My name is Anthony Gentles, and I’m a videographer and animator based in Boston, MA. I graduated with a BFA in Digital Art (Animation) from Northeastern University, and I’m currently the VP and Head of Animation + Editing at Beatt Productions in South Boston.
Throughout my years in middle school and high school, I loved to sketch cartoon characters in my all of my notebooks and folders. I had always imagined that I would become a comic book illustrator or a graphic designer of some sort. However, the summer after graduating from Lowell High School, a few friends and I put together a parody dance video that went viral within our hometown. This experience introduced me to the world of video editing.
While at my Freshman Orientation, I saw a pitch to join the Animation department and was immediately hooked. I switched my major from Graphic Design to Digital Art in order to focus more on Animation and Video. During my sophomore year, one of my roommates invited a friend (Randy) from his hometown who brought along a DSLR Canon camera with him. We spent that entire weekend filming a music video and a mockumentary "College Night Life" TV Show, having more fun those nights than any other night we spent out partying. When Randy left to go back to Connecticut, I vowed to save up enough money to purchase my very own DSLR camera, and I did just that.
With that camera, I began to film anything and everything that I could; short films, music videos, comedy sketches, online video contests, wedding videos, interviews, corporate events, birthday parties, sporting events, etc. I aimed to gain as much experience behind the camera while editing as much video content as I could. This work ethic landed me an internship at New England Conservatory, where I filmed their concerts and produced numerous videos, including a few TV commercials. Upon graduating from Northeastern in 2014, I landed a job at an advertising agency in Harvard Square called PJA Advertising + Marketing, where I worked for three and a half years as a Video Editor/Animator. I was able to work alongside very talented designers, art directors, and writers while at PJA, collaborating on several award-winning advertising campaigns.
This journey has led me to build wonderful relationships and connections with other like-minded video professionals in the New England area. My experiences have allowed me the ability to produce high-end videos and animation projects under my own freelance business, Yothann Productions. I currently specialize in music videos, wedding videography, and explainer animations videos, but I still dabble with character animation, short films, event videography, and portrait photography from time to time.
If you have any questions about my rates or video packages, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to hear from you soon!