Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter's Reason

Recently I have had the humbling opportunity to start a new job working in the Visual Effects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been working on various tasks like sky replacement, equipment paint out, additive digital makeup, and even some digital set extensions.

I studied the field of animation and visual effects because I am passionate about animations and visual effects that are created to educate, encourage and uplift.

 I hope you will enjoy this short film celebrating the reason for Easter.

 You can find more videos like this here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It's Finished

This has become old news now, but I wanted to post it despite.
Here is the official press release for the Lizard and the Ladder...

UVU Press Release

Here is a short blip with Jordan and myself on Good Morning Utah,  I don't think any one saw it live, but at least now you can check out the video.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Animated History of Aviation

This has been my main project for the last 9 months at UVU Aviation.  Last Friday was my last day and I hit render just as I walked out the door.

I hope you will enjoy this piece portraying some of the history of aviation; leading up to were the school is today.

Rob Guest, Preston Powell, Paris Miller, Nathan StokerMichael Batie, and Adam Evens also contributed, from planning to rendering; it was definitely a collaborative piece.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Twin Star Landing

When I first finished this render, but boss asked, "Have you rendered this scene yet?"  Probably the worst thing any one could say.  After Doing some revision and trying a few new things I re-rendered it.  When I showed it to my family my brother asked, "Was this shot filmed at the airport?"  Probably the nicest thing any one could say to me!!
I know its not perfect but I'm glad to know I'm making progress.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hindenburg Disaster

I've been trying to get some decent fire for the Hindenburg disaster I've been creating at work.  This was a render test that I really liked.  I had a co-worker create the silhouette for me, my work is just the fire.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lizard Trailer 2

Lizard is all but in the bag, stay tooned for the premeir date to be in November or December. I put together this trailer to get some excitement about it circulating.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wind Tunnel Lighting

         Here are a few stills from a `history of aviation` animation I'm doing.
It was modeled  and textured by Preston Powell.  I tweaked some of the shaders and did the lighting.  I also simulated the fluid effect smoke stream.
What do you think? 

Monday, August 29, 2011

More From Humbugs

For the first two images, the far left is the concept art I had to go off of. Then the subsequent images is what I came up with. They desperately need to be posed... that is soon to come

This is a close up with the fur that I also have been working on.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Humbugs - Lady

This is a model I've been working on for my inturnship. Its from a book called "Humbugs".

Monday, August 22, 2011


This is Lady, she is part of a crew of bugs, I'm modeling for an internship I'm doing, I was working on her ear muffs today

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Page Added For Art

I have added a new page to my blog that will be dedicated to my "analog" artistic skills, and to start it off, I'm posting a video of my progression through a painting a I just completed. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Make it Large Please

Not that I'm trying to bring back old work, but at work they asked me to "up-res" a shot from my WWII work. So I thought I would post it here as well, there's nothing cooler than larger-than-HD footage! ENJOY