I'm an award-winning filmmaker/writer. When I'm not making art for art's sake I design and direct art for Fortune 500 companies, startups, non-profits, and other filmmakers. My past experience includes Grey Worldwide, Y&R, Blue Sky Studios, and freelance for production companies in NYC, UK, France, and Malaysia.
Things I seek to create:
Music Videos, Lyric Videos, Commercials, Branded Content, Live-Action, Animation.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Email Me: Christi@Bertelsen.nyc
DIRECTOR - PROJECTS
The Productive Coworking Studio
Be Productive. Producer/Creative director for a live-action commercial with included animation.
We are NewFounders. Designed and directed an explainer commercial for political organization, NewFounders. Collective Agency.
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.
Seth Godin TRIBES. Directed/Produced a team for a TED-Ed-like video about small businesses.
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
Dancing Diablo - Animator
RELATED SKILLS / PROGRAMS
Creating ideas, Problem solving, Design, File/folder organization, Drawing, Cel animation, 8-bit animation, Collage, Ink, Flash, After Effects composite, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Film and digital photography, Set lights for film, video and digital.
School of Visual Arts. BFA Film, Video and Animation.
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).
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, editied 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 Groupo: Between The Margin and Eye (Brooklyn)
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: Execellence in Design - ASIFA East Animated Film Festival (NYC) (2011)
Featured on Channel.Frederator (2006)
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)
A FEW BRANDS I'VE WORKED FOR