I started work in the digital media and web development in 2006 as a freelance web designer for several clients. Several clients wanted a way to feature streaming video on their sites and Youtube and other major resources were not yet created at this time. The major challenge was formatting a small video that would play on most browsers which I achieved through Sorenson compression and Flash Action Script coding.
I was given the opportunity to live and teach English in Japan in 2007 which I quickly jumped at the chance to live overseas. While teaching I developed an online Travel Channel for Japan tourism called OnegaiLIVE. The series featured several areas throughout northern Japan and events and food. While working and teaching I found Winestudios who were in need of a animator and editor. I worked on the GrapeSEED DVD developing characters like Mr. Lineman who teaches and entertains children with the alphabet. As well I worked with character artist and Disney animation veteran Broose Johnson on full color traditional animation. During this time I developed new 2D pipelines using Adobe products to speed up production 200%.
After completing work on the 10 DVD series I returned to the states to work in Los Angeles. I have been a creative consultant for several marketing teams in events and online media. Creating innovative 3D concepts for events, parties, and red carpets has been a full time experience with Infinity Marketing and Samantha Sackler Productions. While working with project managers I interpreted ideas and client notes into the final looks for events which are handed off to fabricators, lighters, and production teams for award winning events like The Great Gatsby, X-Men Days of Future Past Yahoo Worldwide Premiere, HP CES Concert and many more for Fox, WB, Intel, Microsoft and other large and small brands. With media ever changing I have always quickly adapted to the clients needs. For Microsoft it was a branding for several new entities such as IT Pro, DevOps and many more of the digital and social media icons.
I am currently working as a creative consultant for media and entertainment. I plan to continue working in entertainment and games as story is my passion and film and video games have taken charge of story in the best way. I always working on new skills for design and editing for film and games through online resources such as Digital Tutor I have mastered several 3D and 2D softwares.
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This reel consists of 3D and 2D all elements and animation were created by Nathan Dodge throughout several years of working in the industry. Some of the latest projects may not yet be featured due to legal copyright and release dates. Feel free to contact me for further information.