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  • Thomas Kildren

    Artist, Game Dev, Photo Retouching and Stay at Home Dadding

    Cleveland, OH

I started in the industry as an intern at a small medical journal, where I was responsible for circulation and record keeping. From there, I moved onto the New York Post and did photo toning and correction for 3 daily editions. I then went on to join the fledgling web department to my position as Web Photo Editor, overseeing the day to day selection and preparation of photos for www.PAGESIX.com (now defunct) and www.NYPOST.com. I was also responsible for a web “column” named Celebrity Photos, which was consistently the most viewed item (840,000 hits in Jan. 2001) on the site. My side interests and ongoing personal projects include: - 3D modeling, animation, UV & texture mapping, and camera tracking with Blender 2.75 - VR & game development utilizing Unity 5, Blender 2.75 & Photoshop CS4 - Video editing & compositing using Premiere Pro CS2, Premiere Elements 12 and HitFilm Express 3, Concept art, illustration and hand painted (acrylic, watercolor and digital) texture maps With my professional experience, I bring the ability to work under tight deadlines and the ability to work with clients who are demanding and exacting in every detail. With my interests and passions, I can bring a lot of creative energy and know-how over a wide range of disciplines.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Artist

    • FLETCHER STUDIOS
    • New York, United States
    • 1996 - Present (21 years)

    Freelance
    * Produce, shoot & edit digital video for online and broadcast content, as well as DVD authoring
    * Create custom portraiture and spot illustration for print utilizing a wide array of artistic mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and digital
    * Create 3D animation for online and broadcast mediums
    * Selected Clients:
    - Laurel Films - "Sovereignty" - Associate Producer, Special Effects, Assistant Editor
    - Scott Powers Studios - “The Wedding Video” & “The Hitman Always Rings Twice” - Best boy grip & electric; “Abilify" commercial casting call - Gaffer, Rigging, PA, Video Editor
    - SC Contracting – logo design and branding
    - Scott Brooks, Playwright – logo design and branding

  • Photo Editor

    • PR NEWSWIRE
    • Jersey City, NJ
    • 2005 - 2011 (6 years)

    * Counseled clients on best use of PR Newswire photo products and on coordination of photo shoots
    * Processed client images for distribution to the print media, including coordinating with Editorial, retouching images for color accuracy, captioning and coding, proofing, and transmitting images to professional photo archives and news agencies
    *Administrative responsibilities included logging detailed information into Excel sheets and the Lotus Notes photo log

  • Web Photo Editor

    • NY POST
    • New York, NY
    • 1999 - 2005 (6 years)

    * Created the most visited website for Page Six.com - Celebrity Photos
    * Researched, edited and processed photos utilizing Adobe Photoshop
    * Produced on-line content, polls and promotional material
    * Updated and maintained New York Post Interactive web page
    * Trained interns and staff regarding online management

    Photo Scanner / Imaging 1997 -1999
    * Cropped, toned and retouched photos for New York Post print edition
    * Assisted Editorial Staff in Front Page/Back page layout
    * Scanned, archived, captioned and managed imaging database

Education

  • PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

    • Illustration
    • 1993

Specialties

Affiliations

Cleveland Game Co-op, Cleveland Game Devs

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