Resume

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Links to Tom Richner online:

Baby Animals Rant the News
imdb.com
linkedin.com
Business First Article
Animation Insider Interview

Education:
M.F.A., UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, 2001
     Concentration: Animation

B.F.A., Studio Art, Denison Universtiy, Granville, Ohio, 1997

Experience: 
Co-Creator and Animator                                                 Dec. 2016- present

@BABY ANIMALS RANT THE NEWS on Twitter

Freelance Animation                                                        Summer 2016
Connecticut Science Museum

Acting Chair of the Animation Department                     Jan 2013
Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio 

Associate Professor of Animation                                    Sept. 2012 – present
Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
          - Currently teaching  Layout and Timing and Portfolio
Assistant Professor of Animation                                    Sept. 2004 – 2012
Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
          - Currently teaching Animation I, Time Based Media Design, Layout and Timing, Design for Media and Portfolio

President and Owner                                                      Jan 2008 – present
Cap City Studios, LLC, Columbus, OH
          - Have produced commercials, television pitch piece and other animated shorts to date

Animation Director                                                         Summer 2010
J.J. Sadelmeyer and Dave Lipson Productions
          - Produced a four minute pitch piece for a animated series for IFC (International Film Channel) entitled I Love the A.D.s

Book Illustration and Self-Publishing                             Summer 2009- August 2010
Lulu.com and Amazon.com
          - Worked with Los Angeles based writer Dan Ewen to produce a satirical take on “The Giving Tree’ entitled ‘The Taking Tree’


Animated Political Ad                                                              Oct 2008
Vote ‘Yes’ on Issue 5
            - Created an animated ad for Is 391% Too High? Vote Yes on 5 Committee
 
Television Show Development                                         Jan 2008 – Jan 2009
The Disney Channel, Burbank, CA
          - Developed artwork for a show pitched to The Disney Channel

Summer Instructor                                                          Summer 2008
CCAD
          - Taught two sections of Character Design for middle school students

Animatic Consultant                                                        June 2006 – June 2007
Electronic Arts, Redwood City, CA
          - (uncredited) “The Simpsons Video Game” released in Oct. 2007
          - Revised storyboards and animatics for in-game cinematics (IGCs)
          - Spent some time working on site with artists during production in Redwood City

Lecturer                                                                           Sept. 2004 – Dec 2004
Denison University, Granville, OH
          - Taught one Life Drawing class

Character Layout Artist and Timer on The Simpsons     May 1998- Dec 2003
Film Roman, North Hollywood, CA
          - Responsible for drawing the acting and staging of the characters in each scene
          - Responsible for the animatic and final timing of animation
          - Three- time Emmy Certificate award winner for contributions to the show

Television Show Development                                         Summer 2003
Monteiro, Rose & Dravis Agency, Encino, CA
          - Worked with Michael Merton and Ken Koonce to develop animated projects which were pitched to a number of studios

Television Show Development                                         Jan. 2000- May 2001
Lawrence Productions, Burbank, CA
          - Worked with company to develop a children’s animated television show which was pitched to Disney, Fox, Nickelodeon in March 2001

UCLA Film and Television Archive Assistant                 Sept. 1997- June 2000
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
          - Documented and catalogued audio and video material for preservation

Storyboard Artist                                                             Fall 1996
Fire City Production Ltd., Granville, OH
          - Created storyboards for film project A Better Way to Die which were used in presentations to secure distribution and financing for the film


Honors and Awards:
Denison University Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame Inductee         Fall 2011 and Fall 2016
 
Honorable Mention, CCAD Teaching Award                                          2007- Present
          - Nominated multiple times over the years

 
Two-time Bronze Telly Award Winner                                                    Spring 2010
          - National awards competition honoring locally produced commercials
 

Denison University Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee                                Fall 2009
 
Film Production Scholarship at UCLA                                                    Spring 1998
 
NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship Winner Spring 1997
 
Summer Awards Scholarship                                                                   Summer 1996

          - for production of animated film at Denison University

Screenings and Film Festivals:


Lumin and Nautia, short film Production                                                 2013 and 2015
               - Telly Award winning, multiple film festivals around the world, Society of Illustrators First place winner (Lumin)

Columbus Film Factory Episode on CCAD                                             Jan. 2010

          - Worked with WDEM and Christina Grozik to produce an episode of their series on highlighting local film work.
 
Christopher Pop-In-Kins Commercial                                                     Dec. 2009
          - Commercial aired in the Akron, Canton area on Time Warner Cable on the following channels: ABC Family, Nickelodeon, Hallmark, Oxygen and WEN
 
‘Yes on Issue 5’ animated piece                                                               Fall 2008
          - Political commercial aired online (website and youtube)

2008 CCAD Faculty Show                                                                      Fall 2008
          - Created eight minute motion graphics piece
 
The Christmas Gift, short animated film
         
- Washington D.C. National Gallery of Art Film Festival            Dec. 2001
          - Chicago International Children’s Film Festival                         Oct. 2000
         
- Aired on PBS in Cleveland, OH                                                 Dec. 1999

Best of Man Beats with Fish, short animated film
          - Featured on Film Roman’s “Level 13” site
          - Yahoo Online Film Festival                                                        May 2000
          - Featured on Level 13 DVD “Just for Laughs” (released on 1/14/2003)

Primary Computer Skills:

Toonboom Softwares (Pencil Check Pro, Storyboard Pro, Animate Pro and Harmony), Adobe Production and Creative Suites, Soundtrack Pro, Anime Studio Pro, Alias Sketchbook

 
References:
Available upon request