Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summer Reel 2008

Below is my current demo reel after completing class 4 at Animation mentor.

Let me know what you all think.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

AM Class 3 Progress Reel

This is my most recent progress reel from Animation Mentor. The first piece, the voice acting, is not 100% finished yet. We add in facial animation at the beginning of class 4. I will be posting the final in a week or so.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

New Remembering Omery Blog up

New Remembering Omery Blog up. Not a lot on it so far but keep checking it out.


Friday, February 29, 2008


My first voice acting piece with Bishop for AM.

I will be posting my pantomime piece soon, got some more revisions to do on it.


Trunchbull!!!! from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


So the Wife and I were working out watching a bit of She-ra today, and at the end of an episode Lookee come on to give us the moral. The moral was a "word of the day".


It means don't give up no matter how hard stuff gets. You got to have sticktoitivness.

Just wanted to share that. :D


Friday, January 18, 2008

My Reels!!!

So its been a while since I posted because I wanted to post my new reel. I had to learn how to embed the video in the blog. Hopefully this will work.

The first is my updated Animation Demo Reel.

This is my Animation Mentor Class 2 Progress Reel



Saturday, December 22, 2007

Funny Sign

Saw this as we passed Intimate Treasures in Johnson City. Had to go back and take a picture. I swear this picture has not been Doctored.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys clip

Hey all. Been a while since I posted and I will be posting more AM stuff soon.

While working I listen to audio books. Recently I have been listening to Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" and "Anansi Boys". While listening to Anansi Boys I came across this little section and I thought it was hilarious. So I converted it to MP3 so you all could hear it too. Its about 2 minutes long. I can't stop laughing.


Anansi Audio from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Finished Post jump

So it is finished...and by finished I mean I ran out of time.

207 Post jump final from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Blocking for post jump

This is the blocking for the post jump assignment for Animation Mentor.

Blocking fro Post Jump from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

180 degree turn final

This is the final animation (playblast) of the 180 degree turn assignment for animation mentor.

Final 180 degree turn from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Class 202 Blocking

This is the blocking pass of my 180 degree turn for classes 201-204 of Animation mentor.

AM 202 Blocking from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Mom, Dad, and Richard's store

So my mom, dad, and uncle Richard have set up an online store for classic toys and some other neat-o things. Check it out.



POV is gone.

So I won the second and last POV challenge. But pretty much by default. I was the only one to make it past the blocking stage. Because of lack of participation and the amount of work involved Oliver has decided to close down POV for good. It is very frustrating that as an animation community we let such a resource die. In two months the whole contest got 4 unfinished entry's. While 11 second club gets 65. I just don't get it.

So I finished up the piece I entered with. Here it is. It doesn't deserve the win but I am still pretty proud of the piece.


My final piece for the final POV Challenge :( from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

My first stop motion

Been Playing with a program called monkey Jam. Here is my first ever attempt at stop motion. I'm obviously no Nick Parks.

My first ever Stop Motion from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

For Marty

This is my brother in law's favorite Commercial. I have to admit, very funny.

Friday, September 21, 2007

POV Sept Oct Blocking

So since AM is out on break I am taking some time to pound out an entry for the POV Sept Oct challenge. Here is my blocking Pass.

The challenge is a super hero using his/her power.

Pov Sept Oct Blocking from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Wahoo! Finished with Class one. Here is my Progress Reel:

Week 10,11, and 12 - Personality walk

So I am a bit behind schedule but here is my personality walk for AM.

Untitled from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Week 9

Here is my final vanilla walk and my "concern" pose. These are both revised.


Week 9 final - Vanilla Walk from Greg Marlow on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 30, 2007


No more photoshop for me! Check out this crazy new app for windows.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Week 8

So here is my Blocked out walk cycle for week 8. In week 9 we polish it up.

Week 8, Walk Blocking from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.

I chose the strong pose that I did for personal reasons. My dad is a brick and block mason and I have worked with him quite a lot in the past. It is very very hard work, and although a concrete block is only about 55 pounds it takes a lot of strength to be able to carry those all day.

So rather than convey strength by having my character lifting a very heavy object one time (like a huge rock) I decided to go somewhat more subtle and try to convey in the way that I did. Of course I am somewhat bias because I think of my dad when someone says strength. But hopefully I was able to put enough of that into the Stu pose to allow others to see it too.

If not I have a backup of Stu lifting a heavy rock :D


Saturday, August 25, 2007

2d taylor

I wanted to tinker with some 2d so I created this jump with a character similar to the Taylor model from AM. I used Toon boom. It was fun. Made me analyze each frame much more carefully.

His tail is totally having some Volume problems. I mad do a cleanup of it soon. But no promises.

Taylor in 2d from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.


Week 7 (belated)

This is the final version (post revision) of my week 7 project with the Taylor model. It was focusing on Arcs and reiterating follow through.

Week 7 Final (revision) from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.

Friday, August 10, 2007

I have been Simpsonized

Yeah, I'm a nerd...What of it?


Ima Wiener

I Won the PoVision animation contest. If you haven't had a chance to check out the site you really really should:


My final entry was this:

Final for POV June-July from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.

Week 6

More AM action baby!!! This assignment was on Follow through and overlapping action.

Week 5 - Follow Through from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.

Week 5

Here is my AM assignments for week 5. This is the revised versions.

Week 5 revisions from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Class 1 Week 4

Here is my first pass at the animation for week four's assignment. I will probably be editing it soon though. Depending on the feedback I get on it.


Week 4 Final from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.

Class 1 Week 3

So I am a little late with this but here are my final animation for the week 3 project at AM. These are my revisions after the mentors critique. Still feel free to leave me additional feedback.


Class 1 Week 3 - Final from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.

Monday, July 16, 2007

POV June July final.

So here is the final I am going to enter. Im sure there are some things that need to be worked on but I am going to have to call it quits at this point. Between work and AM I am swamped.

Final for POV June-July from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

AM pose - Week 2

So Ive been at animation mentor two weeks now. This is the first assignment. It was to replicate a pose that we had sketched. This is version 6. I've tweaked it to death and I still don't know if I'm happy with it.


Greatful Dead/Life is Good

Went to the Gray Block party tonight and was taking some reference pics for AM. While we were watching a bluegrass band these guys sat down in front of us. Read their shirts!

I have dubbed them Yin (left) and Yang (right).

Friday, July 13, 2007


So my lovely wife bought me a subscription to National Geographic. And I read the following sentence in one of the articles about malaria. It was such a dumbfounding statement that I had to post it. The article talks about how rampant malaria has been throughout history. And then it says:

"A million Union Army casualties in the U.S. Civil War are attributed to malaria, and in the Pacific theater of World War II casualties from the disease exceeded those from combat. Some scientists believe that one out of every two people who have ever lived have died of malaria."

I read the last sentence 5 times before it sunk in. "one out of every two people who have ever lived". Makes bird flu look pretty lame huh?


Clamped with some facial animation

So now here is the clamped version with facial animation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

POV Challenge Blocking 1

I have decided to enter the POV animation challenge this month and see how it goes. Thought I would post my blocking phase of the piece on here.

Let me know what you think.

POV JUNE Blocking 1 from Greg Marlow and Vimeo.


Saturday, July 7, 2007

Some New News

The below post was from the site I designed roughly a year ago before I went to Siggraph 06. So how do you catch up to date on a whole year of missed news?

Went to Siggraph, gave out 50 demo reels and never got a call back, was told I needed more Ogres killing each other in my reel. I had several relatives die, including my uncle Walter, two cousins Natasha and Cody, and my last remaining grand parent Mae Carr. My wife and I were in a terrible car wreck in which I broke one knee and had a large gash on the other. I was in a wheel chair for over 8 weeks. My wife had internal injuries and was hospitalized for 60 days. She is better now though :D I was promoted to Senior Artist at work (www.PlayAttention.com). I started a new School 5 days ago. It is an online school called Animation Mentor (www.animationmentor.com). My teacher is Elliott Roberts. He worked on Ratatouille, Robots, and Pirates of the Caribbean. More to come on AM in the future.

So yeah. Thats the last 12 months of my life. The whole thing seemed to start with me going to Siggraph...So I'm skipping it this year.


Old News Site

The old news page on Greg Animates had the following:

Viva La Siggraph. See you guys there.

Got married to Amanda Livingston on May 16th of this year. Go visit our Cheesy web site to learn more about it.


Working at Unique Logic and Technology in Asheville NC.

Still working to finish Remebering Omery.

Feel free to read my thesis paper on character animation. It's long.


I'm A Bloggin now!!

So I hate HTML. So rather than learn how to use it better so I could regularly update my web site www.GregAnimates.com, I hopped on the blog band wagon, it looked pretty comfortable.

So everybody stand back!!! I'm gonna blog!!!