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Steve started Spectralight Images to offer computer animation, visualization, photography, training and consulting services. Steve has taught 3D animation at the college and professional level. Today, Steve is one of sixteen Autodesk Media and Entertainment Training Specialist worldwide and one of the first Autodesk M&E Certified Trainers. Presently, Steven is available for Design Visualization and training in 3ds max, Autodesk VIZ, Adobe Photoshop and presentation skills development classes.
A dynamic professional with over 16 years of experience in the design and animation industries. Experience includes 2D and 3D design for simulation and training, 3D animation, prototype design and visualization, graphic design, Research and Development, production management, video and audio production, and computer based training production. Currently one of sixteen Autodesk Media & Entertainment Application Training Specialist worldwide and one of the first Autodesk M&E Certified Trainers; providing instruction in 3D Studio MAX, Combustion, Cleaner, Photoshop and digital photography. Key Skills: * Mechanical Design * 3D Animation and Rendering * Digital Photography * AutoCAD 2D & 3D Drafting * Autodesk Inventor * Pro Engineer Wildfire 2.0 * Design Visualization * Technology Presentations * Problem Solving * Software Training * Customer Relations Professional Experience: 1990 – Present Spectralight Images, Orlando, Florida Owner: Training, computer graphics, mechanical/industrial design and multimedia presentations. Create computer generated art and animation using CAD and 3D animation software. 2005 – 2006 Industrial Smoke and Mirrors, Inc., Orlando, Florida Lead Mechanical Designer: Lead for the mechanical design and manufacture of simulator motion platforms, design visualization for proposals and presentations. 2004 – 2005 Planet Digital, Inc., Orlando, Florida Vice President / Executive Director for Training Services: Responsible for the start-up and operation of the Planet Digital Training Center, an authorize Autodesk Media & Entertainment Training Center. Perform Training center management, business development, marketing, personnel management, develop course materials, schedule courses, and web site design. 1996 – 2004 StarMedia, Inc., Orlando, Florida Animation Lead / Director of R&D and AV Production: Animation Lead for F-18 and F-14 computer based training programs. Perform research & development; manage the audio/video production department, marketing, proposal writing and in-house 3D training and troubleshooting. 1992 - 1996 DME Corporation, Orlando, Florida Mechanical Designer, Graphic Design Lead: Mechanical design and drafting for military simulation and training devices. Prototype design visualization and graphic design for trade shows and proposals. Training Experience: 1998 – Present Autodesk Media & Entertainment, Montreal, Canada Authorized Autodesk Media and Entertainment Training Specialist, Autodesk M&E Certified Trainer and Technical Writer: Trainer, Demo Artist, Writer, and Editor. 1997 – 1999 Seminole Community College, Longwood, Florida Adjunct Instructor: Teacher, "Intro to animation with 3D Studio MAX". 1993 – 1996 Orlando International School for Visual and Entertainment Design, Orlando, Florida Adjunct Instructor: Teacher, "Animation with 3D Studio MAX". Publications: Writer / Editor, 3D Studio MAX Fundamentals Courseware, Discreet, 1998 - 2005 Developer, Discreet 3ds max certified trainer program, Discreet 2004 Writer / Editor, 3D Studio VIZ Fundamentals Courseware, Discreet, 1998 - 2004 Editor, 3D Studio MAX in 24 Hours, Sam’s Publishing, 2000 Affiliations: * NCS (National Center for Simulation): Member * OVAL (Orlando Visual Artists League): President 2000 - 2004 * International Freelance Photographers Organization: Registered Press Photographer. * ACM SIGGraph: Former Sergeant-at-Arms for Orlando Chapter. Siggraph TV Producer, 1999 & 2001. * Computer Animators Plus (CAP): Vice President. 1994-1998. Education: Valencia Community College: Various graphics electives, 1991-1996 Rockland Community College: AutoCAD 3D, 1989 Rochester Institute of Technology: Film/Video Production/Animation, 1985-1989 Specialized Skills & Applications: Training 3D Studio MAX / VIZ Digital Photography AutoCAD Mechanical Autodesk Inventor Discreet Combustion Macromedia Dreamweaver Adobe PhotoShop Adobe Premiere CorelDraw
Rochester Institute Of Technology