Let me start off with my professional work. It looks the best, and I worked on it. Of course it also had many more people than me working on it (in some cases several dozen) and several million dollars behind it, so I’d be surprised if it didn’t look better than my amateur work:
But that’s not the only work I’m proud of. I’m proud of the following collection of student and independant work. This work really makes me tick. While I like having a job that allows me to work on films and games, I wish I had more time to spend working on my short films.
Proper Urinal Etiquette – One of my more successful student films. As to why not number 5? It was a casualty of editing. I cut the line “Because what do you have to hide?” for the sake of brevity and the detriment of the film. Live and learn.
Aliens Attack – This was done for an internal film contest at Industrial Light and Magic while I was there. We were limited to spending $50, and couldn’t use a computer. The theme: Aliens Attack. I won “Audience Choice” and “Best in Theme”. It’s one of my prouder moments to be so regarded by some of the folks that helped invent modern special effects.
The Boy Who Could Smell the Future – The idea for this short tormented me for nearly 6 years before I got the opportunity to realize it. I made this very early in my animation career.
Dinosaur Vs. Robot – Episodes I and II – Another work based contest. This time it based around the theme Dinosaur vs. Robot. Mostly people were asked to create a piece of art based on one or the other. I couldn’t choose so did both. These guys are actually busier than I am so we never did get to film the exciting conclusion….