Friday, October 11, 2013

eVault Ad & Goodbye Laika Friends!

 I was recently commissioned by fashionbuddha here in Portland to design, storyboard and animate this ad for eVault, a server company. It's a pretty fun campaign where they've asked a bunch of different animators (you can see all the spots here: to animate in a wide variety of styles. I (you know, the guy who's trying to get a side career in children's books going?) was asked to animate the script that involved a, let's say risquee film cast and crew falling threw a ceiling onto a server. I thought it was a pretty funny concept and it was a lot of fun to bring to life - it's not often in animation where I'm asked to design things pretty close to my own personal style and that was also great. I also purchased Toon Boom Harmony (the software I've used at Laika for years) to complete this and it worked like a charm.

Which leads me to one other piece of business - I resigned from Laika recently and am currently swimming in the freelance pool. Send business my way! A huge thanks to everybody at Laika for the last 10 years, we've been through a lot and couldn't have done it without their support. I had so many great friends there and hope we can all keep in touch and continue to work together.