Work History

Work History

PRODUCTION DESIGN / ANIMATOR / GRAPHIC ARTIST

HOT SOURCE MEDIA

ART DIRECTOR / PRODUCTION ARTIST

MIN WASHINGTON ARABIC NEWS TELEVISION

3D ANIMATOR / MOTION DESIGNER / PRODUCTION ARTIST

FAST CUTS STUDIOS

GRAPHICS SUPERVISOR / ON-AIR DESIGNER / TECHNICIAN

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS

Welcome to my Visual (Curriculum Vitae) CV!

  • For those of you who have my resume in hand (or on screen!), this site is supplemental and offers additional insights and information!!

I am a "second-generation" traditional (freehand) AND digital (computer) graphic artist-animator residing outside of Washington, D.C.  My father learned his graphics craft as a 20 year veteran with the United States Air Force and as a  high security cleared civilian creating visuals for the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dad inspired me through his examples of perseverance, commitment to team and deadline, and appreciating the learning/teaching moments offered by a life in creative visual communications.

Along with my portfolio in media design and illustration for a broad scope of platforms and industries, my strengths include  proven skills in personnel training/mentoring, business communications and admin support for upper management. I am an enthusiastic, approachable team member who loves to dive in and learn new content through collaboration with a wide variety of professionals.

My Expertise includes:

• Visual Information Specialist: Versatile in Medium and Style

--my first questions are always centered on the message and the target audience.

• Original Concepts, Storyboards and Script Treatments for On-Air and Multimedia --I love a great story!!

• 3D/2D Animation - Motion Design Artist, Director and Instructor.

• TV Graphics Manager and Quality Control Consultant

I innovated Standard Operating Procedure Documents designed to instruct with user friendly language and clear visual examples. The document is always accessible for those late night productions and always fresh with new tips and insights. For those who hate to read manuals (you know who you are!), I am very hands-on and enjoy speaking one-on-one!

• Development and Support of Creative/Branding Initiatives, Style Guides, Corporate Identity Toolkits!

 I significantly contributed to launches of the following broadcast networks: The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Discovery's Planet Green and Discovery's Fit & Health Cable Television Networks.  I have designed/directed televised opens and collateral multi-media projects for PBS, ComCast Home Team Sports and various local and national organizations.

• Field Camera, Video Editing and Compositing

• Media Asset Management: Create/Restore/Consult/Archive --always with respect for the original file.

• Nature/Science/Medical Illustration: Web, Print and Video:

 I was recognized by the Administrative Head of the Environmental Protection Agency as the standard for future contributing artists!

Education

Education

ART (Fine Art & Commercial Art)

PRINCE GEORGES COLLEGE

Associates Degree, High Honors

ADVERTISING DESIGN - VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

UNIVERSITY of MARYLAND

Bachelors of Science, cum Laude

PORTFOLIO: Illustration / Animation / Design

Skills

Skills

VISUAL PRODUCTIONS & MANAGEMENT

Excel and MS Office, SoftImage 3D, 3D StudioMax, Adobe CS: After Effects, Photo Shop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Miranda, Deko, EDDIE video compositing/effects, ImMIX TurboVideoCube Digital Video Post , AutoCADD-MegaCADD (computer aided drafting /design), Delirium Digital FX, RIOanimator, QFX, Some HTML-CSS, MAC/PC proficient Photographic Retouching/Dark Room/Photography skills, High Res Scan/Re-touching-Restoring, Digital Video Field Camera and Lighting, Television Studio Tech, Library Science Skills: Librarians’ Aide/Archivist, Political Cartoonist, Communications Management Courses, Stage/Some Television Make-up, Narration

REEL LINK and REEL DESCRIPTION

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93519588/PPERRYBURGESS%20reel%20sm.mp4

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REEL DESCRIPTION

*LETTER BOXED BACKGROUNDS / CLIENT: VERIZON

Loop-able segments for back-projected effects: on-stage speaker support at corporate event featuring live action and laser effects. 

  • MY WORK: From Client supplied 2D hard copy art: I built 3D animated models and re-created the swatches for 3D texture mapping. Images were rendered to on-site stage dimensions with careful attention to live performance lighting conditions.

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*UNDERGROUND BURIAL CHAMBERS / CLIENT: DISCOVERY TELEVISION

Segment appeared on Discovery Network series “Hidden Places.” Animation matched into and out of client’s Beta SP footage of Italy’s famous underground burial catacombs.

  • My Work: Supplied with blue print floor plans and basic camera moves, I created the 3D models, arranged source-matching lighting and textures, and animated fly-thru.

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*NEANDERTHAL MAN SEGMENTS /  Client: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TELEVISION

Worked with a team of artists, Nat. Geo. and several universities to create a graphic intensive documentary. Starting with basic Viewpoint models of modern man and skeleton: we cut hierarchies apart, restructured and often rebuilt models to aid application of materials and animation.  Using the most recent studies/theories we modified skeleton and flesh to Neanderthal dimensions.

  • Rotating Skulls: My Work: Materials, Texture, Lighting, Animation. Modified second skull to Neanderthal studies. Neanderthal Man: My Work:   With team of artists: Modeled face to match my underlying modified skull. Modern Man and Skeleton/Muscle movement:  My Work: Rotoscoped animation of spear throw from video footage, organized and rebuilt parts of skeleton, textured, lit, animated.

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*WHITE NIGHT AND MIRROR: Pen & Ink concept sketch for pilot series “Alice’s New Adventures in Wonderland.”

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*WEARY NORSEMAN: Acrylic painting during development of a pilot series.

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*KABUKI LION DANCER: Acrylic painting

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*MILITARY WOMAN SOLDIER: Pen & Ink storyboard illustration (see next segment description….)

*MILITARY EQUIPMENT /  Client:  MIN WASHINGTON NEWS TELEVISION

Utilized blueprints and JANE’S military encyclopedias, numerous consultations with former and current Pentagon military analysts for reference in modeling and animation of present day and future conceptualized weaponry.

  • My Work: Entire animation, art direction for all production backgrounds and virtual environments, contributed models for other artist’s scenes.

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*SPACESHIP and EXPLODING PLANET  / Client:  VERIZON

Animation for Verizon Corporate Convention: depicting a MCI one-man “battle sprite” on a covert corporate bombing raid against the AT&T “death star”. Client Provided: The Concept.

  • My Work: Entire animation (design, storyboarding, 3D modeling/shading/texture maps, animation of elements, objects, camera, lighting, rendering, and editing.

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*SPORTS PINBALL MACHINE  / Client:  COMCAST/HOME TEAM SPORTS

:30 second program open for cable sports network.

  • My Work:  Co-conceived, co-wrote successful bid. Once production was underway: I art directed entire project (including intermixed live action sequences), executed additional boards when required, aided in supervising freelance staff and supported production as a 2D texture map artist and researcher.

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* NEWSEUM NETWORK NEWS / Client: NEWSEUM NATIONAL JOURNALISTS' MUSEUM

(Journalists’ Museum location: Washington, D.C.) With a team of artists designed and executed program opening for museum’s on-site studio news broadcasts. Designs inspired by museum’s on-site Journalist Memorial.

  • My Work: Designed and applied glass and metal materials/textures, captured footage/still photography of historical news events and applied to panes as still and animated texture maps. Animated camera and aided in designing/organizing sequences for editing.

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*SATELITE ANIMATION  / Client: LOUISIANA-PACIFIC PR

Animation appeared in fifteen minute PSA explaining LP’s environmental policies.

  • My Work: Built the LanSat 5 satellite using NASA art and blueprints. Entire production Art Director: executed entire satellite animation,  various animated charts, graphs, simulated satellite photo enhancements, lower thirds nd moving soft masks as needed by on-line editor.

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*“TO THE CONTRARY” PROGRAM OPEN / Client: PBS (PUBLIC BROADCASTING)

Original opening animation for early seasons of award winning PBS women’s news commentary/talk show.

  • My Work: Concept, boards and preparation of texture maps. (Less than a year later a similar design style and concept was adopted by ABC network’s DayOne).

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*“THE PEOPLE AND THE POWER GAME”  /  Client: HEDRICK SMITH PRODUCTIONS and PBS                                              Open and bumpers for two-part series examining the inner workings of Capitol Hill from the POV of politicians, lobbyists, media and constituents. Collaborated with series host and book author, Hedrick Smith during early production stages.

  • My Work: Boarded and executed senior art director’s ideas and assisted on his bid presentation. Constructed, lit, textured, animated, rendered and recorded puzzle model. Contributed to program’s 2D charts, graphs, and video sales promotions.

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*TED KENNEDY CARICATURE                                                     Client: SATELLITE NETWORK NEWS

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*DOG AND MASTER                                                 Client: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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*TAXI:   Pen & Ink Character concept design sketches for children’s series pilot.

*DUCK ANIMATION /  Client: HOT SOURCE MEDIA STUDIOS: IN HOUSE

Title: “Can’t Fly—Don’t Ask Me.” Short animated piece about a flightless mallard that “goes Hollywood ala Fred Astaire” after failed attempts at flight. Short used in numerous company demos of character design/animation and bids for children’s programming contracts.

  • My Work: Entire concept and animation.

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*CLOCKWORK USA / Client:  THE BBC & MIN WASHINGTON NEWS

Untitled pilot for morning “Americana” news show for overseas Middle East countries. Program format involved current news interspersed with live studio segments from Washington, DC. The large orbiting “shell” and bkg color changes simulate earth’s rotation night to day--symbolizing US and Middle East time differences and ever changing news events.

  • My Work: Concept and entire animation.

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*BOY & GIRL: NO SMOKING / Client:  AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Character designs for :30 PSA.  Elementary/middle school students from around the country recorded readings from their own essays/scripts. Professional studios donated their artists and facilities to illustrate the sound bites and produce :30 PSAs to be aired nationwide during children’s programming spots.

  • My Work: Spot Producer, production designer and artist. Directed edit and audio sessions.

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*T.LAUTREC: Graphite sketch.

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*WARRIOR ANIMATION /  Client: HOT SOURCE MEDIA STUDIOS: IN HOUSE

Sequence produced in-house demonstrating character design/animation and exploring channels control and shrink wrap modeling.

  • My Work: Ink & wash storyboard illustration, Entire Animation and editing.

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*3D MACHINE / Client: FAST CUTS STUDIOS, INC: IN HOUSE

Segment introducing 3D work on company demo reel.

  • My Work: Concept and entire animation.

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*HISTORIC SLIDE CAROUSEL /  Client:  MIN WASHINGTON NEWS TELEVISION

Middle-East documentary “Arabica” depicting the history of the Arabic people from early tribes to modern kingdoms and governments.

  • My Work: The tent environment, interior lighting, scanning/prep 2D images and textures.

 

*CITY FLY-THROUGH  /  Client:  BELL ATLANTIC

Collaborated with a close team of talented animators. Art Director was an experienced architect/CADD operator and therefore it should be noted that most of our building models were based on famous ancient and modern structures around the world. This fly-thru was one in a series of six—each emphasizing a different neighborhood in the Bell city.

  • My Work:  Modeling streets, benches, lamp posts, trees, mailboxes, fountains, commons, designating assignments to art staff, researching municipal features for added reality, cleaning model hierarchies, developing and testing 2D textures, trimming databases, archiving, notating client supervised sessions, and placing neighborhoods.

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*PHYSICIANS’ DC CONVENTION OPEN/LOOP / Client: GREAT FALLS PRODUCTION  

Sequence looped daily on convention floor’s closed circuit television. Client desired a “Flame/Inferno soft composited look” When this resource became unavailable—I was asked to take on entire production and simulate desired look in SOFTIMAGE 3D. Client was very satisfied.

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*EARTH VIEW DECK   / Client: NAUTICUS: NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

Museum location: Norfolk, Virginia. Client supplied blueprints for museum exhibit which allows visitors to view films from a raised deck.

  • My Work: Modeling, lights, textures, camera movement.

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PRODUCTION AWARDS / CREDITS

AWARDS

*Videographer Jade Award of Distinction

     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) promo: Art Director/Animator

*Videographer Jade Award of Distinction    Fire Institute promo: Art Director/Animator

*International Telly Award:   

    Color Marketing Institute:  “Color Sells” promotional video: Art Director/Storyboard Artist

*International Telly Award:      Special Olympics: “Unified Sports” promo video: Art Director/Digital Paint Artist

*International Telly Award:   Courtyard Marriott  “Go for the Gold” promo video: Co-Art Director/Digital Paint Artist

*Washington Art Directors Award:    Merit Award: Illustration and Ad Design (Print)

ON-AIR CREDITS

* Veterans Health Administration: Washington, D.C.

 Various Health and Veterans' Issues Talk/Panel Shows: Program opens, Charts, Live to Tape Graphic Support

*"To The Contrary" Women's Issues/News Show Public Broadcasting (PBS)

    Opening Graphics/Thirds: Art Director/Concept Artist

*Discovery Television: "When Dinosaurs Roamed America":    2D Paint/Animation

*Animal Planet: Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom  "The Lost Elephants of Timbuktu": 2D Paint/Animation

*Discovery Television: Series: Hidden Places: Animated segments: "Italy" & "France": 2DPaint/3D Animation

*National Geographic Television: Series: Explorer :"Neanderthal Man"

    Production Artist/Roto-scoping/Animation/Modelling

*WGBH Boston/TLC: Series : "Building Big" with Author/Artist: David Macaulay

    Architecture Documentary /Episodes: "Arches" "Bridges": Lead Artist Assistant/Production Artist

*The Newseum: National Journalism Museum, Washington, D.C.

    Permanent Exhibit "Newseum Network News": 3D/2D Animations/Production Artist

*"Madame Parliamentarian": Documentary on Women's Voting Rights in Lebanon : Afghanistan Women's Film Festival:

    Production Design/Information Graphics/Motion Design

*Home Team Sports/Comcast Cable Network

     MLB Baltimore Orioles  Opening Graphics: All Home Games: Art Director/Prod. Artist 

*New Urban Entertainment: Cable Network Branding & I.D.s: 3D/2D Production Artist

*"The People and the Power Game"  Political Insiders Documentary Hosted by Author: Hedrick Smith

    Hedrick Smith Productions: Production Artist/Designer

*"Arabica"  Documentary-BBC/Min Washington: Middle Eastern History: Animated Segment Art Director

STORYBOARD ARTIST CREDITS

*Virginia Hospital Center    Three :30 National spots / Agency: AdWorks, Washington, DC

*AT&T    Four :30 National spots / Agency: BrainBox Productions, Inc.

*Washington Times Subscriber Campaign

    (Boards and On-Air Art) Three :30 National spots / Agency: The Bomstein Agency

*Master Card    (Boards and On-Air Art) Promotional spot / Agency: Atlantic Video

*AARP "MediCare Fraud" :30 National PSA  / Agency: AARP

*Elektra Entertainment: MYSTA Rap Group: Music Video Storyboards

*Arista Records: Music Video Storyboards

*Courtyard by Marriott  "POOL" : Gold Key Business Rewards :30 IN ROOM & National TV SPOT