Michael Asanuma

With a background in Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Fine Arts and an overall love of Arts and Creativity since childhood, Michael has had many wonderful experiences and opportunities in the fields of: Film, TV, Video Games, Commercial/ Medical/ Industrial Products & Children's Toys. Recent work including: -Honda 2015 Holiday "Advent Calendar" Multiple-spot T.V. Commercial campaign: Filming Miniature Design & Fabrication -McCune Masterworks "Nova Docking Station" Display Prototypes: Product Fabrictaion & Design -"Interstellar" Academy Award-winning Motion Picture: Filming Miniature Fabrication

Expertise Includes:
  • 3D Modeling, 3D Scanning & Rapid Prototyping for production process.
  • Miniature Construction/Fabrication
  • Conceptual Illustration/Design (various mediums: pencils, charcoals, inks, markers, as well as computer graphic illustration/enhancement.
  • Sculpting with various materials (ie: Castilene, Polymer Clays, Earthen Clays, Waxes, Foams)
  • Casting and Moldmaking techniques (ie: Casting Plastics, Polyester & Urethane Resins, RTV Molds/ Silicones, Fiberglass, Waxes)
  • Airbrushing/Painting Techniques
  • Various Traditional Fabrication Techniques (Plastics, Metal, Wood, Fabrics, Paper, Foamboard)
  • Operation/Maintenance of Fabrication/Prototyping related tools (ie: Mill, Lathe, Drillpress, Table Saw, Routers, etc.)
  • Plastic Vaccum-forming Techniques
  • Oxy/Acetylene Welding/Cutting
  • Corel: Painter X, Draw, Photopaint
  • Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator
  • SolidWorks 3D Modeling Software
  • Google Sketchup Pro, Layout
  • ZBrush 3D Modeling software
  • Rhinocerous 3D Modeling software
  • RhinoCAM Toolpath/CAM software
  • Modo 3D Modeling/Animation software
  • MAYA 3D Modeling/Animation software
  • Autodesk "123" Suites
  • FaceGen 3D Modeling Software

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