Hey! I'm Jason. I'm a 3D character animator based in the California Bay Area.
In addition to animation and film-making, I get excited about creating with new technologies. I've contributed to a variety of projects, including animated VR short films, AR apps, interactive music videos, and mobile games.
Currently I'm an Animation Supervisor at Evil Eye Pictures
, animating in Unreal Engine on video game trailers, with sporatic Tech Anim responsibilities as well.
I originally hail from Pennsylvania, but I got my BFA in Animation at SCAD in Georgia. Luckily, my first short film
I made there as a senior gained some recognition. Soon after, the folks at Encyclopedia Pictura invited me out to San Francisco to work on a music video. I've been here since! I'm very grateful to say that makes almost 10 years working in the industry with a lot of amazing people.
Current interests: coding animation tools in Python
, sculpting in Blender, and teaching tricks to Poppy (our French Bulldog).
Maya, Blender, Unreal Engine, Unity, Python
2021 - PresentEvil Eye Pictures
Animation Supervisor for video game trailers in Unreal Engine. Some Tech Anim contributions.
2019 - 2021Jam City
Animating cutscenes and playspace actions for the mobile game Vineyard Valley. Also responsible for implementing animations in Unity.
2018 - 2019Evil Eye Pictures
3D Character animation, movement system prototyping and technical setup for Google AR apps, especially the AR camera app "Playground."
2016 - 2018Jam City
Animated superheroes flying around, fighting, and goofing off in the Marvel Avengers Academy mobile game. Participated in animation planning meetings.
2015 - 2016Freelance
Worked on various animation projects.
Often responsible for start-to-finish modeling, rigging, and animation of characters, under direction of the client or creative director.
Clients include: Toca Boca, Robert Paraguassu, Motional LLC, Ataboy Studios, Aatma Studio
2014 - 2015Encyclopedia Pictura
Character animation and modeling on the music video for “Boys Latin” by Panda Bear, plus an interactive music video app.
Official Selection: Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Annie Awards: Best Student Film
Top Shorts Online Film Festival: Best Animation
CartoonBrew.com Student Film Fest Finalist
Vimeo Staff Pick
BFA - Animation - Savannah College of Art and Design
Artistic and Academic Honors scholarship, Dean’s List: 2010 - 2014