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Pig Out

Check Out My Student Short Film! Here is the last 2D film I ever made. Now I mostly do 3D, so this is a blast from my past. I made this in 1997...so long ago! Back then we didn't have computers...it was all done on paper with a pencil test machine (really old technology!). This [...]

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Rose – Short Film

Here is my short film Rose. I directed it while living in New Zealand...so most of the crew on this is from Lord of the Rings. It was a great experience and the film went off to play at numerous international film festivals and even won some amazing awards! Hope you enjoy! [...]

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  • Hasbro's Mr. Monopoly - Spot 4

Hasbro’s Mr. Monopoly – Spot 4

Here is the fourth of 4 Monopoly spots I directed for Hasbro and the Minnesota State Lottery. We shot the live action plates (fancy talk for backgrounds) in Santa Monica in one day. Then we spent about 8 days per a spot to complete the animation. This was a fun series to work on because [...]

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  • Hasbro's Mr. Monopoly - Spot 3

Hasbro’s Mr. Monopoly – Spot 3

Here is the third of 4 Monopoly spots I directed for Hasbro and the Minnesota State Lottery. We shot the live action plates (fancy talk for backgrounds) in Santa Monica in one day. Then we spent about 8 days per a spot to complete the animation. This was a fun series to work on because [...]

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Storytelling Lucas Style!

This is a great video that teaches a lot about storytelling. It's highly entertaining! Let's face it, storytelling is crazy hard.  Just because you can do it at one point in your life, doesn't mean you keep doing it.  (No, I'm not pointing fingers to Uncle George).  Unlike riding a bike (which is near impossible [...]

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JJ Abrams – Mystery Box

I rarely have time to go to the movies. So it was a treat to grab a small group of amigos and head off the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.   I thought Super 8 was really cool. If you follow J.J. Abrams storytelling you'll notice he once again followed his 'Mystery Box' theory. He did [...]

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