The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts will begin its Spring 2023 Visiting Artists’ Program with Kris Rivel

Kris Rivel is the Creative Director of Motion and Animation at Aliceblue, a digital production and design studio based out of Richmond Virginia. He graduated from Rutgers University–Camden in 2000 with a BA with an emphasis in computer animation. Kris has worked for over twenty years in the fast-paced and time-sensitive commercial and advertising industry producing animation and video projects for television, web, social media, trade shows, direct marketing, and education. Some of his award-winning projects include work for brands such as Pepsi, GE, Frito-Lay, Tylenol, Sherwin Williams, and numerous agencies, pharmaceutical companies, directors, and photographers. 
Outside of his creative direction duties, Kris is considered a 3D/CG Generalist, or someone with a wide range of skills within the visual effects and postproduction industry. These skills include many aspects of 3D/CG such as modeling, texturing, animation, simulation, lighting, and rendering. He is also experienced in post-production processes such as compositing, editing, and color correction. Often, he can be found on-set during complex video shoots coordinating with the director and crew on complicated VFX projects. 

The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 23, from 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, Room 110. This event is free and open to the public.