For this animated short, Tales of Absurdia, I worked as the Director and Art Director. For this animated short I wrote the script and designed the characters. The storyboards were then produced by a student under my supervision. The team consisted of nine students in their second year of animation classes. The short itself was meant to be about the duality of real life and ones second life within a video game. And who exactly are the people on the outside of the game you are currently in playing.
For this animated short, One Night, I worked as the Director and Art Director. For this animated short I wrote a short story and then condensed it to a script. Also I designed the characters. The storyboards were then produced by a student under my supervision. After that the team decided on story changes that made it more visceral and violent. The team consisted of eleven students in their second year of animation classes. The story was about a girl that walks out of the woods after being dead. The village is surprised by this and is obviously afraid. The girl then calls forth a demon to exact revenge on the villagers. The grandfather and his dog can do nothing but watch as the demon destroys all of the men women and children. He then carries his granddaughter back to her grave. I liked the end result and is a nice short horror story.
For this animated short, Dustbin 10, I worked as Creative Director for an in house studio, but I also worked on some of the modeling, texturing and animation. I also did the lighting and wrangled the rendering. For this animated short I wrote the script and designed some of the characters. I then produced the storyboards. The production team consisted of fifteen student interns in their first & second year of animation classes. This project was designed to be rendered at HD 1080p and have 5.1 surround sound. It was made for the School of Communication Arts to open their weekend presentations with, to get the crowd excited and wowed. Initially we decided that this project was to have a very realistic look to push the HD aspect. The end result was very close to what we had envisioned.
For this animated short, Lucky Foot Farm, I worked as the Director and Art Director. For this animated short I wrote the script and designed the characters. The storyboards were then produced by a student under my supervision. The team consisted of eleven students in their second year of animation classes. The short itself was meant to be a cute comedic story about a lucky rabbit foot factory with the evil owner and one rabbit that gets away and then gets his revenge.
For this animated short, Raven, I worked as the Director and Art Director. For this animated short I wrote the script and designed the characters. I then produced the storyboards to guide the production team. The team consisted of nine students in their second year of animation classes. The short was a modernization of the Edgar Allen Poe story “The Raven”. The story was set in a modern office with a single character reciting the poem as a small four armed raven demon reacted to him. Raven has been shown at Design Expo Raleigh 2007.
For this animated short, Rain Protectors, I worked as the Director and Art Director. For this animated short I wrote the script and designed the characters. I then produced the storyboards for the production. The team consisted of twelve students in their second year of animation classes. The short was a simple story about a hunter on an alien planet and problem he causes with a missed shot. Rain Protectors has been shown at Design Expo Raleigh 2007.
For this animated short, 2 If By Crook, I worked as the Director and Art Director. For this animated short I wrote a script, designed the characters and drew the storyboards. The team consisted of eighteen students in their second year of animation classes. The short was a comedy about to two thieves, one skilled and one bumbling and their pursuit of a golden idol. During their attempt to steal the object they encounter guard dogs and are chased out of the museum. 2 If By Crook has been shown in the 2007 Macon Georgia Film & Video Festival, received Honorable Mention in Animation. 2 If By Crook has been shown at Design Expo Raleigh 2007.
For this animated short, Brand New Board, I worked as the Director and Art Director. For this animated short I redesigned the characters from an existing story and then drew the storyboards. The original story was written and storyboarded by a student. The team consisted of six students in their second year of animation classes. The short was simple story about two characters trying to get to a new surfboard and their conflict during the race to it. Brand New Board has been shown in the 2006 Carrboro Film Festival. Brand New Board has been shown at Design Expo Raleigh 2007.
For this animated short, Crease, I worked as the Director and Art Director. For this animated short I wrote the script, designed the character and drew the storyboards. This project was designed to be easily accomplished by the students that would be in the class. The team consisted of four students in their second year of animation classes. The short was about a character and his problem he faced on his way to work in morning. Crease has been shown in the 2006 Carrboro Film Festival. Crease has been shown at Design Expo Raleigh 2007.
For this animated short, Granny's Walker, I worked as the Director. I joined the project two weeks into production. Not being part of the initial decisions I found myself fielding questions on how to do certain parts of their animated short. The team consisted of four students in their second year of animation classes.
For this animated short, Desserted, I worked as the Director. I joined the project two weeks into production. Not being part of the initial decisions I found myself fielding questions on how to do certain parts of their animated short. The team consisted of four students in their second year of animation classes.
For this animated short, Last Sumer, I worked as one of the animators and specialized on the animal animation. The short was produced by myself and other graduate students while at SCAD. I worked on 15 shots where I animated the dog,rooster and chickens. Above is a clip from the short where I animated the dog dancing.