Monday, December 6, 2010


Phew! Time for vacation! After finishing up on Rio Dec 1st, I plan on splitting the next 4 months between my beach apartment in LA playing beach volleyball and doing random things like mud runs. and my friends place in Tahoe to get some snowboarding in, then in March I'm off to Japan. After that a new animation venture will await me. Going to do some life drawing and keep teaching on Animation Mentor in the meantime to keep the creative juices flowing. Spent last Saturday with my good friend Geoff Wheeler volunteering to draw cartoons for kids at the Ronald McDonald camp.

Drawing for the kids

Learning to Surf

Mud Run fun

Beach sunset 2 blocks from my apt.

Palos Verdes

Mulhulland Dr.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Return to Blue Sky

The past 7 weeks have flown by working on Rio. Its amazing to be back with such talented people and some of my best friends in the world, in one of the best cities in the world. The team is on full steam and we only have about 25% left to animate!

The animation crew


Surprise 30th party for Rizzi

Wakeboarding Friday afternoons

Beddini airborne

NY night

Sunset in my neighborhood

Friday, July 2, 2010

Leaving Europe

After 8 months in London and 18 of the past 24 months abroad, I have returned to the US. My time at DNEG was sweet and working on Paul and Iron Man taught me a lot. But I missed the fun cartoony animation and the allure of Blue Sky's 'RIO' was too much to bare. I will be helping them finish this fabulous film for the next 3 months. But I got a last trip in before leaving, visiting Edinburgh for the Stag of my good Irish animator friend Terry O' Reilly.


The groom in short shorts

Ariel assult. Obstacle course 100 feet in the air!

Stag crew


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Prague and Brussels

Another couple of beautiful European cities...check! Summer is arriving in London finally, and work on Paul is going great. The movie is going to be funny as heck and the animation will impress everyone. Its all keyframe and looking very nice rendered. Now if they would only stop changing audio...


Don Giovanni as puppets


Monday, March 29, 2010

Iron Man 2 wrap party

Letting the aggression out on all the painful days to final shots. Good times. And a party ensued.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

French Alps

Ces't bon! 9 days boarding and skiing the French Alps. That will refresh you for animation again! Iron Man 2 is wrapped officially, my first vfx project in the books! On to Paul! :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Milan Geneva Barcelona

More traveling....over x-mas and a long weekend. Ahh Europe.