Thursday, July 25, 2013

2013- Mid Year Progress

It's been a very productive year so far! I've had a good deal of work in the storyboarding realm as well as a great start in venturing in to the world of animation! As far as storyboards are concerned, I've had the good fortune of working on projects with Duracell, Reebok, Macy's (x8), HBO (Louis CK), Target, The Judge Mathis Project (animatic), GAP, Uncle Ben's, Dunkin Donuts, Jagermeister, and IBM! Thanks for keeping the bill paid guys!
On the animation front I've been quite busy also. I completed a few animatics which can be viewed through my website ( I use primarily AfterEffects for these and have an animated Edward Gorey pitch close to completion in which this wonderful program is utilized. My stop motion film, Abyssus Abyssum Invocat, has been accepted in to 12 festivals as of now and just won best mixed media animation in the California International Animation Festival! The film has been submitted to many more competitive festivals and I'm hoping to have additional laurels before the year is out! A preview of the film can be viewed at  The next big stop mo project script is currently being written by my good pal, Frank Tuccillo and I'm so looking forward to digging in to that! I mean really, it's all I think about these days.
In other news, I've moved from my studio at 3rd Ward (where I've worked since 2007) to Studio Nos in Williamsburg where literally everyone is an illustrator/stop motion animator! It's good to be amongst such talented and like-minded folks and what providence to fall in to a hive of stop motion animators! It's almost like it was meant to be!

Here's to an even better 2nd half of 2013!