As I was looking through the footage from a recent trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, my mind kept going back to the lovely opening title sequence of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo. Using the same music (by longtime Miyazaki collaborator Joe Hisaishi), I decided to create this brieft homage, showcasing some of the absolutely stunning sea creatures on display at the aquarium.
This is a very brief video snapshot of the annual monarch butterfly migration to Pismo Beach, California. There were around 30,000 butterflies in the grove on the day of filming, although the numbers can sometimes reach much higher than that.
Edited in Premiere Pro and graded in After Effects. Music is “Gymnopedia No. 3” by Erik Satie, performed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com.
I created this video in order to explore time-based effects and remapping in Adobe After Effects. Dance professor Er-Dong Hu gave this demonstration of a sword-based martial arts routine as part of a campaign film for Bucknell University.
Music by Alt-J.
This 2011 experimental film was featured at the Fine Cuts exhibition and Mega Media Showcase in New York. It combines traditional stop-motion animation with live-action video and digital noise.
This short film was selected as one of the winners of the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival Sight + Sound competition, wherein filmmakers “visually scored” one of three pieces of music composed specifically for the event. This particular track – Reve – was created by Roberto Kalb.
In this stop-motion animated short film, Gramps’ sudden departure forces Sonny to reevaluate their relationship. After years of mistreatment, will Gramps’ day finally arrive?
Co-directed with Kyle Emery, Gramps’ Big Day took the prize for best animated film at the 2005 Planet Ant Film & Video Festival.
Snowball fight! This computer animation was created for the 2011 holiday season.
This random bit of weirdness was my first foray into the world of 3D computer animation. Modeling and animation were done in Autodesk Maya.
This short documentary explores information visualization as it relates to environmentalism. Data was culled from the Google Analytics tools and sorted in various ways.
An Autumn-themed 2006 short film set to Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C.
This is a 2009 short film composed of still images, or diaporama. It is based on Japanese fox mythology and was filmed in the eucalyptus forests of Montaña de Oro State Park in California.
This spooky short was selected as one of the winners of the 2006 Halloween movie contest on GameTrailers.com. I’ve always found the Friday the 13th NES game to be deeply unsettling.
A quick and silly 2011 short film. This began as a still photography narrative; the stills were animated together into a video sequence as an afterthought.