‘Restart 2020’ Accepted to Three Film Festivals

Our documentary film 'Restart 2020' travels to New England! The SENE Film Festival, 11th Arlington International Film Festival, and New Haven International Film Festival accepted 'Restart 20' in this year's upcoming film festivals. 'Restart 2020' premieres in Rhode Island on Thursday, October 13, 2021at the SENE Film Festival. The festival takes place in person at [...]

7 Ways to use Analytics to Improve Social Media Posts

We've all been there. We've produced something extraordinary, ran to social media, created a post, and then hit share. "Look at what we did!" you might've exclaimed, only to see no one saw your post. Before you delete your post and simply repost it, let's look at 6 Social Media Analytic tips to improve your [...]

Using Animation to Inspire Digital Learning

School is just around the corner for many students and teachers, and I'm eager to enter my media art class with some excitement. Yes, the past two pandemic years were challenging, stressful, and overwhelming. However, I'm really looking to motivate and inspire my students like never before. During the last two years, restrictions on collaboration, [...]

Adding Animated UI to Mobile Applications

https://vimeo.com/587464816 Animating User Interfaces A while back, I explored the creative process of developing a working mobile application prototype. I developed a prototype attempting to improve the tourism efforts of New Bedford, Massachusetts. While the prototype functions well, I knew it could become much stronger and experimented with user interface animations. I created two different [...]

Creating an Animated Stinger

DFurt Film Animated Stinger

https://vimeo.com/584527193 An animated stinger I designed for my small business, DFurt Films. Animated stinger Content creators love animated stingers. Most television, Youtube, Twitch, and Vimeo channels include an animated stinger to introduce a content creator's brand. This week, I was inspired to create my own animated stinger for my small business, DFurt Film. I had [...]

Preparing a Stop Animation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWEl8-PHhMI PES Films uses everyday objects to create stop animated films. There's this artist that I absolutely love, and his work is completely refreshing, unique, and extremely tedious. The artist goes by the moniker PES, and he's a stop animation filmmaker. His work has been viewed over a billion times on YouTube, and all of [...]

Storytelling with Animation

"We all love stories. We were born for them." -Andrew Stanton https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story?language=en Every day I'm reminded of this quote by Pixar producer Andrew Stanton. In Andrew's TED talk, he reminds us what makes a story unforgettable, making a viewer care. We've all heard stories we didn't care about, but the stories that made us care [...]

Restart 2020, Official Selection Wood’s Hole Film Festival

I've got some exciting news regarding my documentary film, Restart 2020. The Woods Hole Film Festival selected Restart 2020 to screen during this year's 30th annual festival! I'm honored Restart 2020 will be included! https://vimeo.com/469610888 Restart 2020, tells the story of three New Bedford Artists navigating art through the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. REstart 2020 The [...]

Communicating with Animated GIFS

Animation is simply the best. Think about it. Animators can create something out of nothing. They can warp reality or create their own version of life. Either animating a rainbow pooping cat or tackling difficult topics, animators can effectively communicate with an audience. Nyan Cat, an animated GIF, engaged audiences across the globe with it's [...]