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BRIAN MIDKIFF
bmidkiff2@roadrunner.com
OVERVIEW:
Web designer/developer with a strong background in Film, Animation, Design and Photography
EXPERIENCE:
Tracelight Design2010-Present
Designer/Web Developer
• Design and implement websites from concept to publication
• Create custom animation, photographs and illustrations
• Good knowledge of HTML, HTML5, CSS, Javascript and Jquery
as well as various plugins, (fancyBox, jPlayer, HTML5 LightBox, etc)
• Enhance existing themes hosted and generated on eCommerce sites like Volusion
• Composite 2D and 3D elements created in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash or Maya
using After Effects or Combustion
• Ability to encode audio and video using ffmpeg, (Linux), to ensure maximum compatibility
on the widest variety of browsers and devices
• Knowledge of typography and photo retouching, (20 years experience using Photoshop)
T & T Effects Company1997-2008
Digital Artist and Optical Printer Operator
Digital:
• Negative assembly and line-up
• After Effects Artist creating and designing digital effects, titles and transitions. This included:
• Compositing• Color and exposure correction
• Rotoscoping and masks• Blue screen/green screen
• Motion stabilization• Motion tracking
• Animation• Paint
• Typesetting• Time effects
Optical:
• Oversaw the progression of projects from beginning to end. This included:
• Negative assembly and line-up
• Created interpositives, Fine Grain Master Positives and mattes
• Shot and selected wedges• Shot final comps
• Sceened finished titles/effects with client
Electric Filmworks1996-1997
Optical Printer Operator and Motion Control Camera Operator
• Programmed and operated motion control camera
• Line-up, wedging and comping opticals
Anderson Graphics1987-1995
Typesetting and Layout
• Scaled and retouched photos as needed
• Typeset copy
• Designed layout when necessary
Software
Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Combustion and Maya
Programming Languages
HTML, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, Jquery
Films include:
The Descendant (2008), How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer Vacation (2008), Paranoid Park (2007),
The Good Shepard (2006, Super 8 to 35mm blow-up), The Visitation (2006), Cut Off (2006), Strangers WithCandy ( 2005),
A Mighty Wind (2003, 8mm format conversion), Stuey (2003), The Visit (2001), The Big Day (2001), The Three Stooges (2000),
Into the Arms of Strangers (Academy Award Documentary, 2000), Boredoms Super Seeeeee!!!!!! (1998), The Beast (1996)
Addition information can be found at: IMDB or The New York Times
Awards and Screenings:
Slik Willy:
Worldfest Houston (Gold Award in Fine Arts Animation), Ann Arbor Film Festival (Old Peculiar Award),
USA Film Festival (Finalist for Best Animated Film), Northwest Film Center/Portland Museum of Art,
Barcelona Film Festival, Utah Short Film and Video Festival, New Orleans Film and Video Festival,
L.A. Film Forum, Stuttgard Animation Festival, CC of San Francisco Film Festival,Bilbao Film Festival,
WTTW Chicago (Shown on the program Image Union)
Education:
California Institute of the Arts (Experimental Animation, BFA 1995)
Art Center College of Design (Photography)
USC Film School
References:
Tom Anderson, T & T Effects Co. (owner), 310-894-3456
Michael Lampert, Sojourner Records (owner), email: mrlampert@sbcglobal.net
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