Media Arts & Animation
Forensic Animator for Kineticorp
The Art Institute of Colorado
[My education] provided a sense of self-reliance. No excuses, and it stressed the importance of a great portfolio. Seth Miller , Forensic Animator for Kineticorp Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts & Animation, 2014 , The Art Institute of Colorado
Seth Miller is working as a forensic animator for Kineticorp in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He specializes in 3D animation software and techniques for both accident scenes and vehicles. “I use these skills in three-dimensional modeling, rendering, lighting, camera matching, motion capture, character animation, and video analysis to further the field of accident reconstruction,” he says. Seth is proud to be the lead author and presenter of a research paper at the upcoming SAE International conference. SAE International is the premiere world resource for the design, manufacturing, operation, and maintenance of automobiles and aircraft.
He adds that he enjoys his career because it gives him a sense of purpose and fulfillment. “I go to work each day and know that my contribution directly affects the business and its success.” Seth says that movies and video games were the original inspiration for his choice of study, but he quickly discovered that he wanted to work in a different field. “I felt those industries were too unreliable for me. I wanted a secure field where I could truly create a career.”
Seth, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts & Animation from The Art Institute of Colorado, says that his education taught him the technical skills he needed to succeed in the industry. “It also provided a sense of self-reliance. No excuses, and it stressed the importance of a great portfolio.” Seth says that current students need to remain focused on their studies. “If you’re a slacker, you will fail. Employers want someone who is dedicated. They want someone who they can count on to complete a task when it needs to be done.”
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