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Matthew Chelstrom
CG Animator


3D Animation
2008-2010 | Gnomon School of Visual Effects | Hollywood, CA

  • Certificate in High-End Computer Graphics

Graphic/Web Design
2003-2006 | Dakota State University | Madison, SD

  • B.S. Degree, Double Major in Computer Graphic Design & Multimedia/Web Development
  • Art Minor

General Studies
2001-2003 | Century College | White Bear Lake, MN

  • A.A. Degree


May 2015-Current | CounterPunch Studios | Los Angeles, CA

  • Did 3D facial animation on AAA video games: NBA 2K16, Mafia 3, Injustice 2

Mar 2017-June 2017 | Sony Interactive Entertainment | San Diego, CA

  • Mocap body and facial cinematic animation on: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Facial Animator
May 2016-July 2016 | Infinity Ward | Woodland Hills, CA

  • Animated gameplay facial animation: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

3d Generalist
Mar 2012-Mar 2015| LitPost | Los Angeles, CA

  • Worked in all 3D fields and some compositing as a CG generalist on movie/commercial projects: Cell, The Sacrament, Scavengers, Gorilla Glue Tape commercials

June 2011 | BakedFX | Culver City, CA

  • Animated CG models on a music video for the artist David Guetta

Previs Animator
Mar-Aug 2011 | Persistence of Vision | Los Angeles, CA

  • Animated CG characters, modeled, textured and did scene layout for pre-visualization on GI Joe2 and another for a movie trailer

Lab Tech
2010-2012 | Gnomon School of Visual Effects | Hollywood, CA

  • Responsible for assisting teachers, administration, and students in all aspects of their education at Gnomon

Texture Artist
Oct 2010 | Moo Studios | Hollywood, CA

  • Textured models for a client used for a televised commercial

3D Animator
Feb 2010 | FreeRange3D | Newport Beach, CA

  • Animated CG character shots to match footage for a sequence on a film called El Dorado
  • Tracked necessary camera shots to be implemented into a 3d program

Graphic/Web Designer
2006-2008 | Business Partner of Twin Cities | St. Paul, MN

  • Responsible for designing and printing all in-house graphics materials and developed/maintained client websites
  • Managed the front desk, talked with customers, and answered incoming phone calls

Skill Set Knowledge:

Autodesk Maya; Pixologic ZBrush; Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver; Vicon Boujou; HTML/CSS