Friday, September 14, 2012


I started at Method Studios, LA back in February of this year and have been having a great time. After just about 6 months a project that I worked on has finally been released! Kia has an ad campaign of party-dancing hamster people and Method has worked on the latest two. I did lighting and shading work on some hamster shots as well as some car shots in the most recent commercial:

As it turns out, its a hilariously good time to read the youtube comments of things you've worked on.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Snow Blind

About a year ago I started this project as a way to improve my reel, specifically in cloth simulation. Along the way I realized that cloth sim is very difficult and, at times, very tedious. However, I also found that I loved painting backgrounds for animations. Its so fun! My bro, Nick Avallone, did the character animation for the first two shots (its so good, thanks Nick!) and I did all the rest. I probably won't be starting on any more 3D animations anytime soon, I don't really have the hardware to handle it. I imagined this piece as the first 30 seconds of a longer piece. (though I haven't written anything longer... yet!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Figure Drawing

More figure drawing from the Santa Monica YWCA: