Created at Guru Studio and Sheridan College, Hazed tells the story of a smokestack who just can't help himself.
Hazed was originally developed as my grad film at Sheridan, and then later at Guru Studio I led an awesome team in redoing the lighting, rendering and compositing to bring it into lovely HD.
Written, directed and animated by Matt Hammill
Executive Producer: Frank Falcone
Producer: Jacquie Rushlow
Starring Matt Murray as the Factory
Additional voice work: Jerry Drozdowsky
Lighting, compositing and additional animation by Dave Calder, Bryan Huo, Yurie Rocha and Matt Hammill
Additional concept art and matte paintings: Brandon Scott
Made at Sheridan College and guru studio, 2008-2009
It is not very often that we have the opportunity to create a graphic equivalent of a drug fueled rant bringing all of our collective skills to bear. And it is almost unfathomable that we could actually do something like this and benefit a good cause.
The Buck team dug deep, channeling our inner gonzo, to direct and produce this homage promoting Good Books, the online bookseller that passes all its profits through to Oxfam. A big thanks to String Theory in NZ for bringing us this script, Antfood for their amazing audio stylings, to Thor for giving his voice and to all the artists who made this something we are proud of.
What you will see is an entirely fictional and completely unendorsed representation. [Though we humbly suggest Hunter S Thompson might have liked it.] We are devoted fans paying homage. No disrespect is intended.
Concept by String Theory
Directed by Buck
Creative Director: Ryan Honey
Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
Producers: Nick Terzich, Alyssa Evans, Emily Rickard
Coordinator: Ben Tucker
Associate Creative Director: Joshua Harvey
CG Supervisor: Doug Wilkinson
Animation Director: Steve Day
Art Director: Joe Mullen
Designers: Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jenny Ko, Jon Gorman
2D Animators: Joe Mullen, Harry Teitelman, John MacFarlane, Jamal Otolorin, Joshua Harvey, William Trebutien, Matt Everton, Taik Lee, Tristan Balos, Regis Camargo, Kendra Ryan, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jahmad Rollins, Matthew Wade
3D Artists: Jens Lindgren, Timm Wagener, Kai Wang, Joao Rema, Albert Omoss, Joshua Harvey, Christine Li, Kelsey Charlton, Ana Luisa Santos
Compositors: Nick Forshee, Alex Perry, Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, Moses Journey, Matt Lavoy, Jenny Ko, Helen Hsu, Elizabeth Steinberg, Adam Smith
Music and Sound Design: Antfood
Voiceover Artist: Thor Erickson
Software: Flash, After Effects, Maya
Client: Good Books
Agency: String Theory
RUIN - An animated short set in a post-apocalyptic universe. It's only a tiny sliver of a much larger story. Thankfully, it's now set up at 20th Century Fox to become a full length feature.
Check out our new Facebook Fan Page at facebook.com/ruinfilm
Christmas Card to Friends
A friend of mine, Grant Harold, sent me a song he wrote for Chrismas this year, and I liked its simple message. So I rang my friend Nathan Deceasar and asked if he wanted to join me in turning it into a card for friends. Grant and Nathan and I call our little trio "Group Hug"
I hope these holidays have been a time that you've gotten to share with people you love.
Song: Christmas Is Free. Grant Harold
Design: Monovich, Deceasar
Modeling: Monovich, Deceasar
Animation: Monovich, Deceasar
Origami inspired by designs found on flickr and created by Robert Lang, Stephen Weiss, Yusuke Muroya, Petr Stuchly, and Beth Johnson, among others.
Software: Lightwave 10.1, C4D, Photoshop, After Effects, Magic Bullet Looks
Things I Wish I Had Done
Amazing projects, mostly animation, that I wish I had done (or could do).