- Visual effects supervisorNovember 2008 to 2014 Austin, TexasXtracurricular, God in the Machine, The Insatiable, Sick Boy, Nuclear Family, The Millionaire Tour, If Not Love Then the Bomb Will Keep Us Together
- Sr. Technical Director2006 to 2008 Venice, CaliforniaMeet the Robinsons, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Speed Racer, 2012
I'm a founding artist at DD and have worked off-and-on several years prior to this (1993-1997, 2003) on projects such as True Lies, Apollo 13, T23D, Strange Days, The Fifth Element, X-Men, Oh Brother Where Art Thou
- I've been creating digital animation and effects since high school. I studied character animation at CalArts where I was recruited by Oscar winning Metrolight Studios in 1992. Since that time I've worked as an artist, team lead and supervisor on Oscar and BAFTA nominated and winning films with studios like Digital Domain, Centropolis Effects, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Rythm & Hues Studios. With my brother Tim, I've experimented with independent filmmaking and I'm happy to be both back in Texas and working in animation as well as visual effects.
- "Reality is just a convenient measure of complexity."
-- Alvy Ray Smith
"When religion becomes artificial, art has a duty to rescue it. Art can show that the symbols which religions would have us believe literally true are actually figurative. Art can idealize those symbols, and so reveal the profound truths they contain."
"I know I haven't been at my best this past decade."
"A man will cut your arm off and throw it in a river, but he’ll leave you as a human being intact. He won’t fuck with who you are. Women are non-violent, but they will shit inside of your heart."
"The most useless thing in the world is that which is behind me..."
--Frank TJ Mackey
"I kept asking Clarence, why our world seemed to be collapsing and everything seemed so shitty and he'd say, `that's the way it goes, but don't forget, it goes the other way.` That's the way romance is, usually. That's the way it goes, but every once in a while it goes the other way, too." --Alabama Whorley
"There is release from anguish in action."
--Frank Lloyd Wright
"May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect. Deliver me, Tyler, from being perfect and complete." --I Am Jack's Little Voice
"Goals without actions are called wishes..." --April Masini
"One of the biggest mistakes you can make on the internet is assuming the person on the other side of a conversation is just as full of shit as you are." --Me
“Once you do what you have to, they'll never let you do what you want to.” -- Selina Kyle
"I like seeing real change happening out there in the real world. See, I'm not into ideology. What's going on in politics right now, it just makes me ill, because what happened to getting things done? People have forgotten about getting things done. I'm a child of the '50s and the Republicans built the interstate highway system, the Democrats went to the Moon. We actually did things, real stuff." --Temple Grandin
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
The man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic – the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done.
Criticism is necessary and useful; it is often indispensable;
but it can never take the place of action, or be even a poor substitute for it.
The function of the mere critic is of very subordinate usefulness.
It is the doer of deeds who actually counts in the battle for life, and not the man who looks on and says how the fight ought to be fought, without himself sharing the stress and the danger” -- Theodore Roosevelt
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