— MONSTERS VS ALIENS : In Theaters March 27, 2009 —.
monstersvsaliens2-1That’s right.. Monsters vs Aliens starts today!

It’s our first offical 3d project.. animated from the beginning in 3d, aware of stereo the whole darn time.  I was lucky enough to be on the pre-production team for the show.  I got to work closely with the Uber Head of Character Animation David Burgess, and the incredibly talented Supervising Animator Line Andersen for a good couple of months.

Most of the time I focused on B.O.B.. (rigged by the AMAZING Terran Boylan) helping figure out how his controls should work, doing animation tests, etc.. but I also did some pre-production animation of Susan, Dr. Cockroach, Link, the President, and a really fun generic man test.  Oh yeah, and the cable car.

It was a ton of fun working with the crew in LA.  The character tds were great (lead by the dynamic Duo.. Kevin Ochs and Kevin Rogers.)  I really wanted to make t-shirts for them that said “I’m with Kevin” and had arrows pointing to each other, but never got around to it.  D’oh!  I hope I get a chance to work with them again sometime.. good times all around!

Seen the movie twice now and it’s a good fun flick.  The stereo is really cool, and I think is done in a way that pulls you into the picture and lets you really experience it nicely.  There are a couple of sequences that just blew my friggin mind when I saw them come together.. huge props to everyone in FX & lighting for those.. you know who you are.. well done, your kung-fu is mighty!

Go check it out.. worth the price of admission, in my opinion!


4 Responses to MONSTERS VS ALIENS : In Theaters March 27, 2009

  1. hmmm says:

    monsters vs aliens? I’ve got 5 words (!!!) I have to say about this movie:

    horrible movie man, horrible movie…


  2. jason says:

    sorry to hear you didn’t like it.. personally, I enjoyed it quite a bit! but to each his own! 🙂

  3. Richard says:

    Scarlett and Madeline loved the movie. They told me they know best, so they must be right. When it comes out on DVD I expect they will watch it a few hundred times.

    Bob is their favorite.

    Well done!

  4. jason says:

    haha 🙂 thanks richard! hope you enjoyed it.. ‘cuz you’ll be watching it a billion times on DVD with them. 🙂

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