Skills and Software

3D Animation

3D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rigging

Stop - Motion Animation

Storyboarding & Pre-Production

Figure Drawing

Motion Graphics

Maya

ZBrush

Dragon Stop Motion

Photoshop

After Effects

Cinema 4D


Experience
Digital Artist

Hectic Digital - October 2011 - Present

-Camera and Object animation for TV ads and corporate videos
-Photorealistic product modeling and texturing
-3D Visual Effects

PlayViews Inc. - May 2012

-In-game prop modeling and rigging
-Character animation


Clearcare Inc. - January 2012 - March 2012

-Created corporate video and edited demo videos
-Modeled, textured, rigged character and set
-Animated a school of goldfish
-Compisited final video

Stop Motion Animator

Lightly Held Films - Nothing in a Rectangle is True - December 2011 - January 2012
-Created clay puppets for Animation based on Artist designs
-Animated three characters for conceptual visualisation
Independent Film - Where the Wild Things Are - May 2008 - September 2008
-Screened in the 2008 BlackSheep Puppet Festival main program and children’s program
-Designed and created six fur, wire and clay puppets
-Animated all characters
-Composited shots together and painted backgrounds in Photoshop
Character Animator
Josh Hagler The Four Evangelists - April 2011 - January 2012
-Screened at Imagined Chase exhibit at Frey Norris Gallery, March 2012
-Analyze and animated characters based on video interviews
-Adhere to project deadlines and budget

Education
The Art Institute of California - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - September 2011

Master of Fine Arts in Computer Animation,
Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY - May 2004
Bachelor of Arts in Physics
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