Another featured artist has two animations in the 3DCAMP art show. Her animation joins the real of many other incredible pieces of artwork using 3D technology. Asking Lynsey for her bio this is what she sent.
“How I work:
Most of my projects are 75% research! It is important to know what you need to depict correctly and then applying it to great storytelling. I start with hand drawing storyboards. Once I feel I have solved the problem with my visual storytelling, I create and build models in Cinema4D or if really feeling particular I will build in Zbrush. Then taking all the footage from C4D and bringing it into Adobe AfterEffects to composite it together with narration. I tend to render out of C4D with the Alpha channel so I can use and manipulate it to my liking in AfterEffects. Narration has to be chopped up so I can edit and reposition that as well.
Bio: Full time Medical Illustrator and Mobile Web Application Developer at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia…Lynsey (Steinberg) Ekema is a graduate of the Medical Illustration Graduate Program at the Medical College of Georgia [MCG]. Before MCG, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Through her education in undergrad Equine anatomy, Lynsey met fellow medical illustrators Deborah Haines and Jon Foerster and realized her passion for science and art. In May 2012, Lynsey received her Masters of Science in Medical Illustration from GHSU, where she served as class president. In the two years of training in the graduate program, Lynsey was able to experience surgery in the operating room and work directly with doctors and surgeons while gaining experience creating sophisticated work in the healthcare industry. As a professional medical illustrator and freelance artist her passion is to create visually engaging and accurate work for the entirety of the healthcare industry with a specialty in the veterinary sciences. Many of the works she has developed include: 3D animation, iBook development, iPad game development, website design, and Pharmaceutical Illustration. Lynsey has worked in conjunction with NovoBioPharma in producing posters for the ‘Workshop on HIV Cure and Eradication’ as well as developing educational power points for Doctors on ‘Hepatitis C, the Lifecycle and Resistance’ as well as producing poster illustrations for VAC 3S, a hopeful future cure for HIV. In her spare time she dedicates herself to Eventing with Jodi Hemry Eventing and her horse Loper in Aiken, SC and lives nearby with her husband, Andrew, and two rescue dogs Winter and Voodoo.
What is Medical Illustration?
The most common question I receive about my career choice of medical illustration is, what is medical illustration? Breaking down the formula for the title of a medical illustrator is similar to revealing the illusion behind a magic trick. Magic tricks, like medical illustration are a juxtaposition of two worlds, which shouldn’t fit but do. Medical illustration is the perfect balance of the visual formula for science and art.
In the medical system, from the moment future doctors enter med school, they are learning from images we have created. Because medical illustrators have had had the same science foundation that the medical students have had. From the very basic to the extreme complexities of medicine, medical illustrators illustrate anatomy in its myriad states, from normal to the diseased, to help educate people everywhere. Medical illustrators are the storytellers in the health industry. It is our job to make sure our audience clearly understands what is involved when you are finished looking at an image, looking at a sculpture, watching a video, or pulling a kidney out of a hat, kidding. We need to know how to tell a story for every single person’s needs no matter the education level.
In order to convince the audience the magic is real the magician has to create a visual story they can captivate the audience with. The professional medical illustrator is an individual whose master degree qualifies them to tell a visual story without words. We are trained to understand the systems and organization of the human body in ways only an artist can imagine. A magician sees his reality differently, knowing the secrets behind the story.
When you hire a magician for a show, you hire them based in their ability to create a convincing illusion that captivates the audience. The value of having a trained medical illustrator from one of the accredited programs is very similar to a skilled magician. Viewing a surgery from the surgeon’s perspective, feeling the living breathing tissue from an animal on the operating table, and taking med school classes among the future doctors are all achievements I can rightfully claim as developments in making the perfect magic act. There are about 1000 medical illustrators in the continental United States, and only four accredited graduate programs who train them. We are the few magicians able to mix science and art together, and it truly is magic.”
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