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curriculum vitae: Mark Platten
November 2005

Birth Date: 18th March 1967
Citizenship: UK / Australia
Location: UK


Downloadable CV in MS Word format:

Standard: [Header / Employment / Education]

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overview

Practical work experience across industry sectors from manufacturing to corporate, using a range of 3d and 2d media applications covering content creation through to final delivery: CAD, 3D, compositing, video and DVD authoring

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software skills

3D STUDIO MAX [5 years]
ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS [5 years]
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
ADOBE PREMIÉRE / PREMIÉRE PRO
AUTOCAD
DVDLAB PRO
FORM Z
LIGHTWAVE

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employment

Freelance
June 2006+
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Smoothe, Manchester
Designer

August 2005 ~ June 2006

Smoothe produce stills, motion graphics and marketing material for the architectural industry worldwide. During my employment period I assisted with 3D modelling from scratch or from architectural plans; texturing, chromakeying, rotoscoping, compositing, and DVD authoring. Projects ranged in scope from residential interiors/exteriors, to larger scale developments.

3DS MAX
V-Ray
After Effects
Photoshop
DVDLab Pro
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Reflex Communications Ltd, Greater Manchester
3D / Motion Graphics Artist
July 2000 ~ August 2005

Event producers for the corporate & pharmaceutical sectors, Reflex offer a wide range of ancilliary services - still, animated and new media content creation for print, multimedia, video, web and interactive. Over a 5-year period here I worked on a diverse range of 3D & 2D motion graphics, including brand/logos, stings and idents, stage set visualisations and video sequences. On larger projects I sometimes handled the entire CGI production pipeline from brief to execution.

3DS MAX
After Effects
Premiere
Photoshop
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Denby Potteries, Derbyshire
CAD Operator
November 1999 ~ March 2000

As part of their modernisation programme, Denby Potteries contracted me to create a CAD database of their tooling & equipment

AutoCAD
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The Film Factory, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Assistant Animator
August 1999 ~ October 1999

Contributed 3D modelling & animation to a trailer sequence designed as a Hollywood feature proposal

Lightwave
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RODE Microphones, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Design Draftsperson
May 1998 ~ February 1999

A manufacturer of studio-quality recording equipment. They contracted me to update and maintain their CAD database & assist in product development and end-user documentation visuals

AutoCAD
FormZ
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Modempak Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
CAD Operator
July 1996 ~ January 1998

A manufacturer of ducting and cable management systems. I maintained and updated the CAD database, and participated in product development and visualisation

CadKEY
SolidWorks
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Australian Consolidated Press Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
Layout Artist
1996

Layout / graphics / repro
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Huyck Ltd, Kent, UK
Engineering Machinist

1995
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Courier Systems Ltd, London, UK
Motorcycle Courier

1994
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Trident Safeguards, London , UK
Security Guard

1993~1994

Royal Academy Of Arts, Saatchi Gallery, Accademia Italiana
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Ace Effects Ltd, Lee International Studios, Shepperton , UK
Designer / Technical Assistant

1991

Concepts, visuals, fabrication drawings, workshop support; on-location operation of physical FX equipment & props. Design & construction of weaponry + props for the feature film ‘Split Second’ (R18), 1992
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Adscene Publishing , Kent , UK
Layout Artist

1988

Layout / graphics / repro

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education

1988 ~1992
University of Trent At Nottingham (UK)
PRODUCT & FURNITURE DESIGN BA(HONS)

1985 ~ 1987
Kent Institute of Art And Design, Rochester , Kent ( UK )
ORDINARY NATIONAL DIPLOMA: PRODUCT DESIGN

Short Courses:

2001: JOURNALISM
1997: SOLIDWORKS
1996: AUTOCAD

Piano:

Grade V Practical [ABRSM]
Grade V Theory [ABRSM]

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miscellanea

Full clean car / motorcycle license
Own transport