Create Cartoons 02: Animation

In chapter two I show you how to create a walk cycle in After Effects using the puppet tool. Read more

Create Cartoons 01: Character Design and Setup

In chapter one I demonstrated how to create a cartoon character in Illustrator and setup in After Effects. Read more

Microsoft Store: Halloween

It’s Halloween time at the Microsoft Store!  And what better way to celebrate the holiday than a fun and exciting theme featuring your favorite classic monsters.   The Halloween theme is a 57,000 pixel animated cartoon that engages the audience the minute they walk into the store.  Look closely and you’ll see an owl playing Xbox against a witch or a group of ghosts jumping and dancing to an Xbox Kinect.   There’s a story placed in each quad throughout the store so no matter where a customer is they can always look up and enjoy a fun, quirky animation to brighten up their shopping experience.

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Bleach vs the Sixth Sense

“Bleach vs. the Sixth Sense” is a short animated cartoon that was created in two days that parodies two different entertainment genres. The Sixth Sense is a live action movie that tells the tale of a young boy, Cole, who can see and talk to dead people. In the movie Bruce Willis’ character tries to help Cole through his dilemma but turns out to be a ghost unbeknown to himself. Read more

Total Eclipse

Total Eclipse is a short animated cartoon directed, written, and animated by Ryan Boyle. It parodies a real life experience where a group of younger office workers were discussing what time they were going to go see the “Eclipse”. Of course the oldest of the group didn’t know that they were referring to the newest Twilight movie that had just come out. Well, you can imagine the what happens next… Read more

Ghost Rider: The Later Years

Directed | Written | Animated by Ryan Boyle

Ghost Rider is a comic book character created by Marvel where Johnny Blaze agrees to give his soul to Mephisto in order to save the life of his mentor.  Johnny’s soul is then bonded to a demon entity called Zarathos that transforms him into a motorcycle-hellfire-flaming-skull crime fighter.

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Assassin Creed 3: Over-Logging

Assassin’s Creed 3: Over-Logging is a short animated cartoon I wrote, directed, and animated. It is based off of the popular game created by Ubisoft that parodies some of the games key plots. In the actual Assassin Creed game your character, Desmond Miles, is forced to relive the memories of his ancestors using a device called the Animus. The goal is to located important artifacts called the “Pieces of Eden” before the Templars can get their hands on them.

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Instructional Design Reel

For about 3 years I worked as an Instructional Designer, taking educational content and converting them into animations, films, and motion graphics.  I created each and every piece in the reel you are about to see below,  from the illustrations to the animations.  As an Instructional Designer I truly had to be a jack of all trades.  I used a wide range of tools and software combined with learning objectives, like Bloom’s Taxonomy, to create well rounded and educational pieces of content.

Elixir Graphics Bumper

Back in summer 2010 I was approached by Adam at Elixir Graphics to create an intro bumper for his Rapidweaver video content and tutorials.  Elixir Graphics creates themes and icons for the popular website creation software Rapidweaver.

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Kari Kimmel “Trouble” music video

A music video I both Directed and Designed for Kari Kimmel’s new song “Trouble.” I also had a chance to play the role of the villain in the music video…which was way more fun anyone should be able to have on a green screen with some props.

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Villains in a Park

A short animation I created within just 3 days for the Citrus Cel Animation festival held each year in Jacksonville, FL.  It features two aging super villains who reminisce about the “good old days” of being a villain over a game of chess.

Animate Text on a Path

Learn how to animated text on a path in After Effects.