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Hello, I’m Chris. I'm an award-winning filmmaker/screenwriter located in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not making art for art's sake I design and direct art for Fortune 500 companies, startups, non-profits, and other filmmakers. My past experience includes Grey Worldwide, Y&R, Blue Sky Studios, and freelance for productions in NYC, UK, France, and Malaysia.

I love designing stuff with a handmade feel:
Music Videos
Animation
Commercials
Branded Content
Explainer Content

 

A FEW BRANDS I'VE WORKED FOR

 
 

EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts.  BFA Film, Video and Animation.


DIRECTOR - PROJECTS

  • The Productive Coworking Studio
    Be Productive. Producer/Creative director for a live-action commercial with included animation.

  • NewFounders
    We are NewFounders. Designed and directed an explainer commercial for political organization, NewFounders. Collective Agency.

  • INTEL
    What Are Girls Made Of?
    Directed an animation team for the commercial with Noise/The Productive Studios.

  • Work In Progress/B-Train Films
    Generation Jets Animated Series. Episode Director. Lead an animation team on episodes of Generation Jets animated series for CBS.

  • US Dept. Of Labor
    Intro to Anit-Harassment in Apprenticeship Programs.
    Designed and directed animation for an explainer video.

  • IdeaMachine
    Seth Godin TRIBES. Directed/Produced a team for a TED-Ed-like video about small businesses.

RELATED SKILLS

Leadership, Creative Problem Solving, Design for Function, Drawing for Commutation, Fluid  2D Traditional Animation, Pixel Animation, Film Editing, Collage Art, Pen & Ink, Painting, Digital Painting, Film and Digital Photography, Lighting.

PROGRAMS

(Adobe Creative Suite) Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Audition, Animate, Flash, Rough Animator, Google Sheets, Word, Excel

WORK

  • IdeaMachine
    Managing Animator. We create videos to help companies communicate with their team and commercials to introduce brands to people.

  • Larry Schwartz and His Band
    2d Cel Animator. Cel animated (in Flash) objects, monsters, and psycho squirrels that interacted with live-action (UK series).

  • GREY Worldwide
    Illustrator. I drew backgrounds and painted presentation storyboards for droves of products including P&G and Diageo brands.

  • Blue Sky Studios
    Storyboard Painter. I painted storyboard frames for Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006).

  • Walt Disney Television Animation / Funny Garbage
    Editor. Disney’s Katbot Animated Series (2005). I edited show animatics from storyboard slugs and raw audio, edited SFX, and exported dailies to Disney producers in LA.


PERSONAL FILM PROJECTS

Tidal Wave ( 2017)

  • Screenings: Animation Block Party (Brooklyn), Sunderland Short Film (UK), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Coney Island Film Festival (Brooklyn), Queer Bits Film Festival (Chicago), FLAMCON (NYC), Queer Animation: A to Z (Brooklyn), Deskarga Group: Between The Margin and Eye (Brooklyn)

LATE (2014)

  • Awards: Best Narrative Short -Animation Block Party (Brooklyn), Best Animation Film, Sunderland Short Film Festival (UK), 3rd Place Independent Film, ASIFA East Animated Film Festival (NYC)

  • Broadcast: Reel13 PBS Channel 13 (October, 2016)

  • Screened at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian :DINÉ SPOTLIGHT: A Showcase of Navajo Film

Urban Stencil (2011)

  • Awards: Excellence in Design - ASIFA East Animated Film Festival (NYC) (2011)

  • Featured on Channel Frederator (2006)

Ark City (2002)

  • Awards: 3rd Place Student Film - ASIFA East Animated Film Festival (NYC) (2003), Honorable Mention - New York Expo of Short Film and Video (2003), Regional Finalist - Student Academy Awards (2003)

  • Featured on Channel Frederator (2006)