EXPERIENCE
(feature animation)
EpicContracted Artist2012-2013
Blue Sky Studios - Epic - coming May 2013

Blue Sky Studios

Contracted Artist

• In production
• Coming to theaters May 2013

Ice Age: Continental DriftContracted Artist2012
Blue Sky Studios - Ice Age: Continental Drift

Blue Sky Studios

Contracted Artist

• Led a team in the lighting and rendering of entire sequences
• Previsualized, designed and executed the lighting of shots based on color keys
• Composited in Nuke

RioSenior Technical Director2009-2011
Blue Sky Studios - Rio

Blue Sky Studios

Senior Technical Director

• Led a team in the lighting and rendering of entire sequences
• Previsualized, designed and executed the lighting of shots based on color keys
• Composited in Nuke

Ice Age: Dawn of the DinosaurSenior Technical Director2008-2009
Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaur

Blue Sky Studios

Senior Technical Director

• Led a team in the lighting and rendering of entire sequences
• Previsualized, designed and executed the lighting of shots based on color keys
• Composited in Nuke

View Jon Schroth's work on Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaur >

Horton Hears A Who!Technical Director2006-2008
Horton Hears a Who

Blue Sky Studios

Technical Director

• Implemented shot lighting in Blue Sky's proprietary ray-tracing renderer CGI Studio++
• Composited in Shake
• Researched and developed lighting and radiosity techniques for use in the film

View Jon Schroth's work on Horton Hears a who >>>>>

Ice Age: The MeltdownTechnical Director2005-2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown

Blue Sky Studios

Technical Director

• Implemented shot lighting in Blue Sky's proprietary ray-tracing renderer CGI Studio++
• Worked with and incorporated effects in shots
• Composited in Shake

View Jon Schroth's work on Ice Age: The Meltdown >

RobotsLighting2004-2005
Robots

Blue Sky Studios

Lighting

• Implemented shot lighting in Blue Sky's proprietary ray-tracing renderer CGI Studio++
• Composited in Shake
• Managed rendering of entire sequences

Jon Schroth's work on Robots >>>

EXPERIENCE
(other)
NYU CADAAdjunct Professor2005
NYU

New York University

Adjunct Professor
Center for Advanced Digital Applications

Taught two Lighting and Rendering courses for Computer Animation students in the NYU M.S. program, CADA.

Courses were taught in Autodesk Maya, Mental Ray and Apple Shake with a focus on the aesthetic principles of color, composition, and mood.

Epoch ArtsArtistic Director: Filmmaking Department2005-present
Epoch Arts, Inc.

Epoch Arts, Inc.

Artistic Director: Filmmaking Department

• Established a filmmaking and animation program for youth
• Developed and taught classes for kids ages 10-18
• Coordinated yearly film festivals to inspire creativity in youth

EDUCATION
Ringling School of Art and Design2000-2004
Ringling School of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major: Computer Animation

• Graduated with honors.

• Senior Thesis: Ukulele

SKILLS
Areas of expertise

Animation

• Both technical and conceptual understanding of entire animation pipeline from concept development and design, through modeling, animation, surfaces and lighting.

Filmmaking

• Refined focus on visual storytelling with cinematography.

Fine Arts

• Fine Arts background in drawing and printmaking.

Computer Software
Software Expertese

• Vast experience in 3D animation and compositing software including: Alias Maya, The Foundry Nuke, Adobe Creative Suite, Apple (Nothing Real) Shake.
• Programming experience in several languages including: Perl, PHP & Java

RECOGNITION
Festivals & Awards

Ukulele by Jon Schroth

• Foundation Caixa Galicia exhibition selection for "remarkable emotional load"
• Mundos Digitales 2006 - A Coruna, Spain
• The Kalamazoo Animation Festival International 2005 - Honorable mention
• 8th Annual East Lansing Children's Film Festival
• PBIFF Pensacola Bay International Film Festival
• Baytowne Film Festival
• International Student Film Festival Hollywood
• Riverrun International Film Festival - Films of 2005
• Enzian Florida Film Festival
• Best of Ringling 2004