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For the second year in a row I was invited to help create the digital backdrops for the musical numbers at the Tony Awards. Theater was such a big part of my high school days, so getting to build animations for Broadway’s top acts is a real joy for me.

For those of you who want to keep up with my work, here’s the four pieces I worked on (all hopefully cued up correctly):

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I’ve never been good at sports, a tolerable singer, or a 4.0 student, so high school was a drag for me…until I got involved in theater. For one week a semester I felt like a rock star. My senior year I got to play Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. Those were the “good ol’ days” I look back fondly on.

Imagine my shock to get an email from a friend of a friend who needed help finishing the motion graphics for THE FLIPPING TONY AWARDS! My very first broadcast gig was for the biggest night in theater! I about fell over.

I had to pick myself up quickly, though, because what ensued was a fast-paced week of animating, revising, red bull drinking, and sleep deprivation.

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I have been a fan of Joss Whedon for a while, and it has come to my attention that a lot of people haven’t known much about his work until his recent success with The Avengers. While I absolutely loved his work in the movie, it kind of makes me sad that some people only know him for that when he has done so much more amazing projects worth mentioning.

Some people may notice that The Avengers was above and beyond the usual super hero movie, but unless you’re a geek like me, you might not go home and think about that for days and try to pick apart every nuance of it. So here are a few reasons I came up with why this director surpasses many others. Continue Reading…