A short series about a "magical" cat! My wife Alexis built and designed the sets while I designed the character, animated, and setup the lights & camera. The cat is simply a lump of leftover clay with hard eyes and a nose.
My wife and I have our own little stop-motion company called Threadwood LLC. The small projects we do allow me to animate with clay which is incredibly labor intensive but hugely rewarding! Here's a short looping animation we made with clay for a monthly animation competition.
My wife and I created this logo animation for the SYFY network through Tongal.
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special
This sketch earned me my first Emmy! The voice read was strong enough that I was able to instantly develop the character in my mind and come up with these mannerisms, expressions, etc. to match the personality and delivery of the dialogue.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom
I was the lead animator on this special and got to work with unique puppets with all sorts of replacement parts developed by Screen Novelties. It was a fun challenge to study an established 2D character like SpongeBob and translate him to stop-motion without losing the simplicity of the 2D style.
Spider vs. the Living Dead
This is a short project that my wife and I developed under our banner, Threadwood, for no other reason than to try some new clay puppet ideas and release something on Halloween. I've always been a fan of older horror moves with that distorted audio and wacky gore!
I created this short character study for the popular character animation site 11secondclub.com. They provide an audio sample and animators from around the world use CG, 2D, and stop-motion to create characters for that sample. For this challenge I created a fully clay puppet to both exercise my clay animation skills and try some new clay techniques I had been thinking about for a while.
2015 Demo Reel
This is the most recent demo reel I put together containing work I did from 2010-2015. I hope to post a more recent version soon!
Friendship All-Stars of Friendship
This was a great project to work on. Such a goofy concept! I was allowed to animate this entire episode and work with some awesome dialogue and puppets.
Here are some other projects I've worked on and really enjoyed.