Character Animator / Filmmaker

About

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Things I'm interested in:

Hockey, space, skateboarding, snowboarding, Disney theme parks, mountains, movies, national parks, cinematography, Indiana Jones, classic cartoons, animation history, photography and film, climbing, Star Wars, Netflix fireplaces, abandoned places, Pretty Lights, reading, retro-futurism, performance, character animation 

Things that inspire me:

The Twilight Zone, Mickey Mouse, action/adventure movies, live music, lighting design, SpaceX, theme park design, skateboarding (again), filmmaking techniques, my dog, the west in general, animation, exploration of space, modernism, photography, Buster Keaton, tons of other artists 

Things that scare me:

Telling a bad joke on my about me page
 

I like to do a wide range of activities spanning from creating story and character based animations, all the way to being waist deep in powder with a snowboard attached to my feet at 12,000 feet. I have participated in the Disney College Program as a Show Keeping cast member at Hollywood Studios where I was able to improv act and give pseudo-tours around the park for guests, lived abroad in Italy, interned with Cartoon Network and Cox Enterprises, and ventured 3 miles into a cave with a 200 foot mountain inside. If you are looking for someone who is creative, efficient, outgoing, improvisational, passionate, and extremely organized, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I recently graduated from the University of Georgia in December 2017 with a major in Computer Animation and Theater/Film Studies, where I learned animation, film, and theater techniques, as well as participated in an abundant amount of studio art courses. I focused on Character Animation and Filmmaking, and completed my senior thesis project in character animation.

I participated in an interview about UGA's Cortona Study Abroad program, which features an interview of myself along with footage I fillmed during my time across Italy in the summer of 2016.