Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Reel & Site Updates coming soon!

If there's a better way to doom the progress of a website or blog than to create an entry about how you're planning to make changes and updates soon, I don't know what it is. I'm going to fight the cliché however and go into this with an optimistic face.

Stay tuned! New work will be posted in the following month if all goes well! In the meantime, check out my friend Joe Nelson's website Cujo-Dah. That guy does some amazing work and I hope that we can collaborate on a [non-sex] project in the near future.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Montana State University What UP.

The Catalyst from NINU EYE + CO. on Vimeo.

This was posted on Motionographer's student section earlier this month and I felt the need to repost on this blog. Being a native of Montana myself (and a one-eighth native of Montana Native-American) I can honestly say I haven't noticed a lot of notable design work coming out of that state. I'm NOT hating but the Big Sky country ain't exactly known for its animatery. I thought this piece was really nice though, even if I'm super biased on the matter.
The original post from Motionographer reads as follows:

"Okay, so this promotional video for the Montana State University School of Art doesn’t fit the normal schema of Students posts, but I think it belongs here anyway.

It was directed by Zachary McIntosh, who once studied graphic design at MSU but then left at the age of 21 to work full-time. Now, a few years later, he’s slowly earning his remaining credits to get his degree. It’s a cool story, the kind that I find inspiring."


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Starbucks "Are You In?" Campaign

Since around the time of my last post back at the beginning of January, we've been working nearly non-stop up until a few days ago at Lifelong Friendship Society getting the latest spot for Starbucks out the door. I was lead animator and Travis Spangler was in charge of design and the overall look of it. We had a great team of animators (Alex, Tim, Ish, Lily & Rosie) and knocked it out despite the seething amounts of sexual tension in the room whilst we all worked (that 3AM unshowered musk really heats things up). I've never lost so much sleep on one project, and for me that's really saying something. I even gave up my 8-month boycott on coffee so I could make it through.

So far the response has been pretty positive, and we even got featured on Youtube's main page!

And now I present to you the full 2:40 version...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Metronomy "A Thing For Me"

88 turned me onto this video earlier today, it's SICK.

A Thing For Me from Metronomy on Vimeo.

(sick in the good way, not the AIDS-y way)