Monday, February 26, 2007

Music Video 2 - Boards and Stills

We edited the first half of the video over the weekend and here's a side by side comparison of some of the storyboard panels to the corresponding production stills.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Music Video

Last weekend, I directed a music video for a joint project of Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts and a junior high school in Valencia, CA. It's a hip-hop song titled "Listen" geared towards the teens and young adults regarding the importance of listening and diversity. These are some of the storyboard drawings I did.
It was a two-day shoot with a little over a hundred cast and crew and three months preparation. My friends from DSI Studios brought their talent and equipment all the way from Long Beach. We shot everything in anamorphic widescreen 24P HD. Lighting and grip equipment courtesy of Pat Christman and his crew. I have to give it to my wife, Bing, the associate producer, for managing very well the logistics of the production especially feeding that many people for two days. I don't usually put photos on my blog but I'll make an exception. By the way, photos courtesy of my good friend, Aixa Deluca, the official photographer. Below are some pictures during production. Now, we'll be in post production at DSI.

(Above, clockwise from left: me, assistant director Mike Merrill, DP Paul Olson, and 2nd unit director Marc Hampson; we used 2 Panasonic HVX200; my wife, Bing, at work; on the set day 2.

My DSI friends: (left to right) Paul Olson, myself, Aaron Fairley, Marc Hampson, and John Olson during a break. For complete photos on the video shoot, click here.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Visual Development Class

I'll be offering a mentorship program on visual development in animation for both students and professionals which will start next month. This will be in the Valencia area of Los Angeles and here are the details.

Class will be Fridays 7-9 pm starting March 9 to April 27 at the Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts 23502 Lyons Ave., Suite 106, Santa Clarita, CA 91321


Week 1 • March 9 • Research
Week 2 • March 16 • Design Explorations
Week 3 & 4 • March 23 & 30 • Visual Storytelling
April 6 • Good Friday • No Class
Week 5 & 6 • April 13 & April 20 • Background Design
Week 7 • April 27 • Portfolio Preparation

Cost $700.00

Since this is a personalized mentorship program, space is very limited. Click here or email to your name and contact number to register and you will be given payment instructions. Payment accepted through Paypal or personal check.
Note: This is a first come first serve basis. Please email only if you're serious in taking the class. Bring your own drawing materials. Any medium of preference is accepted (eg. graphite, markers, laptop with tablet, etc.).

Click here to see poster in my website