Breaking Bad and my career started around the same time, and after 5 years it’s great to see how far things have come (in both respects). In anticipation of the final season, I decided to make an alternate intro for this great show.
I set out to try a lot of things I’d never done before, at times it was challenging, and a lot of time was spent testing, problem solving, and beating my head against a wall, but in the end I managed to work through most of the problems I encountered.
“Lee Van Cleef”
I had the privilege of working on this music video with a talented group of people. During my time on this project I developed a large tool kit of painted textures and sequences for vignettes as well as some secondary elements like bushes, rocks, and the building faces. With only one shot consisting of actual 3D this music video pushes the limits of what After Effects is capable of with some very impressive 2.5D work.
Director: Chris Lenox Smith
Production Company: Mixtape Club
Executive Producer: Randi Wilens
Producer: Bruce Moreau
Writing/Concept Development: Andrew Curtis
Animators: Paul Imperio, Anne Calandre, Julien Koetsch, Mary Varn, Elaine Lee
Character Design: George Harbeson
Design: Morgan Schweitzer, Eve Weinberg
Storyboard artist: Tavet Gillson
Set Design, Lighting: Jesse Casey
Animatic: Zoya Baker, Mary Varn, Julien Koetsch
Character Coloring: Ed Chow, Mary Varn
Additional Design: Alex Mapar, Brad Walter
I had the privilege of working with a large talented group of individuals over at Brand New School for 2 of three spots created for Tiger Beer. Along with 2 others I worked on animating the strands coming off of the man with the blue jersey. We did this in Cinema 4D and hand animated each one in order to have the desired amount of control.
Design/Production Company: Brand New School NY
Executive Creative Director: Jonathan Notaro
Director: Dennis Go and Jonathan Notaro
Designers: Ricardo Villavicencio, Freddy Arenas
CG Lead/Technical Director: Meng Han Ho
3D Animation: John Kalaigian, Ryan Lang, Ylli Orana, Spyridon Serbos, Freddy Arenas, Jerry Chow, Brad Walter, Aras Darmawan, Piotr Glabinski, Christian Day
3D Tracking: VramFX
Rotoscoping: BotFX, Mark Lieberman
Storyboard Artists: Will Rosado, Matt Robinson
Flame Artist: Blake Huber, David Parker
2D Animation/Compositors: Danny Princz, Eric Concepcion, Chris West, Fabian Tejada
Editor: Moss Levenson
Executive Producers: Devin Brook, Kayt Hall
Producer: Ryan McRee
Phenomenal Handclap Band
"Let The Right One In"
I worked as part of a team at Cause & [Effect] to bring director Moh Azima’s vision to life for The Phenomenal Handclap Band. This video premiered on NPR’s Music blog ‘All Songs Considered’ and was featured in Motionographer’s Quickie section.
Studio – Cause & Effect
Director/Editor – Moh Azima
Executive Producer – Jason Zemlicka
Creative Director – Jamie Hubbard
Director of Post – Jeff Wolfe
Post Coordinator – Leslie Yoon
Art Director – Justin Acree
Compositing/Animation – Brad Walter, Pachy Sarmiento, Tim Lines, David Acampora
The first task I was charged with as a staff member at Gilmore Media was to bring this set of lush boards produced by designer Kareem Scurry. The conveyor concept originated from one of the first spots Gilmore Media produced for Walgreens’ Times Square store displays.
During the two weeks I brought this project to life my favorite parts were creating the splashing of the Walgreens bottles and the opening of the flowers on the camera page. My only wish is that sound design was done on the job, but could you imagine if all those screens in Times Square were playing sound?
Studio – Gilmore Media
2D Designer – Kareem Scurry
2D & 3D animation – Brad Walter