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Notes on Availability
Rate depends on budget of each project. I do not believe in a set day, rate, structure.
I cut my teeth working for five years at R/Greenberg Associates (R/GA, RGA) where I Designed and Shot 25 Main Titles for Feature Films (Home Alone, Goodfella's, Silence of the Lambs, etc.. .), did Stop-Motion, Traditional, and FX Animation, and Model / Set Design.
At Click 3X, (for five years) I did all the Design, Supervised and Directed the FLAME, and CG artists, and did Visual FX Supervision, Art Direction, and Model/Set Design.
Simultaneously, I worked at Peter Corbett and Company (which while I was there later became Full Blue) doing Visual FX Supervision, Art Direction, and Model / Set Design, and Production Design
I had my own design company at 89 Greene Editorial (a subsidiary of Crossroads Films) called 89 Design for almost 3 years.
In addition to the previously mentioned tool set, I began Directing and decided to open my own company to further pursue those goals, it was called Voodoo Design & Visual FX. At Voodoo, I Directed both Award Winning National Advertising Campaigns and Music Videos. I have Directed and worked with The Beastie Boys, Bouncing Souls, Flogging Molly, Michael Jackson, etc... I was there for an additional three years.
I decided to take the company to the next level, leaving the name behind and opening Saucer Attack! Design & Visual FX and Vignette Editorial. Having done so, I ended up spending most of my time away from Design and Creativity, which I truly live for, and was bogged down in the day to day operational minutiae of running two companies. I decided to close the both of them to continue working on the creative aspect, which I have done for over twenty years, and has since led me to India and building a shop in Dubai, U.A.E.
~PRODUCTION ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL:
I prefer to think in terms of all production on an international level. My solid relationships with shops in South Africa, Argentina, Dubai, India, Spain, Toronto, and the United States allow for the same production value that jobs are executed entirely out of one house, but for a mere fraction of the cost (approximately a quarter, and in some instances much less). This is crucial when working in conjunction with core teams of smaller shops (---enabling us to compete with larger venues), going after projects with budgetary or time constraints, in addition to my experience gained by working with international crews.
I have worked on projects as varied as motion pictures, broadcast projects, advertising campaigns, long format pieces, and music videos.
Throughout my career I have been involved on all aspects of the production and pride myself on the ability to communicate on all levels with everyone associated with what I am working on. I enjoy handling, actually juggling, multiple productions at any time. The most satisfaction I receive is working with the client from the initial concept and taking it straight through to completion.
Some of my samples can be viewed at the following link. Please be sure to swipe over to see all of the work presented:
My Linkedin profile contains resume, recommendations, etc:
English, and if it is spoken V-E-R-Y slowly Spanish (---although me speaking it isn't pretty!)
~Director, Executive Creative Director , Visual FX Supervisor, Traditional & FX animator, Designer, Production Designer, Model-Maker.
~Designed and Built 10,000 sq. ft. Design & Visual FX, and Editorial Companies.
~Located Raw Space, Executed Layout, Supervised and Provided Key Architectural Pieces for Construction, in addition to All Interior Design. Hired all Talent.
~Courted and hired talent while living abroad and in the United States
~I travel anywhere and stay for the duration of the job.
~I can work (1) solely with internal teams, will (2) compliment them with additional resources i have at my disposal, can (3) create aspects, or (4) the entire project, and post remotely if warranted.
~Each project has its own unique set of parameters and which path is taken is determined well ahead of time, before the job begins.
Years of Professional Experience
AP, VEP, TIF, AME, MP&M,
Past and Present Employers
Independent Contractor, currently
Nitrous, LTD, 8.5 years
Blackstone Studios, 11 months
Saucer Attack! Design & Visual FX, Inc., 3 yrs, 2 months
Voodoo Design & Visual FX, Inc., 3 yrs, 1 month
89 Design, 3 yrs, 1 month
Click 3X, 5 yrs, 1 month
Peter Corbett & Company, 5 yrs, 1 month (---worked consecutively while at Click 3x)
R/Greenberg Associates (RGA, R/GA) 4 yrs, 1month
Main Titles for 25 Feature Films (Home Alone, Goodfella's, Silence of the Lambs, etc.. .)
Directed both Award Winning National Advertising Campaigns and Music Videos, The Beastie Boys, Bouncing Souls, Flogging Molly, Michael Jackson, etc...
Helped to build an International Design & Visual FX company in Dubai, U.A.E.
Monitor Award, Telly Award, Gold Remi, Worldfest: Best of Show, Worldfest: Gold: "Best Live Performance Video", MTV Music Award.