Thursday, May 14, 2009

Where No Star Trek Has Gone Before

In a new article on VFXwolrd Roger Guyett (the ILM VFX Supervisor) talks about the designs and effects in the new Star Trek movie. He mentions how I worked together with J.J. Abrams and Scott Chamblis and Ryan Church on the design of the Enterprise and later on some of the effects designs as well.
Other great artists that also helped out on Star Trek are James Clyne who came up with the crazy Romulan ship, John Eaves who is a long time Trek designer, Tony Kieme who I worked with on Transformers and Yanick Dusseault who was Associate VFX Art Director with me at ILM. Also Jerome Moo, Warren Fu, Dave Yee, Didier Mathieu, and many others!

new local-Motors contest entry

I did this REALLY quick!, like 1 and a half hours quick. I wasn't going to enter because of lack of time, but I had a moment free after work while waiting for a screening of Star Trek :)(which is really cool BTW) and got inspired. It's not my best work, but it's all i had time for with the new baby and work. About the design:The Woodward CCS was the outcome. This contest is to design a car for the revival of Detroit, something that could serve multiple purposes for a wide range of entrepreneurs and city tasks. Named after the main artery Street through Detroit, Woodward Ave, this design was meant to have a customizable cargo space. From a simple cargo van, to a taxi, police cruiser, rescue, construction, delivery and personal family use. See my design here. Check out the other entries as well while you're there. Congrats to Dmytro Zyubyairov a.k.a. "Carbofos" for winning this competition with his beautifully rendered Michigan design. I came in 18th out of 62, not bad, but not great either. Stay tuned for future competitions and be ready to vote!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


It's pretty darn cool, it's fun, funny, intense and it's truly 'not your father's Star Trek'. It opens tomorrow everywhere and even in IMAX if you live near one.
Check it out and stay for the credits! :) Even if you don't like Star Trek, GO SEE IT! This is the Star Trek for you!
'Live long and think above and beyond!'

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