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Dan Goldstein

Digital Artist & Animator

Creative Skills:
Animation- 2D, 3D, Storyboarding, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animating, Lighting, Rendering
Design- Concept Design, Game Level Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Web Design
Editing- Digital Image Manipulation, Film, Green Screen Removal, Video Editing
Basics- Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Tech- Computer repair, computer building, software & hardware solutions, computer tutoring

Software Knowledge:
2D- Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
3D- 3DS Max 2013, Blender, Cinema 4D, Lightwave 3D, MeshLab, Zbrush
CGI- Body Paint 3D, Optitrack Arena, Poser Pro, UnReal Editor, Vue xStream
Video- After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro
Systems- Mac OSX, Windows, Android, iOS, Microsoft Office

Experience:
U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center
3D Artist & Designer Feb. 2012 – Aug. 2013
Obtained Secret level security clearance for work on government-contracted projects at the Natick Labs (NSRDEC) through Technology Solutions Experts (TSE).
Created 3D models (high and low poly) for simulation and analysis of U.S. Army Soldier performance in operational environments, and the individual Soldier’s interaction with equipment, environment, and unit.
Scanned and fit modeled soldier equipment, gear, and weapons to human scans.
Retopologized and cleaned 3D human scans (high and low poly) and 3D objects.
3D point marking, poly intersection removal, biped rigging, skinning, weight painting, posing.

WIN Interactive Quincy, MA
Digital Artist, Animator, and 3D Modeler Jan. 2010 – May 2012
Created innovative presentations of evidence using high-end multimedia in litigation, shown in mediation and courtroom cases.
3D interactive presentations included car accidents, bullet trajectories, crime scene investigations, structural collapses, intellectual property, and medical malpractice.
Constructed 3D models based on real-world measurements implemented into animated recreations of actual events.
Worked closely with lawyers, video producers, software scripters and clients during planning, production and post-production.

Hockmeyer Studios: Fast Foto Amesbury, MA
Digital Imaging Professional Sept. 2009 – Nov. 2009
Edited and enhanced digital photographs using Adobe Photoshop.
Conducted green screen removal in mass quantities using Timestone Software.

Docema LLC Cambridge, MA
Animator and 3D Modeler Sept. 2008 – June 2009
PBS documentary film “Broadside: Emerging Empires Collide”.
Created numerous high poly and low poly 3D models using Lightwave 3D.
Created numerous detailed UV and procedural textures using Adobe Photoshop.
Implemented and modified motion capture files.
Created realistic environments and ecosystems with Vue xStream.
Set up large scenes with camera moves and realistic lighting.
Animated scenes for battles, cityscapes, and strategic maps.
Rendered out draft and final animations.
Composited and edited multilayered scenes in Adobe After Effects.

Talisman Media Canton, MA
Freelance Design Animator Sept. 2008 – Nov. 2008
Collaborated on a Boston Children’s Hospital educational video.
Created 2D visual effects animations using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop.

One80 Visual Natick, MA
Design Animator March 2008 – July 2008
Created animations for the History Channel series “Tougher In Alaska”.
Created and animated computer-generated maps containing images, text, and icons using Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Synced animations to video footage to match the proper timings of each episode.
Various other projects included Disney’s “Race To Witch Mountain,” the Women’s Entertainment Network’s “Amazing Wedding Cakes,” and an ad for the 2008 Olympics.

Stock’s Eye Productions Granby, MA
Animator and Associate Producer June 2007 – Oct. 2007
Worked on Robert Stock’s independent film “Angel’s Blade II: The Ascension”.
Created various high poly 3D models using Lightwave 3D under strict guidance.
Experimented with a variety of camera, lighting, and audio equipment on the film set.

TheDanGoldstein.com
Freelance 2D/3D Digital Artist, Designer, and Animator June 2007 – Present
Providing a multitude of creative services for numerous projects for clients.

Education:
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
Degrees- Bachelor of Arts Fall 2002 – Spring 2007
Major 1- Electronic Imaging (Digital Media)
Major 2- Illustration
Awards and Honors-
Dean’s List
Electronic Imaging and Virtual Reality Exhibitions
Illustration Gallery Exhibitions
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