This month, the music video I animated for Bill Carter‘s song “Anything Made of Paper” made its online debut. As you’ll see in the video, I used a whole smorgasbord of animation techniques. I’m quite pleased with the results. Hope you like it! Below is the write up the promotional[...]
Maggie & Andrew asked me to make a paper stop-motion animated “Save the Date” announcing their wedding in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Hopefully they’ll have as much fun sharing it as I did making it!
A couple months ago, Nate Henry (formerly of the band Sherwood) contacted me about making a construction-paper stop-motion animated music video for one of the songs off his new band The Begging Sea‘s upcoming album. Tons of construction-paper (and coffee) later, here we are releasing the music video online. It[...]
Here’s an animation I did for Acme Fish and Only in Houston for the 2013 OiH Awards. It played at the 2013 Houston Addy Awards. I animated 80% with Dragonframe, and did the rest of the finishing touches in After Effects. Music by Justin Mahar See the finished video here: vimeo.com/58813837
This is an example of my “Paper Cut” technique of fast and furious paper puppet animation. To be a “Paper Cut” animation, you must: 1. Use real paper (notebook recommended)! 2. Tear out your characters, props and locations… no scissors allowed! 3. Draw your characters, props and locations fast… FAST[...]
A short film in progress by my wife Lisa and myself. The animation is using a technique I created called Composi-part Puppetry. We never finished the film, but we really like our beginnings… hopefully we’ll revisit it someday.
Amazon Studios hosted a premiere party for the cast and crew of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street last night at the American Film Institute in LA. Since I animated a scene in the show about “The Frog of Ultimate Doom,” I got to attend and see the completed pilot[...]
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The good people at Vimeo asked me some questions about making a music video out of paper. They just posted an article about it here: https://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/464/creator-qanda-making-a-music-video-from-paper
In January of 2014, look out for Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, a children’s program produced for Amazon’s streaming network Prime. I had a great time lending my paper puppetry animation to this production, and really enjoyed being a part of the team that’s bringing this fantastic script to[...]
I was the featured artist this month at the October AAF-Houston Luncheon on October 16th. Thanks to Lee Wheat, Lou Congelio, and everyone else I had the pleasure of meeting. It was an honor to be AAF’s first animator as a featured artist, and Hugh Forrest‘s discussion on the growth of[...]