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Hobart, Indiana - 46342 - United States

Hello, my name is Stephen Ketchum. I am a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Class of 2011. I have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film (Concentration in Animation). I am an animator and environment modeler. My focus and passion is in the field of animation focusing on the use of Autodesk® Maya and Adobe CS6; however I have been expanding my knowledge base and skill set by learning additional animation and rendering programs such as Vue9 and Vray. I have also created several projects utilizing Nuke6, along with additional compositing and color correction programs.
I am most proud of my recent work on the faux trailer, THE HARVESTER, which recently was screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. My visual effects work is highlighted in the dramatic short film. I utilize Apple based software for the majority of my video & film post-production editing and DVD authoring. However as noted in my resume, I am skilled in a wide variety of software platforms and programs.
I would love for the opportunity to share my passion in animation and film production with you and your company. I feel my creative abilities, coupled with my education provides me with the skill set that can provide an immediate impact with your company . I also feel that your company can provide me the environment that would allow my skills to enhance, while working on and creating new and innovative projects.
I am available to meet with you and your associates at any time to showcase my talents and body of work. Samples of my work can be delivered and are available upon request or can be viewed via my website I can be reached at any time via my mobile phone (219.406.3402) and or email address ( I thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting with you in the near future.

Stephen Ketchum

ExperienceFilm Industry Related Experience
VFX Compositor 2012 - Present
Marvimation, Burlingame, CA 94010
Composited a diverse range of footage together to produce a visually-appealing product that blends the fictitious CG world along with the natural and real, physical environment.

Motion Graphics & Media Artist 2012 - Present
Burns Harbor Career Development Center, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
Designed motion graphics and Photoshop oriented projects in order to create amazing pieces of work that are both visually astonishing yet beautiful. Of which were then used to publicize new exciting events and alerts within the local steel mills, primarily Arcelor Mittal.

Animator / VFX Specialist / Student 2007 - 2011
Columbia College Student & Independent Films, Chicago, IL 60605
Created visually stunning computer graphics, along with photo realistic animation to coincide with live action film. Enhanced a number of student film projects with creative resolutions such as lighting, character motion, along with character and environmental design.

Claymation Animator / Editor 2006 - 2008
Parrot Productions Inc., Hobart, IN 46342
Recreated automobile accidents for litigation and insurance settlements utilizing claymation technology and stop action editing. Enhanced lighting techniques and digital editing to improve product quality and detail while meeting the clients needs and demands.

Production Assistant 2004 - 2006
Parrot Productions Inc., Hobart, IN 46342
Assisted in all aspects of post-production especially non-linear editing titling, and DVD production. Audio production, Set design, Lighting, & Camera operation were just a few of the skills I gained and enhanced while working as in intern.
Bachelor of Arts in Film & Video (Animation Concentration) May 2011
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL 60605

Associates Degree in Automotive Technology, May 2007
Lincoln College of Technology, Melrose Park, IL 60160

Diploma, Hobart High School, Hobart, IN 46342 June 2006
Hardware ProficiencyMac & PC
Software ProficiencyCOMPUTER
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Apple® Compressor
Apple® DVD Studio Pro
Apple® Final Cut Studio
Apple® Keynote
Apple ®Live Type
Apple® Motion
Apple® Pages
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Adobe After Effects® CS6
Adobe Illustrator® CS6
Adobe InDesign® CS6
Adobe Lightroom® CS6
Adobe Photoshop® CS6
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Autodesk Maya®
Autodesk® Composite/Toxic®
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro®
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Corel® Painter 11
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E-On® Vue10
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Foundry® Nuke
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SynthEyes® Camera Tracking
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Microsoft® Word
Microsoft® Excel
Microsoft® Powerpoint

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