Raymond McCarthy Bergeron is a misplaced Vermonter, currently living in North Bethesda, Maryland, USA, who loves leveraging both the creative and technical sides of his brain to solve problems. He recently completed his MFA in Film and Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2014. Currently working at VIVA Creative, Ray spends his days designing and animating graphics for Live Events including ultra widescreens, digital stages and show openers. Previously he worked in the IT Department and at the Emergent Media Center at Champlain College. Recently, he completed a film for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s GPM Project titled Waterfalls, which can be seen projected on spherical screens globally. Ray has also been entering his thesis film, re÷belief, into a series of international film festivals: a mixed medium experimental short using 3D printing and handcrafted works featuring zeotropic animation. He also is a member of the IGDA, ASIFA East, and ACM.
Ray’s award winning 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, ASIFA-East, mtvU and RIT’s School of Film and Animation Honor Show. 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, programmer 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.