0:00: Paid test for The Colbert Report. I animated and made BG art, with other work by IBC Digital artists.
0:12: Ted Fox Films logo. I animated, and subcontracted AfterEffects work to my colleague Zach Caine.
0:45: The Gloomers web series. I animated, with BG and design by classic Hanna-Barbera artists.
3:10: Harvard School of Medicine PSA. I animated, with BG and design by IBC Digital artists.
Pirate Scum (2010)
Pirate Scum was started for my friend’s film festival, intended to be made by a team in 21 days. That was a tall order, so I ended up spending months to make 98% of the animation myself. Collaboration included a few designs done with others, titles by Zach Caine, sound by j “fluffy” shagam, and voices by Mo Mellady (AKA the voice of “Erin Esurance”). Here’s a word doc of info for festivals.
Syracuse Short Film Festival
Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival – Best Animated Shorts of 2011 program, 12 chosen from 400 submissions
Savannah International Animation Festival
Northwest Animation Festival – By invite after SIAF screening
Pacific Film Archive at UC Berkeley – Bay Area Animation: 21st Century Animation program
San Francisco Film Society: Cinema By The Bay – By invite after PFA screening
Fast Food Feast (2003)
Everything’s like clockwork at the fishburger factory, until the workers meet a mad bear…
Fast Food Feast was started at Sheridan College, and I finished it on my own. It has flaws like stock sound I don’t like much, because I made it using what was available, with chancy circumstances (like erasing and re-using old paper, couch surfing, and borrowing facilities under the radar). It was assigned as a one minute film, so I’m happy a more ambitious result got made. I was most happy when a festival put it in a “corporate america” film program. Eric Schlosser’s book Fast Food Nation came out the same year, and it’s an inspiration, even though I didn’t actually read it until the film was done.
Kansas City Filmmaker Jubilee
East Lansing Film Festival
Fredrikstad Animation Festival
Melbourne Indie Fest
Homestead Animation Festival
International Student Original Film Art Fest
First Look Student Film Festival
MEATfest (Rochester NY)
Everson Museum (Syracuse NY)
The Super Popular Animation Festival
The Super Popular Animation, Art, and Rock Show
Storyboard art and animatics:
Design and sketches: