Between May 2007 and December 2009 I worked on several stop-motion animation music videos. I consulted, collaborated, animated, filmed, photographed, assisted, and co-stared as a live-animated character. I gained experience working in extreme weather conditions, filming in flooded streets after a heavy rain fall, in the sweltering humid-heat in late spring, and during a live snow storm in the countryside.

I executed the following; character and costume design, set and prop design, puppet construction, animation rigging, location scouting, and pre-production research. My design work as a special effects make-up artist is also predominantly featured (see photos below). I animated select sequences and assisted with cinematography as a camera operator, grip, and rigger. I designed cinematic shots and executed practical lighting effects. I also shot documentary photos.


For a full list of production roles and work executed in video sequences, please contact me.

Animation_2Two Headed Man and I, taking a quick break from animating before moving onto a new sequence and location. (Photo by T. S.)

DOCUMENTARY SHOTS

Photos by S.Segal
Illuminant_2headedMan_make-up1Masks devoid of depth & facial tone before my make-up application.

Illuminant_2headedMan_make-up2A close-up of the latex masks after makeup application. The paint held in up well in the damp conditions.