Posted on Oct 17, 2013 in Animation, Design, Directing, Disney, Motion Design Reel

Hi folks! I’m proud to share with you my motion design and animation work from the past year.

2013 has been a year of artistic convergence for me. It’s been fueled by equal parts nostalgia and a scramble to find a marketable skill to bring to the competitive freelance market in Los Angeles.

Growing up, I wanted to be a Disney animator soooo bad. I bought just about every “how-to-draw” and animation book I could get my hands on. I then brought those rather heavy books on just about every family road trip, making my childhood backpacks obnoxiously large. (“How to Draw Disney’s Tarzan” was a particularly impactful from what I recall…) As time went by, my interest in storytelling shifted more towards live action filmmaking and the animation books began to collect dust. I went on to study graphic design, then to film school. But somewhere in the back of my mind, this love for animation still rattled around. And even though I decided to pursue a career in live action, I knew that someday I could incorporate my childhood dream into the mix.

Well, those books came off the shelf this year. Live action is still my main focus. But it’s so satisfying to tap into that inner kid.

Here’s to not wasting books,

– Nick

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