Email: Contact@ShaunAbernathy.com
Location: Oakland, CA
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 OBJECTIVE
       A challenging position utilizing my diverse knowledge and years of experience in the field of Art and Animation.       

 EDUCATION
       RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Sarasota, Fl
       Bachelor of Fine Art/Computer Animation
       May 2006, G.P.A. 3.55/4.0

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
       
Milo The Actor. 6/10-present
       Creator, Director, and 3D Generalist
       Independently created an original 3D animated series on Youtube, depicting an animated character striving to        become a professional actor in films. Responsible for direction, voice acting and all 3D production work.

       Netsuke Entertainment. 8/10-10/10
       Senior Animator | "Omizon"
       Created all player and non-player character animations for both in-game and cinematics for a multi-platform game        titled "Omizon".

       Club Swim Inc.
       3D Generalist
       Modeled male and female fitness characters and fitness center environment. Animated seamless looping        instructional fitness motions and rendered to be streamed online. Created logo intros for video content on        Swimoutlet.com and iSport.com.

       Hargant Entertainment. 10/09-4/10
       Senior Animator | "Freaky Fickers - Quest for the Golden Flicker"
       Animated all characters, objects, and cameras in over 9 scenes for upcoming feature film. Part of a five animator        team producing entire feature film at a high quality while meeting strict quotas and deadlines.

       Silverlign.
       Senior Animator | "Food Network: Cook or be Cooked"
       Animated Mory Thomas and Susie Fogelson characters for cookorbecooked.com website.

       Mixamo Inc. (Mixamo.com). 2/08-2/09
       Co-Founder and 3D Generalist
       General art direction, 3D pipeline direction and department coordination. Built production pipeline to capture and        clean over 3 hours of motion data in 4 weeks. Created high quality animation visuals for marketing purposes and to        increase company's revenue and exposure. Conducted professional user/animator feedback research to guide the        company's direction within the industry.

       Humanature Studios. 1/07-4/08
       Character Animator and 3D Generalist | "Konami: What Type R U?"
       Hand key animated 70% of total motion assets and modeled/rigged 30 characters for an original Nintendo DS title.

       Project Firefly Animation. 7/06-9/06
       Character Animator and 3D Generalist | "Universal Studios: The Simpsons Ride"
       Rigged and Animated Homer Simpson, camera and other elements for the new upcoming full motion attraction at        Universal Studios.

       Electronic Arts. 5/05-8/05
       Character Animator and 3D Generalist | "Madden 2007"
       Worked with Art Director to create concept visuals for new Madden 2007 features. Redesigned cheerleader        character model and recreated Madden logo in 3D.

       Coreaudiovisual. 6/04-7/04
       Character Animator and 3D Generalist | "Panoz Automotive Division, Visine, and Energizer"
       Modeled, textured, and animated various elements for commercial advertising spots including: Panoz Automotive        Division, Visine, and Energizer.

 COMPUTER SKILLS
       Maya (7+yrs) | Low & High Poly Modeling, Character Setup & Animation, Lighting & Rendering

       Adobe CS5 | Photoshop - digital painting & vector art, advanced photo editing & composite
                               Premiere Pro - Video & audio editing

       Motionbuilder | Hand key animation & mocap editing, character setup & retargeting

       Shake/Nuke | Multi-pass render composite, rotoscoping, and color correction

       ZBrush | Color & bump/displacement map texture painting and export

       Microsoft Office | Overall comprehension of Microsoft products : Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

 AWARDS
       12th Annual California Independent Film Festival 2010
       Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival 2008
       Best of Ringling Show 2004, 2005
       International Educational Media Video Contest Winner – 1st Place 2002
       Educational Telecommunication Consortium Video Contest - Grand Prize 2002
       Iowa Educational Media Video Contest – 1st Place 2002, 2nd and 3rd Place 2000