I am a US based 3D animator and filmmaker from Damascus, Syria.

I make independent animated films, commercials and industrial visualization projects. I directed and worked on the 2006 short, Elephants Dream, which was the first open movie project. It established the viability of libre tools in a production environment and set precedent by offering its source data under a permissive license for learning, remixing and re-use. Currently I'm working on another open movie, working title tube, based on the epic of Gilgamesh.

As a commercial artist I have done various advertisements, promotional and industrial visualization videos for industries, including green energy, medical and biotech firms.

Under the sign of the urchin, I'm continuing to pursue a model of production that invests in the commonwealth. I teach, write and lecture around the world on open production and free software technique.


  • Animation
  • Lighting
  • Modeling
  • Rigging
  • Shading


  • Add-Ons
  • Open Shading Language
  • Python Scripting


  • Consulting
  • Pipeline TD


  • Training DVDs
  • Tutorials


  • Class
  • One on One
  • Remote Training