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  • Hasbro's Mr. Monopoly - Spot 2

Hasbro’s Mr. Monopoly – Spot 2

Here is the second 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 1

Here is the first 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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  • Structure of Comedy

Structure of Comedy

I've rolled my sleeves up for the last 6 months and analyzed the f#ck out of comedy structure. Even went so far as to take a stand up comedy class.  Discovering the structure of comedy is hard, so fingers crossed this will illuminate! My findings: COMEDY IS HARD 1. Set the joke up CLEARLY. If [...]

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Making A Commercial – Preproduction

If you haven't checked out my Coke commercial, check it out here. Coke spot, concept I dig old pin-up art. In particular this one artist named Gil Elvgren. He's the Norman Rockwell of pin-up. He could capture a pose better than most animators. And I've always loved the ads of Coke girls at places like [...]

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How To Be Funny in a Comedy Film

A lot of you might be wondering 'how to be funny in a comedy film?'.  This can apply to filmmakers, actors, writers, or even bloggers.  Making people laugh gives them value.  And if you give value they'll love you for it.  So without further ado, here are my thoughts on how to successfully shoot comedy! Shooting [...]

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  • Funny Movie Characters

Funny Movie Characters

Question:  What makes for some funny movie characters?  Let me illuminate... I love comedy.  LOVE IT!  But it's also the hardest damn thing in the world.  If you've ever told a joke you know that it's tricky.  You have to deliver it just right otherwise your friends will look at you funny.  Imagine doing that over [...]

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