Keith Del Principe – Arts Resume 

Skills Directing, Traditional and Mixed Media Animation, Puppet & Mask Construction,  Video & Sound Editing, Web Design, Illustration, 3D Modelling, Music Composition &  Sound Production, Woodworking, Working with Hand Tools, Permaculture Farming, Field Biology 

Software TVPaint Animation Pro, DragonFrame Stop Motion, Procreate, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, AfterEffects, ProTools, Logic Pro, Final Draft, Final Cut Pro, Excel, Quickbooks, Maya, WordPress 


Cardboard Reality Farm & Studio, Co-Founder & Director, 2017-present 

We’re artists that are passionate about ecology. Cardboard Reality Farm & Studio is a permaculture farm and animation studio in Northumberland County, Ontario. We offer pesticide free produce and animated film production services in addition to workshops and affordable art.  We believe that good food & good art make the world a better place. 

Demo reel & further information available at: www.cardboardreality.ca 

Animation and Film 

Wine Story, Director, Animator, Sound Designer & Composer, 2021 

Official Selection of the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2021, Canadian Panorama

CBC Canada Reads Trailer for The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk, Produced by The CBC,  Animator, 2021 

How To Lose Everything: a field guide, Produced by CBCArts & Canada Council Creation  Accelerator, Sound Designer & Animator, 2021 

Stuff, Music Video for Ronley Teper, Co-Director & Animator, 2020 

Little Drummer Boy, Music Video for The Tenors, Co-Designer, Animator & Compositor, 2017

Sting of the Cactus, Music Video for Ori Dagan, Animator & Compositor, 2017 

Winner: Vox Pop award in the Animated/Stop-Motion Video category at The 17th Independent  Music Awards, Best Music Video, Open World Toronto Film Festival (Canada), Platinum Reel  Award, Nevada International Film Festival (U.S.), Best Animation, Los Angeles Music Video  Awards (U.S.), Best Music Video Rincon International Film Festival (Puerto Rico U.S.) 

Animals, Director, Animator & Composer, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, 2014

Moth, Director & Animator, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, 2013 

Larry, Director, Animator & Composer, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, 2013

Mr. Pigeon, Music Video for Ronley Teper’s Lipliners, Animator & Compositor, 2013

Two Planets, One Planet, Composer & Guitarist, USCFilm School, 2012 


Of Wool & Wire: The Stop Motion Worlds of Cardboard Reality, 2018 

AH! Arts & Heritage Warkworth, Ontario 


Urge for Going, Animator, Producer, Co director, and designer, Quality Slippers Productions, Montreal & Toronto Fringe Festivals 2013, Cabaret du Mile End and Tarragon Theatre Mainspace. 

Exit, pursued by a bear, Co creator/designer, Quality Slippers Productions, SummerWorks Festival 2011, Theatre Passe Muraille 

Tabitha & the Time Machine, Puppet builder & Producer, Quality Slippers Productions, Lower Ossington Theatre, 2011 

Feed The Birds Cabaret, Co curator, Member of the Puppet Slam Network, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 2010 to 2012 

for you, Emmy, Dramaturg & producer, Quality Slippers Productions, Lower Ossington Theatre, 2010 

Internet and Publication 

Dandelion Clock Revolutions, Creator & Director, Online Artists Social Media Site, 2005 –  2010 

Dandelion Clock Revolutions was an online artist collective active from 2005 to 2010. At its peak, the community had several hundred active members collaborating, creating and discussing art.  This project focused on providing customizable mixed media portfolios for individual artists and encouraged the sharing of art and ideas between members.

The Dandelion Clock Revolutions Magazine was a graphic and digital design project, featuring  original poetry and layout collage. In print form the booklet was hand bound and included full  colour photos – tabbed into the book but removable for framing. The magazine was a curated  catalogue of three years of online submissions. 


RPS Energy, Atlantic Ocean — Protected Species Observer 

2007 – 2012 

Worked in the field of marine biology practicing environmental mitigation on seismic vessels for 600 days in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic. Monitored dolphin, sea turtles, and whales using both high & low technology. 

Education and Training 

BFA in Film Animation, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema 2012 – 2016

Concordia University 

Learned frame by frame film making in 2d, 3d, & stop motion animation. 

Apprentice Puppeteer, 2007-2009 

Bread & Puppet Theater, Glover, Vermont 

Worked alongside the historic theatre troupe on creating hybrid performance work with a social  message. 

B.A. in Social Theory, Social Movements, and Activism 2003 – 2007 

SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY 

Studied sustainable development, art and its ability to affect social change.