Hey! I’m Donnie Ferguson. I do awesome work and I’m really easy to get along with.

If you need a 3D character modeled and rigged, I’m your guy.

Maybe some motion graphics? I got you.

A custom Python tool for Maya? I’m great at that too.

Just below, I’ve assembled some of my favorite projects. If you like what you see and you’re looking to add a kind, easy-going and hard-working new member to your team, send me a message. Or, if you’re looking for a reliable freelancer with excellent communication skills, get in touch. I hope to start making great things with you soon!

Motion Graphics Demo Reel:

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Resume

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Experience

Freelance Video Production

EDITOR, VIDEOGRAPHER • NOVEMBER 2015 – PRESENT

• Planned and executed marketing videos for local businesses

• Shot and edited wedding videos

 

SIGGRAPH 2015

STUDENT VOLUNTEER • AUGUST 2015

• Worked with leaders in my field to assist conference attendees

 

Senior Film, “Ginny’s Book of World Records”

DIRECTOR, LEAD CHARACTER TD • SEPTEMBER 2014 – PRESENT

• Wrote, modeled, rigged, textured, and composited a thesis film

• Created custom python tools to streamline production tasks

• Managed dozens of collaborators

 

Student Film Work

RIGGER, SEPTEMBER 2014 – DECEMBER 2015

• Completed character and vehicle rigs for student films

• Worked in cartoony and realistic styles

• Prepared rigs for keyframe and motion capture animation

 

Hobbico, Inc.

VIDEO TECHNICIAN • MAY 2011 – AUGUST 2013

• Worked in every stage of production for marketing videos

• Researched software upgrades that saved the company money

• Created and led an introductory course on Cinema 4D for teammates

 

Animated Music Video, “Wooden Houses”

DIRECTOR, ALL ROLES • AUGUST 2009 – SEPTEMBER 2010

• Singlehandedly created an animated music video from concept to completion

 

“Hannah Free,” Feature Film

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR • NOVEMBER 2008

• Oversaw transportation, insurance permits, and production interns for a live-action feature film

 

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design

SAVANNAH, GA • GRADUATED NOVEMBER 2015

• Animation B.F.A., summa cum laude

• Courses of Study Included: Visual Effects, Scripting, Color Theory, Painting, Drawing, Art History

 

University of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL • GRADUATED MAY 2006

• Rhetoric B.A. , Cinema Studies minor

• Courses of Study Included: Creative Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing, Literature, Liberal Arts

 

Software

• Programs: Maya, After Effects, ZBrush, Cinema 4D, Premiere Pro, Mari, Photoshop, Illustrator, Topogun, UVLayout, Mudbox, Nuke

• Coding: Python (PyMEL, PySide, PyQT), MEL, Processing

 

Awards & Honors

• Dean’s List, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), September 2013 – November 2015

• President, SCAD Sketch Club, Spring 2014

• Official Selection, SCAD Foundation Honors Show, March 2014

 

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