animation in stepped because I knew I wouldn't have enough time to spline and render the whole thing.

My lil brother Mariano helped out a bit by creating the background models and props.  Music is by David Ari Leon, from the Contre Jour OST.  Rigs provided by Animation Mentor.

There were a lot of great films this year, and overall an improvement from last year I think!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

AM Demo Reel

I've had this posted on the Animation Showreel Tab at the top of the blog for a bit, but never got around to actually posting it on my blog!  This is my best work during the 18 months at Animation Mentor.

It feels like those 18 months went by so fast.  I remember just starting in class 1 doing the bouncing ball, and then suddenly I'm doing a dialogue shot.  The school was a great experience and I learned so much more than I thought was possible in that short amount of time.

Thanks to all the AM staff, mentors, and students that gave me feedback and helped me out along the way!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I had planned to render out this shot over the holidays, but it never happened, too much Arkham City!  Here is my dialogue shot from Class 5 at Animation Mentor.

Just started Class 6, the last one.  Working on polishing some of these shots and maybe doing a new one.  Almost over!