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Steamroller exists to breathe life into stories, characters, and experiences in visual, physical, and virtual spaces. Each project that comes our way, be it a game, a film, or a theme park ride, exists in its own universe. It is our job to bring this multiverse to life. Our animators build believable characters and whole worlds in a multitude of universes, while our developers manipulate the rules of perception to transport you to a new definition of reality. We relish the opportunity to bring our clients’ universes to life while also developing our own stories.

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Amanda Kilhenny

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Amanda Kilhenny

EDUCATION
Digital media, 3.68 GPA; 2014-2019

East Tennessee State University, TN

·         B.S. in Digital Media with a concentration in Animation

·        Honors in Discipline – Digital Media

WORK EXPERIENCE
USRA Intern; Jan 2018-AUG 2018

NASA Johnson Space Center, TX

·        Was offered a summer extension of the original spring internship

·        Developed hybrid reality tools for NASA’s Hybrid Reality Lab that are used to provide a physical representation of space tools and also provide realistic haptic/tactile feedback, such as a pistol grip tool, x-ray spectrometer, and a hand-held laser

·        Assisted in giving demos of the sample simulation to dozens of guests and companies interested in NASA’s upcoming technologies

Student Worker / Club president; Jan 2015-May 2019

ETSU Slocumb Galleries, TN

·        Student club’s president for one year

·        Designed graphic advertisements (posters, flyers, postcards, vinyl signage) for the campus and downtown art gallery

·        Assisted the gallery director and artists in coordinating/installing art exhibits throughout the school year

Shift Leader; Apr 2016-Jan 2018

Dunkin’ Donuts, TN

·        Managed the workers to perform efficiently and complete assigned tasks

·        Hold guests as highest priority and ensure each guest is highly satisfied with his/her experience.

·        Respond to specific guest needs and resolve problems with a sense of urgency.

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
“SIDE BY SIDE” – Animated Short, Honors Thesis; Spring 2019
Character Animation | Environment Modeling | Lighting & Rendering

“Muddy Bears” – Animated Short; Fall 2017
Character Animation | 3D Character/Environment Modeling | Rigging

“The Attic” – Animated Short, Team Lead; Fall 2017
3D Character/Environment Modeling | Rigging | Character Animation

LEADERSHIP

·   Team lead for creating / modifying / optimizing 3D models of EVA Surface Tools for the NASA HRL

·   Project lead for creating a 3D animated short film from scratch

·   President of the Slocumb Gallery Student Society

·   Shift Leader for a year at Dunkin’ Donuts

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Outstanding achievement

  • Received award for the Summer 2018 NASA Internship

Honors-in-Discipline

  • Accepted into ETSU’s Honors-in-Discipline program for Digital Media

Dean’s List

  • Received Dean’s List for every semester at ETSU

Board of Trustees Presentation

  • Selected to present on behalf of digital media department for the College of Business and Technology board meeting

Alpha Lambda Delta

  • Accepted into an ETSU Honor Society

Skills

  • 3D animation
  • 3D Modeling
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Creature Animation
  • Facial Animation
  • short film experience
  • Substance Painter
  • Unreal Engine 4

Education

Aug 2014 - May 2019

BS in Digital Media with Animation Concentration at East Tennesee State University

Experience

Jan 2018 - Aug 2018

NASA Intern at USRA

  • Animation
  • Updated 1 year ago

To contact this candidate email akilhenny28@gmail.com

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