michael daubert creative director
My passion and enthusiasm has been my driving force throughout my career in the animation, video games, and outsourcing industry. I am self driven and dedicated with strong leadership and communication skills. I have lead small teams internal and external, as well as recruited and mentored large scale teams of over 80 artists. Working with large global brands like DC Universe and Star Wars Galaxies has challenged and enhanced my negotiation and communication skills for all license holders involved.
Skills: Animation, Modeling, VFX, Rigging, Motion Capture, Cinematic Creation, Augmented Reality
Specialties: Project Management, Outsource Management, Art Direction, and Pipeline development. Budgeting & scheduling both external vendors and internal art teams.
My name is Michael Daubert, I have been in the video game/animation industry for over 20 years now. I started as a 3d Animator with Acclaim Studios, and became an entrepreneur in outsourcing, running my own animation studio (The Animation Farm) for over 7 years. From there I became the Studio Art Director for Sony Online Entertainment, overseeing the production and launch of DC Universe Online. Recently I was the GM/Art Director for Motus Digital, a motion capture studio here in Dallas. An know i have made jump to Virtual Reality, working with a the zSpace and Occulus Rift. I have had experience in all aspects of game art development, from modeling, rigging, environments, particles, animation, cinematic creation and now motion capture. From video games and mobile apps, to animation and now augmented reality, I am excited at not just where the technology is going, but to be a part of the creative process to get us there.
Below are just a few of the great games I contributed to, from Gears of War, DC Universe Online, Unreal Tournament, and the classic N64 South Park.
BLUR STUDIOS CUT SCENES
My rap sheet
"Under Construction...or is it?"
More cool stuff
Demo Reel 2012
"The role of a Creative Leader is not to have all the ideas, its to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel they are valued."