My name is Tim O'Connell a video game designer specialising in GGI animation level design amd Lighting VFX. My main goal in the Video Game industry is to design and develop highly engaging experiences with deep messaging that can only be achieved by video games which simply can’t be done with film, theatre, music or books.
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I am a conscientious dedicated worker and my goal is to be a successful video game designer. My speciality is in CGI. I have a strong background within theatre production and film making giving me an advantage when it comes to certain factors such as character movement, lighting, sound and visual composition.
I created a promotional video for a recruitment site where I was highly praised for the quality and production speed. I have also collaborated with fellow designers for a project set by "EA Bright Light" studios and an animation project set by animator, Ian Goldstone.
2008-2011 University of WalesNewport
Computer Games Design BA (Hons) 2:2
2007 – 2008University of WalesNewport
Foundation Course (Art and Design) Merit
2005- 2007: St DavidsCatholicCollege, Cardiff
‘A’ Levels Media A
Performing arts Merit
2000-2005: Corpus Christi High School , Cardiff
Mathematics, English ,Sciences (Double Award) , History and Religious Studies at Grade C, and,
Drama, ICT and Welsh
qAdobe Photoshop, Flash, Premiere, After Effects and Sound Booth
qUnreal 3 Engine (Basic knowledge Self Taught)
qFL Studio (Self Taught)
Whilst an undergraduate I contributed to several projects ,using my animation and design skills . The most successful of these was a promotional video for a recruitment agency website.
Howells Solicitors, Cardiff
I worked at Howells Solicitors for two summer vacations each lasting three months as Office Junior, responsible for Photocopying, making Tea/Coffee, moving office furniture opening and sorting mail. These situations gave me the experience of working in a typical office environment on a regular basis, and with regular hours.
Work experience at BBC Bristol whilst at Secondary school. I gained experience in how various departments work together to create TV programs and appreciated the importance of communication between those departments.
What do I do in my spare time?
I am a Volunteer for a local registered charity, Heath Hospital Lourdes Group based in South Wales. The group takes handicapped and disadvantaged children and young adults on holiday to Lourdes in the South of France., and day trips in the UK to them parks.
qI’m currently Working on a personal projects.
qI’m producing my own music in my spare time.
qI’m always looking into ways of improving my skills to achieve best results out of my work even if it isn’t part of the module.