THOMAS BRIGGS

Email: tbriggs@salientimages.com

Webpage : www.salientimages.com

Abstract: Animation director and contractor, 14 years experience making animation in international production environments.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, College of St Thomas, St Paul MN 1979, painting.

Employment history:

Staff animator at Radium in Santa Monica CA, 2002-2008

Animation Contractor: Los Angeles, 1997 – 2001

Feature effects animation: ‘Blade’,‘Osmosis Jones’, ‘Live from Baghdad’, ’TomCats’,

Episodic TV effects animation: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

Recent TVCs: Pepsi, Motorola, Mattel Hot Wheels, Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Trailer Graphics: ‘The Rat Pack’, ‘The Wizard of Oz Special Edition’

Staff Animator and Director: Vertex Films, Taipei Taiwan 1993-1997

Duties: Design, direction and production of effects commercials integrating live action, CGI and motion control.

Animation contractor/trainer: 1990-1993

Duties: production and training on TDI animation software for American and Asian software resellers.

Art Director: Digital Light, Minneapolis MN 1988-1989

Duties: Creative direction, production management, internship direction, training programs

Exhibition Coordinator: Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis MN 1981-1987

Duties: curating, design and administration of exhibition program, administration of Jerome and McKnight artist fellowship programs, administration of visiting artist program, creative project management for visiting and exhibiting artists, teaching interdisciplinary courses on curating and issues of presentation of contemporary artists.

Freelance consultant: to fine artists in areas of engineering, project management, architectural realization and museum design,1981-1989, Client artists: Siah Armajani, Vito Acconci, Scott Burton, Richard Posner

Exhibition technician: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN 1979-1981, Duties: exhibition preparation for local and touring exhibitions.

System Experience 3D: Maya, Mental Ray, Renderman, Massive, Realflow, Deep Paint, Boujou, ZBrush, TAV, Explore, Dynamation, Kinemation, Softimage, Symbolics, Bosch.

System Experience 2D: After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Shake, Composer, Studio Paint, Matador/Illusion, Flame, Mojo, Barco Creator

Selected Clients:

Warner Brothers Feature Animation

Radium, Santa Monica

POP Animation, Santa Monica

Digiscope, Santa Monica

Stargate Films, Pasadena

Tigar Hare Studios, Van Nuys

Image Savant, Los Angeles

525, Los Angeles

Vertex International, Taipei, Shanghai, Bejing

Intralink, Los Angeles

Avigra Design and Production, Jakarta Indonesia

HDCG, NewYork

Teaching:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design,Interdisciplinary courses on curating, exhibition design and issues of presentation in modern art,1984-1985

Workshops for elementary and secondary educators on computers and art education, 1990-1991

Minneapolis Community College, 2d Computer animation 1989-1990

Avigra Design, Jakarta Indonesia, Training and integration of TDI systems into commercial video production, 1990, 1992

Columbia College, Chicago, Visiting artist in animation program 1991-1992

Micrographics, Chicago, Trainer and demo Artist 1991-1992

TDI America, Trainer and demo Artist 1991-1992

References:

Aladino Debert, Creative Director, Head of Animation , Radium, 213 500 7131