What are your qualifications?
I’ve been doing 3D animation for a little over ten years now. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2002, where I focused on forensic animation. I originally intended to bring my animations in to the courtroom as evidence support, but life took me in a different direction.
Since moving to Nashville, I’ve worked on projects that range from broadcast spots to large screen format for major corporations and medical institutions. I’ve worked with architects and designers to layout installation and spaces far before the project ever got underway.
When I found Fivestone, I was really at a transitional point in my life. I had been in high pressure, high anxiety situations pretty much since graduating college. I was also needing to do more than animate and make pretty pictures. Fivestone offers that kind of atmosphere. When I met Traylor, he had already been through so much of the same exact stuff that I had, which is why he started Fivestone. We are also driven by a lot of the same goals and aspirations. That has really allowed me to work with him in areas way beyond just animating.
Why do you do what you do?
This field allows me to be both creative, and a critical thinker. I like solving problems that arise on projects.
There are two parts of a project that I love: the beginning and the end. At the beginning of a project there is so much creative juice flowing. Everyone is brainstorming, everyone is getting excited. I love the logistics in figuring out how to actually do something at the beginning of the project.
The end of a project provides such a feeling of satisfaction. You’ve done it, you can see it, and the client is happy. Nothing is better than a happy client.
Who are you and why should we care?
Colin Powell once sat down at my computer during a live show and started pushing my buttons. ‘Nough said.
Who do you think is the cutest baby ever born?
She will be a year old in June.