Richard creates experimental animations by drawing both sound and picture directly onto film.
He has been a member of Quickdraw since 1990 and worked as Film Production Coordinator for 8 years.
He mentored at the Gulf Islands Film and Television School for 10 years and has taught cameraless animation in Canada, USA, Europe and South America.
He enjoys collaboration with artists and started the Optical Orchestra to perform live optical sounds to an animation film involving 16mm violins and human projections screens.
Richard continues to explore animation as a visual music time and space artform.
Animation Techniques/Mediums : experimental animated film using cameraless drawn on film, handmade optical sound techniques.
Other interests include hand processing film, digital editing, live animated performance and projections.
Being a Quickdraw member since 1990 i have participated in many events, some early ones include the Cartoonathon, the Silent Cel Auction, the Hometown Screamin’ Screening Animation Festival, Chautauqua’s, International Animation Day and more recently GIRAF and QuickTrack Projection projects.
2011 Punto y Raya Festival, Madrid Spain.
2011 Anima-Festival Internacional de Animación de Córdoba, Argentina.
2011 2006 Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia
2011 2006 London International Animation Festival, England
2010 Animateka International Animation Festival, Ljubljana Slovenija.
2010 1998 Zagreb International Animation Festival, Croatia
2009 11 in Motion (Art Gallery of Ontario)
2008 Reel 2 Real International Film Festival For Youth, Vancouver, Canada
2007 Retrospective screening at Pacific Cinémathèque, Vancouver, Canada
2006 Museum of Modern Art, New York City (Black Maria Retrospect)
2006 2005 2002 Anima Mundi Int. Animation Festival, Rio + Sao Paulo, Brazil
2005 1997 Images Film Festival, Toronto Canada
2005 2001 1997 Leipzig International Dok.and Animation Festival, Germany
2005 2003 1997 Fantoche International Animation Festival, Baden, Switzerland
2004 1999 1997 Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, Canada
2003 2000 1998 2005 Black Maria Film Festival, USA
2003 2001 1997 Dresden Int. Short Film + Animation Festival, Germany
2002 2000 1998 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
2002 1998 Stuttgart International Animation Festival / Germany
2001 2000 Turku International Animation Festival, Finland
2001 1999 1997 Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
2001 KROK Animation Festival, Odessa to Kiev, Ukraine
2001 Black Nights Film Festival, Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 1998 Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
2001 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany
2000 Animerte Dagger International Animation Festival, Fredrikstad Norway
2000 Festival Internacional Cinema Ambiental, Goias, Brazil
2000 1997 Annecy International Animation Festival, France
1999 Oslo International Animation Festival, Norway
1999 Folioscope, Festival du Dessin Anime et du Film d’Animation, Brussels
1999 Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
1998 “ARSENALS” Film Forum, Riga, Latvia
1998 Animania Event : 100 Years of Experimental Animation, Pesaro, Italy
1998 Kiev International Film Festival, Ukraine
1998 Cinanima International Animation Festival, Portugal
1997 Siena Short and Animated Film Festival, Italy
2006 – Audience Vote : Best Abstract Film, Melbourne Int. Animation Festival
2005 – Directors Choice Award : Black Maria Film Festival
2003 – Jury Citation Award : Black Maria Film Festival, USA
2001 – Award of Merit : Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany
2000 – Directors Choice Award : Black Maria Film Festival, USA
1998 – Best Canadian Animated Film : Ottawa International Animation Festival
1998 – Best Abstract Film : Zagreb International Animation Film Festival, Croatia
1998 – Jury Award : Brisbane International Animation Festival, Australia
1998 – Juror’s Choice Award : Black Maria Film Festival, USA
1998 – Best Sound Design : Ann Arbor Experimental Film Festival, USA
1998 – Award of the Academy of Fine Art : University of Zagreb, Croatia
1998 – Award of the Artiria Gallery : Zagreb, Croatia
1998 – Award of Merit : San Francisco International film Festival
1998 – 2nd Prize Experimental Film : World Animation Celebration, USA
1997 – Best Canadian Short Film : Atlantic Film Festival
1997 – Best Experimental Film : Sea to Sky Film Festival, Canada
1997 – Best Animated Film : Victoria Independent Film Festival
1997 – Best Animated Film : Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards