2006 - 2007 Animation & Studio Arts | Concordia University
1999 - 2003 B.Sc Physics (First Class Honours) | McGill University
Director, Animator | Game of Life | Independent | A hyper-short film wherein a feral spiderhouse is eaten by an ancient brick colossus.
UX/UI Design | Workflow, Scripting, Research
Animation | 2D Character, Psychedelic, Toon Boom, TVPaint, Script & Storyboard
VFX & Compositing | After Effects, Unity
Languages | English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (fair)
Film & Animation
2022 Writer, Director & Animator | Teeth Agape | Six Shooter Inc. | Music video for Tanya Tagaq. | Tanya Tagaq, Vocals and Music
2020 - 2021 Animator | Chasing Birds | Unité Centrale | Una Lorenzen, Director; Galilé Marion-Gauvin, Producer
2019 Animator | Shannon Amen | NFB | Maral Mohammadian, Producer ; Chris Dainty, Director
2016 - 2017 Animation Mentor | Shaman | NFB | Facilitated and coached a young Inuit artist to create her first short animation through a series of creative workshops in Montreal and her hometown of Nain, Labrador.
2016 Character Animator | Let There Be Light | ED Films & Eyesteel Films | Character animation for scenes within a documentary about the promise of fusion energy. | Mila Aung-Thwin, Director; Daniel Gies, Animation Director
2016 Writer, Storyboard Artist, Animator | Brown Bear: What Are You Toxin About? | ED Films | Scriptwriting, storyboard creation and character animation for an educational animation for youth about the concepts of biomagnification. | Daniel Gies, Director
2016 Co-Director & Animator | Radio Check | NFB | A short, impactful PSA style piece promoting awareness of child victims of immigration detentions. | Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, Co-Director; Jelena Popovic, Producer
2016 Creative Director | ED Films
2013 - 2014 Stereoscopic Compositor & Workflow Designer | The Little Prince - Stopmotion Set | ToutenKartoon | Oversaw and bottom-lined stereoscopic aspects of stop motion footage. Designed pre-shoot tests, workflows for rushes, compositing and final deliveries, did 2D compositing and built scripting tools to streamline S3D conversion (useable by non S3D specialists)
2013 Lighting, Compositing & Stereoscopy Supervisor, Animator | The End of Pinky | NFB | Stereoscopic compositing and custom After Effects scripts were used to streamline the creation of a unique visual treatment incorporating 2D hand drawn animation into an S3D tableau. | Claire Blanchet, Director; Michael Fukushima, Producer.
2012 Compositing and VFX Specialist | Terminus (Dance production) | Director/Choreographer: Charmaine Leblanc; Video Director: Marlene Millar | Worked with danse video footage to create content for site specific projections with live performance.
2011 Compositing and VFX Specialist | Lost Action: Trace | NFB | Motion tracking, visual effects & environment design for composite filmed dance performance with animation.
2010 Writer , Director & Animator | Biodiversity is Life | UN Secretariat to the Convention on Biodiversity | PSA raising awareness about traditional knowledge of indigenous communities and biodiversity. (1 min 30 sec)
2008 Animator, Art Director | Cloud Nine | Ramz Media, Oslo/Montreal | Conceptual animations of cluster munitions with global practices and impacts. (1 min)
2008 Writer, Director & Animator | Airborne Daydreams | Spafax, Air Canada EnRoute | Promotional trailer video for in-flight Student Film Festival.
2008 Co-driector & Lead Animator | The Mixy Tapes | NFB & POP Montreal | Short film created in six weeks as part of "Making Music" Collaboration between NFB and POP Montreal. | Michael Wray, Co-Director, Maral Mohammadian, Producer
2008 Animator, Designer | Champlain Retracé | NFB | Co-created animated scene (with Claire Blanchet) with Sandde S3D animtion software.
2007 Animator, Art Director | Homo Toxicus | Les Productions ISCA | Animated introduction to documentary directed by Carole Poliquin.
UX & Programming
2021 Instructor - Unity & Programming | Collège Rubika Montreal
2018 - present Inventor & Programmer | Arpeggio VR | Designing and coding an original paradigm for hand-drawn 3D animation in VR. Written in C# with the Unity engine.
2012 - 2013 User Experience Group Leader & Research Associate | Elastic Spaces | Hexagram - Concordia University | Interactivity / UX design and scripting support for research-based art projects. Facilitated fruitful communication between artists and developers. Synthesized and presented to fellow researchers a comprehensive report on the SANDDE software project, challenges and related work.
2010 - 2012 UX Specialist | SANDDE | Janro Imaging Labs | UX & UI design, marketing and communications. SANDDE was a pioneering animation system that afforded users the ability to create stereoscopic 3D hand-drawn animation all within an immersive environment. It was the precursor to more contemporary VR drawing apps such as Quill, and AnimVR.
2022 Selected for consideration | Teeth Agape - music video for Tanya Tagaq | Prism Prize
2021 Moscow 5-Second Film Festival | Game of Life | Official Selection
2008 Annecy Animation Festival | Forest Frenetic | Séléction officielle - PERSPECTIVES
2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival | The Mixy Tapes | Official Selection - Shorts Competition
2007 Ottawa International Animation Festival | Drop | Official Selection - Canadian Short Animation
Workshops & Presentations
2016 Invited Speaker | Elastic Spaces Conference | Hexagram Concordia
2013 Invited Speaker & Workshop Instructor | SANDDE | Bath School of Art and Design, Bath, UK | 3-day production-based workshop on SANDDE with accompanying talk on S3D drawing and UX research findings.
2012 Workshop Instructor | SANDDE | AIAS 2012: National Arts School, Sydney Australia | 5-day workshop to introduce a group of international participants to Sandde and facilitate the production and presentation of collaborative works.
Awards & Honours
2018 Artist in Residence | Résidence en cinéma d'animation | Cinematheque Quebecois | Animation scriptwriting residency with mentorship by Matthew Rankin
2012 Artist in Residence | National Arts School - Sydney, Australia
2010 Grant Recipient | Refuge | Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec | Research and Creation grant in film and media, upcoming artist
2008 Best of Ottawa 2008 | The Mixy Tapes | Inclusion in the Ottawa Animation Festival's sub-selection of favourites.
2007 Winner | Banque National Animation Scholarship | Concordia - Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
2007 Winner | Achievement in Animation | Air Canada/En Route Student Film Festival