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Resume - David Chai

 

Animation Experience

House of Chai

· swiPed!, Animated Short Film, June - August 2016
Concept, direction, production, animation

· Bound for Glory, Animated Short Film, June - August 2014
Concept, direction, production, animation

· Behind My Behind, Animated Short Film, June - August 2014
Concept, direction, production, animation

· A Knock on My Door, Animated Short Film, June - September 2012
Concept, direction, production, animation

· Why Do We Put Up With Them?, Animated Short Film, June - September 2011
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

· Cinequest Film Festival Trailer: Festival Buzz, January - February 2011
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

· Enrique Wrecks the World, Animated Short Film, June - September 2010
Concept, direction, production, animation

· Cinequest Film Festival Trailer: Mavericks, January - February 2010
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

· Ninjas vs. Guilt , Animated Short Film, June - September 2009
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

· Life on a Limb , Animated Short Film, June - September 2008
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

Nickelodeon

· Aletta Out of Water , Animated Short Film, August - November 2007
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

Thunderbean Animation Studio

· Cole Needs Women, Animated Short Film, September 2006
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

· Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot, Animated Short Film, September 2005
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

· Stoopid Movie, Animated Short Film, February 2005
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

· More Stuff We Don’t Know Anything About, Animated Television Commercial Campaign, January - September 2004
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

· Flames of Passion, Animated Short Film, August 2004
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

· 25 Ways to Die, Animated Short Film, March 2003
Concept, direction, production, layout, animation

· Michigan Department of Natural Resources, December 2002- January 2003
Character Animation for State Capitol Video

· Michigan Department of Natural Resources, June-August 2002
Character Animation for State Parks Video

· Jumbotron Red Wings Demo, June-July 2001
Concept, storyboards, character design, layout and animation for an animation proposal prepared for the Detroit Red Wings hockey franchise

Big Fish Animation Studio

· The Proud Family, “Puff's Magic Adventure", April-May 2001
Animation keyout, layout, and inbetween, for Disney/Hyperion series

 

Directing/Production Experience

The Green Ninja Show

· Seasons 1 - 3, Spring 2010 - Present
Direction, writing, and production for an ongoing series of short videos designed to teach K-12 students climate science topics

 

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, San Jose , CA , September 2004-Present
· Associate Professor, Animation/Illustration Department

College for Creative Studies, Detroit , MI , September 2001-May 2004
· Adjunct Instructor of Animation

 

Education

Masters of Arts degree in Animation, 1999
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Warner Brothers Interactive Animation Classes , Fall 1997 - Spring 1998
SJSU Open University, San Jose, CA

Bachelor of Science degree in Illustration , 1995
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA