My compositions, mash-ups, jingles, etc.
Alternative lyrics to other people's songs
Essays, comedy sketches, parodies, etc.
Video, shadow, and banraku-style puppet productions
Daily journal of commentary, links, thoughts, etc.
Websites of interest
Brian Stokes is a software engineer, writer, musician, and self-proclaimed puppetologist. He has worked at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Visual FX pipelines for the Oscar-winning Spider-man 2, as well as Open Season, Monster House, and Beowulf. In San Francisco, Brian was a board member of the San Francisco Bay Area Puppeteers Guild, serving as Secretary, Vice President and President before moving down to Los Angeles. Brian graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Computer Science and Communications. While at Penn, he founded a student multimedia production group Lifeformz. He produced, wrote and performed on the student Academy Award-winning cable comedy TV show of the same name.
When not developing software for Internet and Visual FX / Animation companies, Brian writes a blog about creativity and enjoys cooking, photography, composing music, travel and exploring Los Angeles's varied cuisine with his girlfriend Tricia.