My Bio

As a senior animator I joined Fuel/Razorfish?'s Los Angeles office in 1995. Their animation department grew from a few Macintoshes to a sought after global digital facility. My work there spanned TV, film, HD, and broadband. I was involved in many facets of both live action production and post often supervising visual effects and leading larger teams of animators where appropriate. The 2000 Winter X-Games broadcast package was recognized with my first Emmy.

In 2001 I left Razorfish to pursue freelancing and other challenging work. When not working, you may find me above buzzing around the skies of Southern California pursuing a love of flight or in uniform serving for the civil air patrol.

A graduate of California'?s State University at Northridge, I received my BA Degree in Media Management from the School of Radio Television and Film.

Industry Awards

1999 - Emmy, Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design, "X-Games"
2001 - Type Directors Club Award
2001 - BDA GOLD, ESPN "X-Games"
2002 - Emmy (nomination), Graphic Design, "X-Games"
2002 - BDA, ESPN Summer "X-Games"
2008 - Winner of Intel's "Digital Drag Race" competition
2009 - Key Art, (nomination)
2010 - "Lilac Wine" wins Blind's art director Vanessa an Emmy
2011 - "Audi" selected for the 20th AICP show design category
2013 - "Sparks" Best Visual Effects, Louisiana International Film Festival

Downloadable Resume

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Other Works Available at:

PingTank

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:23 am

I recently got the new technology start up "PingTank" up and running with a new animation department.  Aside from creating custom work stations, network infrastructure, servers, backup, remote utilization, automation and writing custom databases to track the work flow, I animated over a 100 graphics to help take this start-up to launch.  Look out for the next big thing in the social media space, www.pingtank.com

Slurpee Time!

Posted on 2 June 2014 | 10:09 pm

Fun Seven Eleven spot with Stardust.

2014 Billboard Music Awards

Posted on 2 June 2014 | 10:00 pm

Blowing things up at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with mDots.

Sparks Gets Distribution

Posted on 29 November 2013 | 4:17 am

All 450+ VFX shots are in the can and the final DCP is out the door.  After picking up a couple film awards, including "best picture" and "best visual effects" in Louisiana, sparks has been picked up for both domestic and international distribution with a limited theatrical release to be announced soon.

Where has Ehren been?

Posted on 2 November 2013 | 3:24 am

Well, I got married in May and have been working with the talented crew at Sideshow Productions over the past year doing more toy commercials than I can count. What does this all mean? I still like to play! However, the toys just keep getting more expensive.

Sparks the Movie

Posted on 4 May 2012 | 6:23 am

An early Sparks movie trailer has been released.  This is the current film I've been supervising.  You can view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6NM7BEUP5i8

20th Annual AICP Show

Posted on 12 June 2011 | 8:05 pm

The Audi spot I worked on at Blind has been selected in the design category at the 20th Annual AICP Show, The Art & Technique of the American Television Commercial at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Pretty Neato!

Directed a Short Film!

Posted on 18 March 2011 | 6:52 pm

I recently shot and directed this short film. It was a first for me and a bit of an experiment using a new HDSLR. Stay tuned for some better work.
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Audi A7

Posted on 18 March 2011 | 6:47 pm

BBH asked Vanessa at Blind and her team which included myself to create a highly stylized journey through the mind of an automotive designer, creating visual representations of an engineers inspiration.

Another Painting

Posted on 18 March 2011 | 6:45 pm

Finished another mixed media painting.

HRI

Posted on 18 March 2011 | 6:38 pm

Hospital Relief International's site is live! HRI is a non-profit, grassroots organization committed to helping meet the growing need for quality medical care in the developing world. I encourage you to take a look at this site and consider how you can take the opportunity to really help others in a very practical way. I currently serve on the board of directors.

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Lilac Wine

Posted on 18 March 2011 | 6:36 pm

Dr. Martens is celebrating their 50th anniversary, and Blind was invited to join the party. I was a part of a small team that finished this feat in only two weeks!

The Hub Redesign

Posted on 18 March 2011 | 6:33 pm

Took some time to make a blogger site look cool through some CSS. This is the young adults ministry at Calvary Community Church where I currently serve.

Visit the site.

Holiday Spot for Glade

Posted on 31 October 2009 | 12:00 am

Just finished a new holiday spot for Glade with Blind and a Common Thread. This spot was especially challenging for the schedule. The thirty second spot was shot in one 18 hour day utilizing a portable motion control rig and a Sony F35 camera. Latter, the plates were all aligned and on-set HDI imagery processed for the integration of CG elements and the final compositing.

New Painting

Posted on 9 September 2009 | 11:59 pm

Having visited a few art galleries, I kept saying to myself, "I can do that". So I did, but of course, I need to put an airplane in it. It's finally finished, framed and hanging on the wall! It's a mixed media piece that began its life with the wacom pen and finished as acrylic on canvas. It’s 36x24 inches. I already have another one in the works. It's kinda nice to make something you can actually touch.

New 2009 Demo Reel

Posted on 16 July 2009 | 11:59 pm

Just cut a new demo reel of what I've been up to in 2009 thus far. It features work for the 2009 CinemaExpo and the Monsters vs Aliens iPhone app.

2009 Cinema Expo is done

Posted on 24 June 2009 | 11:58 pm

"This reel, by far, was the best we've ever done"-Paul Hanneman, Fox Int'l President. Another year, and another great success.

Journey365.org launched

Posted on 1 May 2009 | 11:57 pm

After a few months of development, the journey365.org website is launched. It's a ministry of a modern church with the aim to make christianity both relavent and approachable. The site makes extensive use of AJAX.

Bob on the iPhone

Posted on 17 March 2009 | 11:56 pm

The task - recreate Bob from Monsters vs Aliens bringing him to life for Avatar Lab's new iPhone App. Mission acomplished! You can now download him from the apple app store.

Digital Drag Race

Posted on 18 November 2008 | 12:56 am

East coast versus West Coast motion graphics. I particapted in the event promoting the new Intel i7 processor and CS4 in San Fransisco.

Eagle Eye is Done!

Posted on 21 September 2008 | 11:55 pm

I just finished working with Pactitle on the new Dream Work's film "Eagle Eye" in theatres this Friday. This was an interesting job. Unfortunately, I don't get screen credit for being the villain. Go see the movie! It's even in IMAX.

I've Gone Pro!

Posted on 18 February 2008 | 12:55 am

It's not just a theme for a website, yesterday in accordance with FAR 61.123 I offically became a commercial pilot after a 2 hour test flight. To top it off, I got a new hanger at Whiteman airport for my aircraft.

More Tails Please

Posted on 18 January 2008 | 12:54 am

Too often I animate something and am latter asked, "Oh, by the way, can we get more tails? and it should animate too." Gerr... knowing this, one of my favorite little expressions comes to the rescue. loopOutDuration(type = "continue") Lets say you have some type driffting back in scale. You probably had set two scale keyframes. Adding this expression will keep that scale going indefinetly no matter how long you make the comp. Ofcoarse, it's not limited to just scale.

Individual camera XYZ in AE

Posted on 17 January 2008 | 12:53 am

Have you noticed the camera position keyframes in AE are of the standard linear type? The X,Y and Z axesis are all tied together. But what if you want to make a camera move where the camera booms forward easing only in one axis? Use the little known "Seperate XYZ Position" effect found under the Animation Presets - Transform. Apply it to a null layer and then link your camera to it. Walla! You now have spereate XYZ graphs to edit to your camera's delight.

Amazing Grace

Posted on 15 November 2007 | 12:54 am

The Amazing Grace Documentary is screened by the White House.

On Location

When working on site with your equipment, I work according to the standards of the CA Department of Industrial Relations and bill accordingly. I do ask for "off street" parking so I can be focused on my work and not worry about feeding a meter.

From My Own Studio

I prefer to work from my own studio when applicable. I am much more linent with the time spent working as I do not have the commute and am working on top-notch equipment setup with the specific applications I use. I support a fast internet connection and can share desktop and media remotely. I do ask that you provide FTP access for the sharing of media files.

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Staff

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Branding

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