During our quarantine, our company asked us to make some fun cooking-from-home videos. I made this one before they canned the initiative.
Twitch streamer GameBoiLight (formerly known as Afro_Sauce) hired Y. Art Production’s services to make him a 5min intro for his live-stream. He provided the concept and the logo – and we took it from there. In order to incorporate Rey’s sweet 2D animation skills, I came up with the idea of a character selection screen where he chooses himself.
Here’s an alternate ending he would use when his wife Giselle would take over his streams – this is one of my favorites ❤
A guitar arrangement I made for this awesome song featured in Etneral Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, written by Jon Brion.
My girlfriend Natalie was taking History of Theatre II, and for one of their assignments, they had the choice of either doing a book-report, or a short video adaptation explaining their understanding of the play they were assigned. She was reading King Lear. So we took the basic premise of that story, and created this modern silent-film interpretation.
My classmate Patricia Mae wanted me to star in her video assignment – she was to produce a Visual Joke for our film class – how could I say no?
2009 – This was the first time I ever entered a film race. Prior to my knowledge of video editing, cinematography, or any school yet (it was my first year of film-school). We came up with this Alice in Wonderland type concept, and rolled with it.
The three criteria for making this video
- The Prop: A Cape
- The Line: “I think I’ll put this in my Blog”
- The Character: A Mariachi
Everyone did so great – I wish I would have known then what I know now! Either way, it was a great learning experience!
Another assignment from my college years – we were to create a visual joke. Essentially, this is a scene with something physically funny that happens, and no talking.
I had the great fortune of being able to attend CES 2019 – during my downtime, I was able to to capture this interview with Kris Mendez from Innex inc. Check it out!
Shortly after being hired at Frost & Sullivan as a Video Producer, they filmed this video showing the kind of work we do. We really do so much more than just this… come to think of it, we should really update this video. In either way, this was the beginnings of my first full-time time as a Video Producer.
During our Summer Internship at the University of Texas Pan-American (now UTRGV), actor Valente Rodriguez, a former alumni of the school, came to direct an original film entitled Big Dreams, Little Balls. The project was about a series of college students fantasizing about what they would do if they won the lottery, going through a series of dream sequences, ending with their favorite school janitor actually winning it.
Here’s a documentary the local media made covering the “behind the scenes” of this production
It was a great pleasure working with Valente and the rest of the team. It was my second time working on a feature-film – first time as a Cinematographer. Also, Valente was really into my crazy-long curly hair, and gave me a part in the movie as a spiritual guru. Would have been great if this project was able to go through Post-Production. Now it’s just gone… like tears in the rain.