Characters allow for an emotional investment in whatever they find themselves in, and it is that emotional investment that drives me to work on character-driven product spots, PSAs and other short-format work. I focus on animating quirky, relatable characters that capture the audience's attention, and keeps them curious to what's going to happen next.
Traditional and digital 2D animation allows for a personal energy in the line work that allows me to communicate more directly the thoughts and feelings of a character. In the line work, you can create unstable scratches of rage, flowing curls of calm, and heavy downward folds of oppressive fatigue. This intimacy brings control and natural emotion to my work.
I'm always looking to expand my use of space and cinematography in my animation, as well as styles of movement, such as command 2.5D space and digital puppet animation. In doing so, I am able to to better instill the emotions and thoughts of my work onto the audience.