Award-winning independent writer and director, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at Hampshire College, Founder of Bit Films, Technical Director, A BUG’S LIFE, FINDING NEMO
Chris Perry, associate professor of Media Arts and Sciences at Hampshire College, holds an M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from the Media Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MFA in Art from UMASS Amherst. His B.A., in physics and astronomy, is from Amherst College. Chris comes to Hampshire from Pixar Animation Studios where he worked as a technical director on the films “A Bug’s Life” and “Finding Nemo” and as a graphics software engineer on “Toy Story 2″. His primary interests are in computer graphics and visual storytelling–particularly the intersection of the two.
He’s the founder of Bit Films, an animation studio specialized in producing animated short films and nurturing young talent in a creative, collaborative environment. Bit Films is, in part, an attempt to bridge the gap between academia and industry, thanks also to Chris’ experience in both worlds, as a professor and professional. He has produced four award-winning CG shorts under his Bit Films umbrella where he continues to develop projects that challenge the computer animation status quo.
Chris will hold a feature presentation and a workshop during VIEW Conference 2012:Pin It Now!