Monday, October 1, 2012


Its been a long road from the start, but the film is now here. Its been about 18 months in the making. 6  months in pre production, story development and some design and 12 months of solid production non stop. It involved a talented group of collaborates and a lot of tireless nights. In that time I also got married had a baby, graduated and completed a 12 week internship at DreamWorks.
Now begins the festival circuit and seeing where this all can here to see the trailer.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Its been a while since my last post. things have been crazy busy on the film. Animation is complete. FX are in the works and Thesis defense is around the corner. I am lighting rendering and composting the final film. Here are a few stills to get you started. the aimed completion is for end of July

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More props and dressing

 Here are some passes at some of the hero props and some dressing as well as a few test renders for some scenes.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

Its been a busy few months getting animation underway with a talented group of animators.  We have had several technical issues that have been getting resolved as they come up as well as wrangling all the elements of the film together has made for a stressful time, but overall we have been able to get this far and I am very happy with everyone work that has stuck to it and making the film better then I could have imagined. with the next few months we should see it all coming together.. A lot of my focus has been on developing the look threw texturing and starting to play with lighting. Also in the works are the matte paintings and FX work to come soon. Below are some renders of some early tests of some sets, props and the characters.

Stay tuned in for further progress.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Its been a while

It has been a while sins I last posted. Things have been busy and coming along. At the end of last semester I got some good feedback that has led to some edits and a few changes. After a few long weeks We are back up and running with a stronger film then we had before. just to keep you all going here is a test render of Pimm with a few set pieces for the opening. stay tuned for some fast progress and to see who has joined the team to help animate and bring this story to life.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving treat

Just in time for Thanksgiving. Progress on characters sets and props. Hope everyone has a great holiday and big thank you once again to everyone involved and to the new members to the team.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Team

This is the start of the Team of The Collector's Gift

Written by: Ryan Kravetz  & Jonathan.Auxier
Character Modeler: Christine Li
Character Rigging: Megan Gritzfeld
House Modeling: Nikki Mull .
City Modeling: Brian Lee
Prop Designer: Michelle Lin
Prop Modeler/Texture Artist: Kelsey Charlton
Matt Painting: Matthew Friedlander
Score by: Anna Drubich

Stay tuend for more great work from these artist

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

details details details

Here is the past week in review. Thursday I am off to the Sloan Summit in New York sponsored by the Tribeca Film Institute. Going to see and listen allot about science in the arts.