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The Art of Kevin R. Adams

Finished Film Frames represent the combined work of large groups of talented artists. They have only been posted here when I directly oversaw their creation as Art Director or Director.
Copyright © 2013 Kevin R Adams.
All rights reserved.
20 Feb

RESUME

Kevin R. Adams

47 City Stroll Irvine, CA 92620
(818) 303-4825 Cell ♦ (949) 502-8830 Home ♦ kevinradams@rocketmail.com
Online Portfolio: www.kevinradams.com

HIGHLIGHTS
• Highly skilled, experienced and versatile 3D/2D professional with over 17 years of combined experience using digital
and traditional media
• Story driven artist with a strong ability to translate story structure to visual media
• Over 14years’ experience leading teams of 3D and 2D artists in both film and video game production
• Extensive background in all stages of cinematic production
• Have written working pipelines for both animation and video game studios
• Proven track record of consistently delivering the highest quality product possible, on time and on budget

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NICKELODEON– Burbank, CA 2014-present
WRITER / DIRECTOR-“TMNT Short” short film

KNOCK ANIMATION– Los Angeles, CA 2014-present
WRITER- “Masha and the Bear”

BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT– Irvine, CA 2014
Layout and Composting- “Lords of War”

GEAR FILM– Studio City, CA 2014
WRITER / DIRECTOR-“Gear” short film
• Short complete/ Feature in development

REELFX ANIMATION– Dallas, TX 2012-2014
PRODUCTION DESIGNER-“Turkeys”
• Create style guide and look of film.
• Oversee the creation of all artistic material from first designs to final color grading

DREAMWORKS/PDI ANIMATION– Redwood City, CA 2011-2012
PRODUCTION DESIGNER-“Penguins of Madagascar Movie”
• Hire and train art department and art director.
• Create style guide and look of film.
• Oversee the creation of all artistic material from first designs to final color grading
• Work with artistic management of company to strategize studio wide artistic growth

ARC PRODUCTIONS (FormerlySTARZ ANIMATION) – Toronto, ON 2005-2011
STUDIO CREATIVE DIRECTOR
• Oversee and guide artistic direction of entire studio
• Work with market research to strategize growth
• Bid and develop new projects
• Direct artistic tests and development
• Shape the studio’s pipeline and culture to promote artistic growth and development

SEQUENCE DIRECTOR- “Gnomeo & Juliet”3D Animated Feature

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / ART DIRECTOR- “9”3D Animated Feature
• Directed the design of all visual 3D and 2D elements
• Directed layout and editorial team, approving cameras, and cinematography
• Directed lighting and compositing teams

DIRECTOR- “Enter the Sandbox” 3D Animated Short
• Directed all stages of production including story, sound design, voice recording, final mix and DI
• Acted as writer, production designer, storyboard artist, editor, matte painter and compositor

HEAD OF ART DEPARTMENT/DEVELOPMENT- Studio wide
• Train, hire and lead group of artists

ART DIRECTOR- “Sheepish”3D Animated Feature Film

ART DIRECTOR- “Everyone’s Hero”- 3D Animated Feature Film

SILICON KNIGHTS-St. Catharines, ON 2004-2005
ART DIRECTOR/ARTISTIC COORDINATOR- Silent Hill “The Box” Playstation 3

LEAD CONCEPT ARTIST- “Too Human” XBOX 360

WALT DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION- Burbank, CA 1995-2004
ASSISTANT HEAD OF LAYOUT DEPARTMENT – “Home on the Range”

JOURNEYMAN LAYOUT ARTIST- “The Emperor’s New Groove”, “Fantasia 2000”, “Hercules”
WORKBOOK LEAD- “Kronk’s New Groove”, “Tarzan 2”
TECHNICAL SKILLS

Maya, Fusion, Final Cut, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Adobe Premiere and After Effects, Z Brush, Mudbox

EDUCATION

SHERIDAN COLLEGE- Oakville, ON
BFA – Classical Animation

References available upon request