That passion and experience is what I try to share in my classroom, and I believe it’s essential to use my own work as well as classic features and shorts, when I explain complex techniques and concepts. Students need to see that one person working alone can create imagery as powerful, persuasive, and compelling as the work they see in major studio productions.
My career asked much of me. I animated on dozens of television commercials, wrote scripts, designed characters, and created special effects for hundreds of presentations, trade shows, and promotional films, before moving on to screenwriting. My novel, The Great Rabbit Rip-off is available on Amazon.com, and in the past ten years, I’ve been collaborating with several other screenwriters on feature scripts, television pitches and short films, both animated and live action.