COMMERCIALS AND INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS Rick has directed and animated hundreds of commercials and special venues for clients such as : Mr. Yuk (Childrens Hospital Poison Center), Gimbals, Kaufmanns, PNC Bank, Union National Bank, Starkist, Pitt Panthers,Pittsburgh Pirates(a decade of Pirate/Parrot shenanigans), Pittsburgh Penguins, Arthur (Children’s book character), AT&T, Joseph Horne Company, Alcoa, Tom Petty, US Steel, Consol Energy, PPG, many of the local and regional radio and television stations, and more.
FEATURE ANIMATION CREDITS CREEPSHOW 2: Designed, directed, and produced 11 minutes of cel animation; personally animated 7 1/2 minutes. CREEPSHOW: Designed, animated, and produced opening and closing animation, as well as linking segments. EVIL DEAD 2: sculptor/armatures designer and builder/animator…..Animated stop-motion crawling hand sequences; Animated neck grow and face transformation, combining replacement head transformation sculptures with fully articulated stop-motion puppet. Animated the full figure puppet of Henrietta; Shots were composited with live action plates via single-frame rear-screen projection. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (original): Photographed the end sequence via single-frame animated camera moves on the Oxberry animation stand DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS- Animation of the background flying and battling dragons
FEATURE FILM SPECIAL EFFECTS DARK HALF: Assisted In Designing Effects, Fabricated foam rubber lamps, typewriters, devised self-shattering vase, etc. EVIL DEAD 2: Sculpted and cast facial transformations, machined armatures for crawling hand and Henrietta puppets, cast foam puppets for animation MONKEYSHINES: Designed and constructed cable-controlled internal mechanisms for monkey puppet for dangerous scenes. CREEPSHOW: Sculpted hands, feet, and chest for creature in THE CRATE, tenderly known as "Fluffy". Sculpted hands and arms for FATHER'S DAY. Sculpted shriveled face for SOMETHING TO TIDE YOU OVER. OTHER ANIMATION CREDITS RUNNIN DOWN A DREAM -Tom Petty Music Video IN LOVE WITH A CAPITAL U - Joe Diffie Music Video STAR FOR JEREMY (8 min) TOM’S LIFE- 10 min. pilot for Fox Animation TV series XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS- (one episode) Animated skeleton battles ROUGHNECKS:STARSHIP TROOPERS CHRONICLES- one episode) Animated main characters and giant robot
STORYBOARDING MONEY FOR NOTHING (TOM SIGEL) CEMETERY CLUB (BILL DUKE) LORENZO'S OIL (GEORGE MILLER) DARK HALF (GEORGE ROMERO) CREEPSHOW 2 (MIKE GORNICK) -Thumbnail roughs and scene timings TV Series: Kid N Play, Widget