Spencer Striker, Curriculum Vitae, Page 3
Scripting Languages, Graphics Design, & Web Development:
Including the Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash), and BBEdit
I am at the advanced level. I’m extremely proficient with Photoshop, and skilled with BBEdit, Dreamweaver, andFlash. As a web team leader and web development instructor, I communicate clearly and effectively with bothnovices and computer scientists alike regarding coding, execution, and desired outcomes.
TV Studio Production, (multi-camera direction and advanced lighting):
I was the instructor for HDTV Studio Production at Indiana University, (first associate, then full), where I taughtand actively produced in one of the only fully equipped hi-definition studios in a national university, facilitiesvalued at over $2.5 million. One of GameZombie’s most successful productions, ButtonMashers, includes 14episodes produced over 2 seasons, featuring the collaboration of hundreds of students, advanced lighting,editing, motion graphics, writing, live camera switching, and improvisational performance. ButtonMashers hasaccumulated millions of video views on the web.
Writing & Producing for Books, Games, Film, TV, & the Web
Collected works include 2 self-published novels, 3 feature scripts, (including an award-winner), a game designdocument, and a fully conceptualized secondary world, called ‘The World Without A Name,” (over 1,000 pagesin length).
“Bad Blood Born” on Google Books
“Fury & Redemption” on Google Books:
Starting in the fall of 2006, I built the GameZombie project from scratch. To date, over 400 students have workedon and benefited from the project. Currently, GameZombie’s cohesive team consists of approximately 80 talentedstudents collaborating between the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and Indiana University atBloomington. I built this team in an effort to execute an ambitious and rewarding new media design project, andthrough fastidious organization, hard work, and leadership skill, I molded a smart, flexible, and highlyproductive student-run media organization.
Media Arts & Game DevelopmentUniversity of Wisconsin at Whitewater
Courses Developed & Taught, August 2009 – present:
MAGD 150 - Intro to Media Arts & Game Development
MAGD 270 - Intro to Web DevelopmentCOMM 238 – Fundamentals of Video ProductionCOMM 285 - Social Media Optimization & the New WebCOMM 294 - Web Video & the Game Industry – GameZombie TVCOMM 493M - MAGD Internship Supervisor