Category Archives: Monkeyhead

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!

Getting Real with Bill Maher

While I may not agree with some of the things Bill Maher says… I’ll totally create the show open for his show. Plus, it’s HBO…HB-freakin-O!

I, along with a few others at Monkeyhead, created a couple of looks for Bill, who was totally involved in the process (how weird is that??). Once he chose a direction I created the show open in C4D.

What was really great about this project was the challenge of making a fully editable show package… in After Effects. I love me some AE, but re-creating that show open – with it’s 3D and reflections – was a pretty big head scratcher. After a lot of trial and error, and some late nights, I cracked the code and figured out a simple and fully editable solution that worked easily enough for their intern to update when necessary.

All in all, it was a pretty fun gig and I’m pleased with the way it turned out.

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.