Below you will find a mix of short films and gifs. I typically use After Effects, Premiere, and Photoshop to create digital and hand-drawn 2D pieces.
Animation: "Sally's Stories"
My final film for my junior year animation class. It is a piece dedicated to my grandmother who passed a few years ago. The voice over is her voice speaking about the history of our family. I had about 3 weeks to come up with the idea and execute it. I'm proud of the final product and I think Sally would be, too.
Film: "So You Must Wander"
I wrote a poem about how lonely it can be in New York and made paper cut outs to go with it. Photographed the paper cut-outs, and ta-dah, stop motion video.
Film: "You Look Tired"
Original Short. Using classic hand-drawn 2D animation and claymation. I got the idea after sleeping in my bedroom one too many nights with no air conditioning. Heat does weird things to a person's brain.
Game Demo: "Orange County"
Orange County is a dungeon crawler concept I have based on the opioid epidemic. You play as one of two characters and try to fight off the goop monsters, while also keeping your health up. You get lives by grabbing hearts, but you have to also keep your speed and power by attaining lungs which keep your circulatory and respiratory system function. The point is to keep from succumbing to an overdose. I wanted to create a creepy atmosphere, while using dull calming colors to convey the slow death that this addiction leads to.
Test Animation: 3D room in After Effects
This was my very first 3D room I built on After Effects. I was inspired by The Cloisters in Washington Heights. It's full of many magical artifacts.
Film: "On The Way"
My final film for my sophomore year animation class. I often create whole choreographed dances on the way to class or work while listening to music. In 3 weeks this was what I created in hopes of letting some people into that world. So put on your magic headphones and enjoy!