Hi. I’m Dave.

As an animator, I develop, produce and direct stop-motion and paper-based projects at Night Heron, the Texas-based, all-handcrafted animation studio I founded in 2015. So far, our work has appeared on Stereogum and screened at festivals like Animation Block Party, Anibar, and Y’allywood.

As a film composer, I write organic, character-driven scores informed by a vast knowledge of independent music, an interest in unconventional recording techniques & by intense training at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

In my spare time, I teach experimental animation, stop-motion and DIY media production workshops for various nonprofits, including Aurora Picture Show.

My music has appeared on Headphonica (Germany), Richmond County Archives (USA), blocsonic (USA), Soundz From Nowhere (Luxembourg), Rush Process (USA), on NPR, and in many independent films, documentaries, and various contemporary lit and political podcasts (e.g. Kevin Allison’s RISK!, Snap Judgement, This Land Radio, OK! So What Now?).

In a past life I ran Reverse Engine, the sleepy, nomadic netlabel responsible for compilations like Artsongs and Sneaky Flute Moods: A Tribute To The Swirlies.

I’ve been too busy with projects to give this site a serious update in the last year. To keep up with what I’m working on currently, sign up for my mailing list: