about me

I'm a stop-motion animator and video editor living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm interested in using my passion for time-based media to help companies and non-profits communicate ideas to the public with content that piques curiosity and prompts engagement.

I produce videos, stop motion animation, time lapses and original music.  For commissions, business inquiries or collaboration opportunities please get in touch at derek@dereksalvatore.com!



I have a BFA in Animation and History of Art from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston, MA.  While there I was lucky enough to travel to Kyoto to spend a semester as the first exchange student between MassArt and Kyoto University of Art & Design in Kyoto, Japan.


other experience

While in Boston I worked in various capacities at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, including serving as their Interim Concert Manager, and as a Collection Care Technician in the Conservation Department.  

An interest in art, science and history led me to pursue other art conservation opportunities and I spent one memorable summer treating 17th century headstones (and the occasional footstone) at the historic Eliot Burial Ground in Roxbury, MA. It was a fascinating window into life and loss in early American history.



I have an avid interest in Japanese culture and I'm conversational in the language.  I spent 5 months studying abroad in Kyoto in 2011 and my interest has only deepened since.  If you're interested here is my Japanese blog on Ameblo.