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Michael Falk

Freelance Illustrator & Cartoonist

Location:Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Phone: 904-576-1232
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To work in the animation industry as a storyboard revisionist, storyboard artist, background artist or character designer.


Storyboard layout, storyboard revision, illustration, character design, background design, watercolor & acrylic paint composition, digital ink & paint. Software experience includes:
• Toon Boom Harmony & Animate Pro
• Toon Boom Story Board Pro 4
• Pencil Check Pro
• Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Audition
• Maya 2014/2015
• Mudbox 2014
• Microsoft Office 2010


The Art Institute of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Media Arts & Animation
Expected Graduation: December 2014, GPA 3.7

Animation Experience

MRE & a Movie, 2012-2014, animated adult dark comedy, early development – creator, storyboard artist, animator

The Galaxy Needs Grace, 2014, animated children’s comedy, early development – co-creator, storyboard artist

Evon’s Muse, Inc, 2013: “Aquatic Adventures” retail commercial – director, animation cleanup, storyboards, audio & background music

Citrus Cel “Juiced” 24 Hour Film Competition, 2013: “Paper Pals”, 2nd place film – storyboards, character design, background design, digital effects & digital clean up

HTC “One” 24 Hour Film Race, 2012: “To My Number One” – animation cleanup, digital ink & paint, audio & sound effects

Employment History

Education Management: Animation Tutor, Aug 2014 - present
Key Responsibilities - providing additional instruction to fellow animation students in Maya (modeling, lighting, texturing and 3D animation), Toon Boom (2D animation & storyboarding) and After Effects (motion graphics and compositing).

The Winey Wench: Painting Instructor, Aug 2014 - present
Key responsibilities - providing acrylic painting lessons to beginner and intermediate students in a group environment.

Nickelodeon Animation Studio: Intern, Digital Operations, Jun - Aug 2013
Key responsibilities - digital archiving of over 10,000 images, animatics & files from the “El Tigre” animated series; hand selection & scanning of prominent Nickelodeon historical artwork for major branding project.

United States Navy, Reserve Component: Chief Petty Officer, 1990 - 2010
Key responsibilities - Leading Chief Petty Officer, Tactical Movement Team (OIFII); S1C Battalion Administration Chief; Detachment AOIC; Leading Petty Officer/Lead Instructor, Battalion S7 training Department.

Martex Services Landscape Management: Account Manager, 2003 - 2013
Key responsibilities - contract management of commercial landscape maintenance accounts totaling over $850,000 in NE Florida and SE Georgia; management of 16 direct reports and two satellite offices; chemical program management and landscape design services.
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