Raymond McCarthy Bergeron is a misplaced Vermonter, currently living in North Bethesda, Maryland, pursuing an MFA in Film and Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Previously he was an employee of Champlain College from 2001 – 2010, where he started in the Information Systems Department, and in November of 2007 moved to the Emergent Media Center. With both a B.S. in Multimedia and Graphic Design and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Champlain College, he leverages both the creative and technical sides of his brain to solve problems. Recently, he worked on a film for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s GPM Project which will launches January 2014 and currently is focused on creating 3D Printed Zoetropes for his Thesis Film – to be finished May 2014. He also is a member of the IGDA, ASIFA East, and ACM.
Ray’s short films have had the privilege of being selected for screenings worldwide. Ray has garnished recognition from The 39th Student Academy Awards, College Television Awards, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, SIGGRAPH, mtvU and RIT’s School of Film and Animation Honor Show for three years in a row; most recently receiving a Faculty Award for his latest film Here Inside You. In addition to his films, his photography has been on display in several galleries.
Ray continues developing and keeping his skills relevant as a freelance animation artist, designer, video editor, digital photographer, and computer & technical consultant. He loves learning through teaching and enjoys helping out others whenever he can. In his spare time, if there is any, he explores digital photography, 3D printing, programming, and, of course, 3D modeling and animation. He finally relaxes by spending time with his lovely wife, Corinn, and his crazy, lovable, fur-ball-of-a-cat Sam.