The New York Mets

Posted in Technical Direction, VFX on September 13th, 2012 by Ryan

So here is what I have been working on for the past year!

We did 3 short videos for the NY METS that play in there stadium in NY and here.

For these projects I was primarily responsible for texturing and look development. But I did spend a lot of time doing lighting, stereo rendering, and procedural animation for the opening sequences of HUD and BALL containing NYCity and the NYCity of the future…

This project was really challenging and I became very familiar and comfortable in Python and VRay to accomplish my part.


Digital Domain… “End of line man, end of line.”

Posted in News on September 1st, 2012 by Ryan

We’ll that didn’t work out… Haha

Unfortunately this Fall our CEO announced that he was stepping down, the company was filing for bankruptcy, and that our brand new Florida facility was being closed. They locked all our machines down and we had a few hours to box up our stuff. Kind of a bummer.

But, it was fun while it lasted. I’m proud to have been a part of the team they assembled down there. I made some really great friends and really grew a lot as an artist. If I had the chance, I would do it all over again.

Rock of Ages

Posted in News, Rock of Ages, VFX on August 12th, 2012 by Ryan

Here is some matte-painting work that I did for the movie “Rock of Ages”. We had to create a set extension for this street, this was my first time doing matte-painting. I learned a lot.

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They mentioned some of our work on FXGuide, which was pretty cool! You can view the article here.

It’s Been A Year!

Posted in News, Personal on May 9th, 2012 by Ryan

Today I’ve completed my first whole year, working at Digital Domain, FL. I can’t believe how fast this year has passed! I’ve got to work on some really cool projects and be a part of an awesome team!

Since last year…

We’ve moved into this awesome new building!

Click on the image for more pictures!

And we went to SeaWorld for the first time!

The Adobe Achievement Awards 2010

Posted in Animation, News, Personal on August 19th, 2011 by Ryan

One of my animations from Junior year was a Semi-finalist for the 2010 Adobe Achievement Award in Animation. For this I was honored with a lovely automated PDF from Adobe themselves. lol

Prize PDF

SCAD Sand Arts Festival 2011!

Posted in Personal on May 10th, 2011 by Ryan

This last weekend Sharyn and I went back to Savannah to hang out with some friends and compete in the Sand Arts Festival with Jeff & Jill Masters and Brandon Loving. Here are some pictures of the Sarcophagus that we made!

The festival was a lot of fun and everybody made some pretty amazing stuff. You can check out more sand sculptures here at the SCAD Sand Arts 2011 Facebook Album.

We worked hard enough that we ended up placing 1st in our Sand Relief category and scored $500 bucks! How sweet is that?!


Posted in News, Personal on May 1st, 2011 by Ryan

We have finally moved into our new apartment in Palm City, FL. I’m excited about getting the place furnished and starting work in about a week.