Old Demo Reel

This is my old demo reel from 2005.  I have come a long way from this, but it's interesting to look back.

Suggestion: turn down the volume.
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I did all the design, animation, modeling, UV layouts, and texturing except for the following:
  • buildings modeled by Taylor Long
  • machine structures modeled by Jeff Zhang

Marie Carmen Tai B.A.

Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

bluepandemonium@hotmail.com
604-928-0255




HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills developed through interacting and establishing good relations with students, clients, colleagues, and outsourcing partners
* Excellent multi-tasking, time-management, and prioritizing skills proven by delivering data to clients on a timely basis and managing teams of motion capture specialists
* Languages: fluent in English and spoken Cantonese




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


BLUE PANDEMONIUM, Etsy.com, Online, 2008 – present
Artist and Small Business Entrepreneur
* Manages all aspects of running an independent small business including designing and crafting products, packaging, photography and copywriting for website product display, sales, marketing, and order fulfillment

NGRAIN CORPORATION, Vancouver, BC, 2010, 2011
3D Animator 
* Applied expert knowledge in 3D modeling and animation to aid in project proposals, effort estimates, and media analysis; liased with clients to develop storyboards and animations from client concepts and the script; visualized and conceptualized object movement to drive the overall visual quality of the product

ELECTRONIC ARTS CANADA, Burnaby, BC, 2005 – 2009
Motion Capture Specialist II
* Consistently met and exceeded targets for speed, quality, and teamwork
* Effectively increased the quality and efficiency of work from international outsourcing partners through online and in-person training sessions, wiki training documents, building practice packages, and regular communication to build rapport and ensure deadlines are met
* Takes on demanding leadership tasks to lead post production on game titles to ensure timely delivery, positive team morale, and good quality
* Streamlined outsourcing process by documenting the steps necessary for improvement, testing the new technologies, and teaching the new technologies to colleagues
* Compiled and wrote extensive valuable documentation on test results, training on software packages, and new and current techniques including Blade, Nexus, head mounted cameras, and 3D scanning

AUTUMN PRESENCE GRAPHIC ART AND DESIGN, Port Moody, BC, 2004 – present
Graphic Artist
* Worked closely with clients to creatively design eye-catching logos, graphics, and websites
* Previous clients include Electronic Arts, Georgia Nicols Mobile Horoscopes, and Pro-Lens Image




SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES

Digital Art
* Macromedia Flash MX and DreamWeaver MX
* Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, and AfterEffects
* Maya 8.0, ZBrush
* AXA 2D

Motion Capture
* Vicon IQ, Blade, Nexus, and Diva 2.5
* MotionBuilder 7.5
* EvaRT4.2
* GSI Studio and InSpeck FAPS (3D scanning software)

Electronic Communication
* WebEx, Camtasia, DigiDelivery, Wikipedia
* Blogger, Twitter, Facebook
* MS Office Word, Outlook, Excel, and Visio

Programming
* Basic knowledge of Visual C++, HTML, and Flash




EDUCATION


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2010 – present
DOUGLAS COLLEGE, Coquitlam, BC
Brush-based Modeling Course (ZBrush), 2010
THE ART INSTITUTE OF VANCOUVER - BURNABY, Burnaby, BC
Diploma in Game Art and Animation Production, 2005
THE ART INSTITUTE OF VANCOUVER - BURNABY, Burnaby, BC
Certificate in Game Art and Animation Foundation, 2004
THE ART INSTITUTE OF VANCOUVER - BURNABY, Burnaby, BC
Certificate in Learning Maya Transition, 2004
THE ART INSTITUTE OF VANCOUVER - BURNABY, Burnaby, BC
Bachelor of Arts, 2003
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, Burnaby, BC
Certificate in Liberal Arts, 2003
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, Burnaby, BC



ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT


Volunteer, New Vista Society 2010 – present
* Assist with bingo program and visit elderly residents 


Owner / Website Development Manager, Mytutorlist.com, Online, 2006 – present
Mytutorlist.com is a free tutoring classifieds website. Users can start free accounts, post services, and find resources on schools, student loans, career planning, tutoring, and practice tests.
* Enhanced online user interface by designing and developing a layout simple for users to find tutors and resources
* Promoted online site by creating advertising and promotional material, and distributing advertising information to various universities and school campuses
* Increased online site efficiency by developing standard operating procedures for processing user information, maintaining the site, and resolving conflicts

Blogger, Mytutorlist.blogspot.com, Online, 2006 – present

* Provides instructional photos and tutorials on crafts and plant propagation
* Uses Photoshop to edit and enhance photos to share discoveries and life experiences
* Motivates and inspires the online community to better manage stress and health through posts on good foods for mood, natural foods, and expression of feelings through poetry and art
* 489 Subscribed Readers, 460 Blogger Followers, over 35,528 page views per month

Volunteer Texture Artist, IRMAC department, SFU, Burnaby, BC, 2009 – 2010
* Prepare photographs to be used as texture maps (remove trees and pedestrians, square image, stitch images together) for an interdisciplinary study to improve the mobility of seniors in downtown Vancouver 

Watercolour Paintings

"Welcome Pig" illustration, pencil and digital watercolour

"Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" ACEO, ink and watercolour
"Putting Down Roots No. 1" ACEO, ink and watercolour
Unloved Monster Bookmark, ink and watercolour
Strawberry Bookmark, ink and watercolour with felt strawberry tassels
Love Letter Bookmark, ink and watercolour with tiny envelope tassel
Mrs. McRooney's Garden Mice Bookmark, ink and watercolour with ribbon flower and felt leaves
Blueberry Bookmark, ink and watercolour
Acorn Bookmark, ink and watercolour