Preview of my research on sauropod postureAs many of you know I've been overhauling my sauropod skeletals quite a bit lately - much of it driven by research I've been doing on sauropod posture and locomotion, and how it impacts overall stance. I showed off a bit of this research as it applies to macronarians at SVP with a poster presentation, but now it's time to look at how it impacts diplodocoids like Apatosaurus (above). I wrote a bit more on my blog here: http://skeletaldrawing.blogspot.com/2013/04/massive-changes-incoming-to-diplodocid.html and I'll have a lot more to share as soon as the paper has the embargo lifted.Preview of my research on sauropod posture8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Many of you caught on, but this was indeed an April Fool's prank. Still, there are parts of it that were believable to many, and perhaps we shall revisit that in the not-too-distant-future.
Looks like I can talk about the WWD movie nowI worked on the Walking with Dinosaurs movie during preproduction as a character designer. I did multi-view skeletal and muscle diagrams to help guide the 3D sculptor (the talented David Krentz) and produced range of motion and movement studies. I continued to consult during development of the walk and run cycles, and served in a "catch-all" role on behavior and ecology when one of the other paleo advisors wasn't available.Looks like I can talk about the WWD movie now7 months ago in Personal More Like This
There were of course many other important advisors, and an entire army of artists who have worked on the movie since I was last involved, and they deserve most of the credit. For me the process was incredibly challenging and rewarding, and while you never get everything you want on a project like this the trailer makes me very excited to see the finished product!