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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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Erika Johnson

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Erika Johnson

Summary:
3D Artist with a passion for modeling and visual effects. Looking to enhance storytelling through 3D development to help bring more value and quality of a project to present to their viewers.  Adept at working in a team environment primarily in a fast pace setting. Ability to apply critical thinking skills to solve problems, and a quick learner of different programs and systems.

Experience:
DreamWeaver, University of Central Florida, 2015 – 2017
3D Animated Short Film
·Took on executive role for modeling and UV mapping main character of the film.

·Lead in the design, development, and implementation of the main special effects through animation in the film.

·Managed all rendering for the main special effects, and responsible for compositing effects in scenes.

·The film received National awards including Winner of the Best Animation film of the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and Best Inspiration Film of the 2017 15 Minutes of fame.

Education:
B.F.A. – Emerging Media – Character Animation, University of Central Florida
August 2015 – May 2017
·GPA: 3.726

·Coursework involved 2 year Character Animation program, high level drawing classes, digital media courses, and film analysis classes

·Experience modeling characters and props

·Capable of creating special visual effects with nParticles and other Maya simulations

·Knowledge of texturing models and compositing scenes, along with rendering models and effects

Software:
·       Maya
·        Zbrush
·        Photoshop
·        Nuke
·        Premiere
·        3D Coat
·        Substance Painter
·        MarmoSet Toolbag

 

Education

August 2012 - May 2017

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Character Animation at University of Central Florida

  • Modeling
  • Updated 2 years ago

To contact this candidate email ErikaRJohnson@outlook.com

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