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I am a recent graduate of the Digital Animation and Visual Effects School, DAVE School. During my year at the school I was honored to work on my first Feature Film, "Renee" the Movie. I got to work along side an award winning VFX artist and an amazing team. With just 4 months of training I began working in programs I had never touched and solving problems I never imagined. I began by creating assets for several shots. Soon I found myself completely immersed in modeling, animation, and composting. I took crayon drawings and made them come to life. This was an amazing opportunity in which I learned more than I ever thought I could in such a short time.
Our final project for my classes was to make a music video for the band Clutch. Our class worked meticulously for 3 months to take footage shot several years ago and create CG sequences and blend them together to create the soon to be released video. My job was keying green screen footage, composting, VFX, and modeling, modifying an existing spaceship model. It was a fun and exhausting experience.
While I truly enjoy composting and VFX the one thing from my experiences this past year I have found is a passion for modeling and texturing. And I look forward to finding new and exciting projects to work on.
VFX Artist/3d Modeler/Texture Artist
The DAVE School, Orlando FL Sept. 2011
Occupational Associates Degree in Digital Animation and Visual Effects.
College of Saint Mary, Omaha NE May 1999
Teaching Certification, Endorsement in Early Childhood Education.
Grace University, Omaha NE May 1998
Bachelor of Science, Human Development & Family Studies
Bachelor of Science, Biblical Studies
Haxon Films, July 2011 - September 2011
VFX Artist “Space Grass”
Two Streets Entertainment, April 2011 - August 2011
VFX Artist "Renee"” The Movie
• Asset Creation
Scrapbooking by Syrena, 2005 - 2010
Internet Business Owner
• Developed and Maintained Ecommerce web sites Etsy, Artfire, and
• Developed and maintained blog, Facebook, Top Sites, forums, and
various online marketing venues
• Worked on the Design Team for MyScrapChick.com
• Created graphics, logos, banners, ads, tag lines, and copy for web
Elementary School Teacher, August 1999 - May 2010
1st and 2nd Grades
Professional Musician, Flautist, Lifetime
Papillion Area Concert Band
Various Small Ensembles
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Motion Builder 2011
Microsoft Office Suite
2D and 3D Animation
College of Saint Mary
Applications: Autodesk Maya, Lightwave 3D, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Zbrush
Creative Fields:3D Modeling, Visual Effects, Film, 3D Texturing, Animation
|City: Orlando||Personal Site: www.syrenasplace.com|
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