When Voltaire was 10-years old, he was inspired by the original King Kong and the films of Ray Harryhausen to picked up a super 8 camera and begin making stop-motion films. At seventeen he ran away from home and found his way to Manhattan. There he was hired as a stop-motion animator by various production companies and began working as an animator on national TV commercials. By nineteen he was directing them. Here is just a small collection of some of those award-winning spots.
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Nickelodeon "Bugs" ID
And speaking of bugs, here's a Crunch Fitness Commercial:
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Most recently, Voltaire lent his talents to this animated opener for "Tales from Beyond the Pale", a series of horror-themed radio dramas by his friends at Glass Eye Pix. This footage also serves as a sneak peek at his next Chimerascope film, "Odokuro" which will be released in summer of 2011.