Extensive and diverse experience in computer graphics on both the artistic and production side. Proven high level production management skill set in both feature animation and commercial graphics. Embraces challenging opportunities, collaborating with both technical and creative individuals while achieving complex project goals. Excellent written and oral communication skills, highly detail-oriented, and thrives in a fast paced, high pressure production environment.
Creative and motivated artist and story teller.
Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, uMake, Procreate, Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Audition, After Effects), Apple Apps (Pages, Keynote, Numbers), Final Cut Pro X, Google Apps for Education, AutoCad, Lightwave, Maya, Jira, Mac and PC OS
Bauman Productions · Owner (June 1985 to Current)
Owner and partner in this media production company, providing clients with multi-camera video production, digital video editing, illustration, storyboarding, 2D/3D computer graphics and website design.
Magic Hill Animation Studio · Art Department Production Supervisor · Remote (Apr. 2019 to Mar. 2020)
Work with PD and AD to set overall schedule for art department and remote artists. Perform daily/weekly check-ins. Set production milestones. Ensure asset inventory expectations are met. Collaborate with Story, Lighting, FX and Animation Departments to make sure complexity of work is consistent overall. Represent department in weekly production meetings. Provide support, motivate and create an environment for remote artists that will promote success in their assignment.
San Ramon Valley Christian Academy · Technology Director/Computer Technology Teacher (June 2015 to Apr. 2019)
Technology Director and Computer Technology Teacher for private school in Danville. Responsible for managing entire campus network, wireless infrastructure and Apple, PC and Chromebook devices. Support teachers and students with all technology requests. Teach 4-8th grade Google Apps For Education (Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawing), Scratch coding, 3D Modeling, freehand and digital drawing, video editing, and Pixar In A Box.
Hard Candy Cases · Project Manager/Product Designer (2012 - 2014)
From product inception to ﬁnal delivery, oversaw the design and production of new cases for Apple products, headphones, tablets and phones. Collaborated with the Owner/CEO to prepare new product pitches for potential clients prepped artwork, model prototypes, reference images, and PowerPoint presentation. Crafted the proposed production budget, negotiated the cost of work with overseas production factories, and forecast the amount of inventory required for product launch. Created and maintained the production schedule for all new products, as well as the weekly goals. Communicated directly with the production factories in China and was responsible for keeping them on schedule and within budget.
Dreamworks Animation · Central Production Coordinator (2010 - 2012)
Partnered with the Production Manager to manage all cross-departmental issues for The Penguins of Madagascar such as the prioritization of resources, negotiating the time of the key creative leadership, and standardizing the production workﬂow across studio locations. Acted as the main point of contact for the production office. Managed the deliverables for all marketing requests from posed character stills to fully rendered frames.
DreamWorks Animation · CharTD Coordinator (2010-2011)
Acted as Production Supervisor for the Character TD department during the early phases of production on The Penguins of Madagascar. Managed the schedules of a crew of 15 rigging artists. Responsible for communicating deadlines, documenting progress, and checking in weekly with each artist.
DreamWorks Animation · Digital Color Coordinator (2009-2010)
Oversaw and directly managed the ﬁnal color grading process for Madagascar 3 and Megamind. Maintained department schedule, tracked shot revisions using DreamWorks proprietary software, and consistently communicated with show leadership about the status of department goals.
DreamWorks Animation · TPM Coordinator (2007-2009)
Communicated with both the DreamWorks technology department and the Production Management of each ﬁlm to facilitate the prioritization of technical issues for each production. Worked directly with the R&D and technology managers to implement plans for software tool delivery, bug ﬁxes, hardware deployment, and render farm prioritization for all shows. Films: Kung Fu Panda (2008) Madagascar 2 (2008) Monsters vs Aliens (2009) How To Train Your Dragon
(2010) Shrek Forever After (2010) Megamind (2010) Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Heartwood Studios · Accounts Manager/Creative Director
Accounts Manager for service based VFX/Animation ﬁrm. Acquire material assets (plans, photos, ﬁlm/video footage, textures) from clients, to be used as reference and/or background plates. Assign appropriate manpower, workspace, and scheduling to ensure meeting of milestones and completion of production within timeframe and budget. Create animatics, storyboards, and graphics as part of task list for animation team. Act as Creative Director to animation team. Post production editing. Create deliverables for client presentations in multiple ﬁle formats.