David Stringham

David S.

Mendota, IL
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Adobe Photoshop

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been using Photoshop for 5 years and have experience with photo editing, drawing, and photomanipulation. I have an extensive knowledge of the software and can teach the ins and outs of how to create and edit images in Photoshop, as well as how to work with video and 3D models.
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About

David passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+ and special needs

Teaching since:
December 2014

My name is David S, and I have been a CG artist and animator for 8 years. Computer graphics is a passion of mine, and I consider it a joy to pass on what I have learned to others. In 2014, I graduated from Huntington University with a B.S. degree in Digital Media Arts - Animation, so I possess a very good understanding of the principles of animation that spans just about every medium. I have also worked on multiple independent projects ranging from shorts to feature films, which has given me a wealth of practical experience.

If you consider yourself a fun and creative person and have an interest in animation or design, then I would love to work with you to develop your skills. Perhaps you're more interested in Hollywood-style special effects, in which case I can teach you many of the secrets of the trade. Regardless, I can provide solid training to get you started in any of these great fields.

Software Taught: Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya, The Foundry NUKE, Blackmagic Design Fusion, mocha by Imagineer Systems, Toon Boom Harmony, and 3DEqualizer.

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Experience

After Effects Compositor
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
See Beneath, Inc.

Composited animated scenes and applied effects for children’s series Aiko & Egor. Improved and refined compositing pipeline between Adobe Flash and After Effects.

Compositor
Nov 2014 - Apr 2015
Dakini Productions

Used Fusion for digital makeup and integrated special effects makeup to provide a more realistic result.

Freelance 3D Artist / Compositor
Apr 2013 - Feb 2014
FilmLiga

Primary responsibilities involved keying bluescreen footage, rotoscoping, and integrating 3D-rendered elements. Other responsibilities included UV-unwrapping 3D models.

Digital Effects Artist
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Pathfinder Films Ltd.

Created 3D models and environments for Alien Rising. Also performed basic compositing and color correction.

Education

B.S. in Digital Media Arts - Animation
Jan 2010 - May 2014
Huntington University
Associate of Arts in General Studies
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Illinois Valley Community College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

A+
Mar 2017
CompTIA

Entry-level certification that demonstrates proficiency with computer hardware and operating systems.

Awards

Best Photography
May 2013
Huntington University Huntingtonian

Photos & Videos

My current demo reel with examples of visual effects work that I have completed.
Hand-drawn animation

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4 Reviews

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Robert M. Aug 18, 2017
Animation · Online

Rama G. Jul 26, 2017
Animation · Online

your awesome

Jeremy Oct 26, 2016
Animation · Online

David is a great teacher, possessing a relaxed, friendly teaching style and a thorough knowledge of various art paths.

Jeremy Oct 26, 2016
Animation · Online

great 1st lesson!

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