• "Jeep Dana 44 Axle", 3D render in Maya 2015 - 2015
  • "MRE & a Movie" Basement Studio, digital background in Photoshop - 2014
  • "Walken Joker", digital enhancement in Photoshop of graphite original - 2013
  • "The Galaxy Needs Grace", hand-drawn storyboards - 2014
  • "Combat Boots", 3D render in Maya 2013 - 2013
  • "Hobbit Hole", acrylic on canvas - 2014
  • "The Siege of San Hampton", digital background camera pan in Toon Boom Harmony - 2014
  • "Avenger Time!", digital design and ink & paint in Photoshop - 2013
  • "Battle Axe", 3D render in Maya 2014 & Mudbox 2014 - 2014
  • "Shaver's Fork", acrylic on canvas - 2015

Bio-Photos-WebMy name is Michael Falk and I am a 3D modeler, storyboard artist and illustrator with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Media Arts & Animation from The Art Institute of Jacksonville. My professional experience -over the course of my educational career- includes working as a director, storyboard artist, 2D animator, 3D modeler and 3D animator on a number of commercials for Jacksonville, FL-based clients. I also completed an internship in the Digital Operations department of Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, CA.

During my ten week internship, I was tasked with the digital archiving of over 10,000 production images and animatics for the Nickelodeon series, El Tigre. Additionally, I assisted in the physical archiving of original artwork from Nickelodeon classic series such as Ren & Stimpy; Hey, Arnold!; Dora the Explorer; Avatar: The Last Airbender; and The Legend of Korra. 

 

In January of 2010 I retired from a reserve component of the United States Navy, having reached the rank of E7, Chief Petty Officer. My Naval career spanned twenty years and included a combat deployment into Iraq in 2004 where I served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer and Assistant Convoy Commander for Tactical Movement Team Fourteen. Upon my retirement from the Navy I returned to the artwork that had been such an integral part of my developmental years and began publishing two webcomics on a regular basis. Realizing that I could better tell my stories through animation, I returned to school in order to better prepare myself to meet that objective.

I live in Los Angeles with my wife and eleven year old son, working as a part time animation teacher for a local high school. My goal is to work in the animation industry as a storyboard artist, 3D modeler, or background artist, eventually creating my own content for production.

 

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