Spent my final days of being 28 back in my second home. I love these people so much! I even ran into my Aunt and Uncle by pure coincidence. An amazing weekend has come and gone and now heading back to NY to my love, @primaav before she takes her exam tomorrow
Finally got to see Hamilton! Definitely one of my all time favorite broadways, if not my favorite. Some amazing talent up on that stage tonight!
My amazing fiancé @primaav surprised me with an early birthday gift (a month early) with tickets to the last home game of the Nets vs my Celtics!
This past weekend I did something that I’ve wanted to do for awhile. It took a lot of planning, secret group messages, our closest friends coming from all over the place, coordinating with her group of PT friends, some white lies, and a lot of effort and love from everyone involved. But we pulled it off! Happy to call you my fiancé ❤️
Netflix just announced a couple of really amazing shorts coming soon! The don’t let your little kids watch kinds. I was lucky enough to work on one of these shorts with an amazing team! Stay tuned...
I thought I could sneak up on it...
First sketch of the new year
I love seeing art run through the family! Shoutouts to my baby cousin @chrissy_do for this sick piece!!
Age of Sail has been added to the Oscar’s shortlist for Animated Short Films! Congrats team :D
Set up a special birthday dinner surprise for @primaav . Found out that the restaurant had a mascot monkey that would sing to the birthday girl. The biggest surprise was that her outfit matched the monkey’s 😂
I haven’t had time to draw that much lately but finally managed to sketch something that I didn’t hate haha
(Insert gag worthy couple quotes here) For our 5 year anniversary I decided to get professional photos of us done! Loved the way they came out. Thanks to @katrinalbertnyc for these wonderful shots!
The PlayStation spot I had the opportunity to work on at @buck_design just released! This was such a fun project because of pure nostalgia animating on all these characters I played with back in the day. Felt like a kid again! Just waiting on the Japanese version to come out too! #buck #design #animation #playstation #rayman #tekken #dinosaur #fish #gta #sweettooth #zombie #residentevil #planes #nyc #freelance #art #artoninstagram #characterdesign #character #game #gamer
This was by far the most challenging, best learning experience of my career. It was my first time animating in VR, where all poses had to look good from all angles. When we first started this show, we didn't have exact cameras for the theatrical cut that you'll see here in the reel, so we had to keep the characters alive and well posed no matter where they were in the scene. That was very challenging because each shot ranged from 800-1500 frames each, of continuous animation. The other challenge was to make sure that our shots all stitched together with the next animator's shot. There were only 5 cuts in this entire short film, so there was a lot of continuity that needed to be exact. Also, all hair blowing in the wind is hand keyed and everything under the water had to be animated fully in case the users decided to dip their heads underwater while watching. With the first shot in this reel, I have to give a small caveat. This was the first shot I was assigned on the show, and I was originally responsible for the entirety of this massive shot. What you see here is only the 2nd half of it. This shot was close to 2000 frames and was way too much for me to handle by myself. But thankfully, our director, John Kahrs, stepped in and took over the 1st half. My animation supervisor, Neth Nom, also stepped in to help polish the 2nd half with me as we were trying to get this shot done in time for Annecy. So big thanks to the both of them, and the entire team that came together to get this first sequence done. To see the full reel follow this link: https://vimeo.com/301637566 #art #artoninstagram #google #spotlight #stories #animation #film #movie #shortfilm #director #vr #boat #sailing #sea #ocean #adventure #journey #design #3d #2d