I produce animation for clients using handmade techniques like paper cut-outs, paint or sand on glass. My work is notable for a customized, conceptual approach to storytelling which takes full advantage of the chosen technique. Recently, I've created unique animation for museum exhibits, Ted-Ed, music videos and various independent documentaries. For inquiries, drop a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
I enjoy using different techniques that have a hand-made root or sensibility. Techniques included in this reel are phonotropes (short film ORBIT), paper cut-outs (short film GINEVRA), paint-on-glass (commission for the documentary FIDDLER), sand animation (commission for the documentary BARZAN), tissue paper cut-outs (commission for museum videos), photo cut-outs (short film THE LOST MARINER).
For three years I created stop-motion animation for the festival leaders and aftermovies of a cultural festival in Utrecht. This animation was created using pre-designed elements cut out of paper and animated one frame at a time on a multi-plane stand.
In collaboration with filmmaker Sanne Rovers, I created animation made from tissue paper cut-outs for six videos for an Amsterdam museum exhibit. I wrote, designed and created the stop-motion animation, which was then composited on top of Sanne’s beautiful live-action footage. Visit my Instagram for time lapse footage of the animation process.
I was happy to work on a video for Ted Ed, the educational branch of TED Talks. It’s about the Dutch Renaissance painter Jan Vermeer, and specifically, his painting The Girl with a Pearl Earring. It was created with frame by frame animation under the camera, some paint on glass animation, some Photoshop animation, and a lot of After Effects compositing.
In September 2014 I worked on an animated music video for Seattle band Dark Hip Falls using ink, water and gum arabic solution. It uses the theme of Rorschach tests to interpret the restless and fast-paced lyrics in their song ‘Lam2: Red Hands’.
Over 4 months I created about 6 minutes of paint-on-glass animation for a feature documentary about the musical Fiddler on the Roof, produced by Dog Green Productions in NYC and due out in 2019. The animation is mostly of songs from the musical, and involves lots of horses, birds, and other animals. It was super fun! Visit my Instagram for time lapse footage of the animation process.
A starry night, tracks in the snow. A girl desperately pursues a creature into a desolate, surreal, white landscape.
This music video for the Australian band The Animators was created with painted plastic cut-outs and tissue paper and animated one frame at a time on a multi-plane animation stand.
Barzan is a documentary about an Iraqi immigrant to Seattle accused of terrorism. It was co-directed by Alex Stonehill and Brad Hutchinson and produced by The Last Quest. I created about seven minutes of sand animation for this film. Barzan had its Northwest Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 23 and June 2, 2013.