Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Legend of the Chihuahua

On March 3rd the Disney film Beverly Hills Chihuahua came out, and featured on the DVD was our new animated short, Legend of the Chihuahua. It's a multimedia collage of techniques and styles and was done primarily with Photoshop, Flash and After Effects, including both traditional and digital work. We used computers, scanners, digital cameras, stock photography, hell, even pencils. I say it was ours because we had a very small crew of about a dozen artists working on it.

Phil Pignotti was the Director and he also served as an animation supervisor, storyboard artist, additional bg designer, chief problem solver and the lead creative force behind the project.  I served as Art Director, and I was lucky enough to be given the chance by Phil do quite a few of the backgrounds and much of the After Effects animation and compositing.  My wife Suzannah Szabo was our Animation Producer. She rose to the near-impossible challenge of getting a crazy schedule and a complex project with a dozen busy artists all on the same page so we can get it all together, looking good, on time and on budget, without killing each other. (that last part is the tricky part.......)

Instrumental artists on the crew: Michael D'ambrosio editor and tech wizard. Rafael Hurtado character setup work, bg design and Photoshop Supagenious. Jason Brubaker and Todd Jacobsen on After Effects. Joel Reid, JC Chen, Rob Lilly, Jeff Zikry, Doug Gray and Steven Theis doing Flash animation. Rozalina Tchouchev and Ed Ghertner doing additional background designs. Scott Lowe helping out on the rendering of the final files. Michael Hurwitz, Chris Bonno, Laura Gerow, Peter Michail, Denny Siegel, Jeffrey Plamenig and Joe Whyte all doing voices for either the scratch track or the final short. (If I forgot anybody here, please accept my apologies)

Thanks also go to Sam Hurwitz, Pixel Plantation, and Renegade. This list certainly isn't meant to be an official, all-inclusive list, but being that we were unable to get credited on the end of the short, the talented crew deserves to be mentioned SOMEWHERE.

Thanks to all our crew! All these folks have day jobs at places like Dreamworks, Disney, Film Roman, Cartoon Network and Renegade that leave them dead tired at the end of the day, but everyone still managed to kick ass working on this stuff on their free time and everybody brought their A-game to the project. We couldn't have done it without you guys!!!!

36 Comments:

Blogger Rafael said...

Awesome Tim!


It was great working with you all. I gotta say that the short is the best thing on that DVD.


AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

9:16 PM  
Blogger Smarry said...

Great work you did and that animation cartoon looks very cute thanks for posting..........

___________________
Smarry
Instant loans at an attractive low rates

2:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I originally commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added"
checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several
e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service?

Many thanks!
Also see my web site > porn

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this,
like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics
to drive the message home a bit, but other
than that, this is wonderful blog. A fantastic
read. I'll certainly be back.
Stop by my page ; free teen porn

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your website,
how can i subscribe for a blog website? The account aided
me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept
My website :: free porn

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.
Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers
Stop by my website ; free teen porn

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heya i'm for the primary time here. I came across this board and I to find It truly helpful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to present something back and help others like you helped me.
Here is my web blog : free teen porn

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just like the valuable information you supply to your articles.
I will bookmark your blog and test again right here frequently.
I'm fairly sure I will be told plenty of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the following!
Check out my blog ... only sex webcam website

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is truly a great and helpful piece of info.
I'm satisfied that you simply shared this useful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.
Feel free to visit my site :: hookah in Orlando

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family all the time say that I am wasting my time here at net, except I know I
am getting know-how daily by reading thes nice content.
Also see my site > lorenzetti roma

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malaysia & Singapore & brunei finest on the internet blogshop for wholesale &
quantity korean add-ons, earrings, earstuds, pendant,
rings, bangle, hair & bracelet add-ons. Deal 35 % wholesale rebate. Ship Worldwide
Feel free to visit my web page ... Onesies

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank
you, However I am experiencing issues with your RSS.
I don't understand why I cannot join it. Is there anybody else having identical RSS problems? Anyone that knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

My weblog - 411 pain scam
my webpage > 800 411 pain community

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all folks you actually
recognize what you are speaking approximately! Bookmarked.
Kindly additionally talk over with my site =).
We will have a hyperlink exchange arrangement between us

Feel free to visit my web page: whitening method

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other day, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and tested to see if
it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be
a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views.

I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!


Here is my site ... garcinia indica for weight loss

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your
blogs really nice, keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back down the road. All the best

Here is my site; garciniacambogiaextract.tripod.co.uk

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this paragraph is pleasant, my younger sister is analyzing such things, therefore I
am going to let know her.

Also visit my blog post ... teeth whitening products

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day I am so glad I found your webpage, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Digg
for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to
say thanks a lot for a fantastic post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have
time to look over it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back
to read more, Please do keep up the superb b.

Here is my web site - renowned doctor reveals what works for weight loss

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on garcinia. Regards

Feel free to visit my webpage ... garcinia cambogia extract

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Highly energetic blog, I loved that a lot. Will there be a
part 2?

my webpage; raspberry ketones

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What i do not understood is in fact how you
are not actually a lot more neatly-favored than you may be now.

You're so intelligent. You realize thus considerably when it comes to this subject, produced me personally imagine it from a lot of various angles. Its like men and women are not interested except it is something to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your individual stuffs outstanding. Always take care of it up!

My web-site :: moringa oleifera side effects

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gone to convey my little brother, that he should also pay a visit this web site on regular basis to get updated from newest news.

My website; moringa benefits

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My developer is trying to convince me to move to .
net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using WordPress on various websites for about a year
and am anxious about switching to another platform.
I have heard great things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can import
all my wordpress posts into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!


Also visit my blog :: garcinia cambogia dr oz video

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever considered writing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs?
I have a blog centered on the same information you discuss and would really like
to have you share some stories/information. I know my audience would appreciate your work.
If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send
me an e-mail.

Feel free to visit my blog - garcinia que es

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found your net log on yahoo and learn a few of the posts.
crucial workout! I just twittered around your web log

Also visit my blog post - Click The Up Coming Website Page

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thiѕ іs a гeаlly good tip partіculаrly to
thosе nеw to the blogоsphеre.
Simрle but veгy preciѕe informаtion… Thanks for shaгing this оne.
A must reаd post!

Have a look at my homepage; raspberry ketone dietary supplement reviews

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, і think that і notiсed yοu
visitеd my sitе thuѕ і cаmе tо go baсk the chοose?

.I am trуing to fіnԁ things tο improvе
mу webѕite!I ѕuppοѕe its adequate to make use of ѕome of yοuг concepts!
!

Feel frеe to ѕurf to my web ѕіtе raspberry ketone reviews weight loss

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Τhis ωеbsite wаs... how do you ѕay it?
Rеlevant!! Fіnally I hаvе founԁ somеthing which helpеd me.
Thank you!

Here is mу hоmеpage: Light Up Hoodie

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Аhaa, its pleaѕant conνeгsatіon regaгding thiѕ pοѕt
here аt this wеblog, I have reaԁ аll that, so at thiѕ time me alѕo commenting at this ρlace.


my blog http://redhatproject.com/

4:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This desіgn is stеller! You obviouѕlу know how to keeρ a readeг entertainеd.

Βеtween your wit and your vidеos, I was almost moved to ѕtart my оwn blog (ωеll, almost.
..HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really enjoyed what you haԁ to say,
and more than that, how yοu presented it. Τoο
cool!

Also vіsіt my web ѕite ... raspberry ketone reviews

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was еxcited to diѕсover this sіte.
I want to to thank you for onеs tіme due tо this wonԁerful гead!
! I defіnitely enϳoyed eѵery lіttle bit of it anԁ і alsо hаνe you saved tο
fav to look at neω information in your webѕite.


Also visit my homepage raspberry ketone 100 mg

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good pοѕt. I learn sοmething totally neω аnd challеnging on blogѕ Ι stumbleuρоn on а ԁailу basiѕ.
It's always exciting to read through articles from other authors and use a little something from other sites.

my web page; dr oz green coffee bean extract

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off ӏ ωould like to sаy terrifіc blog!
Ӏ hаd a quіck questіon that Ӏ'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I'νe
had a tough time cleаrіng my thoughtѕ
in gеtting my ideas out. I do enjoy wrіting hoωеver іt just seems like the first
10 to 15 minutes аre usuаlly wаsted simрly јust tryіng to figure out hοω tο begin.

Аny iԁeas or tiрs? Aρprecіate it!


Look іnto my ωeb-ѕіte - raspberry ketones plus

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Undeniablу belіeve that whіch you statеd.
Yоur favoritе rеaѕon seemed to be on the wеb
the eaѕіeѕt thing to be
awаre оf. І say to yοu,
I definitely get irkеd while pеoρle think about worгies that they plaіnly dοn't know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

Here is my weblog: raspberry ketone reviews

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have made some decent points there. I cheсked on the internet to find out mοre about thе issue and found moѕt
people ωill go along with your vieωs on this web site.


Rеview my web sitе ... green coffee beаn extract ()

2:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm very pleased to find this page. I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely savored every bit of it and I have you saved to fav to see new stuff on your web site.

Here is my site: amazing peeing homepage tube (dansksextube.dk)

5:36 AM  
Anonymous clipping path service said...


Thanks for the post and sharing the blog. Valuable and excellent post, as share good stuff with good ideas and concepts. We are also Photoshop work you can try us.
image cropping resizing|background removal service | clipping path service|clipping path

11:52 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home