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DIRECTING

Yoppaman: Happy Grits Training Video (2024)

Two-and-a-half-minute trailer for animated show

  • Clients: SixPoint Harness, Donald Glover, and Zack Fox

  • Animation Supervisor: DeLon R. Warren (Midnight Oil Animation LLC)

Within Midnight Oil Animation LLC:

  • Animation Producers/ Line Producers: Barry Strum & DeLon R. Warren

  • Animators: Alex Graboyes Starr Horton, Kalvin Kulz, Ciel Lopez, Yuki Mori, Caleb Nelson, Emily Serrano, Michelle Velasco & DeLon R. Warren​

  • Additional Colorists & Clean Up: Irem Epikmen, Davey Jarrell, Sammi Kay & Berkeley Rosenstein

  • Layout & Background Artists: Wasan Hayajneh, Caleb Nelson & Florence Wu

  • Editing & Compositing: Wasan Hayajneh & DeLon R. Warren 

  • Production Assistant: Michael McClean 

Doodle Doubts (2023) | Short Film

30-second 2-D animated short film for Bento Box Entertainment's indie sector A Studio Digital

  • Client: A Studio Digital

  • Director, Storyboard Artist, Animator: DeLon R. Warren

  • Voice Actor: Harmand Mosquera

  • Music: Sterling Gavinski

Garnered 116k views on TikTok 

 

5 Stages of Grief (2023) | Short Film

30-second 2-D animated short film for Bento Box Entertainment's indie sector A Studio Digital

  • Client: A Studio Digital

  • Director, Storyboard Artist, Animator: DeLon R. Warren

  • Voice Actor: Harmand Mosquera

  • Music: Sterling Gavinski

Garnered 39k views on TikTok 

 

Rainbow Floor (2022) | Series Pilot

Self-funded, self-produced 14-minute animated pilot

  • Created and Directed By DeLon R. Warren & Barry Strum

  • Led a talented team of 43 people to create a cartoon pilot

Grand Prize Best Animated Short - Marina del Rey Film Festival

Official Selection - Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival

Official Selection - Silver State Film Festival

Official Selection - Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival 

Official Selection - TLVFest - The Tel Aviv International LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Nerds (2022) | Spec Commercial 

30-second mixed media spec Nerds commercial

  • Client: Burton Chaikin

  • Animation Director: DeLon R. Warren

  • Storyboard Artist: Davey Jarrell

  • Animator: Michelle Velasco

  • Mixed Media Compositor: DeLon R.Warren

 

Happy Song (2021) | Music Video

2-minute 2-D animated music video

  • Client: Roy O.

  • Director: DeLon R. Warren

  • Character Designer: DeLon R. Warren 

  • Storyboard Artists: DeLon R. Warren and Davey Jarrell​

  • Animators: Michelle Velasco, Rotimi Olowu, & DeLon R. Warren 

  • ​Background/ Layout Artist: Metaphor Brown 

Music video garnered 10k views

Fool For Your Love (2019) | Music Video

4-minute 2-D animated music video

  • Client: Harry Nathan & Odeya Rush

  • Animation Director: DeLon R. Warren

  • Character Designers: DeLon R. Warren & Kevin HK Kim

  • Storyboard Artist: DeLon R. Warren​

  • Animators: DeLon R. Warren & Deena Baum 

  • ​Background/ Layout Artist: Megan Maniago 

Music video garnered 226K views

OBJECTIVE (2018) | Short Film

7-minute thesis film for USC School of Cinematic Arts

  • Director: DeLon R. Warren

  • Character Designer: DeLon R. Warren

  • Storyboard Artist: DeLon R. Warren​

  • Animator: DeLon R. Warren

  • ​Background/ Layout Artist: Megan Maniago 

 

Short won 5 awards and screened in film festivals across the globe

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