David Gazdowicz

Chair, MFA/MA Motion Design & BFA Entertainment Arts, Associate Professor
MFA, Eastern Michigan University, BFA, College for Creative Studies

dgazdowicz@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

David Gazdowicz

Chair, MFA/MA Motion Design & BFA Entertainment Arts, Associate Professor
MFA, Eastern Michigan University, BFA, College for Creative Studies

dgazdowicz@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

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Michigan native David Gazdowicz is an independent animator, filmmaker, audio producer, game/interaction designer and college professor. David has collaborated with countless artists, animators and filmmakers to create one of a kind sound tracks and imagery for a wide variety of projects. His animation work focuses on the humorous and often absurd side of life, while creating engaging narratives and colorful characters. His interaction design tends to focus on the nostalgia of growing up in the 80’s listening to Lionel Richie on cassette tape and playing arcade games at the local party story. David creates quirky works of art that he hopes will capture the viewer’s heart and mind.
You can visit David’s website here: http://www.davidgazdowicz.com/

Professional Experience

As a freelance and staff video editor and producer David has worked on projects ranging from broadcast documentaries for The Michigan Opera Theatre, live event production for Crain Communications and broadcast television spots for Detroit Opera House, Michigan Opera Theater and Oakwood Common. He has also worked on projects developing internal media for various companies around Metro Detroit, these companies include Bosch, Denso, Continental Structural Plastics and many others. David still keeps up an active freelance practice while teaching full time. Although he has to be more selective with projects he takes on, he stays connected with production studios in and around Detroit working on motion graphic animations for a wide range of applications. David has had video and animation work exhibited at noted festivals such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, MI) and Media City Film Festival (Windsor, Ontario) among others.

Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions

LR, Fresh Off the Grille Film Festival, Royal Oak, MI.
FLR, Open Projector Night, Grand Rapids, MI.
FLR, Media City Film Festival, Windsor, Ontario
Continuum, Media City Film Festival, Windsor, Ontario
Commissioned to produce an audio track for Armenian Animation Workshop.
CCS Faculty Exhibition, Continuum, The Valade Family Gallery, Detroit, MI
Mini Micro Cinema, Robocop was Filmed Mostly in Detroit., Cincinnati, Ohio
Short film selected for the “Dearest Chicago, Please Love Me! Yours Truly, Detroit.” screening.
Eastern Market After Dark, Robocop was Filmed Mostly in Detroit., Detroit, MI.
Short film selected for the “Please Love Me! Yours Truly, Detroit.” screening.
“Dream Machines”, commission, Detroit Design Festival, Detroit, MI
Images of my MFA thesis work published online at Printmag.com http://www.printmag.com/design-education/eastern-michigan-university-mfa/
Acting/Performances

Right Brothers Productions, Jamaican Queens “Kids Get Away” music video. Role of “Obsessed Man”.
Right Brothers Productions, Bevlove’s “Freaks” music video. Role of “Investigator”.

a map of the united states overlapping a man in a blue helmet
a monochromatic book that creates a non-digital interactive experience
a scientist working in a lab
an image of a man being projected onto a cement television facade
a distorted standby screen projected onto six cement television facades
two different styled multicolored arcade games back to back
two multicolored arcade games back to back
a metal hook blowing in the wind
a orange and yellow piece of fabric spinning on white stick
red and white koi fish
orange and black butterflies flying over people heads

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