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June 06, 2013





This is (a delayed) week three of a personal project that challenges me to produce at least one shot a day and upload an edit at the end of a week. My intent is to be experimental and creative in my daily documentation, and for my own practice and love for video. Here is the breakdown for this week:

MONDAY // When I grow up, I want to be Ryan
TUESDAY // Graffiti Tags
WEDNESDAY // City title
THURSDAY // Usual shopping
FRIDAY // The crazed Mississippi/the road to the senior show
SATURDAY // St. Anthony Main
SUNDAY // Driving home

Music by Grouplove

May 10, 2013




This is a test using wiggle transformations for shape layers in After Effects.

May 07, 2013





This is week two of a personal project that challenges me to produce at least one shot a day and upload an edit at the end of every week. My intent is to be experimental and creative in my daily documentation, and for my own practice and love for video. Here is the breakdown for this week:

MONDAY // Spinning fan
TUESDAY // Skating the town
WEDNESDAY // Race track to home
THURSDAY // Strange weather returns
FRIDAY // Ryan's 23rd B-day
SATURDAY // Being anxious (mainly for my first paycheck)
SUNDAY // Oceans

Music by Yeasayer

April 29, 2013





I have always wanted to start a project like this every since my friend, Calvin Keyes took it on many weeks back. My goal in this video-a-day challenge is to produce at least one shot a day and upload a full edit at the end of the week. My intent is to produce anything experimental or creative for my own practice and love for videography, film, or just the art of motion.

My first entry is definitely based on this drastic weather transition that the Midwest just had. The weather went from Winter to Summer in just a few days.

Here is the very first lineup for this new project:

MONDAY // Train yard and Minnehaha Falls
TUESDAY // The harsh winter from the window's point of view with a blinds fade
WEDNESDAY // Winter continued with a creepy ghosting effect
THURSDAY // Orange juice glasses spinning with color-grading experiments
FRIDAY // Ryan frisbee throw in slow motion with tilt-shift
SATURDAY // Stone Arch Bridge excursion
SUNDAY // Mirroring/symmetry experiments with water, candles, and snow/rain drops on car a window

Music by Silversun Pickups and This Will Destroy You

April 22, 2013




A color/mirroring experiment.

March 17, 2013




My latest project is a lyric animation for Brett Cohen's "Hotter Than Fire".  Brett Cohen gained some fame recently by pranking New York City into thinking that he is a celebrity. Watch his entertaining experiments on Youtube here.

December 17, 2012





This is a special one.  SOAR is a short 3D animated film adapted from the poem "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein. I wanted to tap into a style of my own after reading Silverstein's lyrics. Much of the visuals relate to childhood nostalgia and the younger heart. For me, the message is that even through hard times, youth can soar above it all and prevail. The sidewalk ends in a place where anyone young at heart would like to venture to. This project became my senior project at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Check out the behind the scenes video as well!

August 22, 2012




This video was for the Vimeo Weekend Project: Wetter is Better. After a great day of riding down water slides all day, I felt the urge to get some footage at the wave pool. It was shot at Noah's Ark, Wisconsin Dells on an iPhone. The music is "Mirrored Sea" by Passion Pit.

August 15, 2012




This film is for the Vimeo Weekend Project: Magic Hour. It was shot at 6 AM on the Culbertson Ranch in Brooklyn, WI. The goal for this project was to get a great video made during the golden hours of sunrise or sunset. Subject matter and creative freedom was ours from there.

July 12, 2012




Poster project for my environmental science class

June 26, 2012




This is a video I made for fun with the main purpose to reminisce.

May 13, 2012




This is my third and final project for my Type in Motion class. I designed an interface for applications that can help in a day to day life. The assignment was to create moveable type that is useful in various situations. Music by the Avett Brothers.

April 04, 2012




This is my second project for my Typography in Motion class. The objective was to create a Television network, brand it, and put the graphics in motion. We needed 3 schedule animations, 3 lower-third animations with supporting footage, and 3 identity animations. I thought that the Motion Comic Network would be a great opportunity to capture a fairly wide demographic.

March 01, 2012




This is project 1 for my Typography in Motion class. We were assigned to create an emotive type animation with some kind of monologue, dialogue, or something of the sort. I chose to use the ever comical business card scene in American Psycho.

February 26, 2012



Over a weekend, I got involved in a 48 hour packaging competition. The packaging is for Diamond matches dealing with themes of survival. My teammate, Ryan Huettl did the graphic design for the project. Jay Miles and Ryan Huettl were in charge of the conceptual research. After that, I took the reins and made a computer generated mock-up. I modeled, textured, and rendered out an animation demonstrating its function. This process was very quick and my involvement lasted only a day. After great team work, this was the final result.

February 05, 2012




This is a documentary I created for the University of Wisconsin-Stout class taught by Kevin Pontuti: Compositing for Digital Cinema & Virtual Sets. This course took place during the 2012 winter term at Stout and was a three week long class. Myself and other students explored great hands-on experiences from handling cameras jibs to technical software use. A great experience has been had.

January 31, 2012




This is my first assignment in Type In Motion (DES-389). In this class, I am going to emphasize my practices in After Effects much more. It is great fun so far! So sit back and fall into the depths of the alphabet.

January 22, 2012




This is from the DES-256 compositing class during winter term 2012 at The University of Wisconsin-Stout.  This was a three week class in which students explored multiple techniques to create digital effects and set pieces for their films.  Great experience!  Below is a process video for one of the sets I produced in the class.

December 17, 2011

November 22, 2011





This is a project for my digital characters class. The assignment was to design and create a character model for a parade balloon. I chose to brand my character as a mascot for a non-existent travel agency with my own logo design.