Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I won the Bandit and thought I would make an new website to promote it. Then I've been "trying" to keep up this blog. THEN I realized that my portfolio site was out of date and needed some love.... BLAH! I've combined them all together.

Studios B3 is the spot. You can see photos from my trips, conventions, art work and sketches, as well as Photos of the BANDIT! I've got new video projects and contests to tell you all about so go check it out.

The site still has some bugs, but it's working well enough.

Studios B3

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I love conference calls

So, I made a video for the Bandit contest (and won! woo hoo!!), finished a wedding video, and THEN I completed my Lord of the Rings Sketch Card set. I drew sketches on 106 trading cards. Having never done the card sets before I had big plans that never came to light. I ended up getting comfortable with a couple of characters and then redrawing them. So, when I was in a conference call today, I sat down and started to draw the characters.

Monday, December 17, 2007


So, I've been avoiding my blog because I didn't want to jinx the competition or to give anything away, but I WON!!!! I'll be working on getting some photos and videos uploaded of the whole process. I'm also planning to make some short videos about the process that I went through to make my "Winning" video. HEHEEHEHHE. I wonder how much insurance is going to be?

Friday, December 7, 2007

Then there were FIVE...

I just got a press release from DIY Network (included below) that I am one of the 5 finalist to win the Trans Am pictured.

Mr. Brinkerhoff,
Congratulations on your selection as a finalist in the Burt Builds a Bandit contest on DIY Network and Heavy.com! As you are probably already aware, on Friday, December 14 at 8 pm Mountain, DIY Network will reveal the winner of a Burt Reynolds Edition Trans Am, selected by the legendary actor himself, during a one-hour special, Celebrity Rides: Burt Builds a Bandit. Tune in to watch for your name and see a portion of your video, or go to Heavy.com the following day to see if your video was selected. DIY is available in your area on Cox Cable on channel 133 or nationwide on DISH Network Ch. 111 and DIRECTV Ch. 230. For additional cable channel designations, you can check local listings or visit www.DIYnetwork.com/tv.

Also, if you want to check out your competition, starting Monday, December 10th, Heavy.com will feature a different finalist's video each day leading up to the selection of the winner on Friday.

If you are selected as the winner next Friday, the following Monday, December 17, you will be contacted from a representative of the DIY Network to begin discussions on the logistics for delivery of the Trans Am. In the event that you are contacted by the media in the interim, please refer calls to myself or Brandii Toby at DIY Network or our public relations agency FerenComm in New York. We're happy to coordinate any media interviews or appearances that may come your way as a result of your being a finalist for the car, or if you are selected as the winner.

Congratulations again and thanks for submitting your video.

Gary McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA
Director of Public Relations
Scripps Emerging Networks

I've been asked to take the phone numbers out of the post because people have been calling them up to chat!

Thursday, December 6, 2007


...Blog to be updated Soon! In the mean time here's some vehicle illustrations that I did at work. MOVE OUT!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

S'more sketch tests

I think that I'm ready to tackle the 106 sketch cards now...maybe.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Semi-Finalist Trans AMbition

and now a word from out sponsor...

Hi Spencer,

The Burt Builds a Bandit contest is winding down, so we’re in the process of identifying the top video entries. Yours is being adding to a select list of a semi-finalist. Please reply with your full contact info (as outlined below) for us to pass along to DIY Network, the contest sponsor, so that if your video is selected for the grand prize they can reach you immediately to have you confirm your identity and fill out the necessary documentation.

As a bonus, your video may be chosen to air on the DIY Network! In order to assure the highest possible quality of footage, please be prepared to mail or digitally upload (to a provided FTP address) your high-res source file by 12pm, December 7th. You will be contacted next week with further instructions if this is necessary.

Congratulations and good luck!