Monday, August 8, 2011

More Mercedes-Benz iPad Apps - E Coupes and Cabriolets, SL and GLK

Three more Mercedes-Benz iPad apps have launched:

Download the 2012 E-Class Coupes and Cabriolets App - here.

Download the 2012 SL-Class App - here.

Download the 2012 GLK-Class App - here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Class iPad Apps

Since the start of the year, the team at All Things Media and I have been working on a line of vehicle class iPad Apps for Mercedes-Benz USA. Designed as an in-dealership sales tool, but also available to the public as a free download, the apps allow customers to tour the vehicle and browse options and packages.

Currently, two apps have hit the App Store - CLS and SLK. Many more to launch by the end of October!

Download the CLS App from iTunes - here.
Check out a video demo of the CLS App in the Mobile section of

Download the SLK App from iTunes - here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Buncha stuff

It's been quite a while - but that's a result of keeping busy and moving!  Adam and I left Hoboken recently for a larger place in Jersey City.

The early stages of Burp's Christmas are underway... new site will be up in about a month and then fundraising efforts will begin full-force.  $200,000 is a lot to raise, but it's extremely bare-bones for an animated feature.  It's going to be a labor of love.  For regular updates, check out our production blog, to which I will be contributing from time to time.

Below are a few snippets of some of the projects I've been working on with my super awesome team at ATM.

Goldfish: Super Slugger Baseball
Our role: programming and animation - visit the arcade to play

Goldfish:  Lights! Camera! Action, Dudes! (Web Cartoons)
Our role: storyboarding, creation of new 3D assets/environments, animation & post for 4 new shorts - visit Goldfish Films to view

Pearson Education:  Culinary Cooking Methods

Our role: design, 3D, animation & programming

Pearson Education: Management:  A Focus on Leaders (promotional website for the book)
Our role: video production, site design & programming

We're also working on some mobile apps and touch screen kiosks. More on those in the future. Fun!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Scenarios USA

Just wrapped up judging for this year's Real Deal contest. The annual contest, run by Scenarios USA, fosters creativity in the areas of writing and filmmaking by encouraging teens to explore and express their views on masculinity.

Scenarios USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that that uses writing and filmmaking to foster youth leadership, advocacy and self-expression in under-served teens. Scenarios USA asks teens to write about the issues that shape their lives for the annual "What's the REAL DEAL?" writing contest, and thousands have responded with their raw and revealing insights.

The winning writers are partnered with some of Hollywood's finest filmmakers to transform their stories into award-winning short films. 15 million people a year watch the Scenarios USA films at film festivals, on television and in high schools nationwide. Scenarios USA believes that by valuing youth and listening to their opinions we can have an impact on promoting healthy relationships and lowering the rate of HIV, STDs and pregnancy among teens.

If you're interested in participating in next year's judging as part of the selection committee, click here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Cartel: Causing a Stir

This past year, I worked on a couple animated segments for an independent documentary by Hoboken filmmaker Bob Bowdon, called The Cartel. The film explores the NJ education system and asks why increased spending has not produced results. The film premiered last month at the Hoboken International Film Festival and sparked quite a media stir. It is screening at the Jersey Shore Film Festival on July 8th, 14th & 15th.

For more information and screening information, visit the film's website

Monday, June 1, 2009

Smuckers Ice Cream Toppings

The team at ATM (specifically Keith and Julie) created 3D ice cream and toppings using Mudbox and 3D Studio Max for the recently launched Smuckers interactive promotion "Cover Up! Your Vanilla is Showing." Check it out and create your own sundae!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Planet Sky: Green or Purple?

Which one do you like better for the atmosphere of a far away planet?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Character concept for 3D. Drawn & painted in Photoshop. Julie has started modeling him!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Reese's Puffs Dance Battle

Another new ATM game is live!

This time it's Reese's Puffs Dance Battle. Customize your character and make him dance!
Compliments to the team - especially Jay for the dance animations and Rob for programming.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Polyocular Green Blob

Hey guys, unrelated note - You can follow me on twitter now!

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Goldfish Mini-Golf

The new mini-golf game ATM created is live in the arcade section of I helped out by testing it. Tough job.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The man, the myth, the banana.

I was lucky enough to get one of the hot tickets to see "An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt" last night. The NYC animation community and droves of fans filed into the IFC Center last night for the chance to meet the filmmaker at a rare public appearance. Originially, only a 7pm screening was offered, but when that sold out so quickly, a 9:15 show and eventually an 11:15 show were added.

Audiences were treated to Rejected, Billy's Balloon, The Meaning of Life, Intermission in the Third Dimension, and the first two films of his in-progress trilogy -- Everything Will Be OK, and (the NYC premiere of) I Am So Proud of You.

The new film was both new and familiar -- utilizing more non-linear storytelling and the same type of divided frame lighting effects as were used in Everything Will Be OK. We learn more about Bill's daily life and a lot about his family and conditions to which he is genetically predisposed. I thought it was great -- the writing, the timing, the sound, and the incredible range of subtle emotion that Don can get out of his simplistic characters. It was funny in an absurd, honest, and ordinary way while being sad and dreary and philosophical. Such an exquisite blend.

The screening was followed by a Q&A moderated by Cartoon Brew's Amid Amidi. Don was really relaxed and open about talking about his process and his passion. Seems like a super nice guy. That's always something I hope for when meeting someone I admire -- and unfortunately a lot of those people can be cold, distant and uninterested -- but Don lived up to and exceeded my hopes. Hope he comes back around with the next film. I can't wait to see it.

Don signing my Bitter Films Volume 1 DVD.

View Don's Blog.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pier A

Here are a couple sketches from a beautiful day spent at Pier A park in Hoboken.

Friday, August 15, 2008

gone fishing

Here's a new render from an upcoming project. Credits to myself & Adam (and free fishing rod & lure models). Oh, and thank you V-ray!! You make the most mundane stuff look delicious.