CASEY PYKE
Los Angeles, CA 91321 | 541-306-8013 | caseypyke@gmail.com
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Education

Southern Oregon University        Ashland, Oregon

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art and Video Production, June 2010​

  • Completed coursework in Communications

  • 3.95 GPA

 

Strengths

  • 4.5 years experience as a VFX artist and Animator, 1 year as Lead VFX artist and Project Manager

  • Creative, self-motivated, and passionate about character animation and performance

  • Organized and efficient; able to visualize and realize complex sequences

  • Advanced knowledge of 3D animation, modeling, compositing, and video editing

  • Proficient in leading and working in teams in high-stress environments to meet deadlines and clients’ expectations

  • Able to keep a positive attitude and skilled in interpersonal and group communication

 

Skills
Animation Skills

  • Directed 7 short films, 4 animated, all winning “Best of” awards at film festivals

  • Rigged and animated one creature and two human characters for feature film

  • Created 5 photorealistic “earth zoom” shots and heavily contributed to 120 VFX shots for feature film

  • Animated and directed 2D anti-meth television commercial

  • Designed movement and animated performance for dog character in short film

  • Animated and managed two logos for small companies

  • Animated female robot character based on actor’s performance for short film

 

Management Skills

  • Managed and created animated sequence in collaboration with 2D animator for feature film

  • Oversaw a small team and allocated resources to produce short videos and visual effects sequences on schedule and within budget for 5 different clients

  • Planned and successfully implemented budget for 3 animation/VFX projects

 

Communication Skills

  • Scheduled and lead remote conferences with clients for development and review

  • Facilitated creative discussion with clients to consolidate ideas into one unified vision

  • Solved creative and technical issues by maintaining open lines of communication and a positive atmosphere


Employment

  • Previsualization Artist                                   Halon Entertainment                  October 2012 - Present

  • Project Manager/ Lead VFX Artist                Liquid Buddha Studios               November 2011 - August 2012

  • Animator and Compositor/ Generalist          Liquid Buddha Studios               January 2008 - November 2011

  • Production Assistant Intern                          Calvin Marshall                           September 2007 - December 2007

  • Videographer and Editor                              Southern Oregon University       January 2007 - November 2007

  • Assistant Manager and Projectionist            Sisters Movie House                  July 2005 - January 2007


Activities

  • 7 years non-professional experience in character animation

  • Independent Short-Film Producer/Director of Smart Puppets Web Series

  • Digital and Traditional Art and Sculpture


Awards

  • Selected “Vimeo Short of the Week” (2012) for “Alley Dog”

  • Finalist in AnimazSpot (2011) and Ashland Independent Film Festival (2010) for “Alley Dog”

  • Won “Best College Public Service Announcement” Southern Oregon Meth Project (2009)

  • Won “Best Film” Southern Oregon University Film Festival (2008) for M.I.C.

  • Won 4 “Best of Category” awards at Best of the Northwest Film Festival (2005-2007)

 

Software Experience
Maya 2015, 3D Studio Max8, Zbrush 4R7, Boujou Silver Bullet, Apple Shake, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Mental Ray for Maya, Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat Connect, Mac and Windows, BaseCamp, YouSendIt

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