About Joe Crawford
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Joe Crawford at a glance:
- 15 years of experience in computer graphics and animation
- Working professionally in the computer graphics industry since 1996. Started on "Reboot", the first ever computer animated television show.
- Teaching professionally since 1998
- Managing Celestine Studios, a digital media company, since 2001
- Excellent understanding of both art and technology
- Has taught hundreds of students who have found work in the entertainment industry
Other Interesting Facts About Joe
- Created his first computer animation when he was 8 years old by programming it from scratch on a Tandy MC-10 microcomputer. It was a 2D animation of a (side scrolling pixel art style) train moving across the screen. It was interactive and controllable by the keyboard.
- In high school, won national awards for computer animation, via the "Skills Canada" competition.
- Started and ran a profitable 3D graphics and animation company when he was 21 years old.
- Studios on all 6 continents have employed Joe's students. Most major game studios have employed at least one of Joe's students. (EA, Blizzard, Sony, Bioware, Microsoft, etc...)
- Is an active supporter and developer of free and open source software. Software written by Joe is present on hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide.
Joe has been working professionally in the computer graphics industry from a very young age.
Starting at Mainframe Entertainment, Joe worked on the first ever computer animated television series, "Reboot". After Reboot, Joe went on to work on two "Transformers" related series, "Beast Wars" and "Beast Machines".
While working at Mainframe, Joe began teaching part-time at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, where he continues to teach to this day. Joe has also taught at many other institutions, and continues to do so now, always looking for opportunities to help more students.
In 2001 Joe started his own 3D graphics and animation company called "Celestine Studios". Since that time, the company has produced graphics and animation for a wide range of television, web, and print based projects.
Currently Joe Crawford is teaching, as well as developing independent video games via his company, Celestine Studios.