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Hallo!

Welcome to the site. It’s a bit of a mess at the moment thanks to a crash of the previous version, the result of the bloke in this photo, Muhg. Muhg takes particular joy in wreaking wicked online havoc to me and mine, something about me awakening an ancient online curse or blah blah blah– I get tired of listening to him. I get it, Muhg! You’re all an all-powerful online deity! Anyway, the pickings are slim and a bit scattershot at the moment but you’ll find a decent sampling of projects I’ve worked on and hopefully you’ll find something that brings you a smile. 
 
Scroll on down, take a look, and be sure to check back again soon.

 

I’m off to sacrifice a meme to the mighty Muhg. Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome to the site. It’s a bit of a mess at the moment thanks to a crash of the previous version, the result of the bloke in this photo, Muhg. Muhg takes particular joy in wreaking wicked online havoc to me and mine, something about me awakening an ancient online curse or blah blah blah– I get tired of listening to him. I get it, Muhg! You’re an all-powerful online deity!  
 
Anyway, below you’ll find a hodge-podge collection of commercials, illustrations, design work, performances, and candids. The pickings are slim and here on a tablet the layout is BONKERS. I’ll be fixing everything up soon and hope that in the meantime you can look past the chaos and find something that makes you a smile. If you can, just go to a ‘puter and pull it up on a browser. There’s even a few additional things on the browser version so go do that. 
 
That said, check back soon for the tablet version update! 
 
I’m off to sacrifice a meme to the mighty Muhg. Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome to the site. It’s a bit of a mess at the moment thanks to a crash of the previous version, the result of the bloke in this photo, Muhg. Muhg takes particular joy in wreaking wicked online havoc to me and mine, something about me awakening an ancient online curse or blah blah blah– I get tired of listening to him. I get it, Muhg! You’re an all-powerful online deity!
 
Anyway, below you’ll find a hodge-podge collection of commercials, illustrations, design work, performances, and candids. The pickings are slim and the mobile layout needs a little fine-tuning, though hopefully you’ll find something that brings you a smile. More to come.
 
There are a few additional things up and running on the browser version of the site. Head that way if you can, and be sure to check back here on the mobile site soon for updates! And if you’re up for it, why not head over to KablooeyGroup.com and see what’s going on there!
 
I’m off to sacrifice a meme to the mighty Muhg. Thanks for stopping by!

Recent Highlights

Projects and Performances 

There was never any doubt as to what the online promo for the Kablooey Group’s first cabaret was going to be: a song! And I knew I wanted the ending tableau of the promo to be the same as in my poster design (photo by Rob Eytchison) so I worked backwards from there. This is one of those happy projects where the end result turned out exactly as I envisioned it!

The song came to me almost immediately upon sitting down to think on it. Once I shared the tune with Doug (Nicholson, Kablooey’s Music Director) he did what he always does and completely elevated this silly little ditty into the fun, catchy tune you hear. And it clicked with those who viewed it– our show was just shy of selling out! I ended up writing alternate lyrics for this tune and we closed the show with it; basically thanking everyone for coming out and shamelessly plugging our next show.

"Couchablanca"

The first in my Stahl’s Furniture series inspired by some of cinema’s greatest. Produced for and in cooperation with Falcon Multimedia.

"The Gordfather"

The second in my Stahl’s Furniture series inspired by some of cinema’s greatest. Produced for and in cooperation with Falcon Multimedia.

"Avenue Q Theme"

Conceived and animated this opening video for Jerry Johnson’s take on Avenue Q, where I also performed as puppet lead, Princeton.

"CMB Announce"

Color Me Badd released their first single in over a decade after tornadoes devastated a large swath of Oklahoma. This was the announcement for that new music.

Bourbon Street Cash Bash 2017

This vid was thrown together QUICK, with the Executive Director of the Children’s Museum as my camera operator! It did  the trick, getting folks on Facebook familiar with the event and driving up ticket sales and attendance!

Recent Highlights

Projects and Performances 

There was never any doubt as to what the online promo for the Kablooey Group’s first cabaret was going to be: a song! And I knew I wanted the ending tableau of the promo to be the same as in my poster design (right; photo by Rob Eytchison) so I worked backwards from there. This is one of those happy projects where the end result turned out exactly as I envisioned it!

The song came to me almost immediately upon sitting down to think on it. Once I shared the tune with Doug (Nicholson, Kablooey’s Music Director) he did what he always does and completely elevated this silly little ditty into the fun, catchy tune you hear. And it clicked with those who viewed it– our show was just shy of selling out! I ended up writing alternate lyrics for this tune and we closed the show with it; basically thanking everyone for coming out and shamelessly plugging our next show.

"Couchablanca"

The first in my Stahl’s Furniture series inspired by some of cinema’s greatest. Produced for and in cooperation with Falcon Multimedia.

"The Gordfather"

The second in my Stahl’s Furniture series inspired by some of cinema’s greatest. Produced for and in cooperation with Falcon Multimedia.

"Avenue Q Theme"

Conceived and animated this opening video for Jerry Johnson’s take on Avenue Q, where I also performed as puppet lead, Princeton.

"CMB Announce"

Color Me Badd released their first single in over a decade after tornadoes devastated a large swath of Oklahoma. This was the announcement for that new music.

Bourbon Street Cash Bash 2017

This vid was thrown together QUICK, with the Executive Director of the Children’s Museum as my camera operator! It did  the trick, getting folks on Facebook familiar with the event and driving up ticket sales and attendance!

“Couchablanca”

The first of my Stahl’s Furniture commercials inspired by some of cinema’s greatest. Produced for and in cooperation with Falcon Multimedia.

“The Gordfather”

The second in my Stahl’s Furniture series inspired by some of cinema’s greatest. Produced for and in cooperation with Falcon Multimedia.

Avenue Q Theme

Conceived and animated this opening video for Jerry Johnson’s take on Avenue Q, where I also performed as puppet lead, Princeton.

CMB Announce

Color Me Badd released their first single in over a decade after tornadoes devastated a large swath of Oklahoma. This was the announcement for that new music.

Bourbon Street Cash Bash 2017

This vid was thrown together QUICK, with the Executive Director of the Children’s Museum as my camera operator! It did  the trick, getting folks on Facebook familiar with the event and driving up ticket sales and attendance!

A Bit o’ Everything

Commercials, illustrations, design work, performance…

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The following collection of spots were produced over the course of many years, with some from my WB Network affiliate days and some from my freelancing years. Five of these are Telly Award winning spots (Running Man, Gotta Be WB23, Horror Hotspot, Bugs, and Trekmations 1 & 2) in various categories. If interested in the Who did What of these spots, read on:

I wrote and directed all of these (the Bugs script was based off an initial idea and draft by Jim Cloney); edited all but Bugs (Cloney edited that one); animated Bugs and Trekmations 1 & 2; the voices in Trekmations 1 & 2 were myself and Mike Donaker; the Bugs voices were Cloney and I; I wrote the Gotta Be WB23 song while Lewis Lux expertly produced it (yes, that’s me on vocal); the Decatur Earthmover Credit Union jingle was provided by DECU; Safety Sam music was my creation and vocals; all photos used in the DECU spot were from a photo library except the two girls in the playhouse and the DECU branch location, both photographed by me; I filmed the Vita and Safety Sam spots while Cloney lensed the others, except Gotta Be WB23 which was shot by Jeff McCollum; McCollum additionally provided color correction for the Gotta Be WB23 spot; Mitch Morrison was an invaluable hand in Running Man, Gotta Be, and Horror Hotspot, having, among other things, designed the lighting in each; Cayla Hittmier choreographed Gotta Be WB23; zombie makeup in the Horror Hotspot was yours truly. 

The following collection of spots were produced over the course of many years, with some from my WB Network affiliate days and some from my freelancing years. Five of these are Telly Award winning spots (Running Man, Gotta Be WB23, Horror Hotspot, Bugs, and Trekmations 1 & 2) in various categories. 

There is additional info and credits regarding these spots on the browser version of this site, if interested.

Bryan Abrams and the Elf Anthem

The very definition of a crazyawesome project!

So there is a fun song on Bryan Abrams’ (of Color Me Badd fame) 2013 holiday EP “Songs for the Season” called Elf Anthem, a song which I not only cowrote but appear on as the rapping Elf Elf Cool J (produced by the one and only Hamza Lee, seen on the left in the studio with Bryan and I). To help promote the online release I pitched a contest: an alt version of the cover artwork featuring Bryan along with illustrated “elf’d” versions of fans. As a countdown to the Christmas Day release of that cover I produced an online advent calendar, including a Coda pic released on the 26th. This is the run of those illustrations! (I also produced the original EP artwork, which you can see via the link above)

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This was a fun one. In all the years I hosted the Land of Lincoln 21 Film Project this was the only “film” I actually produced. More of a performance piece using filmed elements, the idea was to surprise the audience and hit them with something unexpected, all while still operating under the hood of Film. As you can hear from the applause at the end of this, mission accomplished!
One thing you don’t really get to see is the life-sized hand that “pops out” from the screen to collect the mustache and hat. That hand now proudly resides in my office.
I conceived, wrote, produced, directed, co-edited (the “box” animation and audio), built the graphics, and, obviously, performed double duty as both the live, onstage talent and Harry the delivery man (Doug Bishop is Henry). Amy Rankin filmed and co-edited.
This was a killer edit; as I was at the event getting ready, Amy was busy putting the final touches on this. Neither one of us had slept from the loooooong stretch of editing that ran straight through the night before; you can tell a bit in my delivery at the beginning that I’m a bit on the tired side. I didn’t even have a run-thru with the final film, technical as it is! But having written the thing I knew it frontwards and backwards and was confident it would all run smoothly. See for yourself!

This was a fun one. In all the years I hosted the Land of Lincoln 21 Film Project this was the only “film” I actually produced. More of a performance piece using filmed elements, the idea was to surprise the audience and hit them with something unexpected, all while still operating under the hood of Film. As you can hear from the applause at the end of this, mission accomplished!
One thing you don’t really get to see is the life-sized hand that “pops out” from the screen to collect the mustache and hat. That hand now proudly resides in my office.
I conceived, wrote, produced, directed, co-edited (the “box” animation and audio), built the graphics, and, obviously, performed double duty as both the live, onstage talent and Harry the delivery man (Doug Bishop is Henry). Amy Rankin filmed and co-edited.
This was a killer edit; as I was at the event getting ready, Amy was busy putting the final touches on this. Neither one of us had slept from the loooooong stretch of editing that ran straight through the night before; you can tell a bit in my delivery at the beginning that I’m a bit on the tired side. I didn’t even have a run-thru with the final film, technical as it is! But having written the thing I knew it frontwards and backwards and was confident it would all run smoothly. See for yourself!
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Ave Q Rehearsal
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Art Class
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Boy Band
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There’s more to come, including supplemental material to what’s already posted (you got a taste of it with the Spamalot Shameless Plug above). Please come back soon and thank you for stopping by!

Oh, and by all means, check out what I’ve been up to with The Kablooey Group!