Mixtape for the Milky Way - Video Games

 I am pleased to present, Video Games, the latest collaboration between myself and jeremy messersmith for his Mixtape for the Milky Way project. Working on this video was a true joy. I've been playing video games since the mid 80's when I first got a hold of an Atari. Since then, they have been a part of many cherished memories with friends as well as solo adventures. When we were talking about the making of this video, I asked jeremy if we should make up our own games or straight up feature the ones we grew up with. We decided to just go for it and each made lists of some of our favorites. This proved to be a very difficult curation, as my intention was not just to show a random selection of games, but to also choose moments within those games that had a particular significance to us while also going hand in hand with the song. I hope you all enjoy! 

Check out the rest of jeremy's Mixtape for the Milky Way music here

 For an added challenge, can you name all the games?


Selected Stills (click to expand)





Paul Jacks - The Hunger

 The Hunger is an animated music video that tells the tale of a vampire stalking the streets of a world on the brink of collapse, while a resourceful detective is hot on his trail.
Directed & Animated by Eric Power
The Hunger is off Paul Jacks upcoming album "Black Jackal" via Tritone Records

Paul Jacks - The Hunger from Eric Power on Vimeo.


The Storyteller - Athabascan Story of Denali

 I am happy to be able to share a very awesome project I worked on last year for the Koahnic Broadcasting Corp based out of Anchorage. They approached me to direct and animate a 5 minute Athabascan folk tale about the creation of the Denali Mountains. I opted for silhouette animation as I felt it was the proper way to translate the story visually. The process involves backlit animated objects and multi layered tissue paper backgrounds. The colors and effects that can be achieved with this style is stunning. I also incorporated sand animation techniques as well, which was new to me and very fun (look to the crashing waves and lightning for examples). I'd love to do more work like this! 

This film is part of The Storyteller series.  Listen to more fantastic folk tales HERE




Attack of the Demons is available to rent or purchase on VOD! 




The Animated Misadventures of Stresselbee & Friends

Deep in the forest in a tucked away hollow lives a creature by the name of Stresselbee. Pull up a tree stump and join him for 7 tales of wonder! Adventurers in search of famed treasure, an old film shoot gone awry, a trip to a haunted museum, and more await you in The Animated Misadventures of Stresselbee & Friends!


This project compiles 7 fun and diverse music videos I directed for Jesse Holden's album of the same name. You can snag a copy of this amazing collection of tracks, which include several not featured in our animations HERE



 You can now preorder the awesome soundtrack John Dixon created for Attack of the Demons on limited edition Pink Slime Vinyl thanks to the kind folks at Ship to Shore PhoneCo!  Each vinyl also comes with an insert of cut out characters from the film!  That's pretty cool!  


Here's what Ship to Shore has to say about the release

Ship to Shore PhonoCo. is very proud to present John Dixon’s score to the acclaimed animated horror film Attack of the Demons, on vinyl!

Set in a small town in 1994, an apocalyptic cult is hell-bent on releasing demons upon the world. Three friends come together, becoming demon hunters in order to save their town and each other. 

Through its visually stunning paper animation, heartfelt storytelling and blood-pumping score, AOTD is quickly establishing itself as one of the most unique horror films to come out in recent years -- with director Eric Power (of Path of Blood fame) emerging as one of horror’s most exciting up-and-comers.  

In a sea of 80’s inspired synth scores, John Dixon truly sets himself apart with his beautiful guitar work, reminiscent of King Crimson’s Robert Fripp. He runs the gamut between raucous prog rock (on songs like “Attack of the Demons,” “Demon Invasion,” and “Cabin Assault,”) and sparse, atmospheric soundscapes (on songs like “Jeff and Kevin” and “Order of Seriph”). These emotionally charged and dynamic instrumentals bring to mind a pre-Dark Side Pink Floyd mixed with the thematic, soap opera-esque horror scores of the 1970’s (think Bob Cobert’s score for Dark Shadows). 

You can even recreate your favorite scenes from the film with the accompanying insert featuring paper cut-outs of the characters. Available now on limited edition pink/purple “Demon Drool” vinyl, don’t miss your chance to own a piece of this modern horror classic!


Stresselbee & Friends - Vegetable Slave

 A friendship told through the seasons.

The Animated Misadventures of Stresselbee & Friends: Season One
Episode 07: "Vegetable Slave" feat. Hoarse Hed of EPIDEMIKS
Animated/Directed by Eric Power
Produced by The Aardvarcheologist


Stresselbee & Friends - Vegetable Slave from Eric Power on Vimeo.



 Check out the full trailer for Attack of the Demons!


Attack of the Demons Release!

 At long last our animated horror feature, Attack of the Demons, is being released into the wild!  First to Virtual Cinemas on October 30th then to VOD on November 3rd.  More news to come, but this is super exciting! 

Stresselbee & Friends - Knuckle Sammich


Dark forces awake the giants resting in our world's hidden places. It's time to dish out some knuckle sandwiches! 

Pre-order the album: Stresselbee & Friends Bandcamp

The Animated Misadventures of Stresselbee & Friends: Season One Episode 02: "Knuckle Sammich" f. Blu & Louis Logic Animated/Directed by Eric Power Additional vocals by DRUNX Scratches by Benjamin Tweedy Produced by The Aardvarcheologist


Stresselbee & Friends - Small Town


A cut paper animator creates havoc in the little paper world he plays in.
Episode 1 of the Animated Misadventures of Stresselbee & Friends

The Animated Misadventures of Stresselbee & Friends: Season One
Episode One: "Small Town" featuring Homeboy Sandman and MC Paul Barman
Produced by The Aardvarcheologist


Stresselbee & Friends - Small Town from Eric Power on Vimeo.


Kev Bev - Ghost Tower

 Spooky season is upon us! I am beyond excited to share GHOST TOWER, the creepiest, spookiest, halloweeny-est music video ever! Kev Bev gave me such an excellent song to work some seasonal magic on. The song pays tribute to the Old Sathorn building in Bangkok which legend tells is haunted!!!! Huddle close to your ghoul log and come along for a trip inside!

Check out Kev Bev on their official site HERE for more awesome music!


Kev Bev - Ghost Tower from Eric Power on Vimeo.


Spookiest of Times

 It's almost October and you know what that means?  There's so much spookiness at work here in the studio.  I've got a huge bag of tricks and treats to share, starting on October 1st.  Keep on the lookout!


Summer 2020 UPDATE!

Hey there! 
Big things have been happening in the studio as usual!  As is often the case, I have many projects completed that are still waiting to be released (7 actually!).  These will start rolling out soon, including some that I consider my best work to date.  I cannot wait to be able to share them with you.
There's also some HUGE Attack of the Demons news coming soon.  Again, I've been sitting on some major stuff, but as is the case with this type of work, it isn't always up to me when things are revealed.  Soon though! 
Stay safe everyone.  This year has been a doozy and it isn't even over yet.  Eeesh!
Here's some fresh art!


Emma Hill - With Time

Through the medium of felt stop motion, a bittersweet tale unfolds. With Time is one of the amazing tracks off Emma Hill's new album Magnesium Dreams!
© 2019 Kuskokwim Records
You can purchase the album and dive deeper into her musical world here: Emmahillmusic.com