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Albert Resume 2010a

  1. 1. STEVEN D. ALBERT 20415 E. Colt Drive, Queen Creek, AZ 05242 • 415-225-2960 • Show Reel: OBJECTIVE Accom plished Visual Artist with over twenty years experience as a highly collected and award winning fine arts painter as well as ten years experience in the motion picture industry as a Senior Matte Painter on Academy Award winning films such as “Shrek.” Seeking an artistic position within a highly creative, quality driven and team oriented enterprise dedicated to the creation of unique and important projects within which my skills and artistic talents are fully utilized and challenged to meet those goals. QUALIFICATIONS • Software: Adobe CS5: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver, Maya, Vue 8, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Office. Mac OS and PC Windows platforms. • Digital Matte Painter & Background Painter with experience in environment design and creation for feature animation and live action motion pictures. • Proficient in digital image manipulation, editing and compositing from various sources in order to create seamless and believable coherent pictures in any required style. • Exceptional photorealistic painting and drawing skills across various media. • Excellent understanding of realistic pictorial construction and composition, including perspective and lighting and texture. • Experience with 2D and 3D animated film production, visual effects and post-production pipeline process. • Team leadership and project coordination. • Art director strengths with an excellent eye for and content, color, and lighting continuity. • Website designer and site management. • Teacher and curriculum planner for Photoshop instruction, digital matte painting, traditional art techniques including painting and drawing. • Comprehensive knowledge of history and art history, including painting, design, sculpture and architecture. • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills and ability to understand and follow art-director instructions. • Highly self-motivated and pro-active, self-starter able to work either as part of a team or independently. PROFESSIONAL HISTORY ALBERT ART PRODUCTIONS, San Francisco, California 2002- Present Professional Fine Artist Built and managed a fine arts career and business through the creation, exhibition and sale of unique, highly realized paintings. Exhibiting in many well-reviewed yearly solo shows and various group shows in top art galleries and museums around the United States and internationally. Paintings continue to be acquired by influential collectors around the world. Achieved representation with significant art galleries including George Billis Gallery in New York, Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles, and Hespe Gallery in San Francisco. Executed important commissions for private clients. Manage clientele communications regarding new products and exhibition programs, mailers. Design and maintain website – Awarded grants for artistic excellence and achievement, including the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant. ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, San Francisco, California 2006 Digital Matte Painting Instructor Responsible for guiding film students through the basic concepts and execution of digital matte paintings for motion pictures and video production using Photoshop to focus on pictorial composition, perspective, color matching, lighting, image editing and balancing, reference sampling and compositing. BOWDOIN COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER, Brunswick, Maine 2001-2002 Assistant Web Designer
  2. 2. Designed and animated digital video animatics and illustrations of cellular bio-chemical processes for college based experimental interactive website project “Adaptive Learning” using Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Director. STEVEN ALBERT • 415-225-2960 • • Page 2 of 2 PDI/DREAMWORKS, SKG, Palo Alto, California 1996-2001 Senior Digital Matte Painter/Visual Development Artist Responsible for designing and painting digital matte paintings for integration into 3-D animated motion pictures using Adobe Photoshop and other software. Contributed to the visual development and design processes for the look of the project using a variety of techniques including digital and traditional painting, photo compositing, drawing, and photography. “Shrek” Executive Producer - Jeffery Katzenberg; Producer - Aron Warner; Directors - Vicky Jensen & Andrew Adamson; Art Direction -James Hegedus & Guillaume Aretos “Antz” Executive Producer - Jeffery Katzenberg; Producers - Aron Warner &Brad Lewis; Directors - Tim Johnson & Eric Darnell; Art Direction -John Bell & Kendall Kronkhite “Evolution” (in conjunction with Columbia pictures) Director – Ivan Reitman; PDI Effects Producer - Richard Chuang; Art Director - Yuri Bartoli “The Road to Eldorado” Executive Producer – Jeffery Katzenberg; Producers – Bonne Radford & Brooke Breton; Directors - Eric Bergeron & Don Paul; Art Directior - Christian Schellwald DREAMWORKS, SKG, Los Angeles, California 1995-1996 Senior Background Painter/Visual Development Artist Painted backgrounds for animated motion pictures in acrylic mediums. Contributed sketches and ideas to the visual development process of the film. “Prince of Egypt” Executive Producer - Jeffrey Katzenberg; Producers – Sandra Rabins & Penney Finkelman Cox; Directors - Brenda Chapman, Hickner, & Simon Wells; Art Direction - Darek Gogol, Kathy Altieri, & Richard Chavez AMBLINMATION: A DIVISION OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES, London, England 1992-1995 Senior Background Painter/Visual Development Artist Painted backgrounds for animated motion pictures in various mediums including oil, gouache, acrylic and watercolors. Introduced and experimented with oil techniques as an alternate medium in achieving desired style. Contributed to the visual development process for the overall design and look of the film. “Balto” Executive Producer - Steven Spielberg; Producer - Stephen Hickner; Director - Simon Wells; Art Director - Hans Bacher “We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story” Executive Producer - Steven Spielberg; Producer - Stephen Hickner; Director - Simon Wells; Art Director - Neil Ross AMERICAN FILM TECHNOLOGIES, INC., San Diego, California 1989-1991 Background Dept. Supervisor Responsible for supervising a team of digital artists through the production of background paintings for Fox Television's experimental computer animated series "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes." Oversaw style, color and lighting continuity between artists and between various episodes of the series. Insured that production deadlines were met. ASSISTANT DESIGNER Provided support for the Color Designer of the chromatic scheme for black and white film colorization. Duties Included comprehensive shot breakdown, color keyframing of each shot, auxiliary color designing. Led the color production team in achieving production goals and assured quality control.
  3. 3. EDUCATION Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 1988 BA in Fine Arts/Liberal Arts