Painting / 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.
For the last 16 years I have worked in several commercial art branches. My work has included: compositing and VFX (visual effects) for films, TV shows and commercial spots, illustration and design for branding, print and web, technical presentations and animations for software and hardware products, educational multimedia applications for web and displays, and award-winning web advertisements.
I hold an MFA in Painting from Boston University, and a BS in Interactive Media Design from The Art Institute of Portland.
I have 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, 2D animation, and more.
I started painting in oils at age 11, and received my Masters of Fine Art in Painting from Boston University. I've lived, worked, painted and exhibited in New York, Boston, New Mexico and Portland Oregon. I have focused on portraiture throughout my career, painting lamps and other light sources, and I have explored natural and fortified color which has endless possibilities in itself. In recent years I've been fascinated by the colors and textures of Northwest & American microbrews, and the space, light, and composition possibilities within and around a glass or bottle.
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.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
I strive to push the color relationships into a dynamic balance and resonance