Animated and graphically expressive moving image is where all of my interests collide, including design, characters, stories, sound, and music. This section includes personal and commissioned short films and music videos as well as collaborations with friends.
The Melting of the Sun is the second single off of St. Vincent’s new record, Daddy’s Home. I designed, animated and edited the video with a written treatment and direction from Annie Clark and Bill Benz. The live action was shot by Kylie Hazzard and the video was produced by Loma Vista Recordings.
In 2015 the City of Philadelphia needed a new mayor, so Soxx ran on a platform of caring about the city’s trash collectors and trying to address their issues. Soxx is an ongoing multimedia performance and video work created by Jenny Drumgoole, and Jenny and I created this episodic series centered around Soxx’s run for mayor in real-time, leading up to the actual election.
I led the design on title credits, animated elements, shot a good portion of video and did some editing. Each video ultimately went through Jenny’s editing and direction final pass, as this is centered around her creation.
Also embedded below are additional Soxx videos that we made with friends, including Soxx’s Urban Expressions, a Soxx dance experience featuring a dance number choreographed by me that rivals Janet Jackson any day.
Old friends, old jams, and a load of old VHS-C and Hi8 video cassette tapes and sketchbooks came together in this frenetic music video for a band that recorded hundreds of tracks and played three shows.
A self-initiated love letter to those frantic teenage years. I’ll include most of the 20-something year olds in that too.
Is it possible to make a low budget (no budget) six minute music video exclusively with video sources commissioned from fiverr? The answer is yes. Directed, edited by Jenny Drumgoole and Chris McDonnell for our pal Eric Copeland.
Ms Pretzel by Eric Copeland
p+c 2014 DFA Records
directed by Goal Achievement Club (Jenny Drumgoole, Chris McDonnell)
I designed and animated the “Story Time” jingle segment for Yo Gabba Gabba on Nick Jr., featuring the music of fellow Philadelphians, Dr. Dog!
Because of a mix up on the production, I had half the original time allotted and half the budget to make the whole thing by myself. It’s limited in some areas but holds up in others, for me, anyway, and of course… it’s got Dr. Dog! Definitely a reason to keep this in the portfolio.