Snapshots versus Photography

February 25, 2017

There’s a difference. One is thought out and executed according to your personal vision of what the finished work should be. The other is just a momento.

The Twelve Principles of Animation

January 5, 2017

I’ve helped write the animation training curriculae here at Rhythm & Hues Studios, and I had a chance to visit the topic of the Twelve Priniciples of Animation to support some of the coursework I helped develop.

I thought I’d share.

There Is No War on Christianity

October 13, 2016

All we are saying is, “Give peace a chance.” Relax, Christians, you’re not being oppressed.

More Guns Do Not Make You Safer

December 6, 2015

If there are too many guns in the environment, adding even more guns and putting them in the hands of ordinary people does not make the situation better.

I’ve Made a Commercial, for My Own Radio Station!

September 15, 2015

Making a computer animated TV commercial in three days? Yes. Yes, I can.

Gene Turnbow Draws Like Drew Struzan But On a Budget

June 9, 2015

I’m obviously not Drew Struzan, but I’m pretty good at doing impressions.

T-Shirts? Why Not?

January 13, 2015

Can’st thou hear me now?

Balancing Joy and Fear

April 25, 2014

This won’t blow your mind. But it may change it.

Video & Animation

September 16, 2013

I’m an animator too, and here are some samples. Most are Maya, one is in Rhythm & Hues’ “Voodoo” (I worked there for nearly ten years teaching animators) and my demo reel, which predates all that, is in Lightwave.  

Writer’s Rules for Storytelling

March 21, 2013

Rules for writers, purportedly by Emma Coates, storyboard artist for Pixar.