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This is a collection of the some motion pieces I've done over the past three years. They present a breadth of techniques and subject matters I'm most interested in. Some are purely experimental, and others were created with a prompt.

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Guttural I
This piece uses the rhythm of Alexandre Lansqui's Guttural I to create motion. Composed by Alexandre Lansqui and performed by loadbang in 2009, Guttural I is an ensemble of voices, trumpet, bass clarinet and trombone that struck me as raw and erratic. The music made me think of collage animation, and I used old movie posters found from Wrong Side of the Art to create shapes that interact with the movement of the sound.

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The End of the Tour
This piece is an interpretation of a monologue performed by Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace in the film End of the Tour. The screenplay for this film was adapted from an interview between David Lipsky, then a reporter for Rolling Stone, and David Foster Wallace. David Lipsky follows David Foster Wallace as he goes on tour for his book, Infinte Jest, in 1996. Inspired by annotations David Foster Wallace wrote in books he read, the motion piece borrows the style of annotations to differentiate between those words David Foster Wallace says to himself and words that he is trying to get through to others. The piece is also set to muted street sounds to allude to the outside world that Wallace feels isolated yet alive in.

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Kids
This piece was made to experiment with frame by frame animation in Adobe Photoshop. Each frame is drawn on my tablet and edited in Photoshop. It's a fun piece that is an accurate depiction of what I feel about babies.

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Basic Motion
Before jumping into anything complicated, I wanted to test my limits and familiarize myself with After Effects. This is a piece made to experiment with movement and scale in After Effects. Many of this piece is an attempt at reproducing animation basics.
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