Summary

Extensive experience creating animation, motion graphics, compositing, and VFX. Working knowledge of camera operation and studio lighting. Experienced PA and commercial driver. www.annapurnakumar.com

Credits

12/11 – 9/14

Motion Graphics (Freelance) – Various (AJ Broadbent Productions)

Commercial/Ad — Freelance Details
12/11 – 9/14

Designed and animated titles, graphics, and special effects for sales videos for clients such as Vanity Fair, Kenneth Cole, Airwalk Shoes, Champion Sportswear, Yard Agency, Bravo TV, and Goodbye Pictures.

5/13 – 6/13

Animation Director (Freelance) Necklace

Kid Smpl — Music Video — Freelance Details
5/13 – 6/13

Conceptualized, designed, and animated a music video for the song "Necklace" by Kid Smpl of Hush Hush Records. The video was premiered by XLR8R and promoted by Red Bull Music Academy. The content of the video was created using Photoshop, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Flash, and ToonBoom Pro.

12/11 – 5/13

Animation Director – Various (Wicked Sage Consulting)

Commercial/Ad — Wicked Sage Consulting Details
12/11 – 5/13

Designed and animated 2-3 minute videos for third-party clients. Motion graphics and moving photo cutouts. Videos were used in sales pitches and on company websites. Directed additional animators and voiceover talent. Communicated directly with Agency CEO, CFO, and clients. Occasionally made static graphic design pieces and powerpoint presentations as well.

1/13 – 3/13

Animation Director Division

Pcoat — Music Video — Freelance Details
1/13 – 3/13

Conceptualized, designed, animated a music video for "Division" by Pcoat from the FoF label's "Show me the Future" compilation. Official Selection Cutout Festival (Mexico) and DotMov Festival (Japan). Screened at Protos Festival (US) and Simbionte Festival (Mexico). Premiered by XLR8R. Created using After Effects, Cinema 4D, and filmed footage.

5/11 – 8/11

Production Assistant Various

Live / Special Event (TV) — Virginia Commonwealth University Details
5/11 – 8/11

On-set production assistant during portrait shoots of various groups, professors, and political figures in the Richmond, Va area. Assisted with lighting, camera, and props setup. Logged current photos and organized 10-year archive of university photos Filmed content for new student orientation video

9/10 – 3/11

Videographer (Lead) RVA Creates

Internet — Live / Special Event (TV) — Venture Richmond Details
9/10 – 3/11

Scheduled and managed a rotating crew of 5 videographers at various community events in Richmond, VA to showcase a traveling sculpture made by RVA creates. Interviewed passersby about their engagement with the community. Provided and maintained camera and sound equipment. Framed shots. Edited footage into internet segments.

5/10 – 6/10

Production Assistant Various

Monadnock Media Details
5/10 – 6/10

Log footage Purchase and manage props Assistant offline editing (premiere) PA on set during video shoot for a documentary film

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Education

Class of '17

California Institute of the Arts

MFA Experimental Animation
Class of '11

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

BA Art History