Jared M. Silver, Freelance Animation Graphic Design Web Design Fonts Logos

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  • Graphic Designer, Gotham Sound & Communications
  • Research Assistant/Animator, NYU CAT/MRL
  • Proficient with Maya, MEL, Photoshop, Illustrator, After-Effects
  • Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film & Television, May 2003
    Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, graduated with honors

    Freelance Animator/Designer February 2008 – Present

    • Created title sequences and VFX for Windjammers (Stray Dog Productions): Aerial shot motion stabilization and compositing
    • Created title sequences and VFX for Weakness (Apropos Films): Wire removal & shadow touch-ups
    • Designed logo and website for Finding the Nudist, a film by Joseph Taverney
    • Designed logo & animated opening for Rosetta Films
    • Created a font of bride’s handwriting for wedding invitations

    Graphic Designer, March 2005 – February 2008
    Gotham Sound & Communications
    • Designed print ads, marketing decks, postcards, newsletters, t-shirts, window displays, and other promotional material
    • Website maintenance
    • Wrote and edited articles and marketing material for newsletter, website, and advertisements

    Director of Technical Operations, November 2004 – Present
    Quo Vadimus Arts
    • Website design & maintenance
    • Logo and advertising design
    • Producer, ID America Festival

    Title Designer, Stolen Lives, January 2004
    • Designed titles for Stolen Lives, a film by Paul Jarrett

    Research Assistant/Animator, May 2002 – October 2004 New York University Center for Advanced Technology/ Media Research Lab
    (All full SIGGRAPH citations available upon request).

      TensorTextures Project
    • Modeled and textured sample data and wrote MEL code to automate output of images from specific camera and lighting angles.
    • Modeled, animated, and composited demonstration videos for  SIGGRAPH 03 sketch (one of twenty included in NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Metropolitan Area College Computer Animation Festival) and SIGGRAPH 04 paper
    • Produced promotional video for SIGGRAPH 04 paper.
      TensorFaces Project
    • Wrote MEL script to import faces and record face point data
    • Wrote MEL script to automatically generate images
      Human Motion Signature Project
    • Modeled anthropomorphic balls and basketball court and created demonstration video
    • Modeled and rigged wooden modeling dummies.
      Miscellaneous Tasks
    • Modeled lo-poly count models for 3-D Autostereo Projection
    • Imported motion capture data into Maya for SIGGRAPH 04 paper Speaking with Hands demonstration video.
    • Modeled sets from blueprints for motion capture for SIGGRAPH 04 Electronic Theatre Pre-Show.
    • Created demo videos from motion capture data.

    Film Projects Jan 1999– May 2003
    New York University, TSOA, Dept. Film/TV

    • Modeled and textured knight character for film Blood Moon
    • Modeled, rigged, bound and animated own piece, Ceiling Babies and Accordion Players
    Skills: Proficient in:
    • 3-D Modeling, Animating, Lighting, Compositing
    • Maya (Maya certified)
    • MEL scripting
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • After Effects

    Additional Capabilities:

    • Storyboarding
    • Video editing
    • General video and film production skills
    • Web design & HTML
    • Some C++
    • Some Flash
    • Good word processing and computer skills
    • Excellent English, spelling, and grammatical skills
    • Sound recording and design
    • Basic drawing skills
    • Font design
    References: Available upon request.
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