who i am
I have been creating visual effects and computer animation in film and television for over 35 years. I once 'terminated' Los Angeles for Academy Award-winning director James Cameron. I jammed the radar for the legendary Mel Brooks in "Spaceballs." I was on the crew that helped Michael Jackson 'moonwalk' in "Smooth Criminal." I've rubbed elbows with John Sculley of Apple Computer, Inc., and Andy Grove of Intel. I have even been tossed from the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills by none other than the endearing Don Rickles...
In 1987, frustrated by the lack of affordable computer animation software, I founded Electric Image, Inc., and helped start a revolution. ElectricImage Animation System (EIAS) was used by the top visual effects companies in the 1990's for the biggest blockbuster films of the time, including "Terminator 2:Judgment Day," "Star Wars Special Edition," "Star Wars The Phantom Menace," "Star Trek Generations," "Star Trek First Contact," "Mission: Impossible" and many more.
Years later, I joined NewTek and ran the LightWave 3D division for several years. Like ElectricImage Animation System, LightWave 3D was a tremendous influence for visual effects in television and film, and literally changed the industry. I am very proud of these achievements.
Now in my third career, I am a motion designer, modeler and animator. My journey has brought me full circle, back to being directly involved in the creative process. Instead of building the tools I need, I can pick and choose from the best tools out there to explore my creative side and deliver great work for my clients.
Click here to check out some of my production credits:
and a little Electric Image history here: