The latest stuff I’m doing.

Buttons: A 5-Second Project

Every couple months the folks over at Greyscale Gorilla do a little thing called The 5-Second Project.

The idea is simple: make a 5 second animation, explore some new techniques, interpret the theme literally, figuratively, loosely.

The current 5-Second Project’s theme is “Buttons” and here’s what I made.

The music was created in ButtonBass, which seemed theme-appropriate. Except for the sound effects, which are me dropping actual buttons on a plate.

You can check out the other entries here.

The Standbys, a NY Times Critics’ Pick – NYC Theatrical Run

The Standbys, a documentary feature from director Stephanie Riggs for which we had the privilege of creating the titles and graphics, opens February 21 for a New York City Theatrical Run at the Quad Cinema in Greenwich Village.

The Standbys

The Standbys follows a variety of undiscovered performers for several years through their ups and downs, struggles and triumphs, onstage performances and private lives.

The film is a New York Times Critic’s Pick.

You can view a clip of the film’s open, including our main title design, in the portfolio here.

Catch The Standbys in the theater! Get tickets here.

3D Sketch Motion Test

I’ve been wanting to do a sketch-style 3D project for a while and was thrilled to have the opportunity on a recent assignment.

The client wanted a sketched look, with scenes drawing on.

This is a motion test we created. We can’t post the project just yet, but hopefully we’ll have some more clips to share soon.

ADFF Opening Slate

Declan was recently invited by Beat Media Group to develop the motion graphic elements for the main titles for the Architecture & Design Film Festival.

The animated elements are based upon Obek Design’s beautiful work for the web and print material, and were incorporated with festival film clips in collaboration with director Stephanie Riggs of Beat.

The festival began in New York City October 16-20, and continues with programs in Chicago in and Los Angeles this coming Spring.

The bumper, which plays before each program in the festival, is up in the portfolio.

New Reel is up!

“I haven’t had time to update the reel because I’ve been so busy.”

Sound familiar? It’s a good problem to have; I often take an out-of-date reel as a sign that a person is in demand.

But at the point where I start apologizing for the out-of-date work, it’s clearly time for a refresh.

So I’m happy to announce:

The new reel is up!

Kept it short ‘n’ sweet; If you want to see some older work, feel free to travel back in time to the 2012 Showreel.