Ways to Reach Me:

Email: Christi@Bertelsen.nyc

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Art Stuff About Me:

My personal films have screened in more than a dozen countries, aired on PBS, featured at the Smithsonian and won some awards. I also design things, direct art, and create content for Fortune 500 companies, startups, non-profits, and other filmmakers. I love experimenting and designing stuff with a handmade feel. I also have a soft spot for music-related projects.

Other Stuff About Me:

  • Native - Navajo Nation and Cherokee

  • Learned to drive at 12 years old

  • Crowd surfed at Woodstock ‘99

  • Tried out for a fire-eating bartender job. Failed the audition.

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PROJECTS DIRECTED

  • The Productive
    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).

  • Funny Garbage / Walt Disney Television Animation
    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

Screenings & Awards

  • 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)