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I worked for 9 months in Australia on the academy-award winning feature film, “Gravity”. Hired as the sequence lead/sequence TD of a small team, I was tasked with creating the 3 shots of Sandra Bullock’s small spacecraft re-entering the earth’s atmosphere at the very climax of the film. The challenge was to create computer-generated cloth [...]

Gravity is an upcoming drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as surviving astronauts in a damaged space station.  I worked on this film at Rising Sun Pictures, in Australia. Latest news about Gravity’s release date: “One of the most intriguing movies of 2012 is now one of the most intriguing movies of 2013. [...]

Mirror Mirror is a 2012 comedy fantasy film based on the fairy tale “Snow White” by the Brothers Grimm. It is directed by Tarsem Singh and starsLily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, and Sean Bean. I recently updated a useful tool I had created in python, to help Barxseven further streamline their nuke pipeline for work they were doing on “Mirror Mirror“. The tool is a specialized output helper, designed [...]

The New York Times published an article about the featire film Immortals and the effects in the film. Most of the article is dedicated to the very challenging ‘exploding heads’ sequence we did at Barxseven: “One action sequence notable for a creative use of violence involves a god clashing viciously with humans. Though forbidden to interfere [...]

During the year I worked with Charlex, I worked on numerous TV commercials for clients such as Verizon, Fidelity and Clairol. My primary responsibility when they brought me on was to provide rigging and animation support to a small team of creatives working on the film “Shapeshifter”, Charlex’s latest short film. Here’s a link to [...]

 Julie Taymour was the director of Across The Universe.  She was chosen for her creativity and dynamic visual style. I was hired by FX Cartel to help develop some of the more hallucinogenic effects in several of the musical numbers in the film (including Bono’s rendition of “I am The Walrus”, and Selma Hyak as the [...]

“Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” is a tale about a change in the management of the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world.  The film stars Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman and Jason Bateman. I was Barxseven‘s CG Supervisor for this project, which included being on-set in Toronto, to take high dynamic range images of the set lighting. [...]

“Stranger Than Fiction is a meditation on life, art and romance, and on the kinds of responsibility we have. Such an uncommonly intelligent film does not often get made.” – Roger Ebert   Stranger than Fiction is a comedy-drama-fantasy film directed by Marc Forster, written by Zach Helm, and starring Will Ferrell,Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson. I was the CG Supervisor for [...]

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