Bio

Chelsea Keene is a Los Angeles based film maker with a passion for story creation through concept art, storyboarding, writing, and animation.

She has a background in fine art, theater, music, circus performance, and directing live theatrical shows. Her artwork, stories, scripts and original musical compositions have been featured at various theaters, festivals, and shows throughout California and the US. 

Her animated film, "Reflection" features her own original musical score and has been featured nationally as well as internationally at film festivals and screenings.

 

Industry Experience

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Personal Work and Exhibitions

"Reflection" - An Animated Short Film by Chelsea Keene

Official Selection and Finalist at the Providence Children's Film Festival - Feb 2020

     - Nominated for Audience Choice Award, Special Jury Award, and Children’s Hospital Jury Award

Official Selection and Finalist at the CSU Media Arts Festival Hollywood - Nov 2019

     - 4th Place winner for Best Animated Short Category

Official Selection and Finalist at the Best Short Fest in Ottawa - Oct 2019

     - Nominated for Best Animation Super-Short & Best Experimental Super-Short

Official selection at the Children's Film Festival Seattle - March 2020

Official selection at the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - May 2020

Official selection at the Hollywood Reel International Film Festival

Official selection at the International Filmschool Festival Tetouan - Nov 2019

Official selection at the Cannes Short Film Festival in France - Oct 2019 

Official selection at the Anim!Arte Film Festival in Brazil - Oct 2019

Official selection at the Overmountain Film Festival in Tennessee - Aug 2019

Official selection at the Double Exposure Film Screening in North Hollywood Laemmle Theater - May 2019

 

Industry Experience

2019 - Present - Lead Visual Development/ Concept Artist, Animator, Story Artist - "Goodby to all Cats"

CaiMedia & Susan Bloom Production

Contributions:

Lead Character Design and Environment Artist/ Concept Artist

Lead Animator

Lead Story Artist

2014 - 2019 - Lead Assistant to Director

"The Living Book" - Animated Feature Film by Erin Cosgrove

Contributions:

PreVis

Color and Clean Up

Animation Lip Syncing

File Compositing and Set Up

http://www.erincosgrove.studio/cv-bio/

2018 - 2019 - Animation, Color/ Clean Up

"Nothing To Say" - Animated Short Film by Aubry Mintz/ Mintz Productions voiced by Danny Aiello

Contributions: 

Color and Clean Up

File Compositing and Set Up

Animation

https://membership.creativetalentnetwork.com/aubry-mintz

2015 - 2018 - Animation, Color, Character Expressions

"The Raft, The Snake, and the Cosmos"- Animated Short by Erin Cosgrove - Featured at the China Onscreen Biennial 2018 

Contributions:

Color and Clean Up

Character Expressions/ Art

Lip Syncing Animation

2006 - 2014 - Director, Choreographer and Performer

Suspended Reality - Circus Arts, Aerial Acrobatics and Theatrical Performance Troupe

Contributions:

Director

Script Writing

Story Art/ Development

Environment Design

Concept art 

Costume and Character Design 

Skills/ Programs

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Premiere

Adobe Flash

Adobe Illustrator

Toon Boom Harmony

Storyboard Pro Harmony

TV Paint

Dragonframe

Digicel Flipbook

Maya