File Organization and Naming Conventions

Okay, this is not the coolest of blog posts but it’s something we all have to deal with.

I’ve been in pushing this off for awhile, actually since I got my new laptop like a 6 months ago. I’ve got all this data from my old laptop, my old desktop, and old files from work. I’ve have folders named, “random” or “misc”. I’ve quickly dragged stuff from my hard drives back onto my laptops but never updated the new files from the old files.

Here is a little video on me trying to start organizing these files and folders, and a little on naming conventions.


Introduction to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a robust imaging program. I take it for granted that everyone uses it everyday and know the ins and outs of it. The below video link is specifically for the introductory Photoshop user with my focus on how I use it for Matte Painting. I hope you enjoy the video.

New Beginnings

Well, it’s hard sometimes, right? Picking things up and starting fresh.Leaving places of comfort and trust. Going on to the great unknown.

The sad moments of saying goodbye to friends of many many years, walking around the campus with it’s familiar twists and turns, pulling into the parking lot on muscle memory in the morning. All gone now, except for years of wonderful memories, fantastic projects worked on, and friends to last a lifetime.


Today, I start an exciting new adventure of working for Disney Animation Studios. I am profoundly honored to be working for another such distinguished Animation studio.


And extremely terrified. I mean it’s Disney! I remember growing up watching all the classic movies this studio has produced. The old “Wonderful World of Disney” show on TV; where you could see behind curtain on how they made their animated movies, created the wonderful animatronics and rides of Disney Imagineering team, and the man himself, Walt Disney. Ninety six years of history and legacy illuminated into the world with their animation, film, television, theme parks, and more!


Such iconic characters (new and old), the history of Disney is nothing short of spectacular. The home that the Nine Old Men walked down and influenced for the annuals of Animation.

I used to have the book, “The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation“.  It was a fabulous book that I would poor over daily.  It was always a dream to work for Disney some day. I was and am deeply honored to have had worked for Dreamworks Animation for over 10 years and to now work for Disney Animation is like winning the lottery for a second time.


All I can say I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work within these hallowed halls and hope to add some of that Disney magic that so many greater than I have shared for all to enjoy.