Spencer Mitchell

Freelance 3D Animator & 3D Graphic Designer

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Location:Akron, Ohio, United States
Phone: 330-217-1704
Website: http://www.flippednormalmedia.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/spencermitchell
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SPENCER T. MITCHELL
1724 Karg Dr. • Akron, OH 44313 • (330) 285-2912 • smitchell@flippednormalmedia.com
www.flippednormalmedia.com

EXPERIENCE
FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR Mar. 2011-Present
Flipped Normal Media, LLC Akron, Ohio
www.flippednormalmedia.com
DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Project management, 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, compositing, editing and visual effects for
animations. Various design and multimedia tasks. Day-to-day business operations. Billing. Design, programming and
maintenance of the website. Networking and advertising.
NOTABLE PROJECTS
o Flipped Normal Media Website:
? Designed
? Programmed
? Maintained
o E.F.E.L.T. Logo:
? Designed a logo for The Elks Feeding Empty Little Tummies charity.
o Cocoro Playhouse Visualization:
? Created a series of photorealistic renderings and animation showing off the features of a modular foam
children’s playhouse.
3D INTERN Dec. 2010-Mar. 2011
WRL Advertising, Inc. Akron, Ohio
www.wrladv.com
DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Project management, 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, compositing, editing and visual effects for
animations. Various design and graphics tasks.
NOTABLE PROJECTS
o Completed a 3 minute tradeshow and web video of product features of a sump pump:
? Sole artist on the project.
? Designed, modeled, lit, textured, animated, rendered, and composited the whole animation.
? Recorded, edited and integrated voiceover audio.
MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPER Jan. 2001-Oct. 2010
Sanctuary Software Studio Akron, Ohio
www.sancsoft.com, www.activeviz.com
DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Project management, 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, compositing, editing and visual effects for
animations, Interactive Flash interface and animation creation, when applicable, Network Rendering Farm
management, training and assisting other employees as needed, direct contact with clients to determine and deliver
job specifications and project feedback.
NOTABLE PROJECTS
o Completed many interactive logistical animations for national leading construction firms’ project bid
presentations:
? Direct contact with client project leads and company managers at several Turner Construction locations,
including Albany, Chicago, Washington D.C. Atlanta, Detroit, Arlington and Cleveland. Other noteworthy
clients include Hunt Construction, Clark Construction, Skanska USA and Gilbane Inc.
? Completed large projects by set deadline from start to finish offering problem-solving solutions to
discovered flaws in logistics, which saved clients time and offered cost savings and delivered a better
project.
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? Approximately 90% of jobs completed resulted in successful project awards to clients. Most projects were
large scale and large budget.
o Modeled and animated total 3 reactor nuclear power plant including all support buildings, terrain, bedrock
profiles and piping for a detailed site analysis by ABS Consulting:
? Accurately built within a foot to existing blueprints which date back to the 1950’s.
? Sole artist on 95% of the project.
? Direct contact with the client throughout.
o Reconstructed the intersection above and below ground at 41st St. and Lexington Ave. in New York City
including underground utilities, bedrock profile, and steam main for a press conference video to illustrate the
steam main explosion of July 18, 2006 for ABS Consulting:
? Sole artist on 95% of the project.
? Modeled, textured, lit, and animated entire project including special visual effects.
? Co-composited and edited animation.
? Direct contact with the client throughout.
o Modeled and textured a fully accurate Olympus BX5 microscope and an Olympus SZX10 Stereo Microscope:
? Accurate down to the last screw.
? Sole artist on 70% of the BX5 project.
? Sole artist on 90% of the SZX10 project.
EDUCATION
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Associates Degree in Specialized Technology, Computer Animation Program.
September 1998 – June 2001
Kent State University, Stark Campus, Post Secondary Education Program.
August 1997 – May 1998
High school and college credit received for English and computer classes through the Post Secondary Education
Program.
SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES
GENERAL
? Microsoft Windows Operating System and related programs
? Adobe Acrobat
? Google Earth
? Microsoft Visual Source Safe
3D APPLICATIONS
? Autodesk 3D Studio Max High End 3D Package
? Autodesk Backburner Network Rendering Software.
? Cebas Final Render Global Illumination Rendering Engine.
? Cebas PSD Manager Tool for Rendering and Compositing Elements
? Sitni Satni Fume FX Fluid Dynamics Simulation Engine (gaseous fluids)
? Sitni Satni Dreamscape Water, Terrain and Sky Simulation Engine
? Onyx Tree Storm Parametric Polygonal Tree Creation Application
? ITOO Software Forest Pro Planar Tree Creation Application
? Archvision RPC 2.5D People, Car, and Object Content Application
? Interactive Data Visualization SpeedTree Tree Creation Solution
? Mental Images Mental Ray Rendering Engine
? Mental Images Iray Rendering Engine
? Chaos Group V-Ray Rendering Engine
? Autodesk Mudbox 3D Digital Sculpting
GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS
o Adobe Photoshop
o Adobe Illustrator
ANIMATION / VIDEO APPLICATIONS
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o Adobe After Effects Compositing
o Adobe Premiere Video Editing
o Adobe Flash Interactive Animation Creation
WEB APPLICATIONS
o Adobe Dreamweaver
o CSS
o Adobe Flash
AUDIO APPLICATIONS
o Adobe Audition Audio Recording and Editing
o Propellerheads Reason Modular Software Synthesis Workstation
o Propellerheads Record Modular Software Synthesis Workstation
o Propellerheads Recycle Loop Creation and Editing Tool
o Image Line FL Studio Pro Software Synthesis and Sequencer Software
o Sony Acid Pro Loop Based Sequencer and Editor
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
o Digital and Traditional Musician posting over 100 finished songs online at www.acidplanet.com/terminal_zero.
o Video and Audio Editing
o Digital Photography
o Traditional Art Training
o Project and Client Management
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
o Ability to read and understand blueprints.
o Ability to go above and beyond to finish a project timely and accurately.
o Strong work ethic; enjoys facing and solving challenging projects and issues.
o Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
o Ability to perform well under pressure while maintaining high standards of quality.
o Learns quickly, especially new and existing technology.
o Willingness to accept constructive criticism and desire to build and enhance skills.
o Sense of humor.
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation
3D Graphic Design