Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What's New?


Hey Everyone!
  Long time no post, ehh!? Well just wanted to swing by and let you guys know the blog has been sparse for a couple reasons. Aside from the holidays and all that, there are a couple things brewing right now and I've been working on some tests... hopefully I can release a few of them soon! Keep your fingers crossed for good news in the future and with luck I'll have much more to post about.

In the meantime do something awesome, like watch Ghostbusters or play with some Lego bricks... or both!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Reel Update



Hey Guys! Forgot to post that I finished the "I Can Do Weird Stuff" shot and update my reel a couple weeks back. So here's the latest! Also, in case you are really missing some of my old shots that are no longer on the reel, feel free to drop by my vimeo channel!

You can see the extras here:

Take Care!
Zach

Monday, July 29, 2013

"I Can Do Weird Stuff" Blocking

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Hey Everyone! Just a quick update with a new shot I'm working on. This is just a blocking pass with a 1st pass lipsync... should be bringing it into spline soon!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/irl5xd6pjb1ib0s/BlockingPlus_v006.mov

Take Care!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Robin Hood!


Hey Everyone, just wanted to make an official post now that my shots are available online. I had the pleasure of working on these Robin Hood spots for Direct Asia while at Bent Image Lab. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed working with the talented staff at the studio! For more information, the full ad and a behind the scenes look... check out the links below!!!



Monday, June 3, 2013

Demo Reel Update



Hey Guys! Just updated my demo reel with my latest shot! I'm pretty happy with it over-all, even though there are always things to fix if I get some more time to spend on it. I'd also like to try out a few shorter tests in the near future. Something that keeps me moving and focused on a couple things at a time.

Also just a reminder that shots/tests I've completed that somehow have been dropped from my reel are also available on my vimeo channel and blog. I'm keeping the reel more character animation focused for now. 

You can see the extras here:

Take Care!
Zach

Friday, May 24, 2013

Romantic Update

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Hey Guys, here's the latest. I didn't get as much time as I would have liked to polish/final the last couple weeks... but it's getting close... I can feel it :P

High Res Link:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/738545/Projects/Shots/Romantic/Polish_v011.mov

Take Care!
Zach

Friday, May 10, 2013

Romantic Polish

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Hey Guys! So here's the latest on my shot. I just got into polish and it shouldn't be much longer till it's finished. Trying to incorporate some feedback from friends and tie everything down. So until next time :)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/738545/Projects/Shots/Romantic/Polish_v002.mov

Take Care!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Romantic Splining

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Hey Guys! Just a quick update on this shot... splining and cleaning curves. It's been a lot of fun so far trying to keeping those interesting little bits from my reference. Still a lot to track and much to polish (especially with the facial) but hoping to have it done soon!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/738545/Projects/Shots/Romantic/Spline_v018.mov

Take Care!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Romantic Blocking

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Hey Hey Everyone!!! Just a quick update to the latest shot I'm working on. It's in the blocking pass right now with some roughed in lip sync. In the next passes I'll be looking for ways to push some of the expressions and still keep it natural over-all. I have a lot of fun little moments in my reference so I'll take a look at ways to incorporate them too!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/738545/Projects/Shots/Romantic/Blocking_v016.mov

Take Care!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Think Think Think...


Here's a shot I've been waiting to pull back out! Got a few pushes to add this one back into my reel (Thanks Belen!) I've always liked the frantic feeling in this shot and the overlapping ideas, but had issues with the ring proposal scene at the beginning. After cutting it, I think it feels a lot better. Still some things to fix up on it, but maybe worth revisiting now.



I've also been hunting for some new dialogue to start a fresh shot with. Wanna try a woman/girl and something lighter and funnier. I don't have much comedy on my reel as is, which is kinda ironic considering my usually upbeat personality. I think that why I enjoyed working on the kid's "Forts" shot so much. I included the video from each clip just as reference for some ideas, but I would like to stray from the setup of the originals. The last shot is more physical and not as funny, maybe something I'd want to try later with two sisters arguing.

I've been doing a lot of thinking recently about what is really important in that next big step in a persons career. And what it really boils down to is, "What are you going to learn from this experience?" Growing as an artist, sharing ideas and learning with others is what it's really all about! It's a concept I think most creative people understand, but every once and a while something pops up just to remind you. You have to love what you do and do what you love, right!?

"Keep moving forward..."