game zombie tv

November 9, 2009

Personal Information

 Wisconsin Grad Student ’13
Indiana Alum
Texas Alum
Wisc Whitewater Faculty
Interests:
New Media Production, Web Marketing, Game Media, Project Management, Writing & Producing for Web Video

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE:
Designing cutting edge, hands-on new media education projects–like GameZombie–that compete and succeed on the web

Favorite Music:
Film Scores, Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer, Clint Mansell; Rap, The Roots, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent; Alternative Rock, Linkin Park, Godsmack, Korn; Techno, Dj Shadow, Tosca, John Digweed, The Crystal Method, Daft Punk, Paul Oakenfold
Favorite TV Shows:
HBO, Rome, True Blood, Entourage, The Wire, Deadwood, Dexter, The Tudors, The Office, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, History Channel, Battles BC, PBS, Empires, Planet Earth, G4, Attack Of The Show, Gametrailers TV
Favorite Movies:
Video Games, Tactical Shooters, Survival Horror, Stealth Action, Resident Evil, Rainbow Six Vegas, Hitman, Kane & Lynch, Call of Juarez, Gears of War, Call of Duty 4, Army of Two, Mortal Kombat, Ninja Gaiden, Assassin’s Creed, Dead Rising, Stranglehold; Movies, Raging Bull, Unbreakable, Gladiator, Bourne Ultimatum, Man On Fire
Favorite Books:
33 Strategies War, The Godfather, Shogun, The Odyssey, The Art Of War, The Long Tail, Art of the Start, Made To Stick, The Tipping Point
About Me:
Creative Director & Executive Producer of the two-time Webby Honoree Award winning original series, GameZombie TV

Faculty – Media Arts & Game Development Lab
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

PhD Student – Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Communications & Technology
University of Wisconsin at Madison

About GameZombie
In two years time, GZ has produced over 250 hi-quality, original game videos for global webcast. Official YouTube Partner status, various distribution contracts, and a rapidly expanding fan base have pushed GameZombie into the elite of game media. After winning a 2008 Webby Honoree Award, GZ is one of the few companies to repeat the feat in 2009.

Coming soon: Season 2 of GZ’s smash hit, ButtonMashers, and a brand new video game show called Ultimate Challenge that’s sure to be hit with video game fans around the world!

Web Awards & Distinctions
*2009 Webby Honoree Award
*2008 Webby Honoree Award
*10 featured videos on YouTube’s Gaming Channel
*2 full months on the front page of Bebo
*25 front page video stars by DailyMotion
*20 featured videos on GameTrailers
*3 full months on the front page of Revver
*10 front page editor’s picks on Crackle
*over 50 additional featured GZ vids
*over 7 million global video views

Bio
I grew up in New England, Southern California, and Europe, went to high school in Chicago, and received highest honors degrees in History and Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, I traveled throughout Central and South America, a journey that resulted in the novels, Fury & Redemption and Bad Blood Born. In the fall of 2006, I entered the Telecommunications Program at Indiana University at Bloomington. My thesis project was the two-time Webby Honoree Award winning original series, GameZombie TV.

This Fall 2009, I’m joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, helping develop UWW’s Media Arts & Game Development Lab. Simultaneously, I’m pursuing a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Communications & Technology, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. My professional objective is to design cutting edge, hands-on new media education projects–like GameZombie–that compete and succeed on the web.

Key GZ Milestones
•7,000,000 Global Views – June 2009
•2nd Webby Honoree Award – April 2009
•200 Completed Original Game Videos – Dec 2008
•ButtonMashers Launched – Dec 2008
•Promoted Bebo Channel – June 2008
•YouTube Partner – June 2008
•1,000,000 views – April 2008
•Webby Honoree Award – April 2008
•First published video – March 2007

GameZombie – Video Selections:
•ButtonMashers Ep 4 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWwsjN9lnjo (82k views)
•Cliff Bleszinski – Gears of War 2 World Exclusive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c81U7DO5zqk (the top video on the web for one of the industry’s brightest stars)
•GameZombie’s 2009 Webby Award reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAyWGadTHyg

Education and Work

 

Grad Schools:
College:
 
 
Employer:
Media Arts & Game Development Lab
Position:
Faculty
Time Period:
July 2009 – Present
Location:
Whitewater, WI
Description:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
 
 
Employer:
GameZombie.tv
Position:
Creative Director & Executive Producer
Time Period:
August 2006 – Present
 
 
Employer:
Ivy Tech
Time Period:
January 2009 – August 2009
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Description:
Taught Game Development, Web Development, and Web Graphics
 
 
Employer:
Indiana University
Time Period:
August 2006 – May 2009
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Description:
Developed and taught the popular curriculum, ‘Web Video & the Game Industry – GameZombie’ to over 150 talented students. Oversaw advanced multimedia production in state of the art computer labs plus 3 years experience teaching and producing in a $1mill HDTV studio
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