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James Thomas McCurry

Orlando, FL: 32829

E-mail: jamestmccurry@gmail.com

Tel: 757-435-0150

Highly creative and detail-oriented 3D Artist. Progressive background and skills in creating high-end 3D Animations. Adept knowledge in using the latest versions of 3D Studio Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Mudbox, and Pixologic’s Zbrush. Well-versed in modeling assets to the required standard and level of detail. Profound ability to interpret drawings and verbal instructions into 3D concept models and prototypes using a combination of modeling techniques and 3D software. Demonstrated success in motivating, coaching, and leading design students to achieve results. Consistently recognized for completing projects on time and within budget.
Work experience

 

Studio Artist - Full Sail University

2009 - present

 

  • Oversee and direct hundreds of student projects annually

  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise through lecture and guided exercises

  • Develop innovative and industry relevant curriculum alongside the Program Director, Course Directors and Associate

     Course Director

  • Aided in the successful transition from an architectural visualization based curriculum to a motion graphics based

     curriculum

  • Monitor and optimize the network rendering processes on a forty-eight node render farm  

Event Designer - Spooky Squad (Full Sail University)

2016 - Present

  • Visualized attractions, on-screen graphics and effects using a variety of software packages including Photoshop, Cinema

     4D, and After Effects

  • Planned and sketched interactive exhibits in a variety of spaces ranging from soundstages to the outdoors

  • Assisted in the construction of sets and themed exhibits

  • Directed and managed volunteers and actors during the annual Halloween event

Freelance Artist 

2010 - Present

  • Polyblox: Delivered high-resolution renders demonstrating product features for print, marketing and digital advertising purposes

  • Boomtunes: Created highly detailed product visualizations for the portable speaker unit infomercial (As Seen on TV)

  • Puzzup: Provided modeling, texturing and lighting services for product visualization (As Seen on TV)

  • Easy Reach Plant Pulley System: Provided modeling, texturing, lighting and animation services for product visualization Final result was used and run intermittently in an infomercial for TV and internet advertising (As Seen on TV)

3D Modeler - IP Systems, LLC.

2008 - 2009

 

  • Modeled and textured low and high polygon assets including props, static objects, vehicles, buildings and terrain

  • Optimized and integrated models and textures into GIS software, CRYENGINE, and Skyline TerraExplorer Pro

  • Accurately depicted disaster scenarios in CRYENGINE. Scenarios were designed to train, aid and assist first-responders and warfighters in a real-time environment

  • Organized and facilitated daily stand-up meetings

Skills

 

3Ds Max

Maya

Cinema 4D

Photoshop

After Effects

Illustrator

InDesign

Microsoft Office

Windows

Mac OS

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

Full Sail University

Bachelor of Science - Computer Animation