Kirt Witte

Kirt Witte

Kirt Witte

  • B.S., photography, Sam Houston State University, 1991
  • M.F.A., computer art, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2005
First year at SCAD:
2001

"I have always enjoyed teaching others, and I have always been a technically oriented artist. My love of constant learning and trying to stay on the cutting edge helps me to help my students stay up with the latest industry trends, technologies and methods."

Credentials

  • 2012 - "Gardens of Savannah" solo photography book published
  • First place in the abstract category at the International Color Awards, Masters of Color Photography, London, England, May 2006

Awards, recognition and honors

  • 2010 - "Samples of Savannah" exhibition - SCAD Annex Gallery, Memorial Hospital, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2009 - "St Patrick's Day In Savannah" photography book, Pelican Publishing, lead photographer, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2008 - "Color Imaging: Fundamentals and Applications" by Erik Reinhard, book cover image "Tybee Lighthouse Shadow," A K Peters Ltd., Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • 2006/2007 - "More of The Other Savannah" exhibition, Moon River Brewery Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2006 - Commissioned 2007 calendar - "The Other Savannah" Hilb, Rogel & Hobbs, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2006 - Masters of Photography International Charity Exhibition, Curitiba, Brazil
  • 2006 - "Day on the Island" charity fundraiser - Isle of Hope, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2006 - Commissioned interactive kiosk - "Building with Light" Telfair Museum of Art, Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2005 - Book Acknowledgement: "High Dynamic Range Imaging: Acquisition, Display, and Image-Based Lighting" by Erik Reinhard, Greg Ward, Sumanta Pattanaik and Paul Debevec

Publications and presentations

Presentations

  • 2012 - "Gardens of Savannah" solo photography book published
  • 2010 - Featured guest speaker, SCAD SIGGRAPH student chapter, "An Overview of HDRI," Savannah, Georgia
  • 2009 - ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009 course organizer and co-presenter, "HDRI for Artists," Yokohama, Japan
  • 2008 - ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 course organizer and co-presenter, "HDRI for Artists," Los Angeles, California
  • 2008 - Featured guest speaker, SCAD Digital Media Club, "Chrome Ball HDRI," Savannah, Georgia
  • 2007 - Featured guest speaker, Savannah College of Art and Design, "Spherical Panoramic Photography and HDRI for Photographers," Savannah, Georgia
  • 2007 - Featured guest speaker, Tamkang University, "Topic: High Dynamic Range Imaging," Danshui, Taiwan
  • 2007 - Featured guest speaker, Yuan Ze University, "Topic: High Dynamic Range Imaging," Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2007 - Featured guest speaker, Oneighty, "Topic: What does God have to do with Art?" Savannah, Georgia
  • 2006 - Featured guest speaker, Digital Media Club, "Topic: The History of Digital Photography," Savannah, Georgia
  • 2006 - Featured guest speaker, Asia International Education Center, "Topic: High Dynamic Range Imaging," Taipei, Taiwan

Previous Positions

Freelance 3-D artist and animator, Frisco, Texas; senior artist and designer, Liquid Pictures/VERTIS, Irving, Texas; senior 3-D artist, Paradigm Entertainment, Carrollton, Texas; 3-D animator-QTVR artist and web designer, EDS / c2o Interactive Architects, Plano, Texas; graphic artist and photocompositor, McMann & Tate Advertising, Dallas, Texas; digital imaging assistant manager, BWC Photo Imaging, Dallas, Texas

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • ANIM 250 Digital Form, Space and Lighting
  • CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications
  • ITGM 240 Modeling, Materials and Lighting
  • VSFX 210 Digital 3-D Visual Effects
  • VSFX 408 Visual Effects Studio I
  • VSFX 430 High Dynamic Range Imaging
  • VSFX 448 Visual Effects Studio II
  • VSFX 708 Modeling for Visual Effects
  • VSFX 763 3-D Environmental Rendering