May 2nd, 2015

Anticipations was created for a group art show called “ANTICS“.  This is one of six animated GIFs created for the project, which was shown in a grid pattern on a monitor in the gallery space.  All were roughed out in Flash, with the clean-up being done in Photoshop.  The original layout can be seen here, or click through to see the remaining images.  (Warning, one of them is vaguely NSFW.)


Moon Animate, Make Up! Sailor Venus!

April 20th, 2014

I participated in the Moon Animate, Make Up! project.  This was the shot I was given.  I decided to make Sailor Venus look a little less like a willowy alien, and a little more like a normal human.  Animation takes forever!  I’d kinda forgotten.

This is basically the first personal piece of animation I’ve done in years, and it took literally two months of my free time (which, admittedly, is not terribly abundant) to do.  Next time: cartoonier.


February 1st, 2009

Danielle tells the story of her “Frankenhand.” Her two friends react in very different ways.

This was a school exercise (2005) in keeping two characters on the screen at all times, bouncing attention between the two of them. Based off a “found” sound track (I stuck a mic in the room while my friends chatted).  I’m a better animator now, but I figured I would put this one up for posterity.  Plus, it’s still kinda funny, as long as you can actually understand the dialogue – which might be a little garbled and hard to hear at times.


December 29th, 2008

Art-speaky synopsis: SUPERSATURATED is a critical musing which examines the pervasive ubiquity of advertising and its tendency to dominate language and influence behaviour.

I finished this film in June of 2006, it was my graduation project at the Emily Carr Institute (now University) in Vancouver. I could write an essay (and have) about all the research and levels of meaning involved, but I think it’s better that viewers take whatever they take from it, without me telling them what they’re supposed to take.

Two major influences: Koyaanisqatsi, and Mind Game.  If you haven’t seen those films, do your best to find them and watch them.  They are fantastic.

Supersaturated Still #1

December 28th, 2008
Ink on Paper, Colour in Photoshop

Ink on Paper, Colour in Photoshop

A still from my grad film, SUPERSATURATED.  The characters were cleaned up with coloured ink, so that part is actually pre-Photoshop.  It was a lot more work than it had to be, I suspect, but I was being a purist.