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Michael Goodwin
Michael Goodwin
Character Modeler
Santa Rosa, United States of America

Summary

Highly computer literate, proficient at advanced levels on multiple software packages. Skilled at working independently and in groups. Highly motivated, reliable, loyal and works well with others. Bachelors of Applied Science in Animation and Visual Effects from Ex'pression College for the Digital Arts. Experience in Organic Modeling methodologies as well as some hard surface modeling techniques along with prop modeling. Trained in Quality Assurance at Sony Computer Entertainment of America LLC.

Skills

3D ModelingDigital SculptingRetopologyShadingUV Mapping3D AnimationCompositingRigging

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Illustrator
Illustrator
Maya
Maya
Mudbox
Mudbox
Nuke
Nuke
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
ZBrush
ZBrush
3D-Coat
3D-Coat
InDesign
InDesign
Premiere
Premiere
MotionBuilder
MotionBuilder
RenderMan
RenderMan
PFTrack
PFTrack
Soundbooth
Soundbooth
Jira
Jira

Reel

Productions

  • 20150326 websiteheader
    • Video Game
      Reservwars
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Art Direction, Character Modeling, Shading, Hard Surface Modeling, Asset Critiquing
    • Company
      Tripplet Studios

Experience

  • QA Tester at Toys for Bob
    Novato, CA, United States of America
    February 2016 - September 2016

    - Assisting with executing the QA project test plan by performing thorough testing on assigned current generation software titles. Tasks can range from functionality, balance, stability, performance, interface, art, sound, text, documentation, and other types of testing.

    - Identify and document defects in a clear and concise manner using a designated bug tracking database.

    - Utilizing automated testing tools to streamline the testing process.

    - Assisting with the Production/Development team in tracking down issues and working out the steps to reproduce so that they are easier to locate and fix.

    - Engage in regression/verification testing daily.

  • Format Quality Assurance Lead Assist Tester at Sony Computer Entertainment of America
    San Mateo, United States of America
    July 2014 - Present

    Format QA, Submissions Group Analyst:

    • Executing Technical Requirements on pre-release versions of software.

    • Assigned tasks to testers as an acting fill in team leader.

    • Red lined bug reports written up by other testers.

    • Assessing product certification against official SCEA quality standards.

    • Research and documenting product defects and violations.

    • Logging issues in concise written report formats for development team to review.

    • Applying knowledge of basic to intermediate networking principles and online console gaming / functionality elements.

    • Collaborating on miscellaneous QA test process related tasks / projects.

  • Onsite Manager at Deer Path Villas and Other Tasks at Pine Creek Properties
    Santa Rosa, United States of America
    June 2000 - December 2012

    • Onsite manager at Deer Path Villas.

    • Appliance repair.

    • Performed move in and move out inspections.

    • Coordinated appliance delivery and landscaping.

    • General complex maintenance.

  • Security Guard at DN Security
    Santa Rosa, United States of America
    August 2007 - April 2008

    Worked between a wide range of sites varying from communities to construction to theater security.