Animator, id Software
Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, 9, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Space Chimps, The Ant Bully and Ice Age: The Meltdown
Shorts: Pea Brains (The Ant Bully), Turn It Down A Notch (The Ant Bully)
Theme Park: Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor (Disney World)
Games: Doom 3: BFG Edition (production, support), Rage: The Scorchers (production), Wolfenstein (thanks)
Did You Know
Alan is a classically trained animator, with a background in commercial work, feature film and game animation.
What Alan’s Students are Saying
Alan is great! What I like the most is that he is not tied about the time the Q&A lasts, if we still have questions or the subject he is teaching us is not completely explained, he will take even an extra half hour to make sure we are ready and with our doubts solved. That time he give us to me is just invaluable! His critiques are always clear and solid, he prepares the classes, and sometimes he makes a pause to share with us some of his day to day experience or anecdotes
Alan has been a really great first mentor to have. His background, knowledge, and excitement for the craft really enhances the learning process. He does not mind answering any questions that arise, and often goes out of his way to make sure a point is clearly understood. His critiques are spot on, and I often watch them 3-4 times before revising my work. Alan is making sure I have a true and solid foundation to move forward with, and I would sign up for a future course with him.
Alan is a very nice and helpful person who gives very good and interesting, as well as helpful, tips on how to apply some animation techniques and how to improve animation. He’s also told me things I never knew about before, like the way a character is shaped can make a difference. He’s made great eCritiques as well, and done great in explaining what he wanted fixed in my animations. In the case of e-mails, he’s pretty trustworthy in answering ones I send, and answering questions I have.