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Stephen P. Northcross

United States,  Germantown Full Sail University,  Game Art,  March 06, 2015
Hi, my name is Stephen P. Northcross. I have an Associate Degree in Graphic Arts/Interactive Multimedia and I recently graduated (March 2015) from Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science in Game Art. During my time at Full Sail, I was exposed to a variety of disciplines including Modeling, Rigging, Compositing, Lighting and Shading, and Animation. While I enjoyed all of these areas, my true passion was animating and bringing the characters to life. My love for video games began as a child with the Sega Console and “Sonic the Hedgehog.” Since then, this passion has carried me through multiple gaming consoles and fueled my desire to become a part of the gaming and/or film industry. I am eager to learn new skills, techniques, and software that will enable me to fulfill my dream of becoming a great animator. My demo reel consists of a variety of animation samples during my time as a student at Full Sail as well as a clip from my first animated short “Beefuddled,” which is a personal project that involved the modeling, rigging, and animating of the characters and props. Hopefully, you will enjoy the Demo Reel as much as I did making it.
  • Animation
  • Compositing
  • Editing
  • Modeling
  • Rigging
  • Story Development
  • Texture Painting
  • After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Mudbox
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • UV Layout
  • Zbrush
Adobe
  • VFX/ANIMATION
  • Student of the Year
  • 714 Page Views
  • 12 Images
  • May 13, 2015
Demo Reel Breakdown 2015 (1:38)

Clip 1. Intro – Responsible for: Composition and Design
Software: Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro

Clip 2. Bar Crossing – 134 frames (4 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character Asset/Rigging provided by Mike Budd/Full Sail University
Platform and Bar Assets modeled by Stephen Northcross
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZTOiwRFCDk,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr2dxMzejQI,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K2Gh_KfjUs, and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y0CE_0wR6c
Software: Maya and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 3. Double Back Handspring – 154 frames (5 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character Asset/Rigging provided by Mike Budd/Full Sail University
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZTOiwRFCDk,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K2Gh_KfjUs, and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDsXrmWp__E
Software: Maya and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 4. First-Person-Shooter [Two Hands Grip] – 183 frames (6 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character Asset/Rigging provided by Mike Budd/Full Sail University
Prop/Glock 17 Pistol modeled, textured, and rigged by Stephen Northcross
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHf6RwHO5dQ and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-qSpbSe0e0
Software: Maya and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 5. Death Fall – 63 frames (2 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character and Prop Asset provided by Matt Tardiff/Full Sail University
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K2Gh_KfjUs
Software: Maya and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 6. Box Lift – 182 frames (6 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character Asset/Rigging provided by Mike Budd/Full Sail University
Box Prop modeled and textured by Stephen Northcross
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDsXrmWp__E and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBnAZWwEmsA
Software: Maya, Photoshop, and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 7. Lip-sync- 187 frames (6 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character Asset/Props/Rigging provided by Enrico Smith/Full Sail University
Rigging by Aaron Green/Full Sail University
Sound Recording “I can’t let this happen” provided by Full Sail University
Software: Maya and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 8. Sneak Cycle – 139 frames (4 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character Asset/Rigging provided by Luis Suarez/Rigged by Full Sail University
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82a4aO66SQQ
Software: Maya and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 9. “Emotion” Phone – 502 frames (16 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character Asset/Rigging provided by Enrico Smith/Full Sail University
Rigging by Aaron Green/Full Sail University
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LK2nez_AyI,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoH8E9MlB7s,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TILHjCLAX4,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FHsWFUosUw, and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_W5OPgTNoA
Software: Maya and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 10. Push Heavy Crate – 174 frames (5 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character Asset/Rigging provided by Mike Budd/Full Sail University
Crate Asset provided by Stephen Forsyth/Full Sail University
Crate Asset textured by Stephen Northcross
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr87qCOL67Q&spfreload=10,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1MPgNGI1Ao, and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyA1ftYvut4
Software: Maya, Photoshop, Marmoset Toolkit 2, and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 11. Jump Transfer – 169 frames (5 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character and Prop Asset provided by Matt Tardiff/Full Sail University
Platforms modeled by Stephen Northcross
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K2Gh_KfjUs,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDsXrmWp__E, and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y0CE_0wr6c
Software: Maya and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 12. “Beefuddled” Animation Short clip- 183 frames of the 2515 frames
from short animation
Responsible for: Character and Prop Modeling/Rigging/
Texturing/Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane/Sound Effects Editing/Story Development/Scene Editing
Café building provided by Scott Booth/Full Sail University
Sound Effect from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EguC69M6y4
Software: Maya and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 13. Sentry Bot – 481 frames (16 seconds) Res: 1280x720
Responsible for: Animation/Lighting-Shading/Ground Plane-
Background Shader/Background-Photoshop/Sound Effects Editing
Character Asset provided by Matthew Tardiff/Full Sail University
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bU12wEBsIs and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0op6i9ydnM
Software: Maya and Adobe Premiere Pro
Rendered: Mental Ray

Clip 14. Credits/2D Character- Created and animated by Stephen Northcross
Responsible for: Composition, Design, and 2D Animation
Sound Effects from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYwXhgu4xvQ
Software: Photoshop, Toki Line Test, and Adobe Premiere Pro
Music: Blue (Da Ba Dee) by D.J. Tiggy

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