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Creative Director | Visual Storyteller | Team Architect

Live Action | Motion Design | VFX


I am a seasoned multidisciplinary, hands-on creative director, live action director and vfx supervisor, with deep experience in building and leading creative teams in advertising, motion picture, broadcast, experiential and interactive.

I was a child actor, bartender, literary translator, writer, teacher, publisher of a socio-political newspaper, war guide for the Washington Post, visual effects supervisor, advertising creative director and live action director. Arguably, my greatest achievement is my series of After Effects tutorials which have been cracked and downloaded worldwide.

I have been written about in LA Times, Wired, Shoot, Animation Magazine, nominated for an Emmy, MTV music video award, was somehow awarded a cultural ambassador order from the president of Albania and some of my work is on permanent display at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

I collect paperback sci-fi and love exploring far places on motorcycles

In the almost nonexistent time between work and trying to raise my children to be astronauts (so I can live vicariously), I dabble in a slew of hobbies; from handcrafting leather luggage, to trying to finish my translation of Asimov’s Foundation or reimagining the blinker.


Too many to count


Stage design for concerts, theater and special venues to extra large-scale projections for outdoor parks, interactive and sensor based technologies for audience participation; covering all areas of immersive installations: Concept, physical build, implementation, custom prerendered or real-time visuals.

Korn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Re, 50 Cent, Bon Jovi, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Biebe, Paul Oakenfold, American Ido, 20th Century Fox “CinemaCon”, Disney Parks, Sony Pictures Roadshow, Star Trek DVD Release Even, JCPenney Jam, Heineken, Dirty Sout, McAfee Focus conferenc, The Petersen Automotive Museum, Emma Hewitt, Haze Club Las Vegas

Music Videos

Kanye West, Beyonce, Regina Spekto, Corinne Bailey Rae, Anjulie, Danni Harrison/theNewNo2, Zach Wylde w Black Label Society, Ziggy Marle, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Ayumi Hamasak, Taio Cruz, Ingrid Michaelson


Cosmos, Beowulf, Superman Returns, Narnia-The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Dark Cit, Beautiful Creatures, Polar Express, Zathur, Journey to the Center of the Eart, Doug Chiang's “Robota”, Fast and Furious - Tokyo Drift, F'ing Fast, Radio Free Albemuth, Gosia’s Witc, Wizards of Weaverly Place, Halloween Town, Ghost Wal, Caesar, Them, First Flight, Gus, Spad, Happy Download Day,Last Comic Standing


Instructor Gnomon Workshop After Effects
Instructor Gnomon School of Visual Effects Master Class
Instructor Compositing Lockheed Martin
Instructor Texturing Shading Gnomon School of Visual Effects
Instructor Intro to Maya Gnomon School of Visual Effects
Instructor 'Maya Fasttrack' Gnomon School of Visual Effects
Instructor 'Introduction to Compositing' Gnomon School of Visual Effects
Instructor 'Lighting and Rendering' Gnomon School of VFX