Raiders! Premieres at SXSW 2015
Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos created what has been called the greatest fan film ever made.
The documentary directed by Tim Skousen and Jeremy Coon follows the back story of the creation of
the shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, as well as the shooting of the only scene they had never done: the fight with the german mechanic around the flying wing.
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Tyra Banks poses at the release of her novel MODELLAND. I did the front and back cover artwork for the book. The poster she is standing in front of is an enlargement of the front cover design I did.
Tyra was amazing to work with, and came to work with literally zero ego, no entourage, and a can-do attitude.
I would work with her again in a New York minute.
'Modelland' Press Session with Tyra banks
My friend for over 30 years, Garo Setian is my frequent collaborator on projects large and small.
He is an amazing editor who has won many Golden Trailer awards and is the go-to-guy at Lionsgate Home Entertainment for genre trailers. The above is an article written about Garo on the Wheelhouse Creative blog, profiling Garo.
A great read, and Wheelhouse is one of the best trailer houses in Manhattan!
Wheelhouse Creative profiles Garo Setian
Henry Selick Interview
I had the honor of interviewing acclaimed stop motion animation director Henry Selick upon the rlease of his film 'Coraline'.
Great film, wonderful talent, super nice person!
Upon the resurgence of stereoscopic movies, I gave an interview to the ABC affiliate in Chicago.
Chicago - ABC 7 Interview
While chair of the department, I recorded some promotional materials that were used to help students understand what made the VFX/Animation program at Flashpoint so good and so different from all the rest.
Flashpoint VFX/Animation Program Overview
Interview on The IndyCast Episode # 205
The amazing Mitch Hallock interviewed me about my work on
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. It was a fun chat, and Mitch was so kind as to buy me lunch, as well.
Augmented Reality Demo
While chair of the department, I created some augmented reality animations. Here former Tribeca Flashpoint CEO Howard Tullman demonstrates two of the AR projects that I worked on.