VFX / Media Design / Motion Graphics / Compositing / Teaching
Chris Dreger is available for work in Video Production, Compositing, VFX, Motion Graphics, 2D and 3D After Effects Animation, beer and portrait Painting commissions, Stop Motion Animation, and in Education.
Chris holds a MFA in Painting from Boston University, and a BS in Interactive Media Design from The Art Institute of Portland.
Chris Dreger has, for the last 16 years worked in several commercial art branches, and his work has included: compositing and special effects for films, TV shows and commercial spots, illustration and design for print and web, technical presentations and animations for software and hardware products, educational multimedia applications for web and displays, and award-winning web advertisements.
He has taught commercial and fine art classes at The Art Institute of Portland, Portland Community College, and Clackamas Community College, including Advanced Compositing and Effects, Stop Motion Animation, Drawing and Painting, Figure construction, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Motion Graphics, and 2D animation.
Below are examples of student still work from classes I have taught. Student Reels are found via my Reels page.
His class, class lectures, assignments and expectations were very clear and well planned. I took graphic art classes prior to taking his digital photography class and benefited greatly by having done so. It took what I knew to a whole new level. He's easily one of my favorite professors.
I learned a lot in his beginner painting class and was by far the best art professor I have had in college. He is very good at helping you through a painting and giving constructive criticism.
He has an abundance of knowledge and gives really helpful criticism along with ways to always improve your work. I can see how this might be disheartening to beginning art students, but for anybody looking to improve their art and learn valuable information, this class is a must!
Chris is good. Can be a frustrating class for those who aren't very good in the art world, but manageable. Respect him and he will respect you. He knows his stuff! Ask questions if you don't understand! Learned a lot!
One of the coolest art teacher ever! He was willing to help me after class when I couldn't get something right. His lectures are quick and fun. Funny guy as well! Just be passionate about your artwork and you'll do great in his class. Participation is a must!"
Please find my below links to social media, my Clackamas Community College Stop Motion website and Twitter feed as well as my Beer Paintings gallery website and beer painting Twitter feed. You can also find me on Linked In.
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I strive to push the color relationships into a dynamic balance and resonance