Thursday, June 21, 2018

King Kong Promo Video (Adobe After Effects)

I recently put together this little promo video animatic entirely from still photographs.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Storyboard frames from a promo for this years Nickelodeon “Kids Choice Awards” featuring John Cena. Director Mike G's completed spot can be seen here:

Monday, April 24, 2017

Storyboards for Verizon Data Dunk "The Coach" featuring Draymond Green

The completed spot directed by Tim K can be seen: here

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Just wrapped a long term project & I'm available again for freelance work!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Just completed another short animatic - this one from some quick illustrations I did for a forthcoming children's book written by a friend of the family.

Thanks for watching!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Car Commercial Animatic

Here's my latest animatic. This began as a series of static storyboard frames that I animated in Adobe After Effects. Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Bench Made" Storyboard Animatic by Ed Cook

Here's another project that began as a set of storyboards I drew, built into an animatic in Photoshop, and animated in Adobe After Effects.
A. Rudin has been making high-end upholstery & "bench made" custom furniture in Los Angeles for four generations. Getting to know the Rudin company, I was really impressed by the quality and craftsmanship that goes into their product.
It was great working with the Director, Evan Rudin, who did a wonderful job turning the basic boards into a beautiful finished film. You can see it here: A. Rudin "Bench Made" Video

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Storyboards for Google Cast

Recently I storyboarded a new spot for Google Cast. Here's a page of simple b/w shooting boards. The spot is directed by Hiro Murai for Ninja Entertainment 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Bringing Storyboards To Life - Animatics

This project began as a set of storyboards I drew and built into an animatic in Photoshop. I've animated it in Adobe After Effects.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bringing Storyboards To Life

Recently I've begun animating my storyboards using Adobe After Effects. This subtle example is from an interactive educational game for the web. Color and a bit of motion can increase the impact of your storyboards!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Print collateral & web elements

Over the past few years I've had the privilege of working on a small team designing print collateral (print ads, brochures, flyers) and web elements (static banners, e-newsletters). Here are some elements I designed to promote a picnic event.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Most Popular Music Videos

I've added Carly Rae Jepsen to this sampling of some of the music artists (and their songs/videos) for whom I've had the privilege to do storyboards.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Storyboards for Astute Graphics Limited

I'm thankful that this year I had the opportunity to work with a great UK-based company called Astute Graphics, Ltd. They make fantastic plug-ins that make Adobe Illustrator very user-friendly for artists like myself! I did these storyboards in illustrator, using two of their plug-ins Dynamic Sketch and Widthscribe. I totally recommend them!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Updated Selected Credits

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Selected Credits:

TV Commercials:

ESPN College Gameday: “Host POV” / Dir. Walter May / Market Films

Duracell: "Magic Truck" Dir. Marcus Nispel / Tool of North America

Anna's Linens: (3 TV Spots) & "Tele-Novelas" / DIR. Tom Routson / Tool of North America

Verizon (3 TV Spots) / Dir. Simon Cole / H.S.I.

Kia Optima (Running Footage) / Dir. Don Davis / PrettyBird

Pizza Hut (7 TV Spots) / Dir. Chris Nelson / H.S.I.

Petsmart (3 TV Spots) / Dir. Gabriel Olson / Cameo Content

Dasani: "How Do You Twist" / Dir. Steven Antin / Tate USA

ASICS GEL-Lyte33™: "Arrow" / Dir. Ken Fox / Tate USA

VW: “ReinCARnation” / Dir. Ivan Zacharias / Smuggler

Hot Shot: “Thousands” / Dir. Arlene Bogna-Ferranti / NBC Local Media

Progressive Insurance: “Super Sonic” / Dir. Jeffrey Fleisig / Über Content

Optimum: “That Was Then, Optimum is Now” / Dir. Dave Laden / Hungryman, Inc.

Burger King: “Gulliver” & “Fingers” / Dir. Gaute Hesthagen / Bully Pictures

Bank Of America: “ATM” / Dir. Sorrel Ahlfeld / Anonymous Content

Dr. Pepper: “Chug” (Fergie) / Dir. Paul Hunter / PrettyBird

Washington Lottery: “It’s Coming” & “It’s Here” / Dir. Pes / Anonymous Content

Samsung: “Balancing Act” / Dir. Raf Wathion / Rabbit USA

Kellogg's Raisin Bran: “Alien” & “Your Sunny” / Dir. Kieran Walsh / Wild Plum

Guitar Hero On Tour: “Café” / Dir. Lisa Riznikove / Ant Farm

LG: “Decoy” Cell Phone / Dir. Rocky Morton / MJZ

Rock Band 2: “Family” / Dir. Nancy Bennet / MTV Networks

Visa: “Online” & “Retail” / Dir. Rob Leggatt / MJZ

Ford/American Idol TV Spots/Videos (yearly since 2008) / Dir. Shane Drake / Wild Plum

Vybemobile: “Snoop Is Roy Black” (Snoop Dogg) / Dir. Robert Jitzmark / Bright Pictures

Bud Light: “That’s Summer” / Dir. The Malloys / HSI Productions

Saturn: “Astra” / Dir. Leigh Marling / MJZ

Sharpie: “Golf” & “Pong” (David Beckham) / Dir. John Osborne / Anonymous Content

Swiss International Airlines: “Fans” / Dir. Serge Hoeltschi / HSI Productions

Hewlett-Packard Pavilion: “Parental Mind Control” / Dir. The Malloys / HSI Productions

And1 “Street Ball” (Feat. Hot Sauce) / Dir. Davy Duhamel / Cineville-Keystone

Sprint: “Go Home” / Dir. Pes / Anonymous Content

Samsung: “Beyoncé Meets Beyoncé” / Dir. Anthony Mandler / HSI Productions

VW: “Safety Happens” / Dir. Paul Hunter / HSI Productions

Sneaux (Sneakers): “Human Skateboard” / Dir. Pes / Anonymous Content

Cingular One: “Ice House” / Dir. Joe Public / HSI Productions

Max Factor: “Carmen” (Carmen Electra) / Dir. Jake Nava / FM Rocks

Jeep Commander: “Arose From Concrete” / Dir. Sanji / FM Rocks

Burger King: “Camper” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Ford Focus: “Girls Night Out” / Dir. Wayne Isham / Crossroads Films

Sunkist Soda: “Decision” (Set of 3 commercials) / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

GM: “Mr. Goodwrench” / Dir. Rawson Thurber / FM Rocks

Miller Genuine Draft (Set of 3 commercials) / Dir. Tim Cronenweth / Untitled Prods.

Pepsi: “Bar-B-Q” & “Basketball” / Dir. F. Gary Gray / HSI Productions

MTV Video Music Awards / Dir. Anastasia Pappas / MTV Networks

MTV Movie Awards / Dir. Michael Bellino / MTV Networks

Reebok: “Jesse James” / Dir. Hype Williams / Instinct Productions

Twix: “Remote Control” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Pringles: “Road Trip” “House Party” & “Loft Party” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Mobil Speedpass: “Speedpass” / Dir. F. Gary Gray / FM Rocks

Pacific Life: “Whales” / Dir. Ben Goddard / Goddard-Clausen

Music Videos:

Carly Rae Jepsen: "Part Of Your World" / Dir. M. David Melvin

Fun: "Why Am I The One?" / Dir. Jordan Bahat

Oya "Love" / Dir. Derrick Pete / The MDM Group

Adam Lambert: "Never Close Our Eyes" / Dir. Dori Oskowitz / Prettybird

Alicia Keys: “Un-thinkable” (Revisions) / Dir. Jake Nava / Cherry Films

Shakira: “She Wolf” (Billboard #1 Dance Single) / Dir. Jake Nava / Anonymous Content

Beyoncé: “Coin”, “Radio” & ”Say My Name” / Dir. Alex Czetwertynski / Frank The Plumber

Tom Jones: “If He Should Ever Leave You” / Dir. Tim LaValley / Frank The Plumber

Janelle Monae: “Many Moons” / Dir. Alan Ferguson / Treasure Entertainment

Jonas Bros.: “Burnin’ Up” / Dir. Malloy & Wheeler / HSI Productions

Ciara: “Can't Leave ‘em Alone” / Dir. Fat Cats / Focus Films

Ciara: “That's Right” / Dir. Fat Cats / Focus Films

Beyoncé f/ Shakira: “Beautiful Liar” / Dir. Jake Nava / Anonymous Content

P-Diddy f/ Christina Aguilera: “Tell Me” / Dir. Erik White / FM Rocks

Outkast: “Morris Brown” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Cassie: “Long Way 2 Go” / Dir. Erik White / FM Rocks

Outkast: “The Mighty O” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Christina Aguilera: “Ain't No Other Man” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Avant: “4 Minutes” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Ashanti: “Still On It” / Dir. Fat Cats / FM Rocks

Bobby V: “My Angel” / Dir. Chaka Zulu / Focus Films

Jagged Edge: “So Amazing” / Dir. Fat Cats / FM Rocks

Ciara: “And I” / Dir. Fat Cats / FM Rocks

Ashanti: “Don’t Let Them” / Dir. Irv Gotti / FM Rocks

Akon: “Lonely” / Dir. Gil Green / Partizan

Destiny’s Child: “Cater 2 U” / Dir. Jake Nava / FM Rocks

Destiny's Child: “Girl” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Lindsay Lohan: “Over” / Dir. Jake Nava / FM Rocks

Britney Spears: “My Prerogative” / Dir. Jake Nava / FM Rocks

Beyoncé: “Naughty Girl” / Dir. Jake Nava / FM Rocks

Outkast: “Roses” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Kelly Clarkson: “The Trouble With Love” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Outkast: “Hey Ya” (Won MTV Video Of The Year) / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Outkast: “Land Of A Million Drums” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Usher: U Don't Have To Call” / Dir. Little X / Mars Media

Outkast: “The Whole World” / Dir. Bryan Barber / FM Rocks

Jennifer Lopez: “I’m Real” / Dir. David Meyers / FM Rocks

Outkast: “Ms. Jackson” / Dir. F. Gary Gray / FM Rocks

Sugar Ray: “Falls Apart” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Pink: “There U Go” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Creed: “What If?” (from the movie “Scream 3”) / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Kid Rock: “Cowboy” & “American Bad Ass” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Def Leppard: “Goodbye” / Dir. Dave Meyers / FM Rocks

Web Films / Viral Media:

Toyota "Only The Name Remains" / Dir. Ben Tricklebank & James Brown / Tool of North America

Michael Kors: "A Love Letter to Travel – California" / Dir. Poppy de Villeneuve / The Darkroom at Partizan

Nicki Minaj: "Pink Friday" / Dir. Benny Boom / London Alley Entertainment

Design/Art Direction:

Madonna “Candy Shop” (Set Design) / Dir. Christian Lamb / Frank The Plumber

GMC Sierra (Set Design) / Dir. Eric Beauchamp / HSI Productions

Chase Bank (Set Design) / Dir. Graeme Joyce / HSI Productions

“Small Soldiers: The Walk-Through Experience” / Dir. David Weiss / Universal Studios Hollywood

Clear Essence TV Commercials (Art Direction) / Dir. Tina Treadwell / Treadwell Productions

“Jurassic Park: The Ride” (Pre-show Storyboards) / Dir. David Weiss / Universal Studios Hollywood

Feature Length Films:

“Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control” / Dir. Gil Junger / Warner Specialty Prods.

“Live!” (Eva Mendes) / Dir. Bill Guttentag / Live Productions

“Barbershop” / Dir. Tim Story / MGM

“Six Days, Seven Nights” (Harrison Ford) (SFX boards) / Dir. Ivan Reitman / Touchstone-Dreamquest

“Sinbad: Beyond The Veil Of Mists” (CG Animated) / Dir. Evan Ricks/Alan Jacobs / Tri-Mark Pictures

“I Got The Hook-Up” / Dir. Michael Martin / No-Limit Films

“Sprung” / Dir. Rusty Cundieff / Tri-Mark Pictures

“The Stranger” / Dir. Fritz Kiersch / HBO-Planet Productions

“I Shot A Man In Vegas” / Dir. Keoni Waxman / Reno Productions

Movies for TV:

“The Final Exam” (Musical) / Dir. Matthew Barnes / Universal Music Group

“Steel Chariots” (“Baywatch” Spin-off) / Dir. Tommy Wallace / BSB Productions

“A Rainy Day” / Dir. Leo Garcia / Universal Pictures-HFP

Title Design, In-Theatre Ads & Trailers:

Disney: “Discover Disney Universe” In-Theater Trailer / Dir. Cristina Anderlini / A Broad Vision Productions

Sony: “Wireless Headset” In-Theater Trailers / Dir. Arlene Bogna-Ferranti / Workshop Creative

Coke: “Open Happiness” In-Theater Trailer / Dir. Alan Ferguson / Frank The Plumber

Muppets: “Teen Stress” (Will Rogers Institute PSA) / Dir. R. Kelly Nelson / Nelson Film Co.

“So I Married An Axe Murderer” (Title Design) / Dir. Thomas Schlamme / TriStar Pictures-Aspect Ratio

“National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1” (Title Design) / Dir. Gene Quintano / New Line-Aspect Ratio

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brands & Products

Some of the brands & products I've had the privilege of promoting by way of storyboards and artwork.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Adam Lambert - Never Close Our Eyes

Here are a few sample pages of storyboards I drew in April for Adam Lambert's "Never Close Our Eyes" Music Video. It was directed by Dori Oskowitz for PrettyBird.

Dori and the team did a fantastic job! The completed video can be seen here: 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dr. Pepper Cherry - featuring Fergie

Dr. Pepper: “Cherry” TV spot featuring Fergie. Directed by Paul Hunter for PrettyBird

Friday, June 22, 2012

Samsung: “Balancing Act” TV Ad

Samsung: “Balancing Act” directed by Raf Wathion. Client: Rabbit USA

Monday, June 11, 2012

ASICS GEL-Lyte33™ TV Spot

A recent commercial for ASICS GEL-Lyte33 running shoes. Directed by Ken Fox.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

"America The Beautiful"

"America The Beautiful" Western Hemiphere Travel Initiative PSA for Zoo Productions. Director: Sam Crawford.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Muppets "Teen Stress" Finished 30-second PSA

Muppets "Teen Stress" Theatrical PSA

Theatrical Advertisement for the Will Rogers Institute starring the Muppets and Teri Hatcher.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Sharpie Commercial Spots

Hand-drawn storyboards colored in Photoshop. See the finished "Golf" spot (expertly directed by John Osborne) below.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy New Year!

Sprint "Pivot" TV Spot "Go Home" directed by PES.

Here's the completed commercial: