Until one is forced to believe that Art is Dead does one find resonance in the truth that Real Art Never Dies.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Here is the first of a series of webmercials we are doing for Scotiabank, which I'm helping to design, draw and animate :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Choose a Cat! Draw a Girl!
I don't know Harvey James but this sounded too fun to pass up. Check out the rest here!

Monday, November 01, 2010

When I saw those pretty Canadian Mounties during Michael Buble's ridiculously over-the-top performance at the Olympic Closing Ceremonies, I decided I wanted to be a Mountie for Halloween this year. Although it would have been fun to replicate the red dress-like costume the dancers wore, I found a great red blazer at Value Village which made the rest of the costume pretty easy to sew together.

All in all, I think it turned out quite well!

And guess what! I found an old school $5 bill in the pocket of the blazer when I got home! Win! :D

Thursday, October 28, 2010

This summer I animated on PBS Kid's new Loop Scoops, which are shorts that educate kids on sustainability and the environment. It's a show created with Annie Leonard, who did the wonderful Story of Stuff, in which she visually explains consumer culture and it's consequences.

We at Global Mechanic storyboarded, designed and animated Loop Scoops which can be found below. I animated on the first four (Challenge of the Sphinx), and the last four are done by my coworkers. For the most part, I animated all the scenes that don't have the Sphinx.

It's a great way to get kids thinking about the environmental impacts of the choices we make. I think my favourite is the Happiness Store, and but I had the most fun animating the African claw frogs. What do you think?


Speaking of animating about the environment, here's another video I animated last year for Discovery Channel's Planet Green called Waste Not, Want Not.