THE ANT BULLY
This film was my first exposure to Houdini software and featured an amazing cast. I joined the Layout crew just as I was finishing up the final episodes of the Jimmy Neutron TV series. As an example, I worked on nearly every shot in this sequence here:
JIMMY NEUTRON BOY GENIUS
Working as a character animator on this film fulfilled a lifelong dream. I remember watching Disney movies as a kid and thinking how cool it would be to do that for a living as an adult. I used to practice drawing every day in the hopes I would one day be good enough to work as an animator. Thanks, John Davis and Keith Alcorn.
CHARACTER ANIMATION REEL
JIMMY NEUTRON FEATURE FILM
This is the most significant work I'm proud of from the Jimmy Neutron feature film. We utilized a lot of forward-thinking and innovative approaches in this film, and I believe they contributed to JN being nominated for an Academy Award.
LAYOUT = DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHER
Storytelling with the camera really intrigued me and so I joined the Layout department for the Jimmy Neutron TV Series. Action scenes were my favorite, and the Jet Fusion 1 hour special was packed with them. I had the most fun working on this downhill sequence from Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion.
LAYOUT DEPARTMENT HEAD
A year or two after I joined the Layout Department I became a Layout Supervisor and then ultimately the Layout Department Head. The Jimmy Neutron television series won multiple ANNIE awards during the original run on Nickelodeon. IMDB is a good place to get more information on the cast and crew.
OLIVE THE OTHER REINDEER
This was my first project with DNA Productions as a character animator and part-time TD. The look and feel of this holiday special will always be one of my all time favorites due to the unique style and easily identifiable art direction. You can see the whole show on YouTube here:
My first foray into animation at DNA Productions was this cute series called Jingaroo. The series featured the talents of many local artists from the DFW area including Jeff Plant and Mark Menza both of whom I have had the pleasure of working with a musical capacity as well as animation.
HOT DOGS, COLD FISH
Hot Dogs, Cold Fish is a short film project I have had in the works for a few years now. This video shows a bit of the character design, storyboarding, layout, and a couple of conceptualized animations with live action and 3D backgrounds.