This also serves as a Production Reel, due to me serving as a producer for all of the following animation projects.
Hi there! I'm Jon Dorais, or Jonny Yoon Dorais as said on the credits for past productions. I use both my parents names as a way of honoring my family origins from Korea and France. Everybody has a story to tell. And as a student filmmaker and animator, I lacked money or resources for projects. I wanted a form of animation that could be faster, affordable, and just as impactful with limited resources. To fix this problem, I came up with a computer animation technique that used 2D-looking models in 3D sets. This has become an outlet for two award-winning pilots, and it continues to make seemingly impossible ideas possible.
A follow-up episode to the pilot, Wacky Towns, featuring new characters, new environments and a new story -- all made by a team that is once again entirely students.
A pilot for an animated web-series with a fanbase. This "monster-of-the-week" type short features 3D and 2D characters animated on a computerized multi-pane camera.
My Thesis Film - a comedy short about a k-pop star coming to America and losing her cellphone amidst a scandal.
My directorial debut and award-winning pilot about a town where everyone is encouraged- or forced to the best they can be. The animation includes 2D characters in a 3D cel-shaded world.
An original cartoon pilot for a potential TV series involving a combined cast and crew of over 20 people - all of whom are students.
Jury Award Winner at Campus Movie Fest (CMF) for San Jose State University. My live-action debut - a mockumentary parody of Gordon Ramsay being on a film set instead of a kitchen.
Lead actor Sam Perrings received the silver tripod award for Best Actor at CMF.
Trailer for a complete webseries that blends 2D and 3D animation.
An animated short used for the marketing of "Wacky Towns."
A short "mockumentary" animatic taking the world of "Wacky Towns" and presenting it with a new director's vision.
This reel showcases my 3D modeling, lighting, and coloring as well as 3D animation.