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Profession: Director, Art Department, Visual Effects, Director of Photography, Animator

Years Experience: 29

Biography: He is a motion graphics artist, 3D artist and filmmaker in the Chicago area. He is working on creating some podcast and video related media.

He loves to draw, paint, makes visual effects, motion graphics, makes movies.

He has been making art and films ever since he was a kid. Not all of it good but it’s always a learning experience. Like most nerds his age, his life changed the day he saw 'Star Wars'! Up to that point he wanted to be an astronaut. Then he realized he could create worlds without going to space and well, really without doing any math. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.

After leaving the film school at SIU-C, he worked at an ABC affiliate as a producer/director. He had to do everything from writing, shooting, lighting, directing to editing. It was a great exercise for figuring out what mattered in shot or in the final product.

Some how during this time he got mixed up in the video gaming industry. Keep in mind at the time the best place to play video games was still in an arcade. Then a guy called him up that just happened to make one of the video games that he had been pumping a ton of his tuition money into in-between classes. He offered Sean a job as a game artist. Sean never knew there was such a thing. Back then you had about 32 colors 32 pixels tall to make a character. The industry has evolved since then.

Back to business, he has been creating graphics professionally since 1988 for multimedia company in KC. Then he was creating graphics on slides for 12 projector slide shows.

He has worked with Super8 all the way up to 35mm film. But he is really happy that digital has come along, it makes life faster and he work with everything on his laptop. He has worked on videos, films and video games and 'Arctic Thunder' for XBOX, 'Golden Tee Golf' and a ton of games that never went anywhere.

While working in the video game industry he also had a freelance motion graphics and visual effects studio called SEANFX (original, right?) he just wanted to make his name easy to find and easy to remember.

Education: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, B.A., Cinema and Photography, 1989 — 1992.

Spoken Languages: English

Source: www.seanfx.com

Sean McMenemy

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