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dchap07@gmail.com


Hello! I am currently a producer and art lead at 1st Playable Productions in upstate NY with 8 years of experience and over 20 shipped titles under my belt.

After graduating from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2007, I got my start in the industry working as a 3D artist on Nintendo DS titles. Since then I've moved into Lead Artist and Production roles helping teams develop for 3DS, Wii, Mobile and Leapfrog educational tablets.

My passion is for the creative process- from the conceptual phase all the way through QA and GM. Each new project is an adventure and a chance to give it my all to create something special. I think of games not only as an art form, but experiences that can positively affect people's lives.


FIRST ROBOTICS (ANIMATION PROGRAM)

In addition to my professional work, I volunteer with Shenendehowa's FIRST Robotics team where I mentor students by helping them learn 3D Studio Max and put together a short animation. Typically I try to let the kids do as much as possible on their own and then handle things like rendering and editing.

Unfortunately FIRST cancelled this year's Autodesk animation award but luckily another team hosted one instead. The rules were even less formal and the kids really went crazy with the ideas for this one. It's a spin on the classic tale of Icarus and Daedalus as they try to devise a scheme to escape their prison.

 

Below is our 2012 submission which was ranked 3rd by the FRC judges on the national level. The theme was about how to improve education.

 

Here is our team's national award winning animation from 2011- winning 'Best Production' from Autodesk at the FIRST National Championship in St Louis. I was the adult mentor for a small team of high school students with 6 weeks to create an animation based on the theme of "Change Their World". An alien race called the iiko is struggling with environmental challenges and we have to think of a way to improve their society.

 

This is our animation submission for 2010- based on the theme of "Change Your World". This one won first place at the Granite State Regional Competition, which was the first time the school won an award for animation.

 

FRIENDS

Vince Vasquez

Rob Keiser

Chuck Wilson

Carissa Isolano