Is it possible that overfishing, super germs, and global warming are all caused by the same thing? In 1968, a man named Garrett Hardin sat down to write an essay about overpopulation. Within it, he discovered a pattern of human behavior that explains some of history’s biggest problems. Nicholas Amendolare describes the tragedy of the commons. Educator Nicholas Amendolare | Director Lisa LaBracio | Narrator Addison Anderson
Role Clean-up animator and background artist
What is the tragedy of the commons? - Nicholas Amendolare
The Elder Light
Is there an after life or not? The Elder Light is a short animated film that explores the interpretation of the afterlife through the eyes of a 7 year old.
Role Script writing, directing and animation
The Elder Light
TED Ed- Affects of smoking
Cigarettes aren’t good for us. That’s hardly news -- we’ve known about the dangers of smoking for decades. But how exactly do cigarettes harm us, and can our bodies recover if we stop? Krishna Sudhir details what happens when we smoke -- and when we quit. Educator Krishna Sudhir | Director Franz Palomares | Narrator Adrian Dannatt
Role Animator, illustrator and designer
How do cigarettes affect the body? - Krishna Sudhir
TED Ed- Dark matter detector
More than 2 kilometers below the surface of northern Ontario, suspended in 345,000 liters of ultra-pure water, there’s a perfect sphere. Scientists continuously monitor this chamber, looking for a glimmer of light in the darkness. Why? Because that light would indicate the presence of one of the universe’s greatest mysteries: dark matter. Jenna Saffin describes how this dark matter detector works.
Educator Jenna Saffin | Director Franz Palomares | Script Editor Dan Kwartler
Role designer and animation asset creator
How to build a dark matter detector - Jenna Saffin
TED Ed- Birdsong
A brown thrasher knows a thousand songs. A wood thrush can sing two pitches at once. A mockingbird can match the sounds around it — including car alarms. These are just a few of the 4,000 species of songbirds. How do these birds learn songs? How do they know to mimic the songs of their own species? Are they born knowing how to sing? Partha P. Mitra illuminates the beautiful world of birdsong. Educator Partha Mitra | Director Lisa LaBracio | Narrator Addison Anderson
Role Character designer
How do birds learn to sing? - Partha P. Mitra
TED Ed- Skyscrapers
In 1956, architect Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a mile-high skyscraper, a building five times as high as the Eiffel Tower. While this massive tower was never built, today bigger and bigger buildings are going up around the world. How did these impossible ideas turn into architectural opportunities? Stefan Al explains how these megastructures became fixtures of our city skylines.