last updated: june 2019
CAMP INSTRUCTOR - 2D/STOP-MOTION ANIMATION (summer 2019)
AUSTIN SCHOOL OF FILM - AUSTIN, TX - CONTRACT
Taught three classes of 8-10 year old children about techniques in stop-motion and hand-drawn 2D animation over a two-week period.
Software included Adobe Animate, Adobe Premiere Pro, and HUE Animation Studio.
Students also learned about the basics of cinematography (wide/medium/close-up shots, rule of three, leading lines, framing), character design (silhouette, setting/lighting as characters and character aides), and editing (cutting for drama, comedy, and action).
Staff Animator /Animation Compositor on ‘Undone’ (2019)
Minnow Mountain - austin, tx - contract
Responsible for production and delivery of quality rotoscope animation on a tight production timeline as part of the character close-up team.
Diligently observes and double-checks weekly style frames to ensure that character designs do not drift from original production guides. This regularly includes 5+ different characters each production week.
Produces both keyframe poses for other staff members and in-betweens based on production demand.
Above and beyond contracted job duties, compiles and distributes software training material and provides demonstrations for other staff members upon request from leadership, due to prior experience.
Responsible for reporting all progress on Shotgun in a timely manner, as well as complying with check-ins from team leads.
Performs additional cleanup and compositing as part of the seven-member composite team in order to streamline the shot submission process.
This includes character clean-up, restructuring files, appropriately restructuring character props, making accommodations for furniture/structures that affect the visibility of a character in the reference footage.
Conducts twice-daily audits of team/studio progress on Shotgun to maintain accuracy and stay aware of shots that are ready for compositing.
Makes director-supplied corrections in a timely manner and resubmits files for review when requested.
various clients - austin, tx
St. Joseph’s Episcopal School: Production of 2+ minutes of rotoscope animation for the 2018 production of ‘She Kills Monsters,’ as well as training material and in-person rotoscope workshops for interested students.
Outside Voice TV: Produced art for a short video promoting civic engagement.
Produced sprites and UI art for Marti Toonen’s Manor Hill.
Workshop Instructor (2014 - 2016)
rochester institute of technology - rochester, ny - part-time/student
Organized and created content for 5 bi-weekly drawing workshops for other students.
Focused on drawing from observation, form, lighting, and basic color theory.
Taught 10-20 students per session with a mix of lectures and live drawing.
2D animation and cleanup
ANIMATION SOFTWARE: TVPaint, Adobe Animate, Adobe AfterEffects, ToonBoom Harmony.
DRAWING SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
CODING LANGUAGES: HTML/CSS
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
BS Applied Arts and Sciences - Rochester, NY
episcopal diocese of texas
certification: safeguarding god’s children
Completed all necessary coursework and interviews to teach at Episcopal schools in Texas.
zines & publications
Such Stuff as Dreams Were Made On: a Shakespeare zine for the 21st century (2017)
FORGED: a zine about women, women-aligned people, and girls with swords and what they mean to us (2017)
Faerie Fire: a Dungeons and Dragons 5e compendium (2018)