Saturday, November 21, 2009

mtvu woodie awards–december 4th

Lucky me! On Wednesday night, I went to the MTVu Woodie Awards at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC...all I can say is WOW! Christopher Landy and his team at Vibrant Design did an amazing job! Matt and Kim opened the show by riding into Roseland on bicycyles, then took the stage while my little guys started marching across—I don't know how many screens. It was a big thrill. And to top it off, Matt and Kim won in their category for best video.

MTV will broadcast the entire show on December 4th at 10 PM, ET.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

kiwi magazine - november/december 2009

The last page of the latest issue of Kiwi, a terrific, bimonthly parenting magazine (with no connection to New Zealand) features one of my illustrations. I picked up a copy last night and couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Best of all, last week I finished two additional pieces for their February/March 2010 issue.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

mtv woodie awards animation

Ever heard of the MTV Woodie Awards? Well, I hadn't until about a week ago when my lighting-designer-guru friend Christopher Landy of Vibrant Design called me. He wanted an animation of some figures to project along a 48' balcony for the awards show at Roseland Ballroom in New York, behind nominated band Matt and Kim while they perform their song "Lessons Learned."

So I spent the better part of last week on it. (See below, where you can watch a beginning clip.) If you want to see Matt and Kim's nominated video and hear their terrific song, check it out here on YouTube.

There were definitely some lessons learned on my part technically, but over all it was really fun. I can't wait to see what Chris and his crew do with it—they're going to add lots of color and other effects.

The show will be broadcast on December 4th—more details to come in a later posting.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition—Sunday at 8 p.m.

Get out the popcorn and the Kleenex box! Yes, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” airs this Sunday, November 8th at 8 p.m. on ABC.

I doubt my work will cause any unnecessary weeping on the part of the lucky homeowners, but my sources tell me anything on this show can induce tears. In fact, a friend this week told me she and her family call EMHE "The Cry Show." I know what you're thinking, "Oh, goody—just the thing I need to start my work week."

I'm almost certain you can see video highlights (and maybe some stills) on the EMHE website the day after the broadcast. So, if you're busy blinking, taking a potty break, or...ahem...watching “The Amazing Race,” you can still check out my handy work in situ.

You can even buy the bumble bee mural for your own bedroom. No foolin’! Here's the link.