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I am a Los Angeles-based After Effects artist working mostly in the visual effects and motion graphics field. I have almost 25 years of professional experience working in animation and design, creating imagery for TV, film, and internet, and have worked more than 40 companies with hundreds of clients during that time. I am currently looking to develop new relationships with design shops, post houses, VFX facilities and supervisors, producers, and directors on a freelance or potential full-time basis.

MEDIUMS
film, commercials, title sequences, music videos, network design, TV promos, environmental design, movie posters, logo design

ROLES
compositor, animator, art director, creative director, director, VFX supervisor, graphic designer, post-viz artist

SKILLS
compositing, motion graphics, illustration, typography, concept design, matte painting, photography, bidding and contracting

SOFTWARE
Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Proficient with Trapcode Suite, Element3D, Mocha, Premiere, FCP7, PFTrack

Familiar with Nuke, Cinema 4D, Modo, Maya, Boujou, Syntheyes, Shotgun

HISTORY
BFA in Animation and Film/Video from Rhode Island School of Design.

Worked as a staff designer at R/Greenberg Associates from 1995-1999. Worked on projects ranging from film titles, broadcast design, commercial VFX, print, website design, to interactive installations.

In 1999 I started a 5 year stint as a freelance artist for many of the design and post-production houses throughout NYC, such as Eyeball, Pittard Sullivan, Trollbäck & Co., Psyop, and Manhattan Transfer.

From 2004 – 2006 I worked on staff at Click3X as their Senior Design Director continuing my work in the motion graphics, VFX, and print fields, and leading a small team of designers.

At the end of 2006, I moved to Los Angeles to break into the film industry, and to get some more sun and surf. Since then I have done work for Lionsgate, Paramount, Disney, and many other smaller studios, and I continue to do work in the motion graphics industry for companies such as Logan, Prologue, Ring of Fire, Engine Room, as well as gigs in my home studio.

Some of my film credits include Allegiant and Insurgent (postvis and lead in-house compositor), The Finest Hours (postvis), GI Joe: Retaliation (postvis, VFX artist and VFX supervisor: SaintsLA), RED and RED 2 (postvis, VFX artist and VFX supervisor: SaintsLA), as well as VFX and design for many independent features and shorts. See IMDB for full credit list.

Cheers,
Zachary Kinney

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