Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More Works in the Works

What up folks! With Memorial Day officially behind us, it's time to post a few updates of the latest Brooklynz Goings Ons™. Outside of work I've been keeping pretty reasonably busy on the upcoming Locksley music video and assisting my new friend Josh Winkler on his video for The Features. I'm pretty excited to be working on both.
Below are some photos from the Locksley production, without giving too much away at the moment I can say that it does involve a lot of physical construction, something that I've always wanted to do a bit more of. Drills and powertools feel a lot more manlier than mice and Wacom® tablets.

Sam Bair and Charlie Sato

Mark Phillips

Sam Bair takes 5 minutes and 20 fl. oz.

As for The Features, I haven't begun the animation process as of yet but I do have a bit of concept art that I'll be relying on for the final product... here's a sneak peak!

More updates to come soon!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Brooklynati's Finest: Tanya Morgan

Last year I caught wind of the group Tanya Morgan while listening to 88-Keys' mixtape, Adam's Case Files. Since I had just moved to Brooklyn earlier in the year I wasn't familiar with their local popularity but I enjoyed their sound. Shortly after completing the music video for 88-Keys some months later, Von Pea (one of the three gents who make up the group... no, there is no woman named "Tanya Morgan") hit me up on Youtube to get things rolling on the possibility of collaborating on a music video of our own. Unfortunately due to scheduling I wasn't able to work with them but I hope that soon enough we can be more than just Myspace friends!
If you're looking for some solid new hip-hop music, their latest album Brooklynati dropped today on Amazon and iTunes.

Get it! Got it? Good.

Also check out an article about the guys on okayplayer and listen to their new album for FREE on

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Watch Vintage Cartoons for FREE!

As much as the title to this blogpost may sound like spam for nerds, it is in fact very real and very accessible (granted you have iTunes on your computer). Click here for the link to the podcast.
It's a great asset for those out there like myself who appreciate the history of animation. Check out over eighty cartoons from the good ol' days and bask in all of the glorious racism and questionable depictions of sexuality! Oh Betty Boop, you sooo led those scoundrels on with your grapefruit-sized eyeballs and crotch-hugging aprons.

Thanks to Matt Andrews for giving me the heads up!