I produce animation for clients using traditional techniques like stop-motion, 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 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. In this reel you can see paper cut-outs, painted plastic cut-outs, photo cut-outs, sand animation, paint on glass, marker on glass, ink on glass, strata stencil, mural animation/pixilation, object animation, live-action puppetry, wire animation, large scale time lapse and snow animation.
Clients include TEDed, the music groups Dark Hip Falls and The Animators, numerous independent documentaries and promo videos.
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.
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’.
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.