I am a Senior Cinematics Artist at Netherrealm Studios in Chicago, IL. I have basically been an artist since i could hold a pencil, only thing is now I'm utilizing the computer as my pencil of choice. I love all aspects of Film/ Cinematography and dissecting every shot in every movie! I also love doing character animation, but I mainly specialize on the facial aspect of it. It's really rewarding when you nail an expression or a certain mannerism of a character you are trying to depict. I love forming the shapes of different expressions and having the ability to bring a character through their full range of emotions is really gratifying.
I've been working at Midway games, now Netherrealm Studios, for over 8 years now. I work on the Cinematics team along side some extremely talented artists. I'm in charge of the entire facial pipeline and also do cinematic layout and staging. We juggle a lot of different facets on our team, including story mode, in-game cinematic moments such as; fatalities, x-rays, supermoves, transitions, and QTE's. We also do pre-vis, prototyping, storyboards and animatics.