I've been doing 2D and 3D motion graphics, video, TV and web commercials and music videos since I was fifteen years old. All throughout the years, I have had a single great goal in mind and that has always been to make huge impacts on the audiences, be positive and create effective pieces for my clients. Ok, maybe 3 goals. I don't seem to get enough of it. I am passionately in love with what I do.
Cinema 4D R16, After Effects CC, Premier CC, Illustrator, and Photoshop are my softwares of choice at the moment. I use various plugins and other softwares in conjunction with these. Final Cut and Avid Media Composer were two of my favorite editing softwares for years, however, I have migrated to Premier CC and Speed-grade CC which offer a lot of compatibility with various formats, and part of a great Adobe Creative Cloud pipeline for me which give me great results efficiently and fast.
It has been a long time since my first camera, a U-matic 3/4 inch Pro Camera with a separate recorder which I used carry on my back and do local cable segments. I own a Canon 5D Mark III with various Prime Lenses which give me great results for web and TV broadcast projects.
Here are a few examples of the work I've done in the past few years. Please visit my Vimeo page with more examples.
I’ve done graphic design for many reputable clients, and gained the experience of how to create a brand or rebrand an existing one. In photography, my professional career has been more focused on individual and group shots, however, creative photography has been my evolving passion. I’m always open to collaborate on artistic photography projects whether they are product, food, light painting, or long exposures.
I'm just a curious kid from Iran where I always liked to play around with machines and figure out how things work. As a kid, trying to figure out keyboards and organs while pushing buttons and experimenting with them everyday made me more interested in just music, but got me into sound design and sound engineering as well.
Moving to Virginia in 1992, as a teenager I became interested in motion graphics when my uncle gave me the opportunity to play on his fancy Amiga "Video Toaster 4000" with "Lightwave 1.0" loaded. Since then, I started learning and figuring out softwares which I thought, I could make anything with to tell stories, and figure out new things.
In 1998, I had my first full time advertising agency job when I was attending collage full time as well. When I graduated, I moved to California and started a design firm with my father while capitalizing on Real Estate and Loan company clients. After the crash of housing bubble in 2008, I began working for other companies which were mostly owned by my old clients. This gave me the chance to study various small company structures while building friendships with many people in the production industry and also build a great resume. My daily motion graphics and video adventures have been challenging, educational and enjoyable.
In the evenings and weekends, I've been experimenting more with photography and learning how to create better mixes at my home studio while enjoying the beauty of the company of my daughter and my wonderful wife.
My philosophy is to give value to my clients first, and earn friendships. In life, my aspiration is to simply enjoy my life, family, and friends.