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.

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.

Noah’s Nursery

Looks like my kid isalreadykindofabigdeal. Now if he would only get here. Seriously, his due date is 6 days away… what’s taking so long? Fashionably late… classic Noah.

But I digress… The wifey and I finished putting together Noah’s Mary Blair inspired nursery and it was featured on DisneyBaby.com. While we had an absolute blast creating everything, it was complete shock that someone wanted to blog about it, much less Disney blog about it!

Here’s where you can read the article, and here are some pictures I took of Noah’s Nursery.

You can see some of the process photos here, if you’re into that sort of thing.

In addition to Noah’s nursery being Disney themed, I also created our prego announcement along those lines and, well, I guess the mouse is out of the bag then, huh? Hello, my name is Jason and I really like Disney.

And yes, the those are the Mickey ears my wife and I bought on our honeymoon to DisneyWorld.