Animation by Paper Brain Productions


Winner of 5 Addy Awards. “Sunnova. Go Solar. Save Money.” Produced by Rivet. Copy and direction by Acme Fish. Sound mix by Wire Road. Visual concept/design and stop-motion animation by Brandon Ray and Paper Brain Productions.

Bill Carter – “Anything Made of Paper” – From the soundtrack of Peter Jackson’s “West of Memphis” documentary. Part of the Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase 2014. Best Music Video – 2014 Irvine International Film Festival, Best Music Video – 2014 Rincon International Film Festival, Best Animated Film, Best Direction in an Animated Film, Best Editing in an Animated Film – 2014 LA New Wave Film Festival.  Directed and animated by Brandon Ray.

Bizaardvark – “Notes in Your Lunch Bag”


Animations for Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street

This trailer features a few clips of the clay animation we made for Season 2 of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street. Paper Brain made original animations for eleven episodes of the show, and did all the opening title cards too.

A paper craft stop-motion animation for VisitHouston.com. Winner of a 2017 Silver Addy Award.

Nine to Five Ned

Opening for the 2013 Only in Houston Award honoring Alfred Cervantes of the Houston Film Commission. Played at the 2013 Addy Awards.

A Single Sentence Animation commissioned by Electric Literature for the novel “Rontel” by Sam Pink.

Inspired by the 1970s ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ series, this video presents the use of hydrogen as a source of energy. It is the first of ten animated ‘music videos’ produced by the Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, each in a different musical and visual style, featuring the science and technology of energy.
The Hydrogen Song has been an Official Selection for the Providence Children’s Film Festival, the Rockport Film Festival, the Montana International Children’s Film Festival, and the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival.  The song was written and performed by Taylor Vortex, and the visuals were produced by PBE Exhibit Design and Consulting and animated by Paper Brain Productions in four unique styles of animation- hand-drawn, 2d paper cut-out, 3d paper stop-motion, and claymation.
Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science the fall of 2017 to experience the newly revamped Wiess Energy Hall, and jam out to the animated energy songs while you’re there!

Animated in conjunction with Team Spaceman.

Featured on Channel Frederator back in 2009. Also a Vimeo Staff pick.

Or, you can just check out my animation reel (it’s all of the above and more mixed up in a blender). Thanks for watching my creations!