Demo Reel

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Dean Rasmussen Digital Artist



3D

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Dean Rasmussen Digital Artist



2D

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Dean Rasmussen Digital Artist

Torso Drawing

Torso Drawing

Creative Figure Drawing of 2 Men Battling Sewer Monster

Creative Figure Drawing of 2 Men Battling Sewer Monster

Ribcage Drawing

Ribcage Drawing

Clay Head Sculpture

Ernest Hemingway Drawing

Fred Cogelow Friend Drawing

Fred Cogelow Friend Drawing

Skull Drawing

Skull Drawing



Resume

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Dean Rasmussen Digital Artist

Film and game credits — http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1115042/

My LinkedIn.com profile — https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanrasmussen

Download a PDF copy of my resume — Dean Rasmussen Resume

 

SKILLS:

Software:

    • Maya
    • 3ds Max
    • Adobe Photoshop and CS6
    • After Effects
    • Boujou 3D
    • Nuance (motion capture)
    • ZBrush
    • MEL Scripting

EMPLOYMENT:

1/16 to Present • The DAVE School, Orlando, FL

Position: Maya Animation Instructor
Classes: 3D Animation

8/14 to 10/14 • Sanford-Brown College, Orlando, FL

Position: Maya Animation Instructor
Classes: 3D Lighting Composition, V-Ray Renderer, Modeling, Animation
Description: Developed and taught the content for the classes

5/13 to 1/16 • Freelance Digital Artist

Various freelance projects, including visual effects work in After Effects on independent film “My Error” and Maya modeling and animation tutoring

4/13 to 5/13 • Digital Domain, Playa Vista, CA

Position: 3ds Max Animator
Description: Animate game cinematics for “Batman: Arkham Origins”

10/10 to 1/13 • Rhythm & Hues Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Position: Animation Final Layout / Matchmover
Description: Set up scenes, props and cameras in a CG environment for animators, provide support and assistance with assets and scene layout
Credits: “Hop”, “Mr. Poppers Penguins”, “Alvin & The Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked”, “Snow White and the Huntsman”, “R.I.P.D.”

7/12 to 8/12 • Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO

Position: Online Instructor and Content Developer
Classes: 3D Character & Production Design
Description: Developed and taught the content for the class

6/10 to 10/10 • Sassoon Film Design, Santa Monica, CA

Position: Maya Generalist / Matchmover for Stereoscopic 3D feature films
Credits: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”, “Green Hornet”

6/06 to 5/10 • Brown College, Mendota Heights, MN

Position: Game Design Animation Instructor
Classes: 3ds Max: modeling, texturing, rigging, animation and advanced animation • Photoshop: texturing

2/01 to 4/06 • Rhythm & Hues Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Positions: Animation Final Layout, Motion Capture Editor, Technical Animator, 3D Matchmover / Camera Tracker
Credits: “Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties”, “Narnia Chronicles: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”, “Garfield: The Movie”, “Harry Potter”, “Dr. Dolittle 2”, “Cats & Dogs”, “Planet of the Apes”, “Lord of the Rings”, “Men In Black 2”, “Stuart Little 2”, “Scooby Doo”, “X-Men 2”, “Cat In The Hat”

8/00 to 2/01 • Catalyst FX, Los Angeles, CA

Position: 3D Matchmover / Animator
Credits: Nickelodeon’s “100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd”

EDUCATION:

2010-2011 • Animation Mentor, Emeryville, CA • Character Animation
2009 • Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ • BA Degree in Art
2007-2009 • Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA • Studied: Character Animation
1998-2000 • Academy College, Bloomington, MN • AAS Degree in Computer Animation
1986-1988 • University of Minnesota, Morris, MN • Studied: English



About Me

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Dean Rasmussen Digital Artist

I’ve always been fascinated with animation since I was a young boy after watching films by Ray Harryhausen, such as “Jason and the Argonauts” and “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad”. Soon after that I started using our family’s Super8 movie camera to film stop-motion animation shorts. Although they weren’t very good, I found the whole process amazing and lots of fun. I’ve included some photos of clay and latex models I built a long time ago and also a few of my
old super8 movies for your amusement here. Keep in mind that I was about 13 years old when I did these.

Clay dragon

Clay dragon

Painted clay severed arm

Painted clay severed arm