We’ve wrapped up on Epic and it’s time for marketing! Here is another trailer for the film that comes out in May.
The project was a huge learning experience for me and I really enjoyed working on it. Blue Sky is known for doing cartoony animation but Epic is very far from it. Yes, we have talking snails but the kids need a comic relief. The movie would have a more serious tone without them and we have to remember who we are making these movies for. It was a lot of fun working on MK with 3 other seniors and I can’t wait to see how it does in theaters. I’m onto Rio2 leading up Blu with another fellow animator and changing animations gears is always interesting and fun!
If you live in or around NYC, here is a cool bit of information about Epic. (Post stole from a co-worker)
Head to the city btw March 24th-April 7th and experience the hidden world of EPIC in the window on 34th Street at Macy’s Herald Square during Macy’s Annual Flower Show! EPIC imagery will be integrated into the live garden show. Kids will be entertained with a game where they can find all the EPIC characters hidden among the living flowers and take their answers to the kids department to be rewarded with an exclusive EPIC T-shirt. In addition, Macy’s will launch a program next week with their own “Epic threads” kids clothing line in 670 stores and on macys.com
The garden show is open from 10am-9pm every day except for Easter Sunday (March 31), 12pm-5pm.
This is a great article that talks about Epic.
I have a couple shots in this one of MK spinning around and on the ground getting up. It’s part of a bigger shot that was broken up. Enjoy!
I rarely post my work because it takes a long time to figure out how to get it online in the best way. Here are some shots that I worked on for IA4.
Reel Vimeo (Password: rayro)
My friend Jon Jon opened his own shop in Parkslope Brooklyn NY. Ive been going to him for years and he’s great peoples. Check it out!
Triple Diamond Tattoo
So last night, Joe and myself had an Ice Age Continental Drift Q&A at Animationmentor.com. It was a lot of fun and filled with great questions about Blue Sky and the work we do. A huge congrats to the team for the HUGE success of the film. Variety magazine did a nice spread about it and thanked every employee.
So we have a newly designed website! Check it out!!
Blue sky studios
I’m super excited to present to you, Blue Sky Studios latest film “Epic.” It’s a very different movie then what you expect to see from us and it’s been a lot of fun to work on. On a side note, keep an eye out for Ice Age: Continental Drift, coming soon to a theater near you! Here is a link to
I’ve finished up on IA4 and have officially moved on to Leafmen! I’ll have some free time to update this site in the next week so keep an eye out! For reals.
We are nearing the end of animation on IA Continental drift! Stay tuned for more random posts!