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details-driven professional specializing in fine arts, computer graphics, photography, visual effects, filmmaking, and creative instruction eager to utilize broad scope of skills and abilities toward maximizing a progressive employer s success.
profile of qualifications
ambitious self-starter with b.a. in fine arts and 11+ years combined experience in film, visual effects, and photography.
top-performer who has worked on 12+ major motion picture films and self-produced live action short films and animated shorts.
integral leader who revised and restructured innovative curriculums for 2 creative courses while managing a full-time staff.
excellent communicator who can plan, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks within high-pressure environments.
fine arts / computer graphics / design experience
contributed experience drawing with pencils and charcoal, along with painting with oils, acrylic, and water color and performing sculpting techniques ranging from clay and wood to metal work.
applied dynamic creative talents toward placing filmed or computer-generated elements together to create a whole moving image to include performing as a freelance compositor for 5 high-profile commercials.
effectively assisted with the construction of a 10th scale miniature mountain to be utilized in pyrotechnics for behind enemy lines.
supported the execution of 3d computer simulations for marriott hotels.
photography / visual effects experience
demonstrated experience with digital, 35mm, medium / large format, digital scanning, compositing, chemical / digital printing, and strobe / hot light lighting.
created and managed visual effects, compositing, and matte painting for multiple 30- and 60-second commercial spots to include nabisco cookies and spy.
successfully directed start-up operations for a portrait and event photography business.
lighting direction experience
optimized production team success by performing tracking, lighting, rendering, and pre-compositing of computer-generated objects and characters which were seamlessly integrated into live action photography.
participated in lighting efforts on such high-profile films as dr. doolittle 2, cats and dogs, men in black 2, stuart little 2, scooby doo, scooby doo 2, daredevil, x-men 2, the run down, cat and the hat, and garfield: the movie.
strategically steered all directing, designing, animating, model building, and lighting / compositing for super racing raton an animated film combining live action photography with a computer-generated character, as well as the beast an experimental visual effects short film utilizing miniatures in combination with live action footage.
taught introductory and advanced courses in model creation, shading & light, 3d graphics, and computer animation.
designed and developed curriculum by employing resourceful teaching methodologies to improve student performance.
led a top-performing 6-member team in performing instruction for image design and photo realistic computer graphics.
provided students with technical and artistic skills required for work in film and gaming industries.
played a vital role in rewriting and restructuring out-of-date courses for maximum academic quality.
owner / operator, jbk photography, orlando, fl 2010 c present
course director, full sail university, winter park, fl 2008 c present
computer graphics & animation instructor, university of the arts, philadelphia, pa 2007 c 2008
computer graphics & animation instructor, lehigh university, bethlehem, pa 2007 c 2008
freelance compositor, curious pictures, new york, ny 2007
freelance computer graphics generalist, ideo, san francisco, ca 2005 c 2006
lighting technical director, rhythm and hues studios, los angeles, ca 2001 c 2004
model builder, livingston miniature design, los angeles, ca 2001
vfx supervisor / compositor, no road productions, los angeles, ca 1999 c 2000
independent filmmaker, los angeles, ca 1999 c 2004
education and technical summary
bachelor of fine arts in photography kutztown university
graduate-level coursework (photography emphasis) academy of art university
microsoft office • photoshop • dreamweaver • maya • mental ray • after effects • final cut pro • premiere • key note • entourage
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