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David S.

Mendota, IL

$30/hour

Visual Effects and Animation Tutor

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/7/15
4.5 average from 11 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient
— Edwin, Hackettstown, NJ on 12/21/16

$30/Hour


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Huntington University
Digital Media Arts

Education

Huntington University (Digital Media Arts)

About David

I am a digital artist with a passion for animation and visual effects. I possess a B.S. in Animation from Huntington University, which gives me an extensive background to teach many aspects of 3D and 2D art and animation. Additionally, I have worked as a freelance visual effects artist in a wide range of areas and mediums.

If you're looking to learn any of these exciting fields, I guarantee that you will be satisfied with my instruction. Whether you're a total beginner, or you want to push your skills further, I can tailor lessons to fit you at whatever level you're at.

I provide my students with not just a process of what buttons to push, but an understanding of the hows and whys behind the techniques.

I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Software Taught: Blender, Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Nuke, Fusion, 3DEqualizer, Toon Boom Harmony
I am a digital artist with a passion for animation and visual effects. I possess a B.S. in Animation from Huntington University, which gives me an extensive background to teach many aspects of 3D and 2D art and animation. Additionally, I have worked as a freelance visual effects artist in a wide range of areas and mediums.

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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

All lessons are half-off through the holidays.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Mendota, IL 61342
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Edwin, Hackettstown, NJ on 12/21/16

"Good Tutor"

- Mark, Brooklyn, NY on 12/29/15
Math:
Microsoft Excel
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop,
Animation,
Autodesk Maya,
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word,
Networking (Computer), Photography
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Photoshop

I have over 6 years of experience in Photoshop in a variety of areas including photo editing, digital painting, compositing, and texturing.

Animation

I have a Bachelor's degree in Digital Media Arts - Animation from Huntington University. I work primarily with 3D animation, but I also have experience with handdrawn, 2D digital, stopmotion, and charcoal animation. Professional experience includes work on freelance commercial projects.

Autodesk Maya

I have a Bachelor's degree in Animation from Huntington University where I was exposed to Maya and used the software for modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, FX, and rendering. I have been using the software for 6 years.

Film

I studied film as part of my Digital Media Arts degree at Huntington University, including 1 year of cinematography. I have worked primarily on short films and music videos. I have also done postproduction on independent features and commercials.

General Computer

A+ Certified computer technician with good experience with computer hardware and operating systems.

Microsoft Windows

I am an A+ Certified computer technician possessing a deep understanding of the Windows operating system. I am fully capable of troubleshooting and explaining complex technical subjects.

Microsoft Word

I studied Microsoft Word at Illinois Valley Community College.

Photography

I studied photography during my studies at Illinois Valley Community College. I also have 3-4 years of experience as a photojournalist. I can present common techniques, approaches, and compositional rules, as well as tips to use in a variety of situations. Furthermore, I can teach the photographic process from lighting and shooting to post-processing.

Huntington University
Digital Media Arts

Education

Huntington University (Digital Media Arts)

Knowledgeable and patient

Great experience and will be taking many more lessons with David. Highly recommend. Very affordable rates that make it easier to take a few classes a week.

— Edwin, Hackettstown, NJ on 12/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

All lessons are half-off through the holidays.

Travel policy

David will travel within 30 miles of Mendota, IL 61342.