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Stephen Studyvin

Stephen Studyvin

Visual Arts Coordinator

The Art Institute of California - Sacramento

Lotus, CA

Visual Arts Coordinator at The Art Institute of California - Sacramento

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The Art Institute of California - Sacramento

Visual Arts Coordinator

Oversaw the Digital Film and Video Production, Media Arts and Animation, Game Art and Design as well as the Photography programs with over 500 students. Set course schedules for instructors of those departments. Coordinated the portfolio review process for students entering, progressing, and graduating in the programs. Taught classes in animation, 3d camera techniques, texturing and lighting as well as classes that prepared students for their profession, and assisted them with personal presentation materials which included resumes, business cards, websites and portfolio content. Lead the implementation of the school's render farm which used all the lab computers as render nodes at night when they where not in use.

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Career

Stephen's Animations

Animator/Director

My animation company where I will continue creating short subject films, and work on other creative projects.

The Art Institute of California - Sacramento

Full-time Instructor

Classes taught: 3D Camera Techniques, 3D Character Animation, Beginning 3D Animation, Lighting and Texturing, Materials and Lighting, and portfolio preparation classes. Member of the technology committee which determined the technology needs for the school and helped to implement hardware software and other technology needs and improvements.

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Career

Hotshot Imaging

Photographer

The Art Institute of California - Sacramento

Adjunct Faculty

Classes taught: 3D Camera Techniques, 3D Character Animation, Beginning 3D Animation, Lighting and Texturing, Materials and Lighting, and portfolio preparation classes. Created lesson plans and materials including software demonstrations of techniques and tutorials for students to use in and out of the classroom.

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Career

Grass Valley Group

Freelance Animator

Sierra College

Adjunct Professor

As an adjunct professor for digital design classes, I developed daily lesson plans, assisted students on individual projects and administered performance based exams. The classes taught were both general digital design and imaging courses, as well as courses emphasizing concepts in digital design based on specific applications; such as Photoshop and Lightwave.

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Career

California State University-Sacramento

BA, Film Communications

Academy of Art University

Master of Arts (M.A.), 3D Animation

Created a short CG animated film for my thesis, that went on to screen at numerous festivals in the USA and internationally.

Sierra College

Associates, Communications