Saturday, June 03, 2006

Frog Harmony

I love the look in the frogs' eyes when they finish singing!

I used under-the-camera clay-on-glass to animate this short funny spot about cooperation for kids' public television, created for ITVS ( as was The Same Moon (below).

A former student of mine and his acapella singing group provided the excellent soundtrack.

Please e-mail me if you want more information about my work.

The Same Moon

This short animation is one of my favorites. It is about the connection we all share here on our planet -- we all see the same moon. Following the moon through windows was inspired by one of my favorite children's books, Harold and the Purple Crayon. I would like to expand the story of The Same Moon into a children's book one day.

I wrote and created this piece as an interstitial spot for children's public television. It is made using clay-on-glass-- brightly colored modelling clay, spread like fingerpaints on an underlit glass pane. I made the sky texture using a rectangular white eraser pressed into the clay. It received several awards in international festivals.

Please contact me for a complete reel of my work with a lot more clay-on-glass animation.