Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
More shameless pluggin' and info about the project :
copyright of MDEC & JCC.
The many promotional posters prior to it's official launch in the Middle East.
copyright of MDEC & JCC.
I didn't take these pics. I grabbed it from the 'Meet Saladin' site in FB.
Just too awesome to finally see your characters come to life and also in the form of cos-players.
Love the pic of Darwish duking it with Duncan,only a vague view of his blonde fringe in the photo.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Yes! The animated tv series I've been working on for the past couple o' years,well I've been attached to since college and investing a good deal of my career into it...is finally here and will see its first launch locally on our local tv broadcast station RTM tonight at 7.30pm. Heard it will be screened twice a week for both Saturday night (7:30pm) and Sunday morning (re-run 9:30am) respectively.
Officially,it's already been launched earlier during Sept throughout the Middle East via Al-Jazeera Children's Channel and heard it's made a grand impact on the audiences there.
Am so relieved and happy that it's finally making its way to our local audiences here starting with the local tv station broadcast and hopefully will branch out more internationally, but I won't jinx things by counting the chickens before they're hatched. Hopefully,Saladin will make its way to your tv screens or even via online come next year.
For now while that's in the works, everyone can finally enjoy all the special previews and tit-bits here at our official website :
While my babies are finally making their way into the world on their own thanks to the huge support from everyone involved...I am now settling into a new career as Games Designer for 2D Flash casual games online and I'm loving every moment of it so far. Love the new challenges and learning experiences it brings each day. A huge change from being an Animation Character Designer but I'm all for learning new things and looking forward to it. Its been a breath of fresh air and a nice beginning step into to world of gaming.
I won't be forsaking my own baby pet projects for comics and animation like Claude & Chunkie,Flight Captain Hurricane and so forth, just that with these new challenges and more hard work required each day, I will have less and less time to work on them. Ugh,can also easily feel my age catching up to me cos am not able to work through nights and spring back ready for the day's work anymore. Now I feel I need my proper sleep hours in order to be able to perform work the next day. Gonna need to schedule and pace myself properly again with discipline. :P
Something I've been sorely lacking.
Finally, a BIG shout out to anyone who is interested,the company I now work for at BigWig Media (http://bigwigmedia.com/) is seriously on the lookout to hire more 2D Flash animators. So if anyone out there would like a crack at it,pls do forward your resume' and portfolio to my producer, Mr. Faraz Ansari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And thanks to Luka Kuncevic,our composer and sound designer on the project for uploading this for everyone in YouTube :)
Snapshots thanks to my good friend,Chan Ghee, who came along with me to attend the Saladin Appreciation Screening on the 12th this month. With Cholpon Abilova (JCC line producer), our talented scriptwriter,voice actor AND director, Choong Chi-Ren and my twinnie,Debs, who thankfully,managed to make it on time for the mingling session after the screening in spite of the last minute updates.
Thanks to our generous hosts from MDeC and JCC for arranging the momentous ocassion where all the talents involved in the project,get to savor the first screening of our hard work on screen at the theater. We very nearly packed the entire cinema had everyone managed to attend that day. And it was so great to finally see all of the voice talents up on stage introducing themselves and pairing up with the mo-cap actors, all whom we very rarely get to meet as production is all done at various different locations at the same time.
Imma ghost in the background and am toying with the idea of tinkering with this image. We'll see if I have the time to do so. :P
Thank you all so much for your kindness and great friendship and support all this time here and sorry I've hardly been posting anymore new artworks seeing as I'm earning a living working for studios and clients which am not at liberty to share the artworks as freely as I'd like due to P&C till their release.
Cheers folks and all the best in everything you do!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
This one is for my comic writer's son,Calvin. Took a while to get this piece done because the lil critic did not like the original take of Link at all. Prob because he did not appreciate me doing a caricature of him dressed as Link for the earlier version. So I had to re-do it as it was his gift and I wanted him to really like it. Here's the Before and After attempt.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
We at SHOCK3D! Sdn. Bhd. are currently working on an animated feature film!!
And we'd like you to be on-board.
Where are we?
KUALA LUMPUR, in tropical sunny MALAYSIA!
(DOWNLOAD S3D MAP.jpg to find out where we are exactly)
What are we doing?
ALAMAYA. An AMAZING EPIC animated feature film!!!
FOR WORLD WIDE RELEASE DUDES!!!!
Who are we looking for?
2)Modeling & Texture Artists
5)Illustrators (Storyboard & Matte Painting)
6)Lighting and Render Artists
7)HR & Admin Executive
8)In-House Graphic Designer
ALSO, we are constantly looking for STUDENT INTERNS who are seeking for an
amazing job experience to be a junior production member or work as a studio
assistant. We need all the good help we can get.
*Do forward to as many people you think might be interested in being part of
a team working on an extremely exciting, and needless to say, FUN project!!!
Hope to hear from you guys soon.
SHOCK3D! SDN BHD
A2-2-5 SOLARIS DUTAMAS
NO. 1 JALAN DUTAMAS 1
50480 KUALA LUMPUR
TEL: 03-6207 9235
FAX: 03-6207 9237
Monday, August 30, 2010
YOUNG JUMP ANIMATION IS LOOKING FOR YOU!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
A fairly quickie sketch before its time for me to churn out more drawings.
Left panel : (L to R) Syed Hassan,Steve Bristow & ChiRen Choong.
Right Panel : Bob Francis
Oh yea......am also officially 30 today. Getting old. *ooofff*
See you all in SDCC soon!
Thursday, July 01, 2010
I've finally wrapped up my stint for season 2 for Saladin and am now gearing up for a long needed break to the States for the upcoming SDCC.
We may have 2 or 3 space available at our rented home for SDCC from 21st-26th in Old Town, to whoever is interested to bunk in with me,Eric & Brooke. Give us a holler before 15th July,pls? Just a heads-up, it only has one bathroom. But it's fully equipped with a pool,bbq,nearby transportation and not far from the beach.
Finally a chance to meet up and keep promises with friends and acquaintances to come and see them. Interested in meeting up? Lets make a date then.
Cheers and see y'all there!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
My all time favorite animated feature hands down!
Created and produced by talents who are truly passionate for the medium, both comic fandom and animation junkies alike. Evidently, this is the result of hard work and dedication lovingly put together into one show.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Another one from the old project that never saw the light of day.
Still good learning experience and will help to foster more grounding for upcoming future projects. Gambatte!
With some nice accompaniment during another wonderful crunch fest on Saladin.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Something old I've worked on for an animation project that didn't venture any further than the Concept & Development stage.
One of my all time favorites. It never fails to amaze me how such an amazing package can be churned out by only a small handful of top notch artists and can all be summed up within that short frame of time within the intro.
Story : Warren Foster
Animation : Virgil Ross, Gerry Chinoquy & Art Davis
Layouts : Hawley Pratt
B...ackgrounds : Boris Gerelick
Film Editor : Treg Brown
Voice Characterization by the Ever So Talented Mel Blanc
Unmatched and wonderful music by Carl Stalling & Milt Franklyn
Directed by Friz Freleng
I've always been amazed when I read through all the names and talents involved in each production... that they do actually give full credit and acknowledgments to the artists at the beginning stage of the cartoon and wrapping up with an acknowledgment to the director. It brings back to mind Disney's old feature classics who used to do the same for Snow White, Pinocchio etc. So glad that tradition is still carried on up till now and makes me appreciate all the time and effort each talent puts in to making us all happier in life.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Just a gentle reminder that is Crawl day and we will be meeting at the Promenade area where the water fountains are @ KLCC Park between 10.30am-11am. For those who have confirmed their attendance, thank you and looking forward to seeing you there. For those who've attended the previous Sketch Crawls but is unaware/or didn't catch the update posts about this Saturday, hope you'd like to participate in the fun again and join us at KLCC Park.
So get your journals & stationary ready for serious drawing time!
Cheers! And thanks to the Brew for this heads up! Looking forward to anything Sylvain Chomet churns out!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Happy hols and hope ya likes, comrades.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
"You Can Draw,You Can Animate"-(motto from 2d animation software)
Interested to be an animator?
Now we are open to after SPM girls (ahem, SPM graduates)
No matter what u are Malay,Chinese,Indian and others
we a 1 ! (all candidates interested....)
pls contact 03-80233472
or e-mail to:
No.4-9,Jalan USJ Sentral 3,
47610 Subang Jaya,Selangor.
2) Polygon Pictures Recruiting Road Trip in Singapore Proposal
Polygon Pictures is preparing for the start of new high-profile TV series which will require up to 60 additional CG artists throughout all positions in the production pipeline. While recruiting vigorously in domestic market, Polygon needs to recruit internationally to fill the seats in given short period of time. The objective of the road trip to Singapore is to promote Polygon Pictures’ recruiting status to increase future job application and identify/hire at least 5 experienced artists from Singapore and surrounding CG communities.
1)Identify and hire at least 5 experienced CG artists from this trip.
2)Promote Polygon Pictures’ presence to increase future application from Asian CG communities.
Complete Draft Schedule
- Jan 22
Exchange ideas w/ 3dsense
Finalize plan / Internal green light at PPI
Jan 26 -
Send out e-mail advertisement
Accepts resumes / demo-reels online
Flight from Tokyo to Singapore
Corporate presentation / Interviews
Venue: 3dsense Facility
Interviews / Redeye flight back to Tokyo
Returns to Tokyo
2nd Round Interviews
Send out offers from PPI
l Create high quality 3D character modeling, rigging, animation or light/composite
l Commit to meet project deadlines without compromising artistic integrity
l Work in a team-oriented and cross-cultural environment and use organizational and interpersonal skills on a daily basis
l Demonstrate a and a strong passion for creating and evaluating animation
l Ability to model high-polygon organic characters is required
l Must possess deep knowledge in rigging to be able to deliver high quality models for rig/animation
l Must be fluent in MEL and Python script
l Must possess ability to rig for complicated character motion and sophisticated facial expression
l Demonstrable ability to translate storyboards / animatics into layout sequences
l Must possess ability to animate strong physical motions, as well as subtle personality acting, showing command of weight, timing and posing through key-framing
Lighting / Rendering /
l Must be fluent in Maya and Adobe After Effects (having knowledge in Fusion is a plus)
l Must possess deep knowledge and skills BOTH in lighting AND compositing
l Having knowledge in VFX is a plus
Maya, After Effects,
l Must be fluent in
Maya, Mental Ray
l Must be fluent in all indicated software
Maya, After Effects,
Real Flow, Houdini
l The candidate should have interest in programming related to CG content production and a track record of technical achievement.
Terms of Contract
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Type of Contract: Freelance Contract
Length of Contract: One year +
Starting: Modelers/Riggers=March, L/O Artist=May, Animators=June
Wage: Will commensurate with experience and ability
Wage Reference Table (USD = approximately JPY90)
1 to 3 yrs
JPY180,000/mo. - JPY250,000/mo.
4 to 6 yrs
JPY 260,000/mo. - JPY300,000/mo.
7 to 10 yrs
JPY320,000 /mo. - JPY500,000/mo.
Supervisor / Technical Director Level
10 yrs +
JPY500,000/mo - JPY600,000/mo.