An enthusiastic and passionate CG Arts and Animation graduate with a 2:1 honours degree from the University for the Creative Arts, seeking opportunities to further develop skills in filmmaking and animation through a career in film and television production. 


 

Strengths & Skills

  • Strong modelling and animation skills in Autodesk Maya, alongside a competent understanding of the 3D animation production pipeline
  • Proficiency in numerous creative software packages, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Advanced writing skills, through the submission of regular essays, as well as a researched dissertation and the regular contribution to my personal project blog
  • Confident verbal communication skills, developed as a result of regular project pitches, critique sessions and interacting with customers in a retail environment
  • Self-motivation and initiative honed by independent freelance employment and long term university projects

Self Employed - Freelance Maya Generalist
May 2013 - Present

Throughout my studies and beyond, I have undertaken a number of freelance jobs that utilised my skills as a 3D modeller and animator. These have included:

  • Ident development for the University of the Creative Arts
  • Product visualisation and promotional animation for Clarke Rendall, a bespoke furniture design company
  • A collaborative animation between graduates from UCA and the Mobile Arts School In Kenya (MASK), adapting the paintings of local artists and school children to CG animation

Picasso Pictures, Soho - Work Experience/Production Assistant
May 2013 - August 2013

Two weeks work experience during which I contributed to an advertisement for Kynect, Kentucky’s healthcare scheme. My work involved: 

  • Modelling background assets in Autodesk Maya to be integrated as part of the animation
  • Assisting the directors and producers with tasks such as typing and adjustments to animatics
  • Running general errands around London, including the delivery of files and organising a private exhibition for a visiting artist

My performance during my work experience led to a period of freelance employment, working as a Production Assistant on an advertisement for Feliway. This included:

  • Working closely with the 2D and 3D animators to support the project between departments
  • Breaking down 3D animation into frames for rotoscoping
  • Wrangling hand drawn frames of animation and compositing them into animated footage, working in Adobe After Effects, Flash and Bridge

Morrisons, Maidstone - Pharmacy Assistant
July 2011 – Present

The main focus of my work as a Pharmacy Assistant is patient interaction. This includes:

  • Advising patients on their health concerns and diagnosing and addressing minor ailments
  • Remaining professional when under pressure and addressing patients with more private concerns
  • As well as this, I also carry out regular cleaning duties, replenish stock and perform any additional tasks to efficiently support the team

 

 

 

 

Employment History

 


 

Education

University for the Creative Arts
2011 - 2015
2:1 BA (Hons) CG Arts and Animation

Skills Developed:

  • Advanced modelling and animation skills using Autodesk Maya
  • Analytical and perceptive thinking
  • Independent learning
  • Proficiency in numerous creative software applications, notably Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Premiere Pro
  • Confident writing skills, both for narrative and academic purposes
  • Thorough understanding of the 3D animation production pipeline

Valley Park Community School Sixth Form
2009 - 2011
A-Levels

  • Photography - B

BTECs

  • Engineering - Distinction
  • ICT - Merit

Valley Park Community School
2004 - 2009
9 GCSEs, A - C, including English, Maths and Science
6 BTECs, Distinction - Merit, in Art and Design, Engineering and ICT


Hobbies & Interests

A lifelong passion for cinema has fostered a great interest in and expansive knowledge of the medium, both from a critical and a production perspective. As well as this, I enjoy literature, graphic design, live music and visiting museums and galleries.


Additional Information

  • Examples of my work are documented in great detail on my personal project blog: stevenpayneuca.blogspot.co.uk
  • My work was exhibited at the New Designers expo in 2015. Prior to this, I also attended the show to assist the University for the Creative Arts, helping to construct and maintain the stand as well as promoting the university by positively interacting with visitors
  • I have been trained to administer First Aid since 2014

 

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