“Flush Force” – Series of sets for animated shorts featuring Flush Force toys (Digital Wizards)
Pet Shack – Lead builder
Making a brick wall with foam for sewer set. Designer and lead builder
Pipe for sewer set
Sewer set assembled. Starting to add dressing and finishing touches
“Before” mutation characters on the left. Actual toy characters on the right
Our “Pooper Bowl” set in beginning stages. Designer and lead builder
Bowl is shaped and announcer booth and stadium seating made and added
“Tech Deck” – Series of sets for animated shorts featuring Tech Deck toys (Digital Wizards)
Tiny foods (a passion of mine) for a party scene
Setting up for the party
Store-bought wooden birdhouse renovated into townhome. I added windows and modified doors
Succulent planters for town hall
Made some stairs for skating
Working on barbed-wire fence for Area 51 set
“Kombucha Facts” for Buzzfeed
I worked mainly on paper elements including cutting out lots of teeny tiny letters
And lots of teeny tiny stars
Multiple sets of words with a background behind them to create “buzz” when animated.
“Max Steel” Spec
Buildings for futuristic city-scape
Painted buildings on set
Baozou – “What to Play” (Digital Twigs)
Video game style set. Carving background mountains out of foam
Generic skyscraper buildings for background
Series of ka-pows made of fun foam and painted ready for animating
Billboards of main character’s face made with flexible strip light
A couple of finished ones
All the elements on set
Screenshot of final set
Octopus puppet for “Hall of Claims” spot for Farmer’s Insurance (Digital Twigs)
Wrapping tentacles. There are four “hero” tentacles that climb out of a car.
Silicon cast suckers being glued to the tentacles.
Here they are painted.
Before and after of the entire octopus puppet (different from the four “hero” tentacles) in final final stages. I made and painted all the tentacles. Lead puppet-maker created the body and did final paint application.
Mold-making and casting
Nima character for “Big News Events” (Digital Twigs)
I sculpted his very round head from foam.
Here is his body getting shaped and wrapped by the lead puppet-maker.
Brick wall set
Prepping foam for treatment.
Final wall with studio door after several layers of treatment for texture and painted.
Baozou Bilibili (Digital Twigs)
Teeny tiny shirt.
“Hugger Muckers” for Disney Animation (Chiodo Brothers)
Part of carnival set (full set roughly 4′x8′) built using foam maquette as guide
More wooden elements
Painted and details being added
“Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”
Miniature circus set in the 1920′s
I created the body of two of the caravans drafted by the production designer. They are about 12″ long.
An image of the set and miniatures in process. I sewed the big top and the smaller tents. The two caravans are in progress on the right side. The big top is about 4′ at its widest, the entire set being about 10×10′.
A hero prop I made for the clown character. This is his makeup box, fully functional.
Poster created for vitamin company in “Flames in Paradise” episode.
Video game covers for “No Good Deed” episode.
Satirical muscle magazine created for our lead marionette character.
“Lend A Hand For Love”
Small kitschy hospital background prop.
Another small hospital background prop with one of the living room sets behind it.
Unsuspecting furniture goes flying. Two pieces of fake furniture rigged to spontaneously come to life and throw themselves into the camera and actors. The coffee table and ottoman are both made out of cardboard then disguised with contact paper and fabric, animated by yards of monofilament.
Mini-stanchions. Each post is 12″ high. I added actual working hook accessories so the entire thing was fully interchangeable.
“Beauty in the Broken”
A mini-theater made entirely of cardboard with a popsicle-stick stage for a homeless man character. The diorama is about 36″ wide. There are LED lights inserted behind the scalloped edge of the stage and the entire thing was animated by art dept in camera for slow pull out shot. On location in Venice.
Close-up of some of the characters on the stage. All the characters slide in on the left and the right, the waves move back and forth, and there is a sun and some seagulls that drop down in front of the ocean scrim.
The smaller bear is a hero prop for a homeless girl. For a dream sequence we wanted to create a larger version of the same bear. I created the pattern and sewed the larger one.