Spaceman Final

Sunday, July 15th, 2012


Making this music video was a fantastic learning experience. Mainly I’m thrilled to have toyed with puppetry and collage in After Effects, as well as Particular.

Although it is my final for the course, I will be working on it more. I’m excited to refine the video, add a few more scenes to flesh out the narrative and fill the entire song. Thank you Eyal Ohana for a great class.


AAS Final Proposal

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012


For my final I’m looking to round out the spaceman animation and guide it toward a narrative music video. Aesthetically, I’m thinking the animation will open with a line drawing and transition into color and more photo based, painterly imagery.


A video of the first man to ever reach space, free falling:

AAS Caaahrabbits II

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Sketch graveyard:

Caaahrabbits II is the next level of my collaboration with Kate Watson in creating a unique, responsive world in Processing and line drawings.

The changes in our second version:

  • We unified the aesthetic of the piece, sticking to line drawings + black and white
  • You  click on the image to change it, rather than anywhere on the sketch
  • The transformation happens once after a single click, rather than looping when held
  • We lengthened the sketch to make it neat to explore

Notes from class:

  • controlled glitches
  • have rollover initiate some change in image
  • psychedelic pixel manipulation
  • opacity of the trail
  • think about use of perlin noise
  • what would make you want to click
  • stars cluster around mouse?
  • have transformation occur in buildings – use mask + animation


Monday, April 2nd, 2012



Wednesday, March 28th, 2012


Spaceman Jam

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

AAS – Midterm Synopsis and Style Frames

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

There! Eternity is there! All around! Do you know that you can extend yourself forever in any of the directions I have pointed to? Do you know that one moment can be eternity? This is not a riddle; it’s a fact, but only if you mount that moment and use it to take the totality of yourself forever in any direction. – CC

A combinatory cocktail of discoveries – NASA’s 3D repository, AE’s 3D capabilities, Carlos Castaneda and loops somehow got me itching to make an astronaut fall through space/many worlds endlessly.

The scene opens with a man in a highly animated frontier, who takes a leap. As he falls off the screen the scene changes, but lo and behold – our extraterrestrial buccaneer is still falling, feet-first.

The worlds may be inspired by passages from Castaneda’s Tales of Power – or really one particular passage.

The transitions between worlds will be marked by landscape shifts – such as animated to IRL, IRL to intergalactic, intergalactic to… furry, to neon, to spacious desert etc, as well as camera movement. Right  now I anticipate the camera will zoom outward, and the astronaut will subsequently get smaller with distance. Heck, she may even be falling inside of herself…


Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Created by experimenting with parenting and loops in After Effects.

Bowling Ball Animation

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012


Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

A spritely star prepares to wow her audience when she reveals her true colors.

Storyboard on the way – scanner found!