Reverse Storyboards - Saving Private Ryan

Films by great directors are basically a free master class in filmmaking.  Spielberg is one of my all time favorites, and I really wanted to get in and study his work in detail. So I decided to pick sequences from his films, starting with Saving Private Ryan, and reverse storyboard from them, studying the cinematography of each shot, and the sequence as a whole.

I've broken the shots out into a slideshow below, along with individual shot analysis. It should be a bit easier to read what is going on:

ANIM Reel Update

Hey everyone!  I finally updated my animation reel with some of my work from Wolf & Crow. We didn't get a ton of character spots into the shop, but the ones we did were super fun to work on.  I hope you like it!  I'm going to be traveling for a while, but I'll have some storyboard and layout updates in the near future.  

I've been doing a lot of reverse storyboarding, (framing through a movie sketching ever camera) which I find to be an incredibly helpful exercise. Apparently no one else ever does this, but hey, their loss! I've been working through a couple sequences in Saving Private Ryan and I'll get those up soon. If you want to know how to shoot a complex steady cam shot, watch that movie! 


Gallery Update!

Hey everyone! 

I've got some sketches up in the gallery page, mostly of motion studies and animation planning. I'm going through a lot of older work and should have some cool storyboards to show soon.  I got to do a lot of story work over the last year, and I think I am finally  starting to get the hang of it.  Still got a long way to go, but nailing down a decent work flow is a step in the right direction:

The gallery page is still a work in progress, and I'm trying to figure out how best to organize it.  I'll probably condense things to make it easier to navigate.  Let me know what you think!

Actual Content!

Ok, I've got most of the pages up, with some actual content on the Reel / Commercial Work / Short Film pages. Testing out the gallery now, should have some stuff up soon! In other news, I don't seem to be able to adjust the width of this Blog as easily as I can the other pages. For now, it's in ultra wide mode ;) 

New Website! Woo!

Hey there! 
I found myself with some free time, so I decided to completely remake this website using squarespace. (It is totally awesome and you should check it out) I'll see you in hell wordpress! Thanks to the upgrade, I now have a functioning blog built in. Sweet! Now I've got to figure out all the tools, but hopefully this will see me posting work on a more regular basis. More to come soon!