Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thailand

The last few weeks I have been island hopping in South East Thailand. Ko Samui, Ko Tao, Ko Phanang, Krabi and am heading to Lanta and Phi Phi. Afterwards, Maylasia! The Thai vibe and people are very warm, and the deep water solo climbing, diving and beach hunting has been choice. I have been blessed with great weather and the only negative is a pesky staph infection from a motorbike crash and swimming with an open wound. Lesson learned.


Ko Lanta Hut

Half Moon Party Ko Phangang


Fire Dancing halfmoon

Quick thunderstorm, out of nowhere as usual, Ang thong national Park

Ko Ta
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Ko Samui, best hotel ever, Jungle club. $20 a night

Ko Samui

Lost in center of Ko Samui with scooters

Waterfall hike

Jungle Club, Ko Samui

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bali Indonesia

My reward to myself for finishing Uncharted 3, several weeks in Bali! First, Padang Padang surf camp. Afterwards a group of us spend a day biking Ubud, scootering and cliff jumping in Lombongan, and then I headed to Gili islands to enjoy true island life, no motorized vehicles allowed, only horse and bicycle. The diving was great and the water was warm. I capped it off with a few days in Ubud where I relaxed, ate well, and did some yogo. Met tons of amazing people along the way, particularly my traveling partners, Til and Anna from Germany and Sweden.

local boy playing with styrofoam


sunset on Gili T



Snorkeling Gili T


Surfing camp Padang Padang



View from room in Ubud


Dinner on the beach Kuta




Ben and I hit the rice paddy


Morning! Surfs up!


Local tribe show in Ubud


Volcano!



Padang Padang pool relax area.


Hard hat on!


Rice Paddy

Scuba Diving prep, Gili T

video
Cliff jumping!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Crunch Time

Just got home. We have quite a bit to do these last 2 month....after that a much needed vacation and on to new adventures...but now...Uncharted 3 all the way!!! I'm going to add some pics of all us animators working hard to make this game look good. Now I sit next to Keith Paciello, a long time friend who I worked with at Blue Sky. Good things are happening at Naughty Dog.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Uncharted 3

Another summer of intense work on the sequel to the hit game Uncharted 2. Still living in Manhattan Beach and trying to enjoy the summer, but we have been crunching hard to get the game to look good for everyone. Just finished our trailer for E3 and it is coming along. Three more months of this and we can breath again! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgJqxJA7q54

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Seattle

I was fortunate enough to get a couple weeks in Seattle working at 'Sucker Punch' on the upcoming "Infamous 2". A big shout out to my boy Billy for making this happen! Up there I got to visit my old Blue Sky partner in Crime Tom Saville at Bungie, and Aaron Halifax at Valve. Great people and studios. I also got to meet one of my current AM students, Nathan Comes. Good times. Now continuing the prolonged vacation, heading back to Tahoe, then Japan to snowboard Hakuba, and then a visit to Hawaii Animation Studios in April. After that I shall be working hard all summer on "Uncharted 3" at 'Naughty Dog'. Looking forward to it.


Gas Works Park
Yosemite below!

In house mocap suit for reference at Sucker Punch!

Nathan and I

Space Needle