Michael Arndt

Freelance 3D Animator & Business Card Designer

Location:Sparta, Wisconsin, United States
Phone: 3109086893
Website: http://www.MDAimaging.com
2 Skills
Westwood College Online
Bachelor of Science Degree in Animation

American Musical & Dramatic Academy
Associates Degree in Performing Arts

Software Knowledge
• Maya
• ZBrush 4
• Office- (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project Manager)
• Matchmover
• Vue 9.5
• Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Premier Pro, After Effects, Illustrator)

eMax Media Group- Freelance 3D Artist
• Converting static logos into animated 3D graphics

Erikson Digital- Lead Animator
• In charge of cleaning geometry, building character rig and blend-shapes, and camera tracking

"Pickles"- Creative Director/ Lead Animator (Animated series currently in production)
• In charge of designing all 3D content, Rigging, and animation for the animated short

STILETTO Entertainment- Production Manager (2006 - 2008) Los Angeles, CA
• Supervise and manage 30 people (performers and production crew) and coordinate travel, wardrobe fittings, rehearsals, show times, housing, and proper documentation for production cast and crew.
• Oversaw the installation of all technical aspects for new production shows on cruise ships; handled sound, lighting, and various technical aspects.
• Constructed a data base for the casting department that lists every cast member, their body type, and what roles they've performed and another allowing the staff to know where every ship in the fleet is on any day of the year.
• Recorded, and edited multiple camera shoots for choreographer documentation and reference videos.
• Ordered food for rehearsals and technical programming "all-nighter's".

Westwood College Online- college projects (2007 - 2010)
• Served as Project Leader for a graded class final; creating strong relationships within a team environment to complete tasks at hand and in a timely manner.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line- Wardrobe Manager / Production Singer (2008) Hollywood, FL
Holland America Cruise Line- Wardrobe Manager / Production Singer (2001 - 2006) Los Angeles, CA
• Coordinate costume fittings and wardrobe repairs with new dancers; complete wardrobe alterations by the final rehearsal for show times.

Other Freelance Experience
• Record and edit multiple camera shoots for entertainer audition reels and special events.
• Portrait Photographer for high school seniors, and special events.