Education

  • Master of Fine Arts – Savannah College of Art & Design
    • Motion Media Design
  • Bachelors of Science – University of Miami
    • Double major: Motion Picture Production / Psychology
    • Minor: Theater Arts
    • AERho communications honor society
    • President, U. of Miami Filmmakers Assn.
    • President, U. of Miami Karate Club

Software Skills

Houdini
After Effects
DaVinci Resolve
Unreal Engine
Fusion
3D Coat
Premiere Pro

Fun Facts

I love dogs, but specifically whippets.  I’ve had 4 whippets over the years.  Currently, we have a whippet named Max and a lurcher greyhound named Gary.  Lurchers are a very sad example of how poorly we can treat animals.  Take a moment to learn about them if you’ve never heard of lurchers.

 

For years I produced and co-hosted the #1 ranked Japanese language podcast in iTunes.  At the height of our popularity, we were in the top 25 of all podcasts in iTunes and the only non-commercially sponsored podcast in the top 50, reaching an audience of 500,000 people per month.

 

My first ever computer was the Commodore 64, but the computer that I believe sent me toward film production, animation, and motion graphics was the Amiga 1000 computer.  It was years ahead of its time.  In a day when the Mac had an 8″ black and white screen and the IBM PC had 256 colors maximum, the Amiga could run 30fps animations at 4096 colors and output them directly to video.  Andy Warhol created some of his last artistic projects on the Amiga 1000.  It was a fantastic computer.

 

I enjoy collecting vintage camera lenses, specifically Takumar lenses from the 1960’s and 70’s.  I have roughly 75-80 in my collection.  In addition I have a number of vintage Zeiss and Steinheil Munchen lenses.   I also recently picked up a vintage Som Berthiot lens owned by National Geographic cinematographer Yeorgos Lampathakis for my collection.  Above all, my favorite is the 63mm Kodak Anastigmat lens owned by my great-grandfather.


 

During the dot-com crash of 2000, I decided to learn about cars.  I sold my existing car and purchased a 1977 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40.  I then spent an entire summer disassembling and rebuilding the vehicle from the frame up, including the engine itself.

Experience

  • 2017-Present:  Adjunct in Animation & Post Production, Huntington University, Huntington, IN
  • 2006-Present: Director, Animator, VFXArtist, Motion Design, Fusion Digital Productions LLC
  • 2002-2005: Senior Animation Designer, PHD, Inc., Ft. Wayne, IN
  • 1999-2001: Executive Producer, Senior Producer / Editor  iCast Inc., Woburn, MA
  • 1997-1999: Senior Multimedia Producer, MediaStream, Inc., Goffstown, NH
  • 1992-1997: Director, Animator, VFX Artist, Fusion Films, Miami FL
  • 1990-1991: Freelance Film Production, Miami FL

Roles & Responsibilities

Director / Animator
  • Earth Hour – commercial campaign for Leo Burnett’s client the World Wildlife Fund, featuring Cate Blanchett, music by Coldplay and artwork by Shepard Fairey.
  • Starbucks – Project Red campaign for BBDO. My team created an animation commercial featuring 3D animated origami elements.
  • N.A.S.A. – Money music video featuring David Byrne, DJ Z-Trip,Chuck D, Seu Jorge & artwork by Shepard Fairey.
  • Cartoon Network – Adult Swim commercial. Co-directed with John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren & Stimpy.
Motion Graphics
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune, opening title sequence & additional 3D animations. Oscar-shortlisted film.
  • Unrest, Sundance Award-winning documentary.  Motion graphics sequence.
  • Nike, City of Boom. 3D projection-mapped motion graphics.
Visual Effects
  • Portal: No Escape, Particle effects design. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, director of 10 Cloverfield Lane.
  • Last Call at the Oasis, comedic compositing and design. Directed by Academy Award winner Jessica Yu.
  • Jerusalem Countdown, senior compositor.
3D Animation / 3D Motion Graphics
  • LG Electronics Superbowl campaign via their agency HS Ad.
  • Galaxy Buck, Phil Vischer’s first narrative film in a decade.  Modeling, surfacing, animating, rendering & visual effects.
  • WaveTwisters, Sundance Audience Award-winning film.

Additional product animations for clients such as Belkin, Dell, Intel, NEC, Linksys, General Electric, DePuy, Zimmer, Nextremity, Biopoly, and more.

 

View my IMDb Page here:  imdb.com/name/nm1029822