Updated my VFX demo reel for 2017…

Hey there!

I finally took the time out to update my reel.  It’s a new-and-improved version of my past reel, basically.

Working in the vfx industry, we are not allowed to show current footage of work we did that is not yet released on DVD so it is always a little behind the times.

Mine’s pretty far behind the times even more so, because I wanted to show all my *best* work and not some stuff that I thought was just okay or not relevant enough.  For example, I worked on “Deadpool” and rotoscoped Deadpool on a few shots (boring) and when it came to paintwork, I only worked on fixing paint that came in to our studio from outsource, that looked wrong.  I want to showcase work that is more challenging to me and paint is more interesting, in my opinion anyway…

So I am very proud of all the work I did on “Black Sails” season 3, “Pixels”, “Her”, “Gone Girl”, “Furious 7”, some very cool and challenging commercials, all for Digital Domain, and then “Cowboys & Aliens” for ILM. I love what I do for a living, and have been doing this for 20 years now.

I’ve been thinking about putting together a reel that showcases all of my best work over the 20 year span. Maybe sometime I’ll do this when I retire..? Well, that’s a long way away so I have time to think about it anyway.

OK- here is my latest reel for 2017:

Painted birdhouse

Hey everyone,

I decided to work on painting a bird house and give it to my mother-in-law as a birthday gift to her. I think it came out pretty nice!

Originally I was going to paint some folk art all over it and then as I moved along, I started wanting to paint a landscape instead. Then, a seascape emerged in my inspiration so I did my best N.C. Wyeth seascape impression.

What was fun and cool about it was that it got me motivated to get back into painting again!  Once I had a project to work on, and a deadline, and knowing it was going to a loved one, it really got me thinking about it and working away to accomplish this task.

I’m looking forward now to creating more paintings for our home. Our walls are very bare and I’d love to contribute to making them look nicer and giving some character.

All my best to you with whatever inspires you to create!!!