Monday, September 26, 2011

Sharing is Caring

For some time now, I've been running a website called VFX Job Hunt.com, which is a site dedicated to helping digital artists in entertainment fields (like myself) find work, mainly by syndicating visual effects and animation job postings from around the web. While the job postings at VFX Job Hunt do include video game jobs, over time, I've been more and more of the opinion that game jobs deserve additional and separate attention. Thus, I recently created a separate similar site:
 
So, for all my aspiring and experienced game artist and programmer friends out there (and there are quite a few of you), please check out and tell your friends about GameDevGigs.com ...and more importantly, let me know what you think.
 
Also, on a much less serious note, a very interesting friend of mine created this site that I'd also like to share:
 

This site is a satirical endeavor that I feel the need to share because I find it very amusing... and if you know anyone who believes way too much of what they read online, you should think specifically of them when you check it out. ;)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

About 6 Months Later...

Yet again, it's been quite some time since I've written a blog entry... and I'm quite sure that the few people who still read this blog will probably wonder why I still bother to post at this point... but just the same, while I currently have the time, energy and urge to write online, here goes...
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When I last blogged, it was right after the holiday season, and The Green Hornet (a motion picture I had done some work on) was soon to hit the movie theaters. Well, since then, the film loudly came and went from the theaters, and to my own mild surprise, in spite of some questionable casting, the Hornet did decently overall both at the box office and with critics. It has since come out on DVD and Blueray.

So what have I been up to since the winter months? Well, I did get to spend Easter week in Maui for my birthday back in April. (click here for photos) ...but aside from that all-to-brief tropical getaway, with no exaggeration, most of my awake hours over the first half of 2011 had me working very hard as a stereoscopic artist on the following two Marvel movies:
 
Thor  Captain America.

Thor Poster Movie B (11 x 17 Inches - 28cm x 44cm) Natalie Portman Chris Hemsworth Samuel L. Jackson Anthony Hopkins Stellan Skarsg rd  Captain America Poster - Teaser Flyer 11x17 - The First Avenger 2011 Movie CAFA

Now, unless you live under a rock, you've at least heard of Thor and it's success as the first big summer blockbuster of this year. By the way, much overdue thanks to all of my friends and family who saw Thor in 3D and helped make it a success, while supporting the very hard work done by me, my colleagues and countless other creative people. As for Captain America: The First Avenger, he'll be hitting theaters in 3D on July 22, and mark my words, Cap is gonna be bringing it with tons of nazi-punching & shield-throwing awesomeness! For those out there who don't know about good ol' Cap or aren't yet adequately psyched for the film, check out the following trailer. It sets the tone pretty well.
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As for me personally, if I have my way, there are going to be a few big changes going on in the coming weeks, hopefully all for the better. However, in the meantime, while I do hope to stay somewhat busy, let's see if I can find myself more easily going less than about half a year between these darn blog entries.

...wish me luck.  ;)



Saturday, January 8, 2011

European Holidays


As many people know, I spent the recent X-mas and New Years holidays gallivanting around Italy and the French Riviera with the same friends that I went to South America with a few months ago... and while Colombia was fun back in November, this trip to Europe was considerably more exciting. Speaking as an artist and former teacher, I've always wanted to visit Rome specifically and glimpse such a place that clearly struggles with the accommodation the modern world amidst an amazing culture of historical and artistic tradition unlike any other.


Again, for the curious of mind, here are some travel photos...

Milan and Monaco:
Rome and Pisa:

Meanwhile, on another page of things going on in my life... While I was overseas, Jack Black's version of Gulliver's Travels came out in US theaters. The release of this film is something that I consider very bittersweet. It is a film I worked on as a stereoscopic artist and my colleagues and I are really proud of surviving the very hard work we put into it... but unfortunately, from a non-VFX perspective, like many other Holiday releases and/or Jack Black films, most people pretty much know what they are going to get when they go to see Gulliver. Thus unlike it's Oscar-nominated predecessor, the modern film version of Gulliver's Travels isn't doing so great at the box office or with critics. Oh well, hopefully The Green Hornet will do better in the coming week, which I also did some work on.

 

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