Flash animation
I do get editorial direction from clients, but most of the scripting, art, voices and Flash building happens at my desk. I'm sort of a one-man animation shop. However, that's my girlfriend Phu's voice as Clarence in "The Big Moosestake." She's from Maine, so it was especially nice to have her help on that. And in "Date a Brain" my god-daughter Karissa lends her voice to the cause. (I try to keep it in the family. Knaamean?)


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The famous "Wombat." It's been seen the world over and I regularly (still) get requests from people from the far corners asking for a copy. It truly has a life of its own. I fully expect my tombstone to say, "here lies jason, father of a wombat."

In that last year, without solicitation from me, the little bugger was invited into the Oakland Museum's Earthdance Short Attention Span Environmental Film Festival, the Charleston (S.C.) Film Festival, and the Wild and Scenic Film Festival sponsored by Patagonia.

woo hoo!

GetterSetter

Actionscript 3 Getter Setter

Actionscript 3 getter and setter generator creates a list of vars, the get functions and the set functions for your inputted variables.

If you don't know why you would want to use getters and setters, review the official docs at Adobe:
get statements:
and
set statements:

Hope this saves you a minute or two.

FGC Mission Statement

Foundation for Global Community
Mission Statement

I started with the Mission Statement, a beautifully written document that is so relevant to modern mankind's predicament.

Besides creating the Flash, I chose the imagery, assembled the soundtrack and did the voice.

You're in Jeopardy!

You're in Jeopardy!

Synchronicity or what? No sooner had I begun to wrap up Date a Brain, a piece based on a fictional game show, than the NRCM pings me and asks if I'd be interested in creating a new piece for them that is based on, YES, a game show. Cue the Twilight Zone music.

Anyway, it was great to work with the NRCM again and here's the final effort. They wanted this piece to mix real video with the animation and the final result turned out pretty good I think.

 

Date A Brain

Date A Brain

How do you educate people about the three major regions of the brain in a fun and entertaining way? I was given that task and this piece, "Date A Brain" was my answer. It was a TON of work, but it's getting a great reception, so all's well. When you hear people laugh it makes up for the hair pulling and frustrations that a lot of projects seem to exact.

Global-MindShift.org

Build Your Own Snowman

Build Your Own Snowman

A friend of mine is starting up a site geared toward kids. I built him a build your own snowman prototype. Go ahead, build one of your own and then print it out.

Lombardi Designs

These screen shots show the splash screen, menu and a furniture example page for Lombardi Designs. Paul Lombardi makes some of the most beautiful, one-of-a-kind furniture in the world. It was honor to build his site for him. I tried to keep this site simple and elegant because when you have such great material to work with I think the best thing I can do as a designer is to get out of the way, the pieces really sell themselves.

self interest This is a recent ActionScript based animation for Global-MindShift.org.
earthdance Approached to do an introduction for Earthdance: Short Attention Span Environmental Film Festival to be held at the Oakland Museum of California I naturally said yes! When I went to see the festival in San Francisco this piece opened the festival and the Wombat closed it. How cool is that?!
ActionScript widget Experimental ActionScript based widget. Click the buttons and voila! Move the cursor up and down and affect the speed. Presto! The best part? Since it's ActionScript based it's only 15k!

I was commissioned by the Natural Resources Council of Maine to make "The Big Moosestake", a two minute explanation of their fight to save the North Woods of Maine. They were great people and I feel very privileged to have met them and worked with them.

"Smoke Screen" was a top-ten finalist in MoveOn.org's nationwide call for Flash animation
"Peril" was done for the Global-MindShift.org site
Caveman #2 for GMS
Caveman #1 for GMS
splash piece for old GMS site
   
previous examples  
christmas card
pond

tibet

www.istoryteller.net

surfing photos
intro (hint: click on the numbers)
build
minis
motodeath
motodeath3
weld
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