Ben Bardens
After Effects Artist
Assistant Professor of Art and Animation

Software Skills:
After Effects - Photoshop - Illustrator
C4D - Keylight - Mocha

Services:

Motion Graphics
Titles and Intros * Animated Logos
Puppet / Cut-out style animation
Text Inserts * End Cards
Lower Thirds, Corner Logos
Sub-titles and Credits

Compositing
Shot Fixes * Roto / Paint
Color Keying / Matte creation
Motion Tracking
Screen replacements, Wire Removal, etc.
2D/3D Camera
Effects Animation

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I am a Los Angeles based After Effects artist. I have been working in the animation and post-production industries since 1998. I have worked in various job capacities, including Technical Director, Animator, Assistant Editor, and Ink & Paint Artist. I have worked in pre-production doing development such as animatics and pitch pieces, and I have worked in post-production doing shot fixes, visual effects and localization work. I started my professional career at Disney Television Special Projects, working on a wide range of productions including interstitials, trailers, bumpers, series television and direct-to-video.

As a freelancer I have worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from independent film, documentary, and music video, to corporate events, and professional sports; and for a variety of clients including independent producers, special effects houses, and large studios. I am especially adept at creating content for custom display or projection systems such as Daktronics and Full Dome. I currently work as an out-of-house freelance artist for an exclusive stable of clients.

In addition to my production experience I have 17 years of teaching experience. I am an Assistant Professor of Art & Animation at Glendale Community College where I teach both After Effects and Photoshop. I also teach After Effects at Studio Arts, which offers high-end vocational training for entertainment industry creatives.

2017 Reel 1:02
Recent stuff.

Old Stuff Reel 1:46
Graphics from the past two decades.

LED Ribbon Board Animations
Portfolio of Staples Center banner graphics.
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Behance
A few more random pieces.

Grievance of a Starmaker
A Disney short that I worked on back in 2002.

Contact:
ben (at) benbardens (dot) com
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