Benjamin Cornish

Freelance 3D Animator & 3D Graphic Designer

Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
2 Skills

10/2011 – Present Christain Lanazcas Aurora, CO
Freelance 3D Animator
• Help create a commercial
o Create 3D elements
? Models
? Textures
? Lighting
? Animation
? Work with other artists to divide work evenly

5/2010 – 6/2011 Disturbed Creations Colorado Springs, CO
Lead Artist
• Game Development
o Business development of Disturbed Creations
o Creating and overseeing the development of:
? Models
? Textures
? Rigging
? Animations
? Manage staff artists
? Interface/problem solve with programmers

1/2009 – 5/2010 University of Colorado Denver Denver, CO
Denver Animation Center – Senior Film Project
• Short Film: A Complex Villainelle
o Worked in a co-operative environment to create a successful short
o Modeled, textured, and placed sets that included the use of dynamics to achieve natural looking placement and randomness.
o Solved for problems involving design and asthetics
o Involved in preproduction for sets, environments, and style
o Clean-up animation on main character
o Worked with the rigging, lighting, animation, and story department to achieve the desired effect
• Awards – 29 awards and honors, including:
o 2010 New Jersy Film Festival – Winner Best Student Short
o 2010 Eugene International Film Festival – Winner
o 2010 Tacoma Film Festival – Winner Best Animated Film
o 2010 Los Angeles Reel Film Festival – Winner Best Digital Effects
o 2010 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood – Winner Best Animation
o 2010 AniMazing Spotlight – Winner Q3
o 2010 Los Angeles International Film Festival – Finalist/Honorable Mention
o 2010 Moondance International Film Festival – Colorado Ocean Award
o 2010 Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival – Winner Best Animation Short

2006 - 2010 University of Colorado, Denver Denver, CO

• Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3D Animation
o Lighting class
? Create a specific mood using stationary and moving lights
? Create caustics through textures and calculations
o Dynamics class
? Solved simulations involving rigid bodies
? Solved particles in fire, smoke, dust, liquids including the use of some MEL scripting
? Solved cloth simulations
o Animation classes
? Use of creating and cleaning up motion capture
? Key frame animation on characters and objects
o Texturing class
? Texture characters and hard surface objects using Photoshop, MudBox, Zbrush, and Body Paint
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation
3D Graphic Design