Teaser trailer for one of the songs from Prodigal the Musical, which is still in production. This song features Jeff Kready (Les Miserables, A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, Billy Elliot) and music composed by Romano Musumarra.
I recently launched a new instructional website called Story Driven Arts, which currently features a new podcast and video reviews of animation for animators. The site is aimed at the arts as a storytelling medium, including animation, film, and images.
Shaffer Creative interviewed numerous animators and painters such as Mike Surrey, John Stobart and Michael Greenholt. You can find those podcasts episodes here.
Here’s another one of the Educ ‘alcool ads called Porcupine, animated by Sam Cabanac and Guillaume Blackburn.
Loren Bouchard’s new animated series Central Park has recently released on Apple. For the last year I had the privilege of supervising the animation for the musical numbers on all 13 episodes which were produced at Tonic DNA. Working with Bento was a fun experience. I was a bit reluctant to get involved with the show at the beginning because the style of animation is not my cup of tea. However, once I started seeing the story and characters unfold, I began to enjoy it. The music is enjoyable, and the show is full of funny situations and gags.
Central Park is a writers show. This became evident while visiting Bento Box’s studios in LA. The writers rooms are central to the production, and my producer, Howard Huxham, and I had the privilege of sitting in on a script reading for Bob’s Burgers.
The one criticism I have with the final product, which was unavoidable, unfortunately, is that we had to animate to the temp music scratch tracks as the final voices were not recorded until late in production. This effectively destroyed most of the animated lip sync. I cringe to watch it.
My team had a hand animating some of the new Looney Tunes shorts, coming to HBO Max in May.
Here’s an image from one of the shorts we did featuring Bugs Bunny and Gossamer. It’s called Big League Beast.
Fun little bumper we did at Tonic DNA for Netflix. Animated by the amazing Justine Desmarais. Directed by yours truly.
Green Eggs and Ham premieres November 8 on Netflix. Produced by Warner Bros.
This is a spot I directed for Netflix, both the live and animation at Tonic DNA, produced by Howard Huxham.
Warner Bros has released the first shorts for their reboot of Looney Tunes. I’ve had the joy of working on some of these shorts for the past year, and our first one is out, a 2 minute teaser titled “Dynamite Dance.”
This was produced at Tonic DNA with my intrepid team of phenomenal animators and producers. A lot of love went into this short, and a lot of childhood dreams were realized.
Here’s a photo of me and my lead animators on this short: left to right: Me, Chris Wieme, Guillaume Blackburn, Phil Lockerby, and Alain Seguin.
More Looney Tunes shorts coming soon. Stay tuned!