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Chris jennings

Freelance 3D Animator & Animator

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Location:Washington, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/chrisjennings
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Education
2010 - 2011
3DTI Institute
14 week project based course in 3D Studio Max

2006 - 2007
DAVE (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) School
Orlando, FL

2002 - 2006
Bachelor of Arts Degree
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Buckhannon, WV
•?Major: Graphic Design
•?Minor: Business Administration

Skills/Abilities
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Creative Suite
Boujou/Syntheyes - 3D Tracking
Digital Fusion
Dreamweaver
Final Cut Pro
Motionbuilder - Mocap Experience
Muster Renderclient
3D Studio Max
Lightwave
Maya
Vue

Some Knowledge of the Following:
Unreal Engine 3
Zbrush

Other Qualifications
Ability to lead teams of artists
Quick to learn new programs
Dedication
Problem solver
Troubleshooting computer issues
Hard working
Efficient in both PC and Mac Platforms
Multi-tasking

Experience
July 2007- Present
Animation Supervisor
Pixeldust Studios
Bethesda, MD
• Modeling, Texturing, Animation, Lighting, Compositing
• 2D/3D Tracking
• Motion capture integration
• Bringing new creative ideas to artists to help each project get to the next level.
• Completing simultaneous projects under tight deadlines
• Leading teams of artists on various projects
• Dealing directly with clients on art direction
• Making documentary animations for Discovery, National Geographic, PBS, Military, History and other TV channels
• Render Farm Manager: License servers, Render node support, and Troubleshooting network equipment

2001-2005
Computer Support Technician
Summit Financial Group
Moorefield, WV

Worked as an assistant to the Systems Administrator for Summit Financial Group. Duties involved: Computer repairs, Network solutions, Computer setup and Help desk administration. Assisted marketing department in ad development using Microsoft Front Page software. Assisted Chief Operating Officer by redeveloping the company’s intranet site.

Awards/Recognition
• Member of Theta Xi Fraternity (2005 - Present)
• Eagle Scout (2002)
• Emmy Award winner in the Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic Design and Art Direction category as Lead 3D Artist for "Illicit: The Dark Trade" which aired on PBS. Also received three Emmy nominations in this category. (2009)
• CINE Awarded for a National Geographic Special "Egyptian Secrets of the Afterlife." (2009)
• Five Silver Telly Awards and one Bronze Telly award for shows airing on Discovery, National Geographic, and PBS channels. (2009-2011)
• Published in Issue #14 HDRI Magazine. How to Model a Screw. (Screw composite image). (2006)

References
Available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation
Animation