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Christi@Bertelsen.nyc

A Little About Me:

I’m Chris, an award-winning filmmaker originally from Kansas. As a kid I made long, unedited films with my dad’s Sony Hi-8 Camcorder, then forced my family and friends to watch them. I now edit my films, live in Brooklyn, and still force my family and friends to watch them. My personal work has screened in dozens of countries, aired on PBS and featured at the Smithsonian. I also design things, direct art, and create content for Fortune 500 companies, startups, non-profits, and other filmmakers. My past experience includes Blue Sky Studios, Grey Worldwide, Y&R, and freelance for production companies in NYC, UK, France, and Malaysia. I love designing stuff with a handmade feel and have a soft spot for music related projects.

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PROJECTS DIRECTED

  • The Productive Coworking Studio
    Be Productive. Producer/Creative director for a live-action commercial with included animation.

  • NewFounders
    We are NewFounders. Designed and directed an explainer commercial for political organization, NewFounders. Collective Agency.

  • INTEL
    What Are Girls Made Of?
    Directed an animation team for the commercial with Noise/The Productive Studios.

  • Work In Progress/B-Train Films
    Generation Jets Animated Series. Episode Director. Lead an animation team on episodes of Generation Jets animated series for CBS.

  • US Dept. Of Labor
    Intro to Anit-Harassment in Apprenticeship Programs.
    Designed and directed animation for an explainer video.

  • IdeaMachine
    Seth Godin TRIBES. Directed/Produced a team for a TED-Ed-like video about small businesses.

EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts.  BFA Film, Video and Animation.

FREELANCE

  • Collective Agency - Designer/Director

  • BuzzFeed News - Motion Graphics Animator

  • ASIFA East (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) - Front End Web Designer

  • The Productive Studios - Art Director/ Copywriter

  • Plus et Plus - Storyboard Artist/Animator

  • Transistor Studios - Designer

  • Partizan/Michel Gondry & Paul Gondry - Animator

  • Aggressive - Storyboard Artist

  • Breakfast of Champions (UK) - Storyboard Artist

  • Georama TV Productions (France) - Storyboard Artist

  • Animated Storyboards - Storyboard Artist

  • Eyeball - Storyboard Artist.

  • 1st Avenue Machine - Storyboard Artist

  • Mantra Design - Storyboard Artist

  • Gravity (formally RhinoFX) - Animator

  • The Cement Bloc - Animator • CHRLX - Animator





STAFF POSITIONS

  • IdeaMachine
    Managing Animator. We create videos to help companies communicate with their team and commercials to introduce brands to people.

  • Larry Schwartz and His Band
    2d Cel Animator. Cel animated (in Flash) objects, monsters, and psycho squirrels that interacted with live-action (UK series).

  • GREY Worldwide
    Illustrator. I drew backgrounds and painted presentation storyboards for droves of products including P&G and Diageo brands.

  • Blue Sky Studios
    Storyboard Painter. I painted storyboard frames for Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006).

  • Walt Disney Television Animation / Funny Garbage
    Editor. Disney’s Katbot Animated Series (2005). I edited show animatics from storyboard slugs and raw audio, edited SFX, and exported dailies to Disney producers in LA.


PERSONAL FILM PROJECTS

  • Tidal Wave ( 2017)
    Screenings: Animation Block Party (Brooklyn), Sunderland Short Film (UK), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Coney Island Film Festival (Brooklyn), Queer Bits Film Festival (Chicago), FLAMCON (NYC), Queer Animation: A to Z (Brooklyn), Deskarga Group: Between The Margin and Eye (Brooklyn)

  • LATE (2014)

    Awards: Best Narrative Short -Animation Block Party (Brooklyn), Best Animation Film, Sunderland Short Film Festival (UK), 3rd Place Independent Film, ASIFA East Animated Film Festival (NYC)

    Broadcast: Reel13 PBS Channel 13 (October, 2016)

    Screened at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian :DINÉ SPOTLIGHT: A Showcase of Navajo Film

  • Urban Stencil (2011)

    Awards: Excellence in Design - ASIFA East Animated Film Festival (NYC) (2011)

  • Ark City (2002)

    Awards: 3rd Place Student Film - ASIFA East Animated Film Festival (NYC) (2003), Honorable Mention - New York Expo of Short Film and Video (2003), Regional Finalist - Student Academy Awards (2003)

    Featured on Channel Frederator (2006)

    Broadcast: Reel13 PBS Channel 13 (2008)