A Little Troublemaker on Christmas Eve

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Animating Paint

Posted on October 3, 2015

Creature Lab Mini: Stop Motion Painting Prototype from Nicole Samartino on Vimeo.

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If you’ve ever been mistreated…

Posted on October 3, 2015

Creature Lab Mini: If You Ever Been Mistreated from Nicole Samartino on Vimeo.

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Today was a very good day

Posted on October 3, 2014

It goes without saying that working at Saturday Night Live was one of the most amazing experiences I think I'll ever have in my career. But when your work/life balance weighs (extremely) heavy on work, you have next to no wiggle room to explore other important avenues you should pursue, and many, many, many sacrifices are made because of your devotion to your demanding job. At SNL, I had oddly grown an interest in the creative advertising ...

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Inside Late Night: Pierre Bernard’s Recliner of Rage

Back in 2007, I produced a small documentary about how the famous "Pierre Bernard's Recliner of Rage" segment from Late Night with Conan O'Brien was produced. Writer Brian Stack and graphic artist Pierre Bernard were so gracious as to help me by appearing in the video. I can't embed it because it has copyrighted NBC material. Instead, click here to view it. We're almost at 70,000 views!!  

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

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FindSpark Conference Nov. 9

Hi friends! I'm psyched to announce that I will be moderating a panel titled, "Coffee or Lunch: The Art of the Informational Interview" at an upcoming FindSpark conference on Saturday, November 9. All interns, students, and graduates are welcomed to attend (not just to see your's truly, but to network, network, network). To attend, sign up for free at conf.findspark.com/attend with code SpeakerLove.

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Playing with Words

I just made this video. It's a concept I'd like to continue: manipulating these tile letters to form thoughts. Enjoy!

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Posted on October 10, 2013

My fiance Jamie and I make a Christmas video every year. Our 2011 video is by far, my favorite so far!

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My second claymation

Posted on October 10, 2013

I think I'm onto something here. I'm LOVING this.

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