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Mark Reisch

Mark Reisch

Animator

Name:Mark Reisch
Address:Rochester, NY
Phone:(716) 226-8427
After graduating with my BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design , I worked as an animator in Los Angeles. My work has been seen in several 3D IMAX films including Lions 3D and Sea Monsters. I was part of the first team to successfully convert live action full feature length footage to 3D IMAX film.

My animation has also been seen in feature films, TV specials (including the History Channel’s Battle 360) and shorts. My interests and areas of focus include character animation, rigging and ZBrush modeling.  

As a Lecturer teaching at Rochester Institute of Technology, my focus is to help each student achieve his or her professional goals. I do this by providing clear instruction, honest critiques, and help create a supportive environment.

Employment

May 2006 - Aug 2007

SFD

Santa Monica, CA

Lead Animator / Matchmoving Supervisor
April 2006 - May 2006

Digital Domain

Venice, CA

Feature Film Animator
Oct 2006 - Apr 2006

Jungle Cinema

Santa Monica, CA

Animator / Modeler
Sep 2006 - Oct 2003

Take 2 Studios

Tele-Commute

Animator / Rigger / Modeler

Education

2011 - Present

Rochester Institute of Technology

Visual Communication Design (MFA) 3D emphasis

"The program encompasses the study of Communication Design, Motion and 3D Digital Design and Interaction Design." - RIT Website

 

I am a part time student. I have two classes left to complete, then I begin my thesis in Fall 2015 and scheduled to be complete in Spring 2016.

2007 - 2008

Animation Mentor

Advanced Studies in Character Animation Certificate

"Animation Mentor students learn using our proprietary online campus, exclusive feedback tools and real-world production pipeline. Animation Mentor has an alumni community of over 5,000 students in over 105 countries, now working in world-class studios like Pixar, DreamWorks, Industrial Light & Magic, Laika, and WETA"  - AM Website

 

I was mentored by animators from Pixar, BlueSky, Dreamworks, and ReelFX.

1999 - 2002

Savannah College of Art and Design

Animation (BFA) 3D emphasis

       summa cum laude

"The undergraduate journey at SCAD begins with the SCAD Core, a series of foundation studies and general education courses focused on developing key critical thinking and communication skills."  - SCAD Website

 

I was in the undergrad program where we were exposed to a broad artistic education, as well as focus in a track.  I chose the 3D animation track where we learned the entire pipeline to include animation, modeling, rigging, lighting and rendering.

Rochester Institute of Technology

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