Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Movin' Right Along

Two big updates from the last few weeks: I finished my MFA, and I got my first festival acceptance for Thundercluck! The film's set to have its world premiere in August—I'll post more details as the time draws near.

The film and degree were so daunting for so long, I'm still in disbelief they're done; hopefully the shock'll wear off soon. In the meantime, I need to figure out my next move for employment and living arrangements. Exciting times... on to the next adventure!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Kickstarter complete, Window Pains online!

The Kickstarter campaign for Thundercluck came to a close a couple days ago, and I'm thrilled with the results: 161 backers pledged a total of $5,269, or just over 210% of the base goal. I'm excited to move forward with the project!

Along the way I put my 2008 film Window Pains on YouTube, and I figured I'd post it here as well. Looking back after five years there are some things I'd do differently, but overall I'm still proud of it! Please note: while the grumpy old man only speaks gibberish, it's clear at times he's being fowl-mouthed. Viewer discretion is advised.

Thanks for watching! Stay tuned for more updates to come.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Return to Figure Drawing

While I'm still chugging away on Thundercluck, now that the trailer's out I've given myself a couple nights away to join Joe Peery's sketch group.

After a long break from figure drawing I'm feeling pretty rusty, but it's nice to do something casual without a larger project riding on these doodles' quality.

Monday, August 5, 2013


This summer I've gone on hiatus from my job, and I've been working like crazy on Thundercluck. Here's a 30-second teaser for the film:

More information can be found on the projects's Kickstarter, and here's the pitch video:


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Progress and Projects

Hey all,

Grad school and freelance have kept me mighty busy the last few years, but it's time for another update.  Here's my current demo reel:

from Paul A. Tillery IV on Vimeo.

I should note two things credit-wise for the last two lizard animations:
  • In the second-to-last piece, I was responsible for all visual elements except the apple and petal models, which were free downloads from TurboSquid.com
  • In the final piece, the apples were again from TurboSquid; the BG card and IBL map were provided by Virginia Wissler, whose new book Illuminated Pixels is an excellent resource for lighters.  I was responsible for the character, the lighting beyond IBL, and the final composite in Nuke.
Aside from the reel, here are some images of what I've been doing:
(Click one to enter a slideshow.)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Works in Progress

My 2009 demo reel is still online, but it's pretty outdated. I haven't made time to update the reel yet, but I do have some fun projects in the works! Here's a peak at what's in production:

Hope you enjoy! Keep an eye out for more updates to come...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Thanks for visiting www.patfour.com! A full site with more of my work is currently under construction, so for now please check out my demo reel above! It features excerpts from Window Pains and Bathroom Break, two shorts I've made with my original character Franklin Wadams

Credits & Acknowledgements:

All Visual Elements:.........................Paul A. Tillery IV
Lead Voice Actor:...............................Ralf Jean-Pierre
Sound Design for Both Shorts:.......James Hunt