James A. Ferry

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts - Magna Cum Laude
Stephen F. Austin State University.
Concentration: computer arts with minors in drawing and painting.

Master of Arts
Stephen F. Austin State University
Concentration: cinematography with a minor in drawing.

Superb draftsman adept in all manner of drawing styles and subject matter. Skilled in the use of traditional artistic mediums including pencil, painting, watercolor, and sculpture. Familiar with every aspect of filmmaking from conception to completion of the project. This includes scriptwriting, shot breakdown, storyboarding, camera operation, photography direction, acting direction, lighting, set design, and post-production editing. In depth knowledge of the following programs: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Encore, Microsoft Word.

Film/TV Credits:
Blue 2005
Writer, Storyboards, Director

In Dreams 2005
Writer, Storyboards, Director

American Goldfish 2004
First Camera for this feature

Planet Texas 2003-2004
2nd Unit Camera, Co-Editor for feature

The Slide 2004
Writer, Director, Animatics, Storyboard
Broken Wings 2004
Writer, Director, Animatics, Storyboard

The Funeral 2003
Writer, Director, Animatics, Storyboard

Elevator 2003
Writer, Director, Animatics, Storyboard

Where the Moon Is 2002
Writer, Director, Storyboard

Cracks 2002
Writer, Co-Director, Storyboard

Relevant Work Experience:
Graphic Arts Assistantship 2004-2005
Duties included creating posters, newspaper advertisements and other items used in the promotion of upcoming events.

Communications Assistantship 2003
Responsible for the editing and close captioning of videos necessary for the college's activities.

Lead Animator 2002
Hired on after interning at the company Eagle Vision Digital. Primary responsibilities included the creation of various business sundries and all animations from concept to finished product.

Selected Honors and Awards:
Cookie Shorts Film and Video Festival 2005
In Dreams accepted into the New England Cookies Shorts festival.

Flatland Film Festival 2005
Accepted into the Flatland Film Festival for the short film In Dreams.

Exhibition of Films/Premiere of In Dreams 2005
Solo exhibition at Stephen F. Austin State University.

"Youth Culture Ate My Dog" Festival 2003
Received both first place and the audience award in the "Youth Culture Ate My Dog" festival for the short film Where the Moon Is.

Stephen Weeks Memorial Scholarship 2002
Recipient of the Stephen Weeks Memorial Scholarship for achievements in fine art.

Computer Arts Club 2001
Founding Member and officer of the Computer Arts Club of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Presidents/Deans List 1997-2005
Was on the Dean's List and President's List Honoring Academic performance throughout my entire college career.

Guest Artist
Guest artist for three years at local children's art camp.

Alpha Chi Honors Society
Member of the Alpha Chi Honors Society for Academics.
Copyright (c) James Ferry 2008