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 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 EIAS, LightWave 3D was a tremendous influence on visual effects in television and film, and literally changed the industry.
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.
Click here to check out some of my production credits:
and a little Electric Image history here: