The Promise

"Let's see how far we can go, as long as we move forward one step at a time . . . "

The Long Journey

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

Day Job: A Stop Motion Animation Auditions

I'm directing a stop motion short film in collaboration with Academy of Art University. I'm recruiting top performing, skilled visdev students at AAU for next semester's VisDev collaboration class; it will be taught by Pixar veteran Anthony Christov. Please submit any questions and demo reels/ portfolio to my producer,

Details below:

Auditions for Day Job
A Stop Motion Animation

Directed by Industry Professional, production designer for Carlos Baena and visdev artist for Paramount Pictures, Eve Skylar. Hosted by the Academy of Art University, StudioX. Day Job is having crews audition. Audition and have a chance to work in a real professionals studio environment

Available Job Title Deadline

Props development. Dec 20, 2014
Environment development Dec 20, 2014
Character Development Dec 20, 2014
Previs for stop motion Dec 20, 2014
Character and set fabrication March 23-April 30, 2015
Animator March 23-April 30
Cinematographer April 21, 2015
Student Art Director Dec 20, 2014
Sound Designer. Dec 20, 2014
Music composer Dec 20, 2014

Have your demo reels in a single PDF file, .mov file, and/or your website. No longer than 1 min for .mov file and only present your best work. Email your demo reel to Please have your subject line in your email follow this format: Day Job| your name_job title, otherwise your demo reel will not be viewed.

Seats are limited please turn in your demo reel by the deadline for your work to be considered.

If you have any question regarding how to turn in your work please email us and we will get back to you.

50 Minute Speedpainting Battles

Over the weekend, I was asked to participate in 50-min speedpainting battles. There were some incredible artist turnouts: Patrick McEvoy, Chris Malidore, Preston Stone, Will O'Brien to name a few. We were given specific topics and a 50-minute time constraint. I had a great time working with interesting styles, different subject matters, and being inspired by other artists and their processes. In my speed paints and in almost every art I make, I prioritize storytelling and mood above painting technique or style. I believe as long as you have a good story to tell, it can be told with just a few lines or shapes.

A Surprise Catch
The Meeting

Speedpaint Exercise in Color & Value

Color Scripting Process

An insight into my process for color scripting as an art director. Camera angles, perspectives, color, and lighting must support the storytelling. When in doubt, pinpoint mood, then go for color & lighting. Try different color combinations in your early trial and experimentation stages, you never know and might be surprised by new and interesting combinations.

Fishing Trip

[WIP] "Fishing"

This piece is a tribute to my Dad, who took me on fishing trips when I was little. 


30 minute spitpaint "The King's Ghost" - experimenting with new styles and approaches