AIR Time featuring ATEC Professor Todd Fechter

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

airtimelogolines3_categoryAIR Time interview: 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. followed by a screening of the Matrix at 7:45 p.m.

Location:
Alamo Drafthouse

100 S. Central Expressway

Richardson, TX 75080

Admission Info:   Admission is FREE, but when reserving a seat online you must purchase a $5 food voucher which can be used at the event. Walk-ins are welcomed, but a reservation guarantees a seat.  Tickets are available at http://drafthouse.com/movies/air-time-the-matrix/dfw

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Todd Fechter ‘s professional background is in the field of 3D computer animation. He has experience working on both television and film productions, which he gained while employed at DNA Production, Inc from September 2002 through June of 2006. There he held the position of Head of Environment Modeling, where he led a team of eight modelers in the planning and creation of all environments and props.

After leaving DNA Productions he worked as a freelance 3D artist providing both modeling and texturing services for various companies including Jeep, Ember Studios, Reel FX Entertainment and NASA.

In October 2006 Fechter accepted a position at Element X Creative as Head of Modeling. There he worked on various projects ranging from promotions to a direct to DVD animated series.

Fechter is currently the Interim Dean of the school of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication and an Assistant Professor of 3D Computer Animation at UT Dallas. During this time he has been able to integrate his production experience and expertise into his teachings with the goal of better preparing students to reach their professional aspirations. This includes the creation of the first online Arts and Technology computer animation digital class material archive where students have unlimited access to course materials and examples that allow for off campus learning and review.

Fechter will present the work of his students as he shares two short films — “Snatch” and “Terminal B” — during this AIR Time interview.

AIR Time is a program of AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema/DFW. This program is funded in part by the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.

Hang around after the interview fora screening of The Matrix at 7:45 p.m. This 1999 film features a stellar cast including Keanu Reeves , Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss.