On Friday, November 18th, we’re returning with Xavier Ruffin, a filmmaker, title designer, illustrator and motion graphics designer who is currently President at Dopamine Productions. He is best known for writing and directing the 6-part web series Mad Black Men. Xavier also works heavily in the music industry and has animation, vfx, title design, and director credits on music videos with Klassic, Prophetic, Riff Raff, T.I., Donald Glover, OG Maco, Mac Miller, Gerald Walker, and others. Below we caught up with Xavier to get to know him better.
What do you typically eat for breakfast? I like oatmeal with brown sugar, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, bananas or fried plantains for breakfast on most days.
What do people know you for? Most people know me for motion graphics and directing music videos.
How is Milwaukee special to you? Milwaukee is my home. It’s where I was raised. It’s like a second mother to me which keeps it close to my heart.
What may people not know about you? It may not be well known that I make music as a hobby and I’m interested in quantum physics.
What drives your creativity? My need to make things drives my creativity. It’s an addiction for me. I’ve always made things and I don’t know what life is like without making more things.
What are you going to talk to us about this month? This month I’ll be speaking about the ethereal idea of fantasy and how we can pull it into our reality.
Ticket registration for “Fantasy” opens here Monday, November 14th at 11AM CST. Grab a ticket as fast as you can — they are free but limited!