Michael Bliss

Animator, Motion Graphics Designer

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Resume

BFA in Animation Illustration from San Jose State University

Motion Graphics Designer

  • Supervised contracted artists on multiple projects

  • Animated and edited videos for multiple short series using After Effects

  • Designed the sound for videos using Adobe Audition

  • Rendered videos using Adobe Media Encoder and After Effects

  • Communicated with my creative director and corrected fixes needed

Teacher for Digital Media Academy

  • Followed teaching curriculum given to me from my supervisor

  • Catered teaching to the knowledge level of students

  • Collaborated with teacher assistants to make class more fun and welcoming

  • Taught a diverse list of subjects including art history, music production, and video editing

Animator for Student Videogame

  • Animated character cycles for a student video game using Autodesk Maya

  • Collaborated with Santa Clara Game Design Students on story moments and overall vision

  • Accepted critique from fellow classmates

 

Past Work

Sectoons Training Series

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This series was a 48 episode series. Each video was around 1 minute in duration. I assisted creative management in communicating with character artists and voice actors. I then animated the characters and edited the videos.

BeSecure Training Series

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This series of 24 videos was started by another motion graphics designer. I learned the aesthetic from the designer and animated the rest of the series.