Resume

MONICA GARRISON
e: mngarrison@gmail.com


ABOUT ME
I am a filmmaker who tells stories through traditional and experimental animation techniques.

EDUCATION
Massachusetts College of Art
BFA, Animation 2010

Puppet Showplace Theater
Classes and workshops (acting, building), 2014 - 2016

AREA(S) OF SPECIALIZATION
Production Design, Cinematography, Traditional and Experimental Animation

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Premiere, Dragon Stop Motion, Photography

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Animator at Undisclosed Collaboration
October 2015 - present
Experimental personal film using animation I originally shot on 16mm film. I am digitizing each frame and putting it back together again...playing with light, reflections and found footage from 60's science films.

Freelance Animator at Undisclosed Documentary
February 2015 - April 2015
Created animated piece for short documentary about Dion McGregor, the American songwriter. One of four animated dream sequences.

Animator at Arnold Worldwide
September 2012 - October 2012
Creating short animated clip for the Truth Campaign.

VFX and Animator at umuima
February 2012 - March 2012
Created special effects and stop motion animation for a Plastic Flowers music video.

VFX and Compositor at Rasmussen Brothers Productions
July 2011 - August 2011
Created traditional "cloud tank" footage special effects for feature film, Dark Feed.

Animator at Walking Cinema
May 2011 - August 2011
Created a stop motion intro/ outro for a new media cooking show.

Animator at Electric Literature
January 2011 - March 2011
Created stop motion piece for Electric Literature's "Single Sentence Animations".

Intern at Z Media
October 2010 - January 2011
Edited live footage, collaborated in production of new studio website, designed multiple stop-motion tilt shift shoots.

Animator at Vital Pictures, Inc.
July 2010 - September 2010
Created hand painted cell animation sequence for documentary in production.

Intern at Handcranked Productions
July 2008 - September 2008
Assisted in renovation and organization of studio. Created props and puppets for small commercial shoot. Developed and designed wooden puppet for personal work. Researched imagery for commercial studio production.

HONORS AND AWARDS
SENE Film Music and Arts Festival, "Best Animated Film" 2011
BFA with Honors 2010
Highest Departmental Honors 2010
Philip DeMateo Scholarship Award 2006

PUBLICATIONS
Gasek, Tom. Frame-By-Frame Stop Motion: The Guide to Non-Traditional Animation Techniques. Focal Press; 1 edition (September 23, 2011). Page 65f.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
ASIFA International


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