Professional, creative 3D animation and motion graphics. Knowledgeable in character design, modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, and rendering. Experience from low-poly video game models to high resolution NURBS simulations.
Fully versed in media content creation, techniques, and tools. Skilled with applied practice in Maya, Adobe products including After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and support software such as Quickbooks, RealViz products, and DVD Studio Pro.
Working knowledge of major programming and scripting languages, including OpenGL, C/C++, tcl, and Java, and common development platforms and operating systems.
Solid ability in the media pipeline, from budgeting and scripting, programming, digital and film based production, editing, 2D/2.5D/3D animation, compositing, and digital graphics, with an emphasis on making deadlines and exceeding expectations.
Manager with three years experience, successfully guiding teams through multiple media productions and projects.
2007-Present Web and Media Developer
Earthdiver, LLC (Go-Travel Sites) - Salt Lake City, UT
Developing media rich content and interface for the web, including Flash and Google Maps.
2006-2007 Project Lead, Camera Operator
Instructional Media Services - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Media production and video streaming services.
2006 Museum of the Rockies Internship - Bozeman, MT
Designed paleo department website and interactive kiosk design and programming for museum installation.
2004-2006 Creative Director, Lead Technical Producer
Aver Ingenuity, LLC - Bozeman, MT
Technical and creative leadership of media arts production company through media-rich projects.
Masters of Science
Computer Science - Computer Graphics
University of Utah
Bachelor of Arts with Honors Distinction - Media & Theatre Arts
Montana State University
Notable Freelance Work
The Passion of the McCain
Writer, Character Development and Animation
Machinima animation using Source Engine
Access the World
Editing, Motion Graphics
Travel documentary of Olympic paraplegic athlete
RJ and the MopTops
Writing, Directing, Animation, Motion Graphics
Children's television show pilot. Studio, greenscreen, and animated environments
Integrated Pest Management
Writing, Directing, Cinematography, Editing
Training video for NPS pest management techniques. Detailed at 2005 George Wright Conference
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
14 episode documentary on NCAA div. 1AA football team
Fox Sports, College Sports TV
Awards and Recognitions
The Passion of the McCain
Featured at 2008 Cambridge Film Festival
Game Development in Computer Science Education 2008