Andrew Quitmeyer

Curriculum Vitae

Ingeniero Multimedial

 

Educación

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ph.D. Digital Naturalism (current)

M.S. Digital Media

2009 - Present

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

B.S. Industrial Engineering [Highest Honors]

B.A. Film Theory and Production [Campus Honors]

2004 - 2008

 

Illinois Math and Science Academy

2001 - 2004

 

Experiencia Profesional

Multi-Agent Robotics and Systems Lab

Lead Software Designer/Documentarian/Insect Wrangler

2010 - Present

 

Robocup

Documentarian Officiale

2011

 

Stupid Fun Club

Researcher / Designer

2011

 

Synlab - Embodied Digital Creativity

Research Assistant

2009 - 2010

 

Foreign Language School - Shenzhen, China

Science, English, and Media Educator

2008 - 2009

Head designer of experimental new, participatory and multi-media curricula for
elementary school students in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Storytelling Studio

Founder, Director

2008 - 2009

Developed English and media skills of school children in China

Biographical Study of Moritz Thomsen

Documentarian

2008

Interviewed remote villagers in Esmeraldas, Ecuador about the life and works of
the late Peace Corps author

Cartoon Network - [adultswim]

Production Intern

2006

Worked on animations at all production levels of program development.

The Storytelling Studio

Creator, Director, Educator

2005-2009

Founded children's workshop to promote media literacy and participatory learning. Also produced versions in Ecuador and China to fight against child labor.

Rincon Del Relato

Founder, Director

2008

Developed multimedia and transmedia communication skills in children to fight child labor in Quito, Ecuador.

Family Resiliency Center

Media Specialist

2005-2008

Worked on animations at all production levels of program developmen

Académico

Continental Datalabel - Engineering Senior Design

Lead Programmer, Video Specialist

2008

Designed and implemented machine vision error detection systems.

Krannert Performing Arts Center - "Metamorphoses"

Media Director

2007

Crafted and controlled narrative and ambient animations that served as a live, interactive backdrop for the theatrical performance.

Entrepreneurial Engineering

Mentorship

2004-2006

Worked on design and development of new children's toys.

Experimental Music and Video Creation

Official Scientific Inquiry - IMSA

2003-2004

Researched and formed an experimental rock band, supported with the creation
of a collection of music videos and a historical documentary.

Botanical Survey of Midwestern Regions

Mentorship

2002-2004

Leader of biological survey team for IMSA and the University of Iowa

Lista de publicaciones

  • "Ant Hunt: Towards a Validated Model of Live Ant Hunting Behavior." FLAIRS (2012)
  • Mazalek, Ali, Michael Nitsche, Sanjay Chandrasekharan, Tim Welsh, Paul Clifton, Andrew Quitmeyer, Firaz Peer, Friedrich Kirschner. "Recognizing Your Self in Virtual Avatars"International Journal of Art and Technology (IJART) (2012)
  • "Documatic: Participatory, Mobile Shooting Assistant, Pre-Editor, and Groundwork for Semi-Automatic Filmmaking." EuroITV (2012)
  • "I'm in the game: embodied puppet interface improves avatar control." Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (2011), pp. 129–13
  • Recognizing Self in Puppet Controlled Virtual Avatars." Fun and Games (2010)

Training

  • Adventuresome, intelligent, adaptable, and creative.
  • Talent for teaching and communicating through any medium.
  • Versatile programming background in QBasic, Android, C++, Processing, PHP.
  • Working fluency in Mandarin Chinese; some Spanish and French.
  • Extensive training in professional design tools, particularly:
    Abobe's entire Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Reason, Fruity Loops, Flash, Watchout, AutoCAD, Eclipse, Laser Cutters, 3D printers

Achievements

  • Recognizing Self in Puppet Controlled Virtual Avatars" accepted to Fun and Games 2010
  • "I'm in the Game: Embodied Puppet Interface Improves Avatar Control" accepted to TEI 2011
  • Four-time recipient of full-tuition, General Assembly Scholarship for academic excellence
  • Recipient of the Robert Byrd Academic Scholarship, Opal Meyers Academic Scholarship
  • Dean's List every semester at the University of Illinois
  • Official selection: New York International Film Festival, DRIP Digital Media Festival (Headliner), Stirfry Student Film Festival, Chicago Future Filmmakers Festival (Winner CCTV Award - Outstanding Chicago Production)
  • Original works featured on Seasons 3-5 of Cartoon Network's Aqua Teen Hunger Force DVDs
  • Accepted to the 2007 Transnational East Asian Film Seminar at Indiana University