I interviewed, edited and animated a discussion with comedian Hannibal Buress. Buress goes on to detail his experience earning his chops in stand-up, how he pitched a sketch to Saturday Night Live that failed miserably, and more.
White Racism Ignites Dynamite in Black Ghettos
With the The Atlantic, above is an animated adaptation of Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton’s “Dynamite”, written in 1967. “Dynamite” traced the root of the frustration present in African-American ghettos to decades of systemic injustice. Today, over 65 percent of black people live in urban America, and that discontent has far from subsided.
The Double-Consciousness of a Dark Body
This animation is an adaptation of W.E.B. Du Bois' “Strivings of the Negro People,” which addresses the alienation experienced by emancipated slaves and their families three decades later—or, in his words, “the freedman [who] has not yet found in freedom his promised land.”
For the Lucas Brothers, Comedy Is Therapy
In a recent animated interview with The Atlantic, the twins said that at an early age, they learned the power of comedy. Now, the successful comedians see their work as more than simply a vocation.
John Legend and Jesse Williams on Art and Activism
The Atlantic's Adrienne Green sat down with Jesse Williams and John Legend for the MLK special edition of the magazine to speak about their stances on racial injustice, the struggle for civil rights, and how artists can move the needle on both counts.
Roxane Gay on Acceptance
In this animated interview, Gay critiques socially constructed beauty norms and how weight has been left out of the new culture of acceptance.
The First White President
In this animated excerpt from a recent interview with Coates about his article, the writer explains how tribalism and white supremacy paved the way for Trump. Gallup research shows that white voters overwhelmingly supported the candidate across demographics.
O.J.: The Pioneer Before the Prisoner
In this animated interview, Ezra Edelman, creator of the Oscar-Winning documentary "O.J.: Made in America", highlights the paradox between Simpson’s efforts to de-racialize himself and the African American icon he became.
The Making of a Black President
This short animation uses recordings from Coates’s conversations with Obama to illustrate the young president’s doubts and convictions along the way.
MTV "TRL Promo"
I created cell animated effect animation to help promo MTV's TRL.
Directed by Kris Merc
Join Motionographer on Patreon
Fabricated and Animated Stop-Motion, cell, and After Effects assets for Motionographers Patreon promotion.
Directed by Erica Gorochow & Michelle Higa Fox
Adult Swim "X-Men: Apocalypse"
I pixel animated characters in this Adult Swim Promo for "X-Men Apocalypse".
Directed by Yussef Cole
Adult Swim "Barbershop: The Next Cut"
Cel-Animated busts for Adult Swim's "Barbershop: The Next Cut".
Directed by Erin Kilkenny
Adult Swim "Central Intelligence"
Was a junior compositor on Adult swim's promo of "Central Intelligence".
Directed by Ana Kim
"Gift" Twitter 10 Year Anniversary
Cel Animated elements for Twitter's Decade Anniversary.
"Hash Flags" Twitter 10 Year Anniversary
Cel animated effects along with minimal stop-motion.
"TV" Twitter 10 Year Anniversary
Cel animated along with minimal stop-motion.
Experimenting with Joysticks and Sliders Plug-in. Had mad fun playing with this rig.
A fun little abomination. Having fun with my initials.
CORPUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE : Student Film
This is a short training video for Prospective Animal Researchers. The company that produced this values "science" over the well being of Laboratory Monkeys. Watch as this tape displays a Research institute with a passion for torture, er science...
Best Animated Shortfilm - Oaxaca Film Festival
A bizarre man with a Television for a head floats aimlessly through space.
Inspired by Owen Pallett's single "The Phone Call" and Adultswim for putting out my favorite shows.
Animated Loop of a stoner cyclops with mystical powers.