Connor Bushoven
Connor Bushoven
2D Digital Matte Painter - MPC
Montreal, Canada

Summary

I am passionate about animation and the art of storytelling. I've worked on a number of 2-D and 3-D senior thesis films, fulfilling various roles including animator, layout artist, 3-D modeler, and technical animator.

I also love camping and the outdoors, and whenever the weather's nice out I can be outside with a good book enjoying the sun.

My interest in animation began when my love for the visual arts and experience in voice acting developed into a passion for creating animated content. I am both a strong individual talent and a team player, and believe that the best results come from a consistent vision backed up with strong teamwork and cooperation.

My repertoire of experience within animation has grown to encompass both digital and traditional 2-D animation, 3-D animation, 3-D modeling, and digital layout work. I am currently directing The Lumberjack and the Woodpecker, a SCAD short film set for completion in 2021.

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Skills

3D ModelingCharacter ModelingEnvironment ModelingTexturingPhotoshopMayaZbrushAfter EffectsPBR TexturingIllustratorAutodesk MayaTeamworkPipelineCollaborationAdobe Suite3-DCommunication SkillsProp modelingProduction Experienc

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Illustrator
Illustrator
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
ZBrush
ZBrush
Arnold
Arnold
Katana
Katana
Shotgun
Shotgun

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Productions

  • Artstationthumb
    • Movie
      The Lumberjack and the Woodpecker
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Director, 3D Modeler, Texture Artist
    • Company
      SCAD Animation
  • Etovr
    • Video Game
      Enter the Oligocene VR
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Creature and Environment Modeler, Texture Artist
    • Company
      SCAD
  • Bearly
    • Music Video
      Bearly
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Lighting Artist and Environment Modeler
    • Company
      SCAD Animation Studios
  • Loveaffair
    • Movie
      My Love Affair with Marriage
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      2-D Animation Intern
    • Company
      Signe Baumane Animation Studio

Experience

  • 3-D Generalist Intern at Hexbug
    Greenville, Texas, United States of America
    June 2021 - Present

    •Texture, rig, light, and animate products for web banners, YouTube videos, and social media posts

    •Work with multiple departments to take CAD models of products and prepare them for the animation pipeline

    •Assist with onboarding process for incoming interns and facilitate training of new team managers

  • Resident Assistant at Savannah College of Art and Design
    Savannah, GA, United States of America
    September 2018 - May 2021

    •Collaborate with sixty-eight staff members to supervise housing for over 2,000 residents

    •Serve on crisis duty rotation and develop academic programming for students

    •Provide conflict resolution services to residents and conduct peer mediation sessions

  • Parts Associate at Pompton Motorsports Center
    Pompton Plains, NJ, United States of America
    July 2020 - December 2020

    •Fulfill customer orders via phone and in-person and organize store shelves

    •Communicate with the managers of the parts, sales, and service departments

    •Develop interpersonal skills and help customers find parts and accessories that they need

  • 2-D Animation Intern at Signe Baumane Animation Studio
    New York, United States of America
    December 2019 - December 2019

    -Collaborated with other interns and studio employees to accomplish daily tasks

    -Gained experience working in a studio pipeline coloring and making props for feature animation

    -Navigated and updated spreadsheets to reflect completed production tasks

  • 3-D Animation intern at GWP Advertising, Inc.
    Montclair, United States of America
    June 2019 - August 2019

    -Utilized Autodesk Maya and Adobe Suite to create 3-D animated intro for front page of company site

    -Performed daily tasks working in a team and collaborating to improve end result of project over eight weeks