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An interaction designer. a modern storyteller. a tech Enthusiast. a friend.


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An interaction designer. a modern storyteller. a tech Enthusiast. a friend.


A forward thinking interaction designer & Animator


storytelling is at the foundation of my practice.  understanding users motivations and finding those exact moments to surprise and delight them.  stories should never be passively consumed.  Whether it's a film or an interface it should engage the viewers creative mind .

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A forward thinking interaction designer & Animator


storytelling is at the foundation of my practice.  understanding users motivations and finding those exact moments to surprise and delight them.  stories should never be passively consumed.  Whether it's a film or an interface it should engage the viewers creative mind .

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Between Then and Now Blog


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Between Then and Now Blog


A blog about tech, filmmaking, fatherhood and culture

Based on what I know about you I'm going to guess I don't need to tell you what a blog is.  You're already on the internet, you somehow found my page.  Go and read my blog to hear perspective on the UX/Interaction design industry, animation and film, art and fatherhood in NYC.

Here's a post to wet your appetite:  

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Interaction Designer


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Interaction Designer


Creating experiences

What if you could create a tool that someone would use daily?  How can you increase productivity? Efficiency? Pleasure?  What happens when you use an application the third time?  The eighth time? The 126th time?  I create experiences that are versatile and efficient but also designed to allow continually engage and delight humans.

Day Jobs

I work for companies that are dreaming of the future.  Companies that shape the future.  We live in a time where buzz words like 'disruptive', 'innovative', and 'user centered design' have saturated our workplaces.  It's hard to find the right atmosphere to truly innovate, right now, for me that place is Google.

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Memory Descent


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Memory Descent


objective

Using dance, film, music and computer imagery Memory Descent depicts the feeling of depersonalization, a condition in which the affected person feels divorced from their physicality. Understanding the space around you - its gravity, limitations, definitions and order - provides a necessarily self-referential experience. In a depersonalized state we navigate our world in a haze, experiencing something new in the old that belies tangible definition.

execution

Memory Descent follows our dancer protagonist as she plummets into the ocean depths. As she sinks, she interacts with fish and octopi, but never with a surface. Down becomes up- deep sea becomes deep space. From space, Earth’s gravity begins to pull her back toward its center. She completes her uncanny loop, rocketing through the earth’s atmosphere and into the ocean once again. In this serene aesthetic journey the viewer travels with the dancer as space seamlessly morphs and bends during oscillations between sinking and falling.

 

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Travesty City


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Travesty City


Conceptual

Using surrealism illustrate the universal disconnect between work life and private life.  Create a commentary on our learned dependency on social / societal structures vs the inescapable knowledge that everything in our lives is malleable.  

synopsis

A waiter fills his role with style and precision. As he leaves the restaurant and enters the streets of travesty city, this sense of purpose and stability begins to unravel. How will he translate his sense of belonging at work into the more unstructured reality of his personal life? Will he know alternatives when he sees them?

 

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Feasibility Study


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Feasibility Study


objective

explore the correlation between identity and employment.

 

execution

a 5 minute short animated film illustrating the emotional fallout from job loss utilizing surrealism, collage aesthetic and music.

 

screenings and awards

2008 Vimeo Staff Pick

2008 Canary Wharf Film Festival, London, UK

2008 Flexiff Experimental Film Festival, Sydney Australia

2008 Short Soup, Sydney Australia

2008 Digital Design Studio Animation Festival, Glasgow Scotland

2008 Sefton Short Film Festival, Liverpool England

2008 Portobello Film Festival, London England

 

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The Man Who Knew How to Fly


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The Man Who Knew How to Fly


Mr. Tomasek has just discovered the human ability to fly. Now he fears the repercussions. *** “The Man Who Knew How To Fly” is based on the short story by Czech writer Karel Čapek. Trailer for the short film. More info at: http://www.themanwhoknewhowtofly.com/

AWARDS

2011 Best Visual Effects - Action On Film, Pasadena CA – The Man Who Knew How to Fly

Role

I contributed special effects to Director Robi Michael's The Man Who Knew How to Fly

screenings

2011 Hollywood Film Festival, Hollywood CA

2011 Austin Film Festival, Austin TX

2011 Sedona Film Festival, Sedona AZ

2011 San Luis Obispo Film Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA

2011 Rome Independent Film Festival, Rome Italy

2011 Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach CA

2011 Los Angeles United Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Maui Film Festival, Maui HI

2011 Renovation Film Festival, Reno NV

2011 Comic-Con, San Diego CA

2011 LA Shorts, Los Angeles, CA

2011 FIFI Festival, France

2011 Honolulu Film Awards, Honolulu, HI *Winner: Aloha Accolade

2011 Tallahassee Film Festival, Talahassee FL *Winner: Best Narrative Short

2011 Graphation Film Festival, Los Angeles CA *Winner: Jury Award

2011 Downtown Film Festival, Los Angeles CA *Winner: Best Sci-Fi

2011 Worldfest Houston, Houston TX *Winner: Platinum Remi

2011 Little Rock Film Festival, Little Rock AR *Winner: Best World Short

2011 USA Film Festival, Dallas TX *Finalist

2011 Park City Music Film Festival, Park City UT

2011 Action On Film, Pasadena CA *Winner: Best Visual Effects

2011 Syracuse International Film Festival, Syracuse NY *Winner Best Short Fiction & Best Editing

2011 Carmel Film Festival, Carmel CA

2011 Orlando Film Festival, Orlando FL

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Anyone


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Anyone


Conceptual

Explore our connection to each other through the physical isolation of technology.  

Synopsis 

Anyone is a simple narrative that deals with isolation and perceived reality. Tension hinges on the phrase "Everything is going to be OK".

 

awards & screenings

2008 Vimeo Staff Pick

2008 LocalPointTV, Washington DC

 

Motion Reels


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Motion Reels


2009 Motion Graphics Reel

2011 Reel Update