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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chris Bishop
Chris is a 3D animator, artist, and aspiring filmmaker from Miami, FL. Since graduating from Hampshire College in 2004, he has worked as a freelance storyboard artist, 3D and 2D character animator, art designer, children's book illustrator, score composer, and visiting professor. In 2007-08, he traveled to Beijing where he worked at The Institute of Digital Design as lead character animation instructor and curriculum developer. His work has appeared in several film festivals nationwide and overseas, including the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, Cannes, and SENE Arts Festival in Providence. Currently he lives and works in Northampton, MA as a freelance animator and artist.

Evan Viera
Evan is an animator and composer living in Northampton, Massachusetts. He has worked on several short films as sound designer, composer, and visual artist. Evan graduated from Hampshire College in 2006. His Division III, Sycamore Eve, was a short animated film that won "Best Animated Film" in the Scene First Student Film Festival. This film had an exciting festival life, screening internationally and shown at the notable VISIONFEST in 2007. Shortly after graduating, Evan moved to Beijing to work as a Lead Instructor and Curriculum Designer at the Institute of Digital Design. There he taught courses titled "Visual Storytelling" and "Foundations in 3D Tools". Since returning stateside, Evan has been working on his next animated film, teaching at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and working as a freelance animator.

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