VFX Professional and all-around creative utility infielder,now in Themed Entertainment.
The Summary is--Fast learner with a demonstrated talent for creativity, leadership, and adaptability to a rapidly changing work environment, with proven record of success in a demanding VFX environment.Detail oriented.
But I'm more than that.   I'm a team player and a problem solver.I like implementing good ideas as much as I like brainstorming them.I like figuring out how to make things better.I like creating the story that drives things.
10 years experience in teams as large as managing 80 people across 4 countries performing high demand creative and technical work, to collaborating in pairs to pitch and develop creative content.
Aside from 14.5 years in visual effects for commercials, game cinimatics and film, I've written scripts and Live Role-Playing Games, edited films, one set supervised, designed graphics, websites and posters and created physical merhandise.
I've got behind-the-scenes knowledge in setup, pipelines and systems, from scheduling labor and bidding, to asset management, picking up whatever knowledge is needed to complete the new task, even if it means *developing* new solutions myself.
All of these skills come from a foundational ability to communicate, whether directly to a client, to an audience, or between artists, programmers and management.   I can determine, not what they *say* they want, but the much more important: What they really want to achieve.
Once you've have that real goal, then you can apply creative and technical solutions to make that happen.
"What are you trying to achieve?" The question you need to ask
OK, here's the work on the box while at Rhythm and Hues.   Not supervised stuff, but things I actually hands on worked on.   But aside from my time creating Visual Effects, I'm involved in a lot of creative projects to keep my skills up.   It allows me to learn new things in a creative outlet that crosses over with all the skills I already have.   Expanding the boundaries of what I can do I think is critical for future-proofing myself.
Need to make a patch?   Better learn about minimum embroidery widths.   Website needs 1000s of people to log in for custom downloads?   Better learn some php scripting.   Want T-Shirts with user resizeable and customizable images?   Better be really familiar with SVG and vector art.   You can't be well rounded enough.
The Thrilling Adventure Hour Website
Website with integrated Tumblr, RSS and Twitter feeds, and back end password area for digital Kickstarter downloads.
T-Shirt designs for my T-Shirt website cbbdesigns.spreadshirt.com
If you're thinking, "He doesn't know X," I can learn it.   Quickly.   I decided I needed this site on a Monday, and finished it on a Wednesday. I want to write Themed Experience pitches.   So I've been getting up to speed on that, and I'll be doing that soon (and putting it up here).
I can learn anything.   Not a boast, but a promise to do my best for you.   I can tell the story you want to tell; verbally, written or visually.   I can even help you come up with that story.
I can tell your story.In multiple mediums
"Hard sell.   Does the guy do anything else?"   Sure!   Love sci-fi.   Star Wars got me interested in Visual Effects.   I love to walk around Disneyland, studying theming and seeing the mechanics of how rides work.   I still read comic books.   I love The Venture Bros.   I'm the guy who writes 10 page backgrounds on his RPG characters for fun.
I've been to Petra, Ankor Wat and chased out of Pokhara, Nepal by Maoist rebels.   I think Matt Smith was one of the best Doctors.   I love building LEGO sets with my kids.   James Turrell is my favorite artist.   I'm a superfan of The Thrilling Adventure Hour.   LACMA's Japanese Pavilion is one of my favorite places in the world.
Multidisciplinary Communication and Coordination
2D Graphic Design
I'm capable of a lot when given the opportunity.
Yeah, this is pretty sales-y.   Not because I think I'm the greatest thing ever, but because I think my best work is still to come.   I can help design the next great Themed Experience.   I can still do much more.
I'd love to talk to you about what I can do on YOUR team.   How I can get up to speed and really make things better for you.And thanks for reading all the way down to here.
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