Abram Hodgens. Animation and Motion Design
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Abram Hodgens is an accomplished American designer and animator with a unique blend of creative and technical expertise.
Abram has engaged in many roles and projects that encompass a myriad of skills and disciplines. He started his career in motion graphic design and 3D animation, with a focus on the entertainment and advertising industry. In 2006, he was asked by Daktronics to move to Shanghai to be the creative director and setup the Daktronics Shanghai animation studio. Because of such opportunity, Abram was able to step-up to the plate and take creative lead on many high-profile campaigns that included the Wynn Resort Macau's animation design and was the sole designer of the 20 minutes of initial branding animations for the Grand Lisboa LED dome in Macau, SAR. Within Shanghai he worked with Coke to develop LED façade for the popular Nanjing road and the launch animation for the prolific HongYi entertainment complex.
Abram left Daktronics to pursue other aspects of his creative energies, including video and photography projects. His nonverbal film “Silk Road Timelapse” was recognized as one of the top videos of 2010 by Shanghaiist and was screened during the wildly successful Shanghai Photography Night.
In 2011, Abram was scouted by the CG supervisor at 37 Entertainment and was brought on as a lead animator to help spearhead the international animation projects that needed to be of utmost quality, including work for Riot games and Ubisoft. At the same time, he was to train up new young artists to be ready for projects.
Abram has recently engaged in a large scale gigapixel photography project that spanned 4 continents. He worked directly with Shanghai based photographer and creative entrepreneur Tim Franco to bring an interactive HD experience to the customers of Singtel in Singapore.
Abram has been responsible for the dynamic animated designs of many high-profile brands around the globe. Abram's computer animation can be seen at the beginning of NBA, NFL, NHL and other professional and college sports broadcasts in the United States as well as the huge "jumbotron" LED video screens seen in major commercial areas such as Time Square in New York City.
Abram now resides in Miami.