Steven J. Brooks
Responsive Web Design & Development


Photo - Rick Mendoza - The Citizen L.A.

CV: StevenJBrooks.com
P: 818-415-6728
E: Steven "at" StevenJBrooks.com
®: ColorInAble®

Technical Abilities

Web Skills: HTML5, CSS3, Notepad++, Wordpress

Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, Edge

Misc: Lightwave 3D v8, Nuke, Final Cut, DVD Studio

2014 – Present Front End Designer - Principal Developer:

WhaleNet.org - Remotely from Whitter, CA for this Boston, MA based non-profit

Redesigning the Look and Functionality of WhaleNet. Front End Designing, working with a Back End Developer to update and mobilify this Educational Whale Tracking Data and Information Web Portal with data going back to it's inception in1993.

Front End WIP at: http://whalenet.us

2014 – 2015 Editor / Curator / Start Up - BAILA ZINE:

Black Artists In Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA

Organized the Formation of, Participated in, and Curated the First Issue of BAILA ZINE. A Group “Art Zine” done by BAILA.. Currently a participant, handed off Curatorial for Issue 2.

BAILA ZINE #1 at Art Slant - My Instructions as Curator on ColorInAble®

2014 Grant Proposal – Smartphone Photography Class (Rejected by DCA):

Watts Towers Arts Center - Los Angeles, CA

Created a curriculum and wrote a Grant Proposal for conducting a District of Cultural Affairs funded structured set of classes on how to get the most out of both the ubiquitous smartphone camera, and the social media that has developed around digital photography.

2014 Technical Supervisor – Audio & Lighting:

The Broome Room / Art Share - Los Angeles, CA

Technical Director for this Monthly Poetry and Art Performance. Ran Audio and Lighting for both In House and Remote Performances.

See the August 2014 Broome Room on Youtube

2012 Projection Artist: "Autumn Lights"

Lilli Muller & L.A. Parks and Recreation - Los Angeles, CA

Projected excerpts from ADream.us and Damn Reds Adult Escort (ColorInAble.NET) as part of the Autumn Lights LA 2012 festival in Pershing Sq. Los Angeles.

2011 Matte / Roto Artist:

Entity FX -Santa Monica, CA

Matte and Roto Artist - CW's "The Vampire Diaries" & pilot "Secret Circle".

2011 Stereoscopic Composite Artist:

Illuminate Hollywood 3D - Hollywood, CA

Stereoscopic Compositor - Depth Grading, Stereo Conversion of a "Confidential" project.

2010 Stereoscopic Composite Artist:

Stereo D - Van Nuys, CA

Stereoscopic Compositor - "VDX", Depth Grading, Stereo Conversion of "Jackass 3D" & "Gulliver's Travels".

2010 Stereoscopic Composite Artist:

ICO VFX Inc. - Burbank, CA

Stereoscopic Compositor - Plate Reconstruction & Paint, Stereo Conversion of "Shrek 2".

2010 Stereoscopic Composite Artist:

Prime Focus - Hollywood, CA

Stereoscopic Compositor - "View - D", Stereo Conversion of "Clash of the Titans".

2009 Projection Artist: "Autumn Lights"

Lilli Muller & L.A. Parks and Recreation - Los Angeles, CA

Projected 3D Stereo and 2D live footage and original 2D Animated Characters as part of the Autumn Lights LA 2009 festival in Pershing Sq. Los Angeles.

2008 - 2009 Illustrator / Cartoonist:

The Citizen L.A. - Los Angeles, CA

Illustrated the November 2008 Cover and some cartoons. Featured Artist Nov. 2008.

2006 - 2008 Composite Artist / 3D Animator / Web & Graphic Designer:

Gorilla Pictures - Burbank, CA

Composite Artist, Lead VFX Artist, Shepherded the 3d animated film “The Legend of Sasquatch” from near theatrical completion to DVD with Lionsgate, Principal VFX artist on "The Last Sentinel", worked on promotional and interstitial for Disney networks spots. Developed Promotional Website for Legend of Sasquatch and maintained company website GorillaPictures.net in Flash...

2003 - 2006 Composite Artist / 3D Animator

Flash Film Works - Hollywood, CA

Animating and modeling using Lightwave and compositing and rotoscoping with Digital Fusion for “The Last Samurai”. Composite, rotoscope & paint for “The Guardian”, “Dark Water”, “Man of the House”, “Into the Blue”, “The Darkening”.

2005 3D Animator / Composite Artist

Eden FX - Hollywood, CA

Photo-real animating with Lightwave, and compositing with After Effects for CBS's “Threshold”.

2004 Compositor / Matte Cutter

Acme Filmworks - Hollywood, CA

Compositing and matte cutting, using After Effects for “The Drew Carey Green Screen Show”.

2004 Compositor

Tigar Hare Studios - Sherman Oaks, CA

Compositing motion graphics and toy previz animations using Digital Fusion for Mattel’s 2004 Toy Fair presentations.

2004 3D Animator

Super 78 -Hollywood, CA

Animating and modeling forensic animations using Lightwave for UPN’s “I’m Still Alive”.

2002 - 2003 3D Animator / Composite Artist

UFO Film -Burbank, CA

Animating and modeling using Lightwave and compositing in After Effects for photo-real sci-fi and action films “Dragon Storm”, “Silent Warnings”, “Maximum Velocity”, “Epoch Evolution”, “Rapid Exchange” & “Dark Waters”.

2002 - 2005 Comp Artist, Flash Designer, Web Developer

Smorgasbord Productions - Hollywood CA

Freelance work including the film “Weapons of Mass Destruction”, PSA “Henrietta Heron”, and the web sites “TheBCompany.com” & “FeastOfLA.org”.

I've maintained a presence on the internet since 1993, a WWW site since 1994, and a domain since 1997. I worked as a web developer in Web 1.0 days, on the front side, on graphics and interface.

L.A. is a large and aggressive art market. I have had the honor of being invited to select Group Shows, and commissions for Public Artwork. I was chosen Featured Artist - November 2008, for both for comic character based art, and conceptual and political work, by The L.A. Citizen Magazine

Notable Group Shows I have been invited / commissioned to participate in Los Angeles.

BAILA, Cannibal Flower, Pharmika, Be The Light, Women In Animation, DTLA Artists

A partial list of Galleries / Art Spaces in Los Angeles where my work has been shown.

Watts Towers Arts Center, The Regent Theater, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Pershing Square, ArtShare, William Grant Still Arts Center

Past Awards, 20th Century.

Featured Cartoonist in Editorial Humor, Hometown Video Awards - Winner, Massachusetts Cable Awards - Finalist, Cambridge Video Festival, SMPTE Regional Student Award in Animation

Tabloids & Zine Cartoonist in Boston, also 20th Century.

Editorial Humor, Minerva Magazine, Don't Shoot, It's Only Comics, Quimby, Abuse Magazine

Post Secondary

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photographic Illustration with a Concentration in Film & Video: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Associate of Applied Science degree in Photography: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Continuing Education:

Courses in Studio Television:Emerson College, Boston MA

Courses in Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark, and Pagemaker: Computer Processing Institute, Cambridge MA

Online Education

Course completion certificates from Lynda.com in:

IMDB:

Internet Movie Database for Steven J. Brooks