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'Avengers Assemble' Title Sequence

Motion Graphics

October 01, 2013

Avengers Assemble Title Sequences

Title Design:Television Show
Product Factory/ Marvel/ Disney


Rippling in the success of the Marvel movies, and especially the Avengers, Disney has launched a new animated TV series bringing all those heroes together again: Avengers Assemble.


This short and sweet title sequence was a final pass at what already included great proposed concepts by other designers, but who had far more pressing responsibilities than to keep going back to the drawing board again and again.


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'An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky" Title Sequence

Motion Graphics

July 15, 2013

American Girl Title Sequences

Title Design: Feature Film
Universal Studios/ NBC/ Mattel


Here we are again! The second in a series of American Girl movies directed by Vince Marcello, I was kindly asked back to design the titles and again handle the majority of the visual effects.


The angle for the title sequence was to establish our main character as an artist and that she lives in the South West. Juxtaposing the footage of New Mexico landscapes with stylized high-speed, macro footage of drawings and pastels, my approach was to use texture to tie it all together.


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'An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky" VFX

Motion Graphics

July 12, 2013

American Girl VFX

Visual Effects: Feature Film
Universal Studios/ NBC/ Mattel


We are back! Hot on the heels of the success of 'McKenna Shoots for the Stars', there is a new American Girl in town and she's painting the sky.


There were so many VFX shots worked on in this picture that I have not even bothered including, or really mentioning them all here. It consisted of the standard trappings of sky replacements, image enhancements, seamless split screens, lots of image stabilizations, reflections, and object and wire removal.


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'Arrested Development' VFX

Motion Graphics

May 27, 2013

Arrested Development VFX


Visual Effects: Television Series

Shape Shifter/ Netflix/ Imagine Entertainment


As you may guess, a TV show known for being a masterpiece of character and comedy doesn't need very many obvious effects. The effects it does need will usually fall into the category of 'correctional', and if done right, will not even be apparent.


In this case the guys over at Arrested Development needed a late in the game extra hand on a single outstanding shot. Turned out a rogue light stand needed to be removed from a shot.


Classic corrective VFX shot.



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'Prince Releasing' Production Card

Motion Graphics

March 22, 2013

College Tuition ID CardDesign/ Animation: Production Card
Prince Releasing


Here's a short little production card ID for independent film company Prince Releasing.


The style was to encapsulate a middle eastern flavor starting with a faux arabic style logo to design. An interesting dichotomy in production company logos is that not only are they used in this extremely large format context, which entails them being projected across a 50 foot screen in a movie theater, but they are also seen very small. Most production company logos are going to end up as tiny single color images on movie posters as well. So in a nutshell, the simpler the better.


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In-N-Out Burger Bora-Bora Video

Motion Graphics

March 11, 2013

In-N-Out Burger Bora-Bora

Design/ Animation

In-N-Out Burger


As part of the ongoing list of incentives and benefits that In-N-Out Burger associates have for working with the company, the annual golden ring to reach for is becoming a member of the 100% Club.


When an associate becomes a member of the 100% Club, they go on an exotic vacation, and BTV puts together a vacation video of the trip for all the participants. In this case, I was able to contribute a title sequence to capture the majesty of Bora-bora.



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In-N-Out Burger, Bora-Bora DVD Menus


March 07, 2013

In-N-Out Bora-Bora DVD Menus

Interface Design/ Animation

In-N-Out Burger


In the making of the graphics package for the Bora-bora travel video, for In-N-Out Burger, an extension of the design was used to create the menus for the DVD that it would be distributed on.


As any DVD these days, it contains chapter selections, bonus materials, and in this case, credits for the creators behind it all.


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