Una llama en medio del camino... a Jr.canest blog... that's me, I drink orange juice out of a wine glass. And what about me? I'm a Bolivian Motion Designer (you know, animation, design, that kind of stuff) a lover of music, someone that wouldn't be here if it wasn't because of God's grace. PS. for awesomeness and cool videos I created Wine After Coffee. a vimeo channel.
We have a son & he’s awesome & he likes to hiccup and smile at random objects. So we travelled to Portland and down to the Oregon Coast. Long weekends and ice cream are nice. Pretty homes are nice. Sunsets are nice.
It was a random day in which me and Mike grabbed lunch together and talked about the idea of working together… a few months later, here we are!
The story of this video is kinda weird, After Mike told me there was the opportunity for this Telus grant, we got to work on a quick pitch (made in one night) with me, mike and the help of my wife emmy lou… and a few weeks later, they told us we got i!
I was going to animate the whole thing at first, but then, the more I talked to Mike about it, it felt we were going to need some expert help… that’s where Henrique came in, working with him at giant ant made him the perfect fit for this, with his amazing character animation skills.
Shortly after that, my life started going crazier, and I only had a few weeks with my wife before our baby was going to be born, so after arranging some of my priorities, I decided it was best to step out a bit, and find more help and take the role of producer/director and overseer.
And so, after convincing Mike everything was going to be OK. I brought in a couple other friends, Cesar for the design and Arm for the compositing (both amazing and talented dudes)… and then, just to complete the team, Henrique suggested Breno to help out.
And off we went, with a bunch of weird ideas, storyboards and trying to teach/learn baseball while doing it, we made this little video… enjoy :)
PS. see if you see my little me in there :)
I had the privilege to collaborate with Desiring God once again. And since our awesome son was born two weeks before anticipated I had to ask for help and the always smooth Phil Borst with the help from Joseph Dunlap jumped to the rescue.
Look at the Book is a new online method of teaching the Bible. It’s an ongoing series of 5–10 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher. You will hear John Piper’s voice and watch his pen underline, circle, make connections, and scribble notes — all to help you learn to read God’s word for yourself. His goal is to help you not only see what he sees, but where he sees it and how he found it.
The always awesome “La Blogotheque” made a film about Johnny Cash’s “Out Among The Stars” With Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty & Local Natives.
And the Local Natives version of Out Among The Stars is absolutely amazing. I had to post it independently.
Beautiful Eulogy by Beautiful Eulogy
“How sweet the Gospel sounds to ears like mine. Well acquainted
with pain and strained relationships. Friendships
that suffer from long distances, or even worse they get
severed from something more severe. And He still hasn’t
wiped away all my tears yet. My cheeks get wet every now
and then. Even when I give my best, I know I fall short.
I get scared when the balls in my court. Focussed on, my
performance, wretched and poor. It makes the message more
real when I preach it. I’m not there yet so I’m reaching,
reaching for a goal, to stand before my King and be speechless.
Then, never again, will I question if his grace is
sufficient to cover my sin. Cause death is gone, and all
the effects of, evil and wrong will be conquered when His
kingdom comes. So this is my hope and my prayer. The air
that I’ll breath in eternity with lungs that never fail
me. If it pleases my Lord, and only by Your grace, use my
life till it’s poured out for Your sake. Until then I’ll
remain where You have me, with joy when I feel unhappy. And
a peace that surpasses all my understanding, my life is in
the hands of Your love everlasting.”
Beautiful words. Beautiful Grace.
Apparently this tire is orange, and I got to direct my first live action ad!
Yokohama approached us ants to make a cool little piece for their tire that has orange oil in it, the opportunities seemed endless and we wanted to do all sort of crazy stuff, so we did.
It was amazing to have basically the whole team making amazing stuff and having (too much) fun. So check them out:
The amazing multi-talented, rally car racer Robin!
Matt the orange suite man.
Shawn not-shaun-white, shawn hight! He knows about art.
Henrique the cel master,
And all the most amazing ants ever that I wont have time to list them all with cool adjectives!
Client: Yokohama Canada
Directed by Giant Ant
Creative Direction: Leah Nelson & Jay Grandin
Script: Leah Nelson & Jay Grandin
Producer: Teresa Toews
Production Coordinator: Cory Philpott
Art Direction: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
On-set Direction: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
Set Production: Robin Leveille, Matt James, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
Camera Operator + Lighting: Robin Leveille
Design: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Matt James, Shawn Hight
Animation and Compositing: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Matt James
3D Animation: Nicholas Ferreira, Henrique Barone, Shawn Hight
Cel Animation: Henrique Barone
Music: Ryland Haggis
let’s do it again.