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GDC 2013!!!


It's been a while since my last post but much has happened in the last several months. I'll get to all of it very soon, but for now I am really excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in Read more

And I'm back!


I know I've said this before, but what a year! I meant to write a lot more these past several months, but Hitman: Absolution took every moment I had. Even when our newest little one, Livia, was born I only got a brief break before diving right back into Read more

stuff...


More than anything, I just wanted a reason to post that image. So, I'm going to be making a couple of additions to the site. If you haven't noticed already, I have added an Animation page (you can click on it at the top). I'll be adding an updated demo Read more

a hell of a year...


Well, hello. It's been a while. 2011 has been one kick in the crotch after another and updating the blog always felt like the last thing I wanted to do at the end of the day. Not that things have gotten any better or easier, but I'm getting the urge Read more

a pox on our house...


(artist rendering) So I have come down with the chicken pox. It sucks. Along with the Norwalk of '06 and the Rotavirus of '08, this falls in my top three worst sicknesses. I wish I could say the time off from work has been relaxing, but it has been a sweaty, Read more

GDC 2013!!!

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It’s been a while since my last post but much has happened in the last several months. I’ll get to all of it very soon, but for now I am really excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March of this year! I’m part of an awesome group of experienced animators talking about all things animation and game development. You can see the full details of the talks HERE. Can’t wait!

There will be a lot to talk about in the coming weeks so stay tuned!


And I’m back!

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I know I’ve said this before, but what a year! I meant to write a lot more these past several months, but Hitman: Absolution took every moment I had. Even when our newest little one, Livia, was born I only got a brief break before diving right back into crunch.

I am finally off the project now and taking some time with the family and to concentrate on my own projects, like this site. I have given it a bit of a face lift both in terms of looks as well as functionality. I needed to add more support for a portfolio as well as a place to keep a the articles I will be writing.

The blog will still remain pretty much the same, but I will also be writing a bit more about work and animation in general. I also have a TON of catching up to do as much has happened since my last post. Check back often as I will be updating all the time (for real this time).


stuff…

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More than anything, I just wanted a reason to post that image.

So, I’m going to be making a couple of additions to the site. If you haven’t noticed already, I have added an Animation page (you can click on it at the top). I’ll be adding an updated demo reel soon as well as any other tidbits I work on that can be made public. Unfortunately I can’t really show much from work for the last couple of years as the project hasn’t been released, but I have and will be working on some personal projects that I can share. Also, I’m going to add another page to put all my miscellaneous art projects.  Photos, drawings…whatever.

And of course, I’ll be writing more on here as well.


a hell of a year…

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Well, hello. It’s been a while.

2011 has been one kick in the crotch after another and updating the blog always felt like the last thing I wanted to do at the end of the day. Not that things have gotten any better or easier, but I’m getting the urge to write again. Plus, I’m losing track of a lot of things I want to document and if I don’t do it soon, I might forget much of it.

The worst thing to happen this year was our dog, Rylee, passing away. She came down with a rare condition that caused her jaw to freeze shut. Eating was next to impossible and she deteriorated rapidly. I ended up having to take her to the vet to get put down and it was easily the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. This was months ago and I still feel sick about it. I don’t think I’ll ever get the image out of my head of her on that steel table closing her eyes for the last time. We had her cremated so we can bring her with us when we leave. It didn’t feel right to have her tossed in with some other animals and left in Denmark.

On the plus side, we had a great summer. Leigh and the kids spent seven weeks back home in Vancouver. I joined them for the last three but not before spending a long weekend in Portugal on a surf trip! I’ll post more about that later.

We also announced the game! Hitman:Absolution! It’s such a relief to be able to talk a little more openly about what we’ve spent the last two years doing here. Again, I’ll be posting much more about it very soon. Until then, you can go to the site I linked to and check out the trailer.

Both kids are back in school and for the first time, they are at the same school together. They’re having a great time and making a lot of new friends. Evan says he misses his old børnehaven a lot, but I think he mostly misses his little buddy Sebastian. At least they still get together for play dates nearly every week.

Most recently, our best friends here moved back to LA. Next to losing Rylee, it’s been the hardest thing to come to terms with. It’s left a massive hole in our lives and one we’re not sure will ever get filled here.

Anyways, stay tuned for more to come (for really real this time)


a pox on our house…

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(artist rendering)

So I have come down with the chicken pox. It sucks.

Along with the Norwalk of ’06 and the Rotavirus of ’08, this falls in my top three worst sicknesses. I wish I could say the time off from work has been relaxing, but it has been a sweaty, itchy, uncomfortable mess for the last week. Much rather be at work than this.

I started feeling a little off about 11 days ago. Then woke up last Monday to what I thought were a couple of bug bites on my arm and a lot of dizziness. Still went to work but by that night I was really feeling unwell. Tuesday morning my face was starting to break out in spots and that’s when Leigh called it. The doctor confirmed it about an hour later and I’ve been stuck at home since. Only in the last day am I starting to feel something like normal, though I’m still contagious so I won’t be going near work until after the weekend.

Luckily Emma and Evan were vaccinated a while back and Leigh has already had them.


oh, hi!

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So…this is awkward.

It’s been about four months since my last post. We’re all doing fine, but it’s been a pretty busy winter so far hence the lack of updates. Here’s the short version in chronological order…

  • moved to a new apartment (smaller, cheaper, and a little noisier, but a much better fit)
  • Leigh and kids flew back to Vancouver
  • grew mustache
  • xmas party
  • shaved mustache
  • flight to Vancouver canceled due to weather
  • flight finally re-booked five days later
  • xmas
  • tried to fly to LA for second mocap shoot, held in customs too long and missed flight
  • flew to LA on re-booked flight next day
  • mexican food, surfing, sunshine, work
  • back to Vancouver for a few days
  • back to Copenhagen
  • super cold winter

Work has been pretty mental from the moment I got back. We’re getting ready to announce the project soon and have been under some pretty heavy deadlines. We’ve also had what appears to be an annual visit from the flu fairy, spending much of the last couple of months with at least one person sick in the house at all times. Even as I type this, Evan is asleep in the next room with what appears to be strep-throat (we’re taking him to the doctor’s tomorrow to confirm and get some medication for him)

Rylee started acting lethargic a couple of weeks ago and then we noticed that she was having trouble opening her mouth to eat. We took her to the vet and after some blood tests, it appears she has Myositis, a pretty rare condition. She also had a fever, so after a round of steroids and antibiotics, she’s feeling a little better and is eating again, but still cannot open her mouth much and is having some side effects from the steroids. I just got a new prescription today and hopefully she will continue to improve. The vet is cautiously reserving his full diagnosis of the situation, waiting to see how she does on this next round of treatment. If we can’t get her doing better or if she declines, we will have to make a tough decision I’m afraid. The kids know she’s sick, but we haven’t told them the consequences if she doesn’t get better. I guess we’ll cross that bridge if we get to it.

Evan’s teachers have all decided to only speak Danish to him from now on. He seems to have little problem with this and appears to understand much of what they are saying to him. He still denies any existence of Danish outside of school though, the stubborn little monkey.

As I mentioned above, it has been a long, cold winter here. only just in the last few days has the temperature been consistently above zero. tomorrow may even break into the double digits! Words cannot describe how much I miss the LA weather.

Anyways, I will be posting pictures from the Vancouver and LA trip as well as posting more updates regularly. I had some technical problems with posting in the last couple of days and it looks like I got it working. For now, here are a couple of pictures from last weekend…

 

 

 

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