Through the years he has been a child actor, bartender, literary translator, writer, teacher, publisher of a sociopolitical newspaper, war guide for the Washington Post, art director, visual effects supervisor and advertising creative director.
Arguably, his most useful work is his series of After Effects tutorials which have been cracked and downloaded worldwide; hopefully helping the next generation of artists.
He has been nominated for an Emmy, MTV music video award, was somehow awarded a cultural ambassador order from the president of Albania and his work is on permanent display at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Shifting restlessly through the years from one discipline to the other has created a wide body of work across visual storytelling that spans live action, vfx, live event, theatrical and experiential, emerging tech and interactive.
He has a love for and a decent collection of paperback sci-fi, exploring far places on motorcycles and single malts. In the almost nonexistent time between work and trying to raise his children to be astronauts (so he can live vicariously), he handcrafts leather luggage in his garage, is currently hoping to finish his translation of Asimov’s Foundation and is trying to reimagine the blinker.
Commercial Too many to count Experiential 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
Film/Shorts/Episodic 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
Teaching 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