A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death.
A nurturing farmer protects his crop of windmills against the cyclical forces of nature.
An origami tale of a skilful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands.
A butterfly's unexpected transformation, shot on film with a Mauer animation crane.
Autobiographical film using photography, motion graphics and rotoscoped video.
A psychotic killer is controlled by a sock puppet and must be stopped by his hostage.
Some of my older works, from way back…
Interpretation of the poem by Swinburne and the myth of the goddess of the underworld.
Motion graphics piece where two pedestrian-crossing-sign guys fight to the death!
Facial animation tests for a work in progress on the myth of Baba Yaga and Vasilisa.
Research and development of designs, clothing, and architecture for the film's characters.
Collection of much older 2d animation, 3d animation, and motion graphics works.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who makes all of these?
All of the films are created by myself. They are all my own ideas and stories, sometimes inspired by myths and legends.
Q: What about the music?
Nick Fevola wrote the music for Papiroflexia, The Windmill Farmer, and Sebastian's Voodoo. The scores are 100% original.
The music for Placenta is an old German folk song which was in a music box my mom had when I was little (and she hums the melody in the film too).
Q: How long does it take you?
It depends on the film, but in general a short film will take close to a year to complete.
Sebastian's Voodoo: 10 months
The Windmill Farmer: 4 months
Papiroflexia: 8 months
Alphamorphosis: 3 months
Placenta: 4 months
Proserpine: 6 months
Baba Yaga: never finished it
PedXing: 1 month
Q: What programs do you use?
Autodesk Maya is my main tool now, along with Adobe After Effects for compositing. I paint and design a lot using Adobe Photoshop.
For webdesign, I use Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Most of it is hand-coded.
Q: Where did you learn to animate?
I am mostly self-taught. I played with computers since I was very young and learned to use different graphic applications ( I started with 3d studio max on the 3d side). I made many animations before heading to college.
Q: What inspires you to make these?
A lot of my work is inspired by poetry, poetry with lots of visual imagery. Papiroflexia actually started as a poem, it was a sonnet I wrote years ago, and then turned it into an animation.