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The Coney Island Film Festival playing “Cockroach Hotel”

October 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Coney Island Film Festival 2009 will be playing “Cockroach Hotel” as part of it’s lineup Full festival info is here. Something of a homecoming for the partially shot-in-Coney Island music video, “Cockroach Hotel” will be playing at the Coney Island Film Festival this weekend. It will be screening in the “made in Coney Island” program on Saturday, [...Continue Reading...]
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Progress on The Astonishing X-Men motion comic.

September 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Animating “The Astonishing X-Men” motion comic: As I pointed out in a previous blog entry, I have been subcontracted by the renowned Comic Book Artist Neal Adams of Continuity Studios to work on “The Astonishing X-Men” motion Comic as an Motioneer (type of animator using primarily vector warping and puppeting to animate still images). Progress has been swift in spite of the expansive work [...Continue Reading...]
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New pieces added to my image gallery!

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Just a little update about some new pieces that I’ve added to my gallery: The first one is “Verse of MaryBlue” was a photomanipulation illustration. Which essentially means that I used photographic texture reference to create the image with photoshop. I also made the costume that Mary (the model) is wearing. Artist/Designer Corinne Alexis Hall worked with me on the set [...Continue Reading...]
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“Jayel versus Akuma”

May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Jayel vs. Akuma – The latest animation by Jayel Draco. “Jayel Versus Akuma” is a short animated parody expressing the power inherent in being an animator. This animation is a reel piece intended to show of some of my flashy animation and compositing techniques, as well as Corinnes character Illustration and Jacks music. Truly this was done for fun, and fun was had. Written, [...Continue Reading...]
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Neil Halstead’s – Elevenses – Premiere!

April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Neil Halstead “Elevenses” video has premiered! Today (4/30/2009) Neil Halstead’ “Elevenses” video premiered on This video was made with a $99 budget, 24 hours, and a production team consisting of: Christopher Piazza, Sara Blake, and Jayel Draco. It’s my pleasure to show you the music video for “Elevenses” by Neil Halstead (Slowdive). [...Continue Reading...]
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Showcasings of music video works.

April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Excerpt from Panopticon NYC’s Newsletter: NEIL HALSTEAD MUSIC VIDEO TO PREMIERE THIS THURSDAY The music video for Neil Halstead’s song “Elevenses,” directed by Christopher Piazza, will be premiering on Thursday, April 30th, courtesy of our friends at 99 Dollar Music Videos. Neil was the lead singer of shoegaze pioneers Slowdive and indie-rock favorites Mojave 3. He is currently [...Continue Reading...]
The Making of Neil Halsteads' Elevenses - Jayel Draco fitting Ghost Costume on Actor

Making of Elevenses

April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

The latest music video that I worked on with Director Christopher Piazza for Neil Halstead’s “Elevenses” was a fun down and dirty job. My job was threefold. My first task was collaborating with Chris to figure out how to make the special effects in his video idea work using less than $100. My second task was to make the costume fast and cheap then stand by on set as Wardrobe, [...Continue Reading...] worpress blog screenshot 2009

Blog and Image Gallery Updates

April 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

So I’ve updated my Blog and Gallery. I’m pretty happy with their new look and navigation. The Blog and Gallery are .php programs that are highly editable. My Blog and Gallery are unique to my website . Yay! but Urghhhh!  It can be quite aggravating to alter website programming in .php (perhaps not for a programmer, but for me it’s a bit daunting at times).  .php is a matrix of [...Continue Reading...]
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Creations since september 2008

April 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hello, Since my last blog update in September of 08, much has come to pass in the way of creations as I’m sure you can imagine. Lately I’ve been too busy to keep up with my blog, which means I’ve had allot of blog content brewing. I’ll do my best to fill you in while keeping it brief. – Animated “Salar Inc. Software Demo” Premiere: The Salar Inc. Demo [...Continue Reading...]
TVHead and Jayel Draco on hanging out on the Mars Colony set

TVHEAD Featured

September 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

TVHead and all his weirdness persists It seems that I’ve neglected some self promotion duties as of late , but thankfully good friends look out for each other mutually.  One such mutual friendship that I am grateful to have is with Jack Schell, who recently posted TVHead at TVHead was featured and is viewable at If you’d like [...Continue Reading...]
Aijel - AI Jayel Chatbot - by Jayel Draco

AI-JL V1.0 or Aijel Chatbot uploaded

June 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

ATTN: as of Dec 2015, for a limited time, Aijel is back by popular demand! To have a little chat with Aijel, visit: Sorry for the time being Aijel has been removed from this site. though well loved, he has been outmoded, perhaps in the future we may build upon the concept and create a newer more advanced Aijel. For now this post will remain as a memorial his [...Continue Reading...]
Cockroach Hotel - still of Martin falling apart into newspaper

Cockroach Hotel Uploaded

June 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

The music video for the hit new song “Cockroach Hotel” by Jigsaw Soul has now begun flooding the web. You can find it in the VIDEO section of as well as Youtube, Vimeo, Vimeo Music Video Channel Front Page, Myspace, Singing Fool, Radar Music Videos, & Antville, Please rate it, view it, post it, share it, blog it, bulletin it, anything your savvy and schedule can [...Continue Reading...]
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“Cockroach Hotel” Progress via Panopticon NYC

May 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Excerpt from Panopticon NYC’s about the progress of “Cockroach Hotel” The Music Video for Cockroach Hotel By Jigsaw Soul, Directed by Christopher Piazza, featuring Art Direction and VFX by Jayel Draco will be added to the video section of this site once it’s had it official premiere. “The premiere of Panopticon’s music video for Jigsaw Soul’s song [...Continue Reading...]
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Galapagos Art Space to debut Cockroach Hotel

May 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Cockroach Hotel – Debuts at Galapagos Art Space The Panopticon NYC’s music video “Cockroach Hotel” for Jigsaw Soul has just been completed and will have it’s debut this Saturday night (5/10/2008) at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg Brooklyn starting at 10pm After Jigsaw plays an amazing set. Shortly thereafter I’ll be putting it up on my website in the [...Continue Reading...]
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