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ELISA CHEE 

elisa@artofchee.com



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INDEPENDENT FILM/VIDEO WORKS
·       Lucy” –  January 2014 - current
o   Credit: Director/Animator
o   7.5 minute animated film relating the true story of Lucy, a chimpanzee rasied to believe she was human
·        Crow’s Nests” – August - November 2013
o   Credit: Director/Animator
o   Invited to screen at Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth 2014
o   Self directed animated short film about displaced crows in urban landscape
·       Entering Dreamland” – September 2010 - January 2011
o   Credit:  Project Director
o   Site specific building projection video
o   Screened at Richmond Winterfest 2011
o   Collaboration with Richmond youth
·       Scenes” –  August 2008 - November 2009
o   Credit: Director/Animator
o   Music video featuring experimental animation and video compositing
o   Supported by BravoFact grant
·       Pushover” – September 2002 - May 2003
o   Credit: Director
o   Student graduation film
o   Screened at North American Asian Film Festival


MEDIA ARTS EXPERIENCE

Window Horses” – directed by Ann Marie Flemming
*Guest Animator – Contributed a paint on glass and drawn animated poetry sequence

Skull and Crossbonesdirected by Eric Bates
*Animator – Flash drawn animation for music video

Lead Animator for Legacy- directed by Helen Haig Brown
*  experimental and special effects animation
*  broadcast on APTN


Lead Animator for "The Loxleys and the War of 1812" 
 * Animation for Interactive Graphic Novel iPad App produced by National Film Board (NFB)

Lead Animator for "Bone Wind Fire", directed by Jill Sharpe (2010-2011)
* animating video and photographic elements to blend seamlessly with live action footage 
* *produced by NFB

Lead Animator for "Blossom", directed by Julia Kwan, commissioned by Canada CODE (2009)
* sand animation, stop motion with green screened video

*produced by NFB

Animation and digital storytelling Mentor/Editor for Our World (2007-Current)
* Work closely with youth in remote communities to create personal web stories using photographs and animation

Senior Infographist for “Animate Anything”, instructional animation DVD (2008-2009)
* Stop motion, pixelation, Aftereffects compositing

*produced by NFB

Animation Assistant for director, Kevin Langdale, in the production of animated short, “Engine 371” (2006)
* Composite using US animation software

*produced by NFB

Media Assistant - animate and edit images to create two digital stories, “Westward Ho”, and “Kismet” (2006)
* Worked closely with seniors and director, Don White
* animated still photographs to create interesting visuals to complement the story narration

*produced by NFB
Animator for “The Law Project”. educational animated shorts for web (March-October 2009-2010)
* Composite green-screened video, add visual effects to stylize visuals

* directed actors in greenscreen video shoot for web movie "Long Hard Road"
Animator on “100 Years of the BC Court of Appeal” documentary directed by Meghna Haldar (February 2009)
* Create visual interpretation of complex legal concepts with charcoal drawn animation

*produced by Knowledge Network
Light Paint Animator on “Sprint:Light Trail” commercial (August 2007)
* Animate moving flashlights in front of camera with long exposures
* use experimental and alternative animation technique to achieve cinematic light effects

*client: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (San Francisco, CA)

Animator/Compositor - Composite Flash animation with photographs, textures, backgrounds and props on educational series, “All Terrain Brain” (2007)
* Use a variety of animation techniques – stop motion, pixilation, Aftereffects and Flash animation

*created by Global Mechanic


EDUCATION
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design 
Bachelors of Media Arts,
Major in Animation
Software:
Adobe Aftereffects
Adobe Photoshop
Final Cut Pro
Adobe Flash


Media:
paint on glass, sand, cut-out puppet animation
motion graphics

video compositing