Rating System

Everything starts with a rating of:


The good fills in from the left:


The bad fills in from the right:


Until a final rating is reached:
Rigging Show Reel

Character Rigger/Tool Maker Demo Reel
Beetle Blasphemy

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Keeper

"Missed Me"

Confined
Upcoming Events

2013-07-17
DreamWorks
Turbo Release Date

2012-07-15
DreamWorks
Working on Home

 
Music I'm listening to:

Phosphorescent - Muchacho
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

 
 
 
Who I Am

I grew up just south of Wilkes-Barre, PA. In my youth, I enjoyed to hunt, fish, and sketch and I still do. In high school I started working with computer systems and learned a few programming languages.

I continued to pursue this interest at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA as a student of the Computer Science program. At King's I began to revisit my love for sketching and I also found a little program called 3D Studio Max which was installed on a computer in the lab. I eventually decided 3D Animation was the perfect field for me to study. My love for art and computers came together so fluidly in this field so I applied to the Rochester Institute of Technology and began my 3D Animation career by studying there for my MFA in 3D Animation. Within this curriculum I learned how to take on huge projects as well as how to structure my workflow in a pipeline so that making a film would be possible. I produced three short films while at RIT and also completed many other projects as an independent body and also as a group member.

While creating my thesis film, I worked at Brite computers in Victor, NY where I produced auto-stereoscopic 3D advertisements for such companies as Intel, Xerox, Boeing, and Lufthansa.

After graduating from RIT, I stayed on as a professor to teach incoming students a wide variety of subjects devoted to all aspects of 3D production.

In the Fall of 2009, after a few years teaching at RIT, I applied to and was hired on as a Character Technical Director at Dreamworks Animation and have been working there since. I have worked on "Puss in Boots" and "Turbo" and am now working on a film called "Home".

In my free time I enjoy playing video games, reading, watching movies, and playing disc golf.

My previous short films can be seen in part or in full on this site. They include "Confined", "The Keeper", and "Beetle Blasphemy". "Confined" is a film about a man and his routine. He has learned to accept routine as a means to comfort. "The Keeper" is a film about a man and his dealings with isolation and duty. The outside world is just a window pane away but he must not leave his responsibility. "Beetle Blasphemy" was my thesis film and is about a beetle who has a revelation and now believes to have a purpose to bring the Light to all who may not want it. His buddies, Sid and Arnie, now need to bring him back from this Light back to the real world.