Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Current Situation

2018 didn't go without a fight. The day of my last post, I slipped on the stairs in my home while carrying my two year old son and shattered my ankle. I've been pretty limited in what I've been able to do physically and it takes its toll, mentally. Then my family came to visit for Christmas, and on Christmas Day my father had to be taken to hospital and in those next two days we were told every variation of prepare for the worst. My family and I came home that day and we prayed hard. The next day we were told they had discovered what was killing him; a strain of invasive bacteria. An answer to prayer and day by day he's gotten better and stronger, and now they're back in the States, back to their home so he can recover further in his own bed. Since then my leg has been getting better; I've been able to put more weight on it so I can be a bit more self-sufficient. This week I made a cup of tea for myself!

Though I wish I had posted something for the last two months of the year, the break has allowed me to take a step back and look at it all. I want to dig a little deeper this year and tackle harder topics. Maybe even throw in a video or two. Do something with my Patreon beyond letting it sit there, come up with some exclusive content. Keep an eye on this space!

In the meantime, for January and this new year, please enjoy my latest two showreels representing my work on Star Wars : The Last Jedi and Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom. I was a lead animator on both of these shows (and specifically the lead animator for Snoke) and I couldn't be more proud of how they turned out and of the work that the entire team at ILM pulled off. It was a dream come true to work on these franchises, and while they were never easy, there's definitely a certain magic to working on something from my childhood, to work on the projects that got me interested in the field of visual effects in the first place. Enjoy!


And as always, keep on keyframing!