Animations by Brandon Ray

Animations by Brandon Ray

Animator and Media Creator from Houston, TX

  • Paper craft Houston, TX for Visit Houston's 'Welcome to Houston' campaign

Recent Videos

Spring Collection 2023 by the Howler Brothers

Paper Brain is helping spread the word about the Spring 2023 Collection from the Howler Brothers by bringing their lifestyle photos and artwork to life with paper stop-motion animation. This is the Howler Brother’s deepest collection to date, and we’re in the process of making ten unique promos with them. It’s[…]

Howler Brothers “Irie Paradise”

It’s a pretty cool feeling to work with a brand that you’d actually buy and support, even if you weren’t working with them. That’s how I feel about the clothing company Howler Brothers. They’ve got a chill vibe like dub reggae playing at

Animation for Season 51 of Sesame Street

Uploaded with permission from the Sesame Workshop. “M is for Matching” aired in Season 51 of Sesame Street on the episode titled “Match It!” The score was done by composer Gregory Pepper. As a side note, this is the first film I’ve made with Sesame Street where both my kids,[…]

Animation for Season 50 of Sesame Street

Uploaded with permission from the Sesame Workshop. For Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary season, Paper Brain made a digital paper and cardboard film with the Sesame Workshop to help young kids count to eleven with different sport balls. “Eleven Balls” aired in Season 50 of Sesame Street on the episode titled[…]

Latest Articles

Crafting a paper stop-motion city in the ‘Welcome to Houston’ campaign

Here’s some animation of the Houston, Texas skyline coming from Houston’s paper stop-motion studio, Paper Brain Productions.  In the video, Paper Brain created the paper stop-motion animation intro and outro for Visit Houston’s video highlighting some of Houston’s notable attractions.  The challenge was to sync up the paper creations with arial[…]

“Seven Boxes” from Sesame Street Season 53

Uploaded with the permission of the Sesame Workshop. For the past seven years, Houston’s paper-stop motion animation headquarters, Paper Brain, has been creating animated letter and number films with the Sesame Workshop for Sesame Street.  Our most recent collaboration, Seven Boxes, aired on HBO June 29, in the episode titled[…]

Internship Positions

Paper Brain is now reviewing candidates for two remote internship positions. Applicants are being considered based on their portfolio and concentration of interest. To apply, email lisa@paperbrain.net links to relevant work along with a brief write up on what you hope to gain from an internship. Selected candidates will be[…]

New Animation in Music Videos

While we’ve been making animation for kids programs on Disney and HBO over the past few months, we’ve also collaborated with a couple

Telly Award

Telly Ho! Our Sesame Street letter film