Posts Tagged ‘stop-animation’

Composer Reel Update

December 20, 2012

ya ole C.R.U.  classic.  it’s almost cliche to update your reel anymore.  but you gotsTa, KNOW WHAT I’M SAY’N!  hahaha!

i did it.  click it.

jonsteinmeier video screenshot


two videos that i wrote music for this year.  both great videos and great causes!

1.  Crowd Sourcing video for Ethan Perlstein, an evolutionary pharmacologist and independent research fellow at Princeton University.


produced and animated by ryan griffin
voice over and editing by veronica amaya
music and sfx by jon steinmeier

2.  Charity Water’s 2012 Rwanda Campaign video.


Video by: Jamie Pent @jazzyjamieleigh / Paul Pryor / Jon Reisinger
Music by: Dustin O’Halloran, Josh Ralph, Jon Steinmeier
Post-Audio/Final Mix: Claymore Pictures

end of blog entry.


La Quinta Ad

May 26, 2009

this weeks entry is a video one, for

(or here:  Youtube)

at a wedding a couple of weekends ago in Des Moines, IA, i stayed at a La Quinta Inn and Suites.  i figured it was the perfect opportunity to shoot a high quality commercial for them to bring home and score, so i went to work.

The content for this was really handed to me.  As i walked around the hotel i realized that everything i needed to know about this place was staring me in the face.  i shot my room a bit, the hallway, lobby, elevator, parking lot, and stairwell, and over the course of a couple of days got a couple of good shots of the La Quina sign.  i made sure to get some stills to animate when i got home too, including the little shampoo bottle and the making of a coctail.  BAM!  shoot wrapped.

then i came home and made a basic lyric sheet for the images i got, and put them in a functional order.

then, as the lyric sheet came together in time and content, i started playing guitar over cuts of the video, set at a specific speed, so that the video would match the music in time.  had i started cutting the video with these specific clip lengths i would’ve saved a lot of time, and now i know.  i set all the image lengths to divisions of 2 seconds, and set my music metronome to 120 beats per minute.  BAM!  music wrapped.

also, thanks to, i now have a much slicker video player for, and several videos posted on their site.  thanks vimeo!

also, thanks to Nate Roettgen for his inspiring performance in the video!  nate was a real jem to work with.

thanks for tuning in!


new etude AND new site

May 5, 2009

hey friends,

thing 1: etude number 4!

this one is the “pretty” one, and the longest of the bunch.  i’m still a little on the fence about it.  i’m happy with the theme and general idea, but may try and trim it down a bit.  stay tooned.  🙂

thing 2:  i just launched as a host for stop-animation shorts i’ve been making.  hope you like them!  they’re ridiculous.