Jameson Strong

(585)298-1728
jamesonstrong@hotmail.com
www.jamesonstrong.com

QUALIFICATIONS


Dependable, adaptable professional with 8 years of experience in the animation and computer graphics field and 19 years of experience teaching martial arts. Strong leadership skills and a high degree of motivation make for an exceptional team member.

  • • Teaching/ instructing
  • • Customer service
  • • Research
  • • Quick learner
  • • Communication
  • • Mentoring
  • • Listening skills
  • • Organization
  • • Problem solving
  • • Work independently

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND SOFTWARE


Proficient

  • • Autodesk Maya
  • • Autodesk MotionBuilder
  • • Autodesk Composite
  • • Adobe Photoshop
  • • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • • Adobe After Effects

Familiar

  • • Autodesk 3D Max
  • • Autodesk Mudbox
  • • Vue Xstream
  • • Unity
  • • Avid Media Composer
  • • Adobe Illustrator
  • • html & css

WORK EXPERIENCE


Adjunct Professor of Animation -

January 2015 – December 2018

 

Art Institute of Charlotte, Professor of Animation

Responsible for establishing a learning centered classroom, performing periodic student assessments, providing constructive feedback for each class and aiding students in achieving their academic goals. This includes exposing students to the latest software and techniques as well as fostering an understanding of how and why technology and technique functions. Also responsible for keeping accurate records of student achievement and providing clear written communication to the Institute administration when appropriate. Stimulated student interest by inspiring students to set and achieve goals which really challenge them.

  • • Establishes rapport by displaying a personal interest in students and their learning
  • • Structured the classroom experience and made it clear how each topic fit into the course
  • • Explains course material clearly and concisely
  • • Teach 3 – 4, classes per quarter with up to 24 students per class
  • • Teach Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Motionbuilder, Zbrush, Perspective drawing and character development


3D Artist/Animator -

2011- 2017

 

Undead Overlord Online, JumpCore Productions, 3D Animator, Motion Capture, 3D Artist

the lead animator and motion capture artist responsibilities include creating and working with motion capture files and attaching them to specific characters and transferring motion files to Unity. Responsibilities also include attaching objects to character skeletons. Finally, responsibilities include determining the production pipeline for hi-resolution 3D printed models and adding additional assets to scenes.

  • • Clean up and retarget 50+ motion capture data files onto multiple characters in Motionbuilder.
  • • Hand animate in Motionbuilder unique motion for boss characters.
  • • Import motion from Motionbuilder to Unity game engine.
  • • Work with assets in Maya, Motionbuilder, and Mudbox for 3D printing.
  • • Model and texture 3D assets for 3D printing.
  • • Model and texture 3D assets for in game real time.

Freelance 3D Artist –

2011

 

Courthouse of the Future at HDR.Inc, Architectural Pre-visualization

Took architectural models and prepared them for rendering, made changes and additions to existing model from architectural drawings. Textured model and surrounding city for rendering and real time, placed model and surrounding city into a real time 3D PDF for visualization, and rendered shots using Maya, Mental Ray and Vue.


Freelance 3D Artist -

2010

 

Edge Project, Breakaway Ltd, Hunt Valley, MD

While working in a team, modeled hi resolution and “Level of Detail” LOD’s 3D assets, layed out UV’s, and textured real time 3D assets.


Freelance 3D Artist -

2010

 

Architectural Pre-visualization

UV layout, textured models, rendered shots using Maya, Mental Ray and Vue.


Freelance 3D Artist -

2010

 

Undead Online, JumpCore Productions,

While working in a team, modeled hi resolution and LOD’s 3D assets, layed out UV’s, and textured real time 3D assets.


OTHER EXPERIENCE



Senior Martial Arts Instructor -

2011-2013

 

Jason Yi's Tae Kwon Do, LakeRidge, Va

Instructed multilevel and multiage groups in Tae Kwon Do. Mentored new instructors regarding proper teaching techniques and classroom management. Communicated student progress to individual students and parents. worked with parents on techniques to improve their child’s behavior, focus, and learning for both home life and school.


Martial Arts Instructor -

2009-2010

 

Lifetime Fitness, Fairfax, VA

Taught martial arts and self-defense classes to members


Martial Arts Instructor -

2008-2010

 

A+ Tae Kwon Do, Temple Hills, MD

Taught Tae Kwon Do classes after homework was completed and maintained order until parents arrived to pick up students. Worked with children after school on comprehending and completing homework.


Martial Arts Instructor -

1998-2005

 

Samurai Martial Arts, Rochester, NY

Instructed multilevel and multiage groups in Karate and communicated student progress to individual students and parents.

EDUCATION



B.F.A. Animation, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. June 2007