Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I have arrived in Melbourne! After an amazing 3 months off enjoying the summer in Vancouver with Ilana, Hugo and friends, I have found myself on the other side of the world! Working at Iloura studios for the next 3 months on 'After Earth'. My first time down under. Exciting to be here. Look forward to the next few months on the show and my travels up the east coast of Oz following. 

Weaver approved?

Walking to work along Albert Park

Avner in his element, buddy & former AM student

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

AM summer 2012 Graduation

I was honored to be able to present an award at the Summer 2012 Grad in SF! Congrats to class 23 and 24 and thanks to Bobby, Shaun, Carlos, Grace, Cathleen and all the AM staff for letting me be part of such an amazing event. Andrew Stanton gave an inspiring commencement speech. I hope to be part of the next one!

about to present

The winners! Manu and Carles 

with friends; grads David Wesch and award winning Tania Simeons

The founders and mentors of the 2012 graduation


Monday, June 18, 2012


Done animating on Hotel Transylvania! The last 6 months at Sony Imageworks Vancouver were an absolute blast, the director, sups and crew were great to work with and the movie looks fantastic, can't wait to see the finished film in Sept. Now I have two months of well deserved summer vacation here, hoping for less rain and more sun!

monsters taking a steam

Monday, April 9, 2012


Living in BC has been amazing these last 3 months. So many friends working here I had from Madrid and London, so I came here to a new city and had a big group of awesome people. And the lifestyle has been great, biking and skiing and hiking in the same day. Fresh air, no traffic, healthy people. I live right next to work so my commute is nonexistent. And to top if off, Hotel Transylvania has been so much fun! Genndy Tartakovsky is a fantastic director and is pushing the animation to be stylized ala chuck jones magic. Super fun. Can't wait to show you more!

Stanley Park

Driving into Van

Bball at lunch

Skiing at Whistler the next day!

Deep cove hike with Kev, my best friend I trekked SA with

boarding animators
On the way up!
Sun bath in April

Philippines & Malaysia

So after a month in Thailand I had 2 weeks in Malaysia in the Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur, and then headed to the Philippines for my last 3 weeks in Asia. Visiting Manila, Boracay, and Palawan for some epic WW2 wreck scuba diving in El Nido. The entire trip was amazing but I think the warmest people were in Malaysia and the Philippines, I met some amazing locals. Such a great way to cap off my trip. I lost 10 pounds but was relaxed and ready to return to the working life. Back to US, and road trip to Vancouver to start at Sony on Hotel T!


El Nido

Dart blowing in Malaysia jungle tribe


I have one toe shoe.

Largest flower in world, a few days past blooming

Longest beach in Asia, unspoilt

Kite Surfing! Well, trying

Boracay with Grant Harris, not an unspoiled beach