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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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Joshua Baum

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Joshua Baum

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CG Generalist Student

Sarasota, FL

JOSHUA A. BAUM

1130 Greensboro Lane, Sarasota, FL

(cell) 631-766-5009

jbaum@c.ringling.edu | http://www.joshbaumportfolio.com

 

EDUCATION

 

Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL.

B.F.A. May 2019

Major: Computer Animation, G.P.A: 3.2/4.0

Scholarships: The Deans Scholarship and The Horizon Award Scholarship

Projected Senior Thesis: A two-minute film emphasizing visual storytelling, emotion, and character interaction.

 

ANIMATION / VISUAL ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

 

Computer Animator/Modeler/lighter: Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL.  2015-Present

As part of Ringling’s vigorous coursework, produced several short exercises and scenes demonstrating weight, character emotion, and stories in Maya.

•      Produced original animations: designed characters, storyboarded and sketched concepts, filmed references for animation, creating compelling emotions, and utilized the principles of animation.

•      Modeled characters and environments: simple and effective characters, constructed believable environments and props, researched worlds and lighting, and appropriately lit scenes.

 

Concept Development: Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL.  2015-Present

As part of Ringling’s vigorous coursework, created multiple animatics reflecting storytelling, craftsmanship, and filming techniques.

·      Character Design: created various character designs suited for each story, early stage character exploration, and explored character shape language.

·      Animatics: Developed and pitched storyboards, collaborated with others, utilized filming techniques and camera angles, and practice in editorial work.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Three Village Central School District, Summer Recreational Program, East Setauket, N.Y. 2016

Camp Counselor for 2nd Graders.

·      Supervised groups of children in organized activities including arts and crafts, sports, and indoor and outdoor activities.

·      Collaborated with other counselors to develop engaging art activities for the children as well as ensuring the children’s health and safety.

·      Communicated openly with children’s parents about daily activities and behaviors.

 

SKILLS

 

Art Skills: Traditional/Computer Animation, 3D Modeling, Storyboard Art

Software Skills: Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere

 

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