Thursday, September 24, 2009


In your life there are little things you can do to create long lasting memories in the lives of strangers. It could be a story they can remember and tell their children and grandchildren if you would just remember to take a moment and do some of these simple things...

Small talk with the person in the stall next to yours.

"How bout that 49ers game? I think Gore is shaping up to be an excellent running back."

"Think fast soda jerk!"

This next one will require a realistic looking animal limb. 
"Prep the O.R.! I have to cut this arm off before the transformation is complete!"

I guarantee these little drops of your time will expand into oceans of stories  that strangers can tell for years to come.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Blood Tryst:Emotions

I think the animation industry should cash in on the teenage vampire genre that is all the rage. I am working on a screenplay called Blood Tryst: Emotions. It is the first in a series about a vampire bat in high school. 

Here are the beat boards:

A cg motion capture epic with a visionary director. Think Beowulf meets She's All That meets 300 meets The Notebook meets the scene in Spiderman 3 where Tobey Macguire does a sexy jazz dance.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Saturday around four a.m. I woke up to an awesome lightning storm. This digital painting is an exact representation of the event. 

Okay maybe the lightning wasn't that close. Everything else... EXACT!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


One of my favorite things is the awkward run in. It is when the walking trajectory of two people match up, they notice it, try to advert the collision, and wind up doing a spastic dance to go around.

I've done it many times and have seen it happen to other people many times. In school me and a friend enjoyed this so much we tried to manufacture them with varying results.

Last week I saw one of the best run ins you could find. An F-5 run in. The rating system is like tornadoes, F-1 being weak and F-5 being incredible. Shion, I submit this run in into the run in hall of fame.

Here's is how it went down:

I was stopped in traffic on the bridge. There was bicycle guy.
And walking guy.
Bicycle guy was coming up to walking guy.
Walking guy noticed bicycle guy and tried to get out of the way.

It turned into a spastic dance.

I saw this next part in slow motion.

The contact was long and awkward. Bicycle guy's face was almost swallowed by walking guys back. Walking guy was so stunned by the run in he couldn't move.
I couldn't hear walking guy but I read his lips and his lips said "sorry".

Thursday, September 03, 2009


The other day I caught a movie review show on public access. I think they shoot it in Berkeley, I think the name is This Month at the Movies, and Im certain its the best movie critique you'll find on television.
The critics are two mothers who look like they shop in the yarn ball section at Michael's. One in her mid thirties who brought her notes on a folded piece of notebook paper, and the other is a grandmother who held a more professional blue index card.

I wrote down some of my favorite quotes from the show.

After watching a clip of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist:

Gladis- "I haven't seen the movie, but that looks cute, so maybe I'll see the rest."

On Transformers 2:
Beverly-" Its a big movie with loud explosions and I think Spielberg is the director, or at least he is involved somehow. You can take out all the sexual scenes and it would be much better"

After watching a clip of John Adams:

Gladis-"That looks good. I'm gonna have to get that at the library."

That was the point in the show where I realized Gladis hadn't seen any of the films they were reviewing. The blue index card made her look prepared, but it was all a ruse.

The point where the show's quilt really started to unravel was when they played a clip from a teenage dancing movie, and they cut back to Gladis who is saying how scared she is to eat hamburgers, and wonders if the cows in her neighborhood are being mistreated. At first I thought... well thats just Gladis, but then I realized she was reviewing a documentary about hamburger meat. She had actually watched a movie and was critiquing it on the show, but they didnt have the right movie clip, so I didn't know what the hell movie she was talking about. It was awesome.

My favorite quote in the show happened just when I thought I had figured Gladis out...

Gladis-"The Hangover was hilarious. I never laughed so hard."

I know I am making fun of the show, but in all actuality I really enjoyed how simple and positive their critiques were. " I like this movie." "It was funny." Im gonna get it on VHS." is much more fun to watch. You hear a lot of critics using flowery ten dollar words to show how perspicacious they really are, but I prefer this show and I will definitely watch again.

By the way Gladis and Beverly are not their actual names. I don't know their real names. Hopefully I will find out this month on a brand new This Month At The Movies!!!