Monday, December 2, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Steps to amazing in your mouth:
  2 cups Crunchy Peanut Butter (I prefer Peter Pan with no high fructose)
  2 sticks softened butter
  1 lb. sifted powdered sugar
  3 cups Rice Krispies
Roll into approximately 1 inch balls. Makes about 60 balls.
Put in refrigerator  to firm up.
Melt the following in a double boiler
   6 oz. Regular chocolate morsels
   6 oz. Semi-sweet chocolate morsels
   ½ bar paraffin
Keep this mixture on low heat while you dip.
Use a fork to dip the balls in the chocolate mixture.
Roll until covered.
Put them on waxed paper on a cookie sheet.
These freezes well

Sunday, December 1, 2013

iPhone finger art-01

I've been playing draw something with a coworker for a while now. I'm really amused by some of the sketches that come from this.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wizard Con 2013

Bridgette and I were featured on

This was my second year at Wizard Con representing Powerhouse Animation at our studio's information booth.  I had a good time and met some interesting people.  Next year I'm thinking about having a table for The Adventures of Dr. Blah-kman & Mr. Meow.  I'd sell prints, posters, plushies, t-shirts, and pickles.  I'm also thinking about suggesting a few ideas for things to sell at PHA's booth next year.  On the other hand I could just scrap all of that and just run around in a unitard.  Ya know, do what everybody else there is doing.

Super Girl
Alice in Wonderland Family
Lego Star Trek

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It's a Small World After All!

Today Disney Interactive announced the release of a new animated series for "It’s A Small World” and credits Powerhouse Animation Studios!  I am so proud to be doing work on this project.  I've been having a blast doing lip sync, animation, clean up, and post production along with the rest of the PHA team.  Other people working on this awesome project include Kellan Stover, Megan Kluck, and Adam Conarroe, and a whole bunch of other awesome animators and visual effects artists.  Keep an eye out for the soon to be released episodes.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A different life.

I'm so ready to let go of this acrimony you cause in me.
I'm so ready to live a different life.
The pain you pretend is real for me.
The need to live a different life.
Level my heart, rip out my soul.
Tear me limb for limb so the outside matches the inner being.
Give me one more trial, one more tribulation.
Give me that final reason to let go.
I'm so ready to live a different life.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mary Brown's Birthday Mug

Today our best bud, and Powerhouse co-worker, Mary Brown turns 32!  To celebrate this super awesome day Bridgette and I got Mary a gift that combines her three favorite things; coffee, zombies, and us!  It seemed to be a success as she began to use it for her caffeinated beverage right away.

The mug in all its glory.

So this is the image I drew for the mug.  I left for New York so Bridgette added a little more blood and then sent it on to be printed in time for Mary's special day.

Original image before B added some extra blood.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TEDEd- Why does ice float in water?

Powerhouse Animation teamed up with TedEd to bring to life three awesome and educational concepts. In this third piece my role was post production as well as sound effect and animation edits. My favorite section was the representation of the complexities of the molecular structure of ice (2:32), which I accomplished by using a camera in After Effect to fly through multiple swf layers of bonded hydrogen atoms.  The word transitions were simple but fun, done with an AE script we frequently use here at Powerhouse Animation.  Overall it was a very fulfilling project.  All of us here at the studio enjoyed working on these TedEd pieces. Mmmmm, Ice tea!

Watch it on the TedEd sight here!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

TEDEd- Four ways to understand the Earth's age

I had the pleasure of doing the After Effects work on this piece.  I also animated the scene where the female scientist files her nails.  Mmmm, look at that fancy TV!

Watch it on the TedEd sight here!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

TED ED - Higgs Field, explained

I love Ted Talks!  I find them utterly fascinating.  Getting the chance to animate and do post production on three segments for the new project TedEd has been very exciting.  In this piece our team explains the Higgs Boson and Higgs field.  I animated two characters in the crowd scenes, including the dude straightening his tiny tie, and some circles and rope!  I was also the vfx artist on this piece, working in After Effects to create fireworks, Nobel prize fairy dust, and a few transitions here and there.  Enjoy! 
Watch it on the TedEd sight here!

Monday, July 29, 2013

my heart

I would give it to you both, over and over again.  I would die for each of you... I will always wonder what could have been.  I will always regret.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Website Graphics

A small graphic for the website, a very cool sex positive website that helps teens and their parents break through the social silence and stigma surrounding sexuality.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Therapy Diary Session 10: Peace

Episode 10 of Season 1: After years of deep depression, therapy begins to pay off for our guy when he starts feeling good about himself again and discovers a whole new world.

Follow the creator on twitter here

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Therapy Diary Session 9: Anger Party

Episode 9 of Season 1: It's a family affair when our guy runs into his twin sister Jenny at Anger Management but that's not the only surprise.

Follow the creator on twitter here

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day E-card

This father's day Powerhouse Animation teamed up with American Greetings to bring you a totally Country Card for your awesome Dad. I did the post production on this piece, which included the fire, exhaust, and filter effects.  Now go buy an e-card!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Coca-Cola Commercial

Powerhouse is at it again with this awesome commercial done for Coca-Cola! Adam Conrroe lead the team as newly appointed Creative Director, adding a new style to the already extensive PHA repertoire. I had the opportunity to do some character animation and lip sync in After Effects using a custom rig yellow unit built and scripted specifically for this polar bear guy. Enjoy, ahhhhh!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Therapy Diary Session 8: Jerk Month

Episode 8 of Season 1: After a long break our guy re-enters society but soon realizes that society is one of his triggers so he returns to Dr Johnsy for guidance.

Follow the creator on twitter here

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Therapy Diary Session 7: Thinkers

Episode 7 of Season 1: Time has passed since our guy last visited his therapist and now his mind is beginning to wander as he expresses his appreciation for not being born a zombie.

Follow the creator on twitter here

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sold a sketch

I sold this sketch today at a garage sale. It's funny how the art I don't care for seems to sell faster then the pieces I see as good. I did this sketch after high school and before college.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Therapy Diary Session 6: Bored & Lazy

Episode 6 of Season 1: Things get dirty when our guy decides to take a little vacation at rock bottom and discovers a whole new world.

Follow the creator on twitter here

Monday, May 20, 2013

Therapy Diary Session 5: Antisocial-itus

Episode 5 of Season 1: Our guy has been working with Dr Johnsy for some time now and suddenly makes a breakthrough when he realizes something about himself he hadn't before.

Follow the creator on twitter here

Sunday, May 19, 2013


A self portrait.  I felt it was time to update the ol' avitar.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day E-card

This Mother's Day Powerhouse Animation teamed up with Sparky the Fire Safety Dog to bring your mother this awesome E-card.  The Red Unit worked tirleslly to bring to life this color pencil style card.  I did the construction paper / color pencil effect in AE using texture filters and layering.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

ESPN Pod-casts with Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons and David Jacoby imagine a reality show in which Joe House would cater last meals for death row inmates. Oh yeah, one more thing: If the prisoner can out-eat Joe House, he gets a pardon. Eat your way to freedom!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Therapy Diary Session 4: Face Your Fears

Episode 4 of Season 1: Drama breaks out when our subject panics while attempting to break up with Susan, hoping to find a new therapist and start his quest for sanity over again.

Follow the creator on twitter here

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Powerhouse Dominates!

Cartoon Brew features an article about Powerhouse Animation's newest Promo Video.  Great work by all the cats here in the studio!  Check it out, like it on youtube, share it on Facebook, tweet about it, spread it like a virus..... Do it for the children!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day E-card

This Valentine's day Powerhouse Animation teamed up with Sparky the safety dog to bring you a super cute fire saftey message to pass along to your special someone.  The Red Unit team worked hard to get this out including sound effects mastered by your truly.  Enjoy!