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, and 3DEqualizer.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Awarded Best Photography from Huntington University Huntingtonian
Very Knowledgeable, Helped me with Blender,was a positive experience...
David really made sure I got the proper instruction and support to achieve my goals. I recommend using him any time you have a need for dedicated help that is all good with no negitive nonsense!
David did a great job of teaching how to use Blender, the free Animation Software. I look forward to learning more!
David knows how to use Blender very well. I really enjoy working with him.
Look forward to next week
He's a good instructor and he deserves a lot of love
David is a great teacher, possessing a relaxed, friendly teaching style and a thorough knowledge of various art paths.
great 1st lesson!
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
I can teach a broad range of disciplines including handdrawn 2D, digital 2D, 3D, stopmotion, and others. If you're merely interested in the design aspects, that's fine, too. I have a comprehensive knowledge of 3D techniques and digital art workflows, and I can tailor the course to meet those needs, as well.
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.
Used Fusion for digital makeup and integrated special effects makeup to provide a more realistic result.
Primary responsibilities involved keying bluescreen footage, rotoscoping, and integrating 3D-rendered elements. Other responsibilities included UV-unwrapping 3D models.
Pathfinder Films Ltd.
Created 3D models and environments for Alien Rising. Also performed basic compositing and color correction.
Illinois Valley Community College
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Huntington University Huntingtonian
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