Friday, November 30, 2012

Tron:Uprising concept art

I had the pleasure of working on TRON:Uprising from 2011-2012. The experience was invaluable and a time filled with creative memories I'll remember forever. Thanks to Charlie Bean and Albeto Mielgo for the awesome experience. I was mainly responsible for Vehicle Design working along with Daniel Simon and Vaughan Ling. Whenever there was down-time, I moved on to do environments for the show. It was a nice blend, and I was always on my toes. Here are some of my select few pieces from the many, many pieces of art created:

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Nike: Find Your Ground

This is a new short film/conceptual video I directed for Nike at Art Center College of Design. Worked with amazing and passionate people. I was going to list the people that had the most impact on the short... but the list became too large.
Johnny Ngo, the A.D. on the project really held us from the brink of insanity. Couldn't have done it without him.

Katsushi Katayama, VFX supervisor, put in more time than I could have asked. He was the golden savior on the project.

David Chen (  ), the lead UI designer was the perfect guy to work wtih and I hope we can work together again some day.
Gabriele Pasqualino, Saiful Haque, Assaf Horowitz, Joe Feinsilver, Vaughan Ling, and many others were an absolute invaluable part of the team throughout the project.

And of course, Pier-pictures  were the backbone of the shoot. Without them, our shoot-day would have been a disaster. You guys were the best of the best.

you can find some process/concept art I did for this on my website:

Nike: Find your Ground from Annis Naeem on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Gnomon Class demo

I taught a class this term at Gnomon School of visual Effects. It was a great experience and I will be doing it again starting next month or so. Thanks to the students for making it really fun.
Did this for a demo in-class. I will post some of the other ones I did as I find time and also the walk-through/ work in progress of this if I get the chance.

another one on the side.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


hello all,
I finished this video a while back, but recently got a chance to upload it.

Directed, modeled, animated, designed, etc. by myself.
Music by my good friend Matt Zelig at ZeligSound:

Some screenshots:


Friday, June 08, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman Concept Art

Hello all,
A while back I had the opportunity to work on the recent feature Snow White and the Huntsman directed by Rupert Sanders. It was a great opportunity, and I learned so much from Rupert and the others. I was mainly assigned the castle, it's surrounding areas and the village that you see in the movie. Here are some very early concepts I did for the film:

Monday, April 30, 2012


Another piece out of BLAST. The speedpainting/work in progress is not shown in the book though.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Hello all,
This is kind of a late post by me. Been extremely busy lately, but there is MUCH brewing beyond the eyes of the internet. So look out in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, as some of you may know, a new book named BLAST was recently published. I had the pleasure of being one of the artists, with work alongside the very talented artists/designers Scott Robertson, and Danny Gardner.  Thanks again to Scott for a great opportunity, and for making it a possibility with his company Design Studio Press. If you have not checked it out, please do. Between the three of us, I definitely think we created a good range of styles that are varied and different and hope you guys enjoy flipping through it/using it as a coffee mat, etc as much as we did making it. Pick yourself up a copy at:
Or amazon, or most Barnes & Nobles.

Here are some small previews of my chapter of the book.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


A collection of my work can now be seen here, in a more clean interface:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Liquid Skies

Here is a recent short I made

Play on high volume.

Directed by: Annis Naeem
Written, Produced, Animated, Illustrated, Sound Design, Edited by: Annis Naeem

Music credits:
Two Fingers - Fool's Rhythm
Written by Amon Tobin
Published by Just Isn't Music
(P) Ninja Tune 2010
Licensed courtesy of Ninja Tune

Liquid Skies is the story of an astronaut hurtling across the universe--past suns you and I may never glimpse, yet fighting battles we may all face ourselves one day.

This is my student short film at Art Center College of Design. It is my first big attempt at animating or doing something at this scale and finish. This is part of a broader story that I am working on, following an astronaut across the suns of many galaxies. I hope to share it with the world in the next year.
More information on this is available on my website.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Old Speedpaintings

A pilot and a spaceship speedpaintings. These sketches were done around a year ago. Finally getting around to posting them.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Another one for Blast but slightly modified. This one is also partially the cover image:

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Blast- extra work1

Here are some pieces I never finished and remained extras. I ended up not putting these into BLAST
More to come.