These are samples of the slideshow I designed for 20th Century Fox's Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8
Motion Comic DVD & Blu-ray. Each page features an issue of the comic against a red-tinted background
with a magnified portion of the cover. Purchase a copy today by clicking here.
These are the menus I made for director Brad Robinson's independent feature film, Public Interest.
The film is about a reality show where the contestants are forced to live with each other, Big Brother
style, but with the addition of shock collars to make sure the contestants don't wander too far from
the house. The television concept plays heavily in the design of the menus.
Public Interest is now available on DVD for sale over at Amazon.com.
Purchase a copy today by clicking here.
These are the still menus I made for a promotional DVD of Savin' Up For Saturday Night. I shot and edited a
complete performance of the show and put this disc together as a tool to help find a future home for the
show, as well as provide a keepsake for the cast and crew. The main menu for the disc is a motion
menu that cycles through various pictures of the main characters.
These are the menus I designed for the Team Awesome double feature DVD & Blu-ray. Featuring a stock photo
of a 1980's television set, this helps create a warm retro feeling as Team Awesome takes you back to
that decade of excess with two movies based on the classic NES video games. More information
and the films themselves can be found on YouTube.
On December 9, 2006, Pearl Jam opened up for U2 during the last show of their Vertigo tour at
Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. To commemorate my attendance at this very special show,
I filmed a portion of the concert with my digital camera and took many still pictures as well.
I decided to create a special bootleg for myself and as Christmas gifts for my friends who
also attended the concert. A limited edition five disc set was the result. The fourth of
the five discs was a DVD with the videos and photos that I took along with additional
soundtracks of the show obtained from other members of U2's online fan community.
This is the main menu for a short film that I edited as well. Angie's Delight was originally a short story
by author Phillip Margolin about a lawyer, a criminal, and a cruel twist. The menu was created by
photographing a very old VHS machine with various tapes labels with the menu options.
Videotaping plays an integral part in the film, so it was only natural that the menu mimic that
theme as well. Angie's Delight is also available for download by visiting its web page here.
These menus, for a DVD I created as a gift for a friend, were designed using promotional photos and screen
captures from the CBS television show, The New Adventures of Old Christine. I also had to recreate
the title text from scratch, as CBS had tweaked the original font for its presentation.
These are menus I created for SpeedReels, a small company that provides demo reel editing
and other services for actors. The design is intended to mimic the SpeedReels web site,
where you can view reels, resumes, headshots and other information regarding
the actors that utilize their service.
This is the main menu for the 2004 Upstart Demo Reel. This disc contains samples of talent reels
we have edited for various entertainment professionals, including actors, editors,and animators.
There will also be excerpts from our own independent film and DVD productions. Note our first
foray into 16:9 anamorphically-enhanced menus. Also designed specifically for interactive use
on an internet-connected home computer, we can take advantage of the entire screen palette,
without concern for TV-safe overscan areas.
These are menus from the recent Hollywood Headshots: Special Edition DVD. The first two menus are
designed such that each headshot on the wall represents a button which can be selected to play the
movie or move on to the next action. The chapter menu is a motion menu that plays a portion of
that respective chapter in each box. You can see the motion menus in action by clicking the DVD
Motion Menus link above, or by clicking here. The Pizza Slice menu (an earlier documentary from
the same filmmakers) continues the motif of the first two menus with the buttons being
the signs on the wall.
Here are a few menus from the Night Surf: Special Edition DVD. The first four menus pictured are motion
menus, in that you can see the waves washing ashore playing behind the static text. You can see the
motion menus in action by clicking the DVD Motion Menus link above, or by clicking here. I'm especially
proud of the "Chapter Selections" menu because I basically had to teach myself how to use Adobe After
Effects in order to get the effect of playing the four scenes simultaneously, which you see on lots of
Hollywood-produced DVD's these days. The last menu contains a live web link to this web site,
and yes, the DVD does have a Dolby-licensed, official 5.1 surround sound audio track!
My first ever DVD design project was a mockup using the BMW short films available here on the Internet.
I created these menus using the Photoshop layering technique, meaning that each button state is
created on a different layer. This was I was able to simulate the effect of a three-dimensional
button being pushed in upon selection. I'm quite fond of this project, as it was my first DVD
project ever, and I taught myself how to use both Photoshop and DVD Studio Pro by
designing this disc. You can also see the artwork I created for this DVD by clicking here.
GameTrailers.com is a web site dedicated to presenting homegrown trailers of popular video games and
video game systems. Using their existing logo and graphics, I designed a simple menu concept for their
demo reel that would help make it as easy as possible for their audience to navigate through them.
Using a TV Guide motif to match the TV "channel-surfing" design of my personal editor's reel,
I created this menu design and replicated it for the cover art. The "Spotlight On..." box plays
the reel itself, or you can choose any of the channels to view the complete version of any of
the movies or shows featured in the reel. Although you can't hear it here, I'd like to note that
I created a montage of various 70's & 80's TV show themes to play over this menu,
completing the entire TV concept of the reel and the DVD.
You can also view the reel itself online by clicking here.