Looking back on 2017, it’s been a year filled with fantastic animation. Jared Hedges and myself made it to the final round for Project Greenlight’s Next Big Animated Series for our entry Kid Engine. Variety magazine did an article about it, and lots of positive attention followed. Very excited about[…]
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When I decided I was going full-time with this animation thing and Paper Brain about 4 years ago, I drafted an animator’s bucket list in my head… and one of the big points on the list was to make an animation for Sesame Street. I’m proud to say we’ve gotten[…]
Just in time for Fire Prevention Month, Paper Brain teamed up with the LA-based animation company Team Spaceman, along with Tongal, Genuine, and safety giants UL, to create this animated music video with a critical message… and luckily, it spread like wild fire (bad pun, I know… but I couldn’t resist!). “Close[…]
Rivet produced Cubie and Cubette’s Cooking Club, twelve episodes of short and ‘sweet’ cooking lessons for kids using Imperial Sugar and Dixie Crystals. Check out the animated characters we made, using a combination of stop-motion and frame by frame animation techniques.
After being the closing screening at the Rockport Film Festival a few weeks ago, the next stop for our latest short film Nine to Five Ned will be the Animation Chico International Animation Festival. 35 other animated shorts from around the world were selected for this year lineup. We’re looking forward[…]
Man, it’s been a busy summer… and by the way our schedule is shaping up, we’ve got lots of exciting production opportunities straight into 2016. But we’ve also got some fun news! We’ve completed our latest short film “Nine to Five Ned” and we’re really excited about sharing it. I’m[…]
Houston Delta-Rockers Runaway Sun released their first music video, directed by Lynn Birdwell and produced by Rivet. And Paper Brain got up in the mix, animating the Bad Bad Man’s vengeance-fueled backstory. Warning! The violence gets pretty grizzly, making this video NSFW and not for kids. You can also see[…]
Bill Carter’s “Anything Made of Paper” screened as part of the Texas Filmmakers Showcase at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival back in November. Arts + Culture Magazine did a writeup recapping notable points of the festival, saying, “You don’t need to be a paper freak to love Brandon Ray and Pat[…]
With the first six episodes of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street streaming on Amazon Prime, I recently sat down with my family to see the finished episodes in their fully-formed glory. Watching them together, I was reminded why I’ve been so excited to be a part of this show. From the imaginative[…]
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