1. My 3rd year film made at CalArts.
    A little girl has an unexpected encounter while collecting shells at the beach.

    Original music by Jeff Liu vimeo.com/user1178915

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  2. This movie is part of the LG "Life´s Good Lab" campaign, created by the agencies Y&R Brasil ( yrbrasil.com.br )and VMLBrasil ( facebook.com/VMLBrasil ). We produced a 7 minutes short movie with more than 100 scenes, 3 main characters and various supporting characters. I was the lead animator and responsable for all character's setup. Ricardo Massimo was the movie direction, storyboards and film editing. Eduardo Messias was the Executive Producer and direction assistant. Patricia Campinas ( flickr.com/photos/patricia_campinas ) was responsible for all the illustrations. The soundtrack was developed by Cromo.sônica ( cromosonica.com ).

    Production Credits:
    Director, Storyboard Artist and Film Editor: Ricardo Maximo
    Executive Producer and Direction Assistant: Eduardo Messias
    Concept and Illustrations: Patricia Campinas
    Illustration Assistant: Bianca Oddone
    Lead Animator: Aleksander Saharovsky
    Animators (some scenes): Luiz Gustavo, Diego Coutinho & Diego Sato
    Compositors: Ricardo Maximo, Eduardo Messias & Mariane Paoletti
    Sound Design Company: Cromo.sônica
    Soundtrack: Luis Bergmann
    Voice Actors: Adriana Dre, Zé Luiz & Ricardo Maximo
    Voice Recording: Traquitana Studio

    To view this movie in QuickTime format, please visit:

    Rmax Studio
    Direction + Motion, 2011

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  3. What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? This idea inspired Reza Dolatabadi to make Khoda. Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film that would meet high personal standards. Khoda is a psychological thriller; a student project which was seen as a ‘mission impossible’ by many people but eventually proved possible...Enjoy!

    Reza Dolatabadi

    Adam Thomson

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  4. International acclaimed creative and Post Production house Gravity has finalized a series of 3 commercials for Swiss Emmi Dairy Group.
    The creative and post production work on these commercials was challenging in the sense that it was based on the design and revival of typical Swiss forest animals, including marmots, squirrels, birds and butterflies in a forest environment.
    The forest animals were designed realistically in CG but with an added twist and were incorporated into live footage which was shot in a forest in Austria and was given the same “treatment”, resulting in a fairytale look and feel.
    The work in this case demanded that Gravity's artists fully understand the physicality of the animals, be able to design the animal's motion and look with the scrutiny required to make it almost believable.
    Client: Emmi
    Agency: Scholz & Friends
    Production Company: Jerk Films
    Director: Eli Sverdlov
    Director of photography: Mano Kadosh
    Art & Design, Post Production: Gravity
    Chief Creative director: Ilan Bouni, Gravity
    Head of art department: Israel Breslev, Gravity
    Head of 3D department: Yoav Savaryego, Gravity

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  5. Final Project for Beginning Animated Arts
    Music by Alexander Fitch

    Background ::: Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

    Rough Animation ::: Flash

    Clean Up/Color ::: Photoshop

    Compositing ::: After Effects

    Here's my final for my Beginning Animated Arts class at PNCA this term. It was a much larger idea at first, but mostly due to time constraints, it got distilled down to the essentials. Mostly, I'd say it was an exercise in working across different programs and incorporating different mediums. It's a self-portrait of sorts, to be sure. Anyway, this is something close to my heart. ENJOY!

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