Quality Fun was founded on a strong belief in the value of play. As children, it is how we develop our imaginations and learn to navigate the world around us. As adults, play can be an often overlooked avenue for stress-relief, but it is also so much more. It is a continuing reminder of the importance of creativity, an invitation to take a step back and approach things from a new perspective.
My name is Paul Maupoux (pronounced Moe-Pooh), and I love making stuff. For many years, my focus was filmmaking and animation. I've gotten to work on some beautiful music videos, great films, and innovative commercials. My own personal work has included music videos, animated and live-action short films, concert and event videography, and a mockumentary featurette.
Over time, I came to realize that the aspect of filmmaking I enjoy the most is the building of sets and props. I fell in love with the detail work that goes into building miniature sets for stop-motion animation. I found myself steering productions in directions that would require intricate prop work just because I wanted to build new things. Taking stock of this, I decided to take steps to re-orient myself towards a focus in fabrication. I enrolled in the cabinetmaking program at Seattle Central's Wood Technology Center and spent a year and a half learning to build furniture.
In the past year, I've worked with the terrific puppet-maker Annett Mateo, worked as a digital fabricator at the design company Hotopp Associates, and co-founded a woodworking cooperative along with six of my fellow graduates from the Wood Technology Center. I am always excited to take on a new project, particularly anything in the game/entertainment realm. If you see anything you like in my portfolio or would like to commission something new, please contact me! I would love to hear from you!