Friday, December 08, 2006

Pie For Breakfast

Well, here's the thing, my good friend Angie, with whom i currently share a cube at work, was so kind as to bring me some sweet potato pie today . . . "But Mike," you may ask, "Why would she do that?" well, lets just say it was the fulfilment of a long delayed promise. . .

So, here's what i had for breakfast ---------------->

mmm . . . breakfast of champions. and, not a bad photo for a cell phone cam in poor light, if i do say so myself. . .

what did YOU have for breakfast? i bet it wasn't this sweet and tasty . . . .

Thursday, December 07, 2006


FINALLY! someone has put Danger Mouse on the interweb! i know it may sound sacreligious to the purists, but if there is one cartoon i could update into a 3D film, it would be Danger Mouse, one of my all time childhood faves.

now, if only i could find some Banana Man . . .

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Halo 3 tv spot

for my regular job, most recently i have worked on a commercial for Halo 3, at Digital Domain, where i am a character animator. we had an extremely rushed schedule, finishing a whole 60 second spot in about 3 1/2 weeks (usually we get at least 8 weeks for something like this). the kids in the first half of the spot are live, not CG, although they are pretty heavily processed, for the "look." here is the spot, it only aired once on TV, durring monday night football on Dec. 4 2006, but now you can find it all over the interweb. if you want to see a more hi-res version you can find it on

Sunday, December 03, 2006

High Five Filming Day 2

well, we finally got all the film in the can for the new short: High Fives Across America, pt. 1 . . . after another long, but successfull day in the desert. aside from looking good and having his head swelled to an even greater enormity as "the tallent" for the film, Andy took some great pics of day two. There were a bunch of great pics taken of day one shooting also, by Rob and others, check them out. the film will be finnished up here in the next couple of weeks, then we'll put it into festivals and stuff. if the film itself looks half as good as some of these pictures, i'll be the happiest man alive.

this film is my first experience shooting on actual film - 16mm to be exact. i have no idea how it will turn out. maybe i'll never want to shoot on film again. . . we'll have to see . . . stay tuned.

Alaska in Digital

two things.

first: as a follow up to my costco post, here is a picture of Alaska. this is spencer orien and i on a ridge in Denali National Park, with Denali (or, Mt. McKinley, if you prefer) somewhat visible in the background. Alaska may be the most amazing outdoor place i have ever been . . . though, that does not dissuade me from also believing that we should drill for oil there, but thats a discussion for another day. i love putting my pictures on the interweb.

second: oh, i dont remember if i had an other point to make . . . so, pictures it is . . .