Category Archives: Maya

Untying the Knot

Some people marry while others, well, play house. Either way, sometimes things don’t turn out as planned which is what this show is about.

Bravo came knocking and my team at Monkeyhead created this cool open, as well as all the on air graphics, for their new show, Untying the Knot.

Here’s a little write up about the process.

This project had a bit of everything. We shot the doll house and all the props practically, while adding the hero dolls in post. And speaking of the hero dolls… I had a bit of fun choosing clothing for them, as evident below.

I’ve also included the animatic for your viewing pleasure!

Snapple – Made from the best stuff on earth!

Big News!

For the first time in 7 years, I am no longer working for a company with the word “Monkey” in it’s name. Monkeys have been been part of my life for years (I may or may not have been nicknamed “monkeyboy” in my youth), so it’s hard to move on. However, as hard as it may be, I have left Monkeyhead and started work at Deutsch LA as the Broadcast Motion Design Director.

Once there I hit the ground running, and, with the help of a few talented guys, was able to make these 5 spots for Snapple.

Budget didn’t allow for much 3D, only a tiny bit of 3D done for the ice cubes in Diet Half-n-Half, and the bottle cap in Real Facts, but the rest was all After Effects.

I’m pretty pleased with the results, and so was Deutsch, as these are the first in-house motion graphics spots they’ve ever shipped.

And yes, that is Saul Goodman.

Sofia the First – The Floating Palace

I had the chance to work on some of the initial promo spots for the debut of Sofia the First, but this spot, The Floating Palace (her second movie) was so much more fun.

The whole thing was pretty straight forward, primarily done in Maya (with a bunch of help from Blake Newton), and a bit of After Effects trickery here and there. Again, I got to utilize Mettle’s Free From Pro to bring a bit more life to the Disney Channel logo at the end, which turned out nice.