Thursday, September 9, 2010

Climate Science in a Nutshell: episode 2

Planet Nutshell has been keeping me very busy over the past few months. We are currently working on a series of 11 videos explaining climate science. This is the first video we have completed and it explains the difference between climate and weather. It also provides an introductory look at Rapid Climate Change.

Style and palette was a major focus for the art department in this series. We took inspiration from magazine ads and illustrations from the 40's, illustrator Charley Harper, and from various approaches being used throughout the explainer video industry. We are very pleased with the final result and hope viewers are too.

The series can also be viewed at and was funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and was produced in collaboration with KUEN TV in Salt Lake City. KUEN has done a great job corralling all the resources and climate experts who have provided guidance for the series.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Climate Science Teaser

This is a teaser clip from a series of videos I am working on for Utah Education Network. The series is all about climate science and is targeted to High School kids.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Graffiti + Stop Motion = Brilliant!

I learned about the artist INSA today, thanks to the internet. This is what he creates. Awesome!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Demo Reels

It had been almost four years since I updated my reel. Man was there a lot of work to go through. I decided it was best to create a "best of" compilation reel and then create individual reels containing full scenes. To view the videos in their full size click HERE or click the word VIMEO in the player.

PS. Does anyone who uses blogger know how to post bigger images and video in their full size without edges being cut off or screwing up the layout of the blog? I tried it once with images but it did wacky stuff with the links on the side. It might be easier to switch to another blogging site like WordPress.







Friday, April 16, 2010

Internet Safety for the Kiddies

I finally wrapped up the Internet Safety project for PBS affiliate Utah Education Network. These explainer videos are for grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-12 and explain, in a nutshell, how to stay safe online.  They cover important topics such as cyber-bullying, sexting, personal information, posting pictures, who to trust and be friends with, and who to talk to when someone or something upsets you.  These topics are extremely important and I had a blast working on them for this reason alone.  Of course, I also had fun drawing and animating.  Below I posted a bunch of drawings I created for the project.  You can view all of the videos over at Nutintuit Studio.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Explaining Dutch Products

I am very excited that I can finally post images and video from three explainer videos I created for Sitecom, a client based out of Rotterdam, Netherlands. We worked really hard to give Sitecom an exclusive and distinctive style to help Sitecom set itself apart from its competitors. I embedded the videos below. You can also view them over at Nutintuit Studio, where they are much larger in size.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A great year! Now a new one.

2009 was a great year for me, and one of the busiest. I created a book, picked up steady freelance work on the side of the full time job at Soup2Nuts, got engaged and then got married four months later. A month before the wedding I was presented with an opportunity to go full time freelance, primarily working for Nutintuit Studio, for whom I had been freelancing. It was an offer I couldn't refuse so I left Soup2Nuts the same week of my wedding. When it rains it pours I guess. And appropriately symbolic it rained on my wedding day as well, but it stopped raining just in time for photos.

That is my brief update on life. I hope to post more often in the new year. Maybe that will be my resolution. I will definitely have some posts soon showing all of the art I have been doing for the last six months or so. Cheers and Happy New Years!

above: Still image from our latest video at Nutintuit Studios for Sitecom