Demo Reel 2013

Shot List

Unless otherwise noted, all client work in this reel was created at Northern Light Productions.

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(:00) Bootleg Wars Intro – Nov ’11
Client: The Mob Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Role: Design/layout, animation, lighting, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
Credits: Written and produced by Ben Avishai, Edited by Dan Mooney, Images gathered by Michaela O’Brien, Image background removal by Tyler Magnin

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(:04) Creation Myth – Oct ’12
Client: Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Atmore, AL
Role: Storyboarding, creative direction, design/layout, illustration, animation
Programs used: After Effects, Photoshop, Maya
Credits: Written and edited by Andy Kukura, Produced by Andy Kukura and Molly O’Brien, Silhouette animations by James Carlsen
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(:06) Follow The Money – Nov ’11
Client: The Mob Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Role: Design, modeling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
Credits: Written and produced by Ben Avishai
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(:09) Tentacles Spread – Sep ’11
Client: The Mob Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Role: Design, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
Credits: Written and produced by Ben Avishai
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(:12) Creation Myth – Oct ’12
Client: Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Atmore, AL
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(:14) Mt. Greylock Orientation – Aug ’11
Client: Mt. Greylock State Park, North Adams, MA
Role: Design/layout, modeling, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
Credits: Produced by Susan Gray, Satellite imagery gathering and Photoshop stitching by Peter Masoero
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(:16) Weapons of Mass Disruption – Jul ’11
Client: Northern Light Productions, Boston, MA
Role: Director of 3D animation, concepting, storyboarding/animatics, minor animation and modeling work, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
Credits: Produced and directed by Bestor Cram, Directed and edited by Mike Majoros, Co-Produced by Matthew MacLean; Modeling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting, rendering, and visual effects by Maria Enderton, Matthew McCarthy, Derek Cuneo, and Matt Thompson
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(:25) Chevy Camaro/”Road to Ignition” – Nov ’09
Client: None
Role: Concept, storyboarding, modeling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
Credits: Audio mix by John Hawthorn
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(:31) Fort Mims – Sep ’12
Client: Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Atmore, AL
Role: Concept, creative direction, modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects
Credits: Written and edited by Andy Kukura, Produced by Andy Kukura and Molly O’Brien, Consultation on historical accuracy from Dr. Gregory Waselkov, Silhouette animations by James Carlsen
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(:33) Vampy – Mar ’10
Client: None
Role: Concept, modeling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
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(:41) Fort Mims – Sep ’12
Client: Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Atmore, AL
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(:43) Colt Python Revolver – Feb ’10
Client: None
Role: Modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
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(:45) Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House – Apr ’10
Client: None
Role: Modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
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(:50) Telegraph Interactive – Feb ’12
Client: Historic Speedwell, Morristown, NJ
Role: Animation, design, set creation (including modeling and texturing of tables/wires in Maya), character creation (including creation of custom outfits from various photos)
Programs Used: After Effects, Photoshop, Maya
Credits: Research and image gathering by Jen Mackie, Produced by Molly O’Brien
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(:52) Geology Animation – Aug ’11
Client: Mt. Greylock State Park, North Adams, MA
Role: Design, animation
Programs Used: After Effects, Photoshop
Credits: Produced by Susan Grey, Consultation on geology from Dr. Paul Karabinos
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(:54) Logo Animation – Aug ’12
Client: Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Atmore, AL
Role: Design, animation
Programs Used: After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator
Credits: Images gathered by Jen Mackie, Logo provided by client
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(:56) Logo Animation – Apr ’12
Client: United States Mint, Philadelphia, PA
Role: Design, modeling, rigging, animation, texturing, lighting, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
Credits: Produced by Lenny Rotman, Animation design based on US Mint logo
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(:58) Al Capone – Nov ’11
Client: The Mob Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Role: Design, animation
Programs Used: After Effects, Photoshop
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(1:00) Lucky Luciano – Dec ’10
Client: The Mob Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Role: Design, animation
Programs Used: After Effects, Photoshop
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(1:02) Travelers – Mar ’11
Client: Laogai Museum, Washington, DC
Role: Design, animation
Programs Used: After Effects, Photoshop
Credits: Produced by Jenny Alexander
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(1:03) Migration Map – Aug ’12
Client: Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Atmore, AL
Role: Design, animation
Programs Used: After Effects, Photoshop
Credits: Written and edited by Andy Kukura, Produced by Andy Kukura and Molly O’Brien
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(1:04) Mt. Rushmore – Jun ’12
Client: Tea Party Ships and Museum, Boston, MA
Role: Modeling, texturing, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
Credits: Produced by Lenny Rotman, Photo courtesy of Joseph Sohm
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(1:05) Andrew Jackson Attract Loop – May ’12
Client: Andrew Jackson State Park, Lancaster, SC (through Winikur Productions)
Role: Modeling, texturing, rendering, post-production
Programs Used: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects
Credits: Produced by Winikur Productions
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(1:06) Battle Scene – Jul ’12
Client: Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Atmore, AL
Role: Design, creation of stylized paintover from historic drawing, animation
Programs Used: After Effects, Photoshop
Credits: Written and produced by Andy Kukura, Produced by Molly O’Brien
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(1:08) Red Sticks Charge – Jul ’12
Client: Unpublished
Role: Design, animation
Programs Used: After Effects, Photoshop
Credits: Silhouette animations by James Carlsen
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(1:10) Rotoscopes – Jan ’12
Client: The Mob Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Role: Design, rotoscoping, animation
Programs Used: Illustrator, After Effects
Credits: Produced by Ben Avishai
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(1:13) Creation Myth – Oct ’12
Client: Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Atmore, AL
Soundtrack composed in GarageBand. Apart from the use of built-in drum loops, all music is original.