Art && Code 3D: Nick Fox-Gieg

Nick Fox-Gieg (@n1ckFG) is an animator, educator and creative coder based in Toronto. His short film awards include the jury prize for Best Animated Short at SXSW 2010 and runner-up Best Animation at Palm Springs 2011. His films have also screened at the Ottawa, Rotterdam, TIFF, and Zagreb film festivals, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and on CBC TV. His projections have been featured at the 2009 Governor General’s Awards and in the Broadway musical Squonk; he’s performed his live sound and video works at the Paradiso in Amsterdam and the REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles.

Fox-Gieg received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2004, and his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. He has received Bravo!FACT and Canada Council commissions, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Media Arts Fellowships, Ontario and Toronto Arts Council Media Artist grants, and a Fulbright fellowship to the Netherlands.

As a new-media arts educator, Nick has developed a wide-ranging set of helpful tutorials for beginners. Most recently he has turned this focus to the creation of Kinect-based motion capture tools for Flash and AfterEffects animators.