Welcome to Wesley Chandler's website. I am an Animator and Freelance Cinematographer
in the Greater Vancouver area. I am committed to keep helping others,
learning more, and being a good asset to the film industry.
It was really fun working on this project! We had a great crew and a good team! I was fortunate enough to work on this one shot. Since it took a while for me to wrap up on Goosebumps, this is the only shot work I really did. Still very happy to receive a shot like this!
After wrapping up on X-men: Apocalypse, I moved onto working on Ghost in the Shell. A project I’ll be on for the foreseeable future with tons of work at MPC. Really looking forward to how it turns out! I really enjoyed the 1995 Anime of Ghost in the Shell. This one should be pretty good! Here is a fan made trailer based off the 5 teaser that was released!
Finally after a year later working on Goosebumps, I have compiled a goosebumps animation reel! What a show to work on! It was the most hours I’ve ever put in on a single project. Working more than 100 hours a week and averaging 80 hours for a good solid few months. I was only able to make it through being surrounded by such an amazing and enthusiastic team. Led by Jason Snyman who really kept the morale high and made it enjoyable to work even if it was 5am in the morning!
So I’ve decided to move to Montreal to be with my wife! MPC (Moving Picture Company) has been so graciously helped me transfer over. Which means I have moved to a new project! I have started working on X-men: Apocalypse! It will be a tight turn around as the movie comes out in end of May. Here is a trailer of the upcoming movie!
Releasing on October 16th! Check it out in theatres! This show was one of the most difficult shows I have ever worked on. I’ve never pulled hours where I was working from 9 am to 5am (19 hour work day?) and consistently leaving work anywhere between 10pm and 5am for 4 months straight. Although all the long hours, it was a fun project to work on. A lot of amazing creature animation and hero work. Everyone on the team got a chance to do some really cool stuff! It was also a great time to bond with an amazing crew. It felt like we went through a war together and came out a close family =).
This was also my first animation job as a Lead Animator. It was a great experience learning from such an amazing Animation Supervisor Jason Snyman! And learning to bridge the gap between client request and our fellow animators. Hopefully everyone enjoyed working together as much as I have! Go check it out in theatres! It should a be fun halloween movie. =)
Well look at this! Seems like WordPress had made this automatic update that fixed my website! For the last 2 years I wasn’t able to log into the administration page to post things. Now that I’m back, I might start backlogging some blog post about all the changes the past two years!
Wow! What an experience it has been! It was one weekday I went to go visit my wife, Calista Chandler, at lunch time where the Line Producer, Tini Wider, came running up to me and said ‘Wesley! I heard you can rig! Can you start Monday?’. To be honest, I haven’t rigged in years and only learnt what I did in school. But I told her I’d come and try to help out as best I can and take on the easy mundane tasks. It was the period where Aaron Hempler, who was my rigging supervisor and good friend needed extra help. I quickly learnt a lot from him on rigging and was able to assist him. After a month went by, my proposed contract was up, but they end up extending me another month, and then another month, until I ended up staying at Bardel for 6 months. During this time, I had the awesome pleasure to work with Melt Van der Spuy and Jan Zgiet, who taught me so much on programming in Python. I even then had the opportunity to help out in the modeling department and learnt tons from Warren Dowson who was the Modeling Supervisor.
Here is the trailer for the up coming Amazing Spiderman 2. It was a blast to work on, and we learnt a lot about physics with our animation supervisor David Schaub. He really helped us focus on accuracy and broke a lot of myths about gravity.
Over the summer as well, I had worked on a short freelance project to create an intro video to the company ‘Good e-Reader’. They wanted to follow a similar Pixar style intro, so I came up with this. I finished the modeling, shading, rigging, animation, lighting, and dust fx compositing within a month of work. The foley sound design just finished. Here is the final product!