Monday, April 30, 2007

Atlanta From Above

I went on my first helicopter ride on April 27th for an illustration I'm working on. The Creative Director wanted me to go up and art direct the photographer, Scott Johnson, to take the photos at the right angle and elevation for a new building coming up in Buckhead called Mansion on Peachtree. It was quite incredible and enjoyed every second of it. I took my camera and snapped away until my fully charged battery went dead. I got several photos for hopeful future references. One photo I have already used for reference for another job I'm working on. It really came at the right time it was quite amazing.

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I flew it all by myself and took pictures at the same time!

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Savannah College of Art & Design - Atlanta, Where I teach.

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Go here to see a select group of untouched photos.
I'll be sure to post the final illustration once it's done in about 2 weeks.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie backgrounds

It was well over two years ago when Art Director, Bob Pettitt, contacted me to see if I was interested in doing some movie backgrounds for this movie. At that time I had never heard of Adult Swim much less Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The show and movie is admittedly not for everyone and it's main target market is teenagers who like dark alternative, and crude humor. So be forewarned! Anyway, all they needed were some layered Photoshop backgrounds that they could mess with to create scenes for this 15 min Adult Swim show into a full length movie. Over all I did 7 backgrounds for my first movie art experience. Well, I had to keep it quite until now. With the many delays and postpones of the premier it now finally here and I can show the stuff I did on the web. I'm going to be attending the ultra exclusive movie premier on April 9th right here in Atlanta and the Plaza Theater. I'll try my best to not trip on the red carpet (it was green carpet actually) and smile for the deluge of paparazzi and interviews. Click this link or image to see page I created with the backgrounds and be sure to zoom into each image to see all the hard work.

I would LOVE to hear any comments on these and the movie here on my blog or my news page. Make sure you go see the movie starting on Friday the 13th, April 2007 at a local theater near you.