Category Archives: animation background art

Old art…again

This is an old painting that’s no longer in my portfolio. But it was an important piece for me because it’s from a time when I started to really think about color. Color was not a natural for me. And … Continue reading

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All three episodes of Book Reports

Here are link to all three animated shorts on Dreamwork TV’s You Tube channel. These shorts I wrote and designed. But it’s kind of hard to find a link to all three of them.   Alive in Wonderland Peter Pan   … Continue reading

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Book Reports – the animated show

The best animated shorts ever made about book reports … will go live – ARE LIVE.  I speak of Book Reports, the animated shorts I made for Dreamworks TV/Awesomeness TV. Well, I wrote and designed them but lots of other greatly … Continue reading

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iPad games

I did the character designs and some of the animation for the Transamerica Retirement Services Stash and Dash game which is now available in the Apple App Store for free. You can also play it on Facebook. It’s a savings … Continue reading

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Animation Thursday

This was passed on to me a few folks now, and thanks to them all! It’s a great find. Based on the beautiful book by Oliver Jeffers this animated short looks amazing. The character design, the modeling and lighting. Amazing. … Continue reading

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UCLA Animation Workshop

A few years back I was a graduate student at UCLA in the MFA Animation program. I did an interview with Chris Sanders (Dir. Lilo and Stitch) for the UCLA Animation Workshop student magazine called Animatrix. A great collection of … Continue reading

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Hans Bacher – Blog

I am adding a link to this blog and I recommend everyone interested in animation art/backgrounds/production design and art direction for film check it out. This is a terrific site. It’s put together by a marvelous artist named Hans Bacher. … Continue reading

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