COMMERCIAL | AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
Direction and special effects for these three holiday commercials for Christmas seals.
COMMERCIAL | BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION
Jonathan illustrated, built, and animated a popup book highlighting the achievements of the famous evangelist as shown in the Billy Graham Library.
INTRO | LIFEWAY PUBLISHING
Stop-motion animated castings of centuries old Isle of Lewis chess pieces takes cues from some poetic writings of the author, Beth Moore, in this intro for her dvd series.
COMMERCIAL | TENNESSEE LOTTERY
This 30 second spot done for the Tennessee Lottery takes it's inspiration from Saul Bass' movie title work as well as the opening titles for "Catch Me If You Can."
INTRO | THREADS MEDIA
Stop motion shoot with live actors + motion tracking + composited cg elements = that girl on the chair's back probably still hurts.
COMMERCIAL | BELMONT UNIVERSITY
The most fun animating popping, inflating pill bottles was had. Simple pleasures.
PROMO | B&H PUBLISHING
Jonathan teamed up with producer West End Studios to 3d track and animate all the fun and interesting things the people at B&H have to say.
FILM | SAINT GIMP
Stop motion baby test footage for an independent film. Footage was to have been cut together with a stop motion basset hound pushing his nest over. Bitch.
ANIMATED PSA | NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
This half dog, half film projector named "shutter" was stop motion animated and composited in his CG slum. Music by John Mark Painter and voice acting by J.D. Parker
DEMO REEL MONTAGE | FALL 2013
Nowhere near as tedious as watching all the individual projects, but after a taste...
INTRO ANIMATION | ON THE ROAD
How'd he fit all those kids in that van? Computers.
MUSIC VIDEO | ONE LOVE
Brainchild's Roman White asked Jonathan to model and animate a performance area as well as some other props for this surreal piece promoting Hootie's single. Here's a couple of the set...
BOOK ILLUSTRATION | DOZENS OF DOLLS
What girl wouldn't love to have a book filled with dolls and their owners from all over the world. So far, not many. Written by Doug McKelvey.
BOOK ILLUSTRATION | DOZENS OF DOLLS
What girl wouldn't love to have a book filled with dolls and their owners from all over the world. So far, not many. Written by Doug McKelvey.
BOOK ILLUSTRATION | DREAM CIRCUS
A fumbling dreammaker's apprentice mixed up all of the circus workers' dreams. Fear not, though, no gruesome deaths in this book by Doug McKelvey.
BOOK ILLUSTRATION | DREAM CIRCUS
A fumbling dreammaker's apprentice mixed up all of the circus workers' dreams. Fear not, though, no gruesome deaths in this book by Doug McKelvey.
BOOK ILLUSTRATION | THE CPA'S CAT
This cat knows of a land above the clouds where accountants are not welcome.
BOOK ILLUSTRATION | THE CPA'S CAT
This cat knows of a land above the clouds where accountants are not welcome.
PACKAGE DESIGN | JAILHOUSE REPRIEVE
Beer label design and illustration for microbrewery, Jailhouse.
WEBSITE | SQUINT ENTERTAINMENT
Crazy panoramic environment posing as no more record label website.
CD COVER | BUDDY GREENE
Buddy's journey through thanatopsis was illustrated by Jonathan with inspiration from Jmaes Ensor's "Entry of Christ into Brussels in 1889."
CD PACKAGING | WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS
Sixpence None the Richer (of Kiss Me fame) disbanded without releasing everything they recorded, so Warner Brothers filled the need. What exactly is the cover saying though?
CD COVER | NETTWERK RECORDS
Leigh Nash is still at it, making radio a much sweeter place. Jonathan did his best to reflect the whimsy and drama of her latest release of 12 songs, Blue On Blue, with this digital illustration.
CD PACKAGING | PROVIDENT RECORDS
Jars of Clay made the record "Good Monsters," Wolf Hoffmann shot the photos, and Jonathan concepted, art directed and illustrated this cover for the packaging. A nice arrangement.
Inspiration:
animating..............................................................
MONTAGE 2014
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
BILLY GRAHAM LIBRARY

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

ESTHER
TENNESSEE LOTTERY
THREADS

BELMONT UNIVERSITY
B&H PUBLISHING
HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH
ON THE ROAD

illustrating.......................................................................
LEIGH NASH
GOOD MONSTERS
BEST OF SIXPENCE
OOLONG
KRISTINA

ELEPHANT
APPRENTICE
ANNOYING CAT

HELPFUL CAT
JAILHOUSE REPRIEVE
SQUINTERLAND
A FEW MORE YEARS

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Name: Jonathan Richter
Born: June 4, 1972

Hardware used

Apple MacPro
Apple MacBook Pro

Software used

Autodesk Maya 2012
PFTrack
Adobe After Effects CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Premiere CC
Zbrush 4R5
Autodesk Maya2014

Jonathan has worked for

MTV Networks / CMT
Levis Strauss & Co.
Dockers
AT&T
Energizer
RoadRunner Records
Netwerk
MGM/Universal
Square USA
Pacific Title
Warner Brothers Records
Tennessee Lottery
MCA Records
Blue Man Group
RCA Records
Atlantic Records
Squint Entertainment
Foote Cone & Belding
TBW/Chiat Day

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