Saffron Ember. . .

... is a brand continuum of motion design, visual effects and all the beliefs, adventures and determinations of blaise & kyle hossain. Please contact: 

blaise@saffron-ember.com

Blaise Hossain

Art Director / Designer / Animator

Motion Design & Visual Effects

blaise@saffron-ember.com   |    saffron-ember.com

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Profile:

Award winning designer/animator looking for high-end motion design and visual effects projects. Has strong hands-on filmmaking/cinematic approach to solving complex, multidisciplinary design & animation challenges. Can work independently or effectively art direct team of creatives with strict resource limitations and deadlines. Successfully communicates & collaborates on high concept visual effects jobs that are composited with live action footage or finished as conceptually styled pieces. Versatility and dedication enable high yield of superior production quality for all finished products.

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Skils:

- Adobe Suite CS6 (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator) / Cinema4D Studio (Mograph, Thrausi)

- Manual Photography (still and live action). Lighting and retouching.

- Proficient in all aspects of Pre-Production, Production and Post Production process.

- Fluent in Spanish

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Education:

Bachelor of Arts - University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts. Film Production. 2003

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Work Experience:

National Geographic – Designer/Animator. Graphics package for Awesome Animals (Evolver). (Freelance: Aug. 2013)

Nissan – Designer/Animator. Nissan 360 logo animation (Cyberia Media). (Freelance: Jun.- Jul. 2013)

The Academy Museum– Designer/Animator. Museum interface visual effects concept (OOOii). (Freelance: Apr. 2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness – Animator. Feature film user interface visual effects (OOOii). (Freelance: Nov. 2012. - Apr. 2013)

Evolver Creative – Designer/Animator. Sacrifice trailer/ Finding Joe trailer main titles. (June 2012 - Aug. 2013)

Blue Rock Films. – Designer/Animator for Razor Scooter TV:30 visual effects. (June- Sept. 2012)

Wild Card AV – Designer/Animator. Man of Steel theatrical trlr. logo reveal visual effects. (Freelance: Feb. - June 2012). 

Giant Slice Prod. – Designer/Animator for StudioVox.com introduction animation. (Sept.- Oct. 2011). 

Open Road – Senior Designer/Animator. The Dark Knight Rises logo reveal visual effects. (Freelance: Jan. 2011- Aug. 2011). 

Game On – (short film, Never Say Never) – Stereoscopic HUD motion graphics. Designer/ animator/compositor. (January 2011)  

Mob Scene Creative + Prod. – Art Director/ Head of Motion Graphics (Staff: Feb. 2007 – Jan. 2011). 

Five Star Day – (feature film) – Main title sequence. Designer/Animator. (Freelance: Jul. 2009).

Afterglow – (short film)- Visual Effects. Designer/Animator/Compositor (Sept. 2008)

The Ant Farm – Designer/Animator (Freelance: Jan.-Feb 2007). Creative Director Jon Berkowitz

Picture Mill – Animator. (Freelance: Dec. 2006)

Ignition – Designer/Animator (Freelance: Sep. - Oct. 2006)

Seismic Prods. – Senior Designer/Animator (Freelance: Aug. - Sept. 2006). Art Director James Huang

Aspect Ratio – Junior Designer/Animator (Feb. 2004- Aug. 2006). Creative Director Jon Teschner

Outside – (short film) Main title, opening animation sequence. Co-designer/Animator/Compositor (Sept. 2008)

Avatar Labs – Junior Designer/Animator (Freelance – Aug. 2003). Creative Director Rex Cook

Craig Murray Prods.- JuniorDesigner/Animator(Freelance:Jun.2003).ArtDirectorRussHonican

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Awards:

Golden Trailer – Most Original Trailer, The Dark Knight Rises teaser 1 (June 2012)

Silver Key Art – Motion Graphics/Visual Effects, The Dark Knight Rises teaser (October 2011).

Telly Award – Visual Effects, Razor YoYo :30 TV spot (March 2011)

Golden Trailer – Original value added material, Planet Pandora Featurette (Avatar) (June 2010)

Golden Trailer Award – Best independent teaser One-Sheet, Transsiberian (June 2009).