Work

ABOUT

I'm a curious and devout digital puppeteer or if you'd prefer, a 3d generalist. Born in Nakuru, Kenya I moved to Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.) in 2002. I work at Kennesaw State University with the video production team of 3 full time staff members and 10 students. Our department cranks out projects ranging from department promos, campus initiatives, commercial spots for the university and sports graphic packages. Thank you for checking out my portfolio.

Michael Leitmann

Digital Artist & Animator

OBJECTIVE

Learning and developing a diverse suite of skills in my career as a digital artist to continue creating entertaining and creative content for film, television and the web.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts; Dramatic Media/Animation within Film Studies, The University of Georgia 2009.
  • New Media Certificate within The New Media Institute Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Georgia 2009.

EXPERIENCE

Kennesaw State University

Multimedia Specialist

Kennesaw GA. May 2010-Present

  • Position Summary: I work with the university video production team of 3 full time staff members and 10 students. My primary responsibilities include, providing motion graphics and design elements for a variety of promotional videos, develop new branding elements for the campus wide digital signage network “Owl TV”, and lastly mentor and manage 10 student assistants in all aspects of our production pipeline. I have five years of experience in concept design, modeling, texturing, animation, lighting and rendering. Below are some of the software I work with:

    • Maya – Modeling, rigging, animation, particle simulations and visual effects;
    • V-Ray and Mental Ray – Photo realistic renders.
    • After Effects – Motion graphics and Compositing.
    • Premiere – Video editing and color correction.
    • Adobe Illustrator – Designing vector based graphics.
    • Photoshop – Photo re-touching, matte painting, and creating textures.
    • Flash – Basic knowledge of flash, key framing and action script.
    • Sublime Text – Web development in HTML 5, PHP, LESS, Bootstrap 3.0, CSS 3.0.