Work, Life, Skillsets

Semifiction is the online portfolio of Michael Erla.

Motion Design for Film, Commercial, and Broadcast.
Available remotely for freelance opportunities.
For more information please visit my profile on LinkedIn or WorkingNotWorking
Experience:
Erla Design LLC
Freelance Senior Motion Designer 
May 2015 - Present
Design + Animation for Film, Broadcast, and Commercials
After Effects. Cinema 4D. Arnold. Octane. Redshift.

Freelance Senior Motion Designer
Trollback + Co.
May 2022 - Current
AE Animation

Freelance Senior Motion Designer
Remade
April 2022
C4D/AE Animation

Freelance Senior Motion Designer
Trollback + Co.
March 2022 - April 2022
C4D/AE Animation

Freelance Senior Motion Designer
LoyalKaspar
January 2022 - February 2022
C4D/AE Animation
Freelance Senior Motion Designer
Mr. Wonderful
December 2021
AE Animation

Freelance Senior Motion Designer
Trollback + Co.
December 2021
AE Animation
Freelance Senior Motion Designer
Mr. Wonderful
November 2021
C4D / AE - Design + Animation
Various projects
Freelance Senior Motion Designer
VMLY&R
June 2021 - October 2021
C4D + Octane / AE Animation
Freelance Senior Motion Designer
Trollback + Co.
May 2021
AE Animation
Freelance Motion Designer
NBC Sports
March 2021 - May 2021
Design / AE Animation / VFX
Freelance Senior Motion Designer
Mr. Wonderful
Dec. 2020 - March 2021
C4D / AE - Design + Animation :: 2021 Superbowl LIV
Various other projects
Freelance Senior Motion Designer
MTV Brand Creative
July 2020 - Nov. 2020
Freelance Motion Designer
BUCK Design
May 2020 - June 2020
AE / C4D Animation

Freelance Senior Motion Designer
MTV Brand Creative
July 2019 - April 2020

Freelance Motion Designer
Alkemy X
May 2019 - June 2019
AE / C4D Animation :: Maryland Lotto


Freelance Motion Designer
Mr. Wonderful
March 2019 - May 2019
Design / Animation :: 2019 CBS Upfront Presentation Screen Designs


Freelance Senior Motion Designer
Grafx Co.
Feb. 2019
C4D / X-Particles / Octane
AE Animation

Freelance Motion Designer
Rock Paper Scissors
Dec. 2018 - Jan. 2019
AE Animation
Freelance Motion Designer
Transistor Studios
Nov. 2018
AE Compositing
Freelance Motion Designer
Kettle
Nov. 2018
C4D Animation / AE Compositing*
Freelance Motion Designer
Mr. Wonderful
August 2018 - October 2018
3D / AE Compositing :: 2018 Rockettes Christmas Spectacular Countdown Clock
Freelance Senior Motion Designer
MTV Brand Creative
Nov. 2017 - August 2018
Remote Animator :: 2018 MTV VMA Promo Campaign
Lead Animator :: 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Promo Campaign
Lead Animator :: Jersey Shore Family Vacation Promo Campaign
Lead Animator :: The Challenge: Vendettas Promo Campaign
Freelance Motion Designer
Nutmeg Creative
Oct. 2017 - Nov. 2017
3D / Compositing :: 2018 Nickelodeon Halo Awards Open
Freelance 3D Artist
Modus Operandi
Oct. 2017
3D Lighting :: 2017 Microsoft Store Holiday Display
Freelance Lead Motion Designer
MTV Brand Creative
Jul. 2017 - Sep. 2017
Lead Animator :: 2017 MTV VMA Promo Campaign
Freelance Motion Designer
Nutmeg Creative
Jun. 2017
Design / Animation
Freelance Motion Designer
Mr. Wonderful
Apr. 2017 - May 2017
Animator :: 2017 CBS Upfront
Freelance Lead Motion Designer
Grafx Co.
Dec. 2016 - Apr. 2017
Lead / 3D / Compositing :: 2 Bank of America Commercials
Freelance Motion Designer
Broadway Video
Nov. 2016
Design / Animation
Freelance Motion Designer
Eyeball NYC
Sep. 2016 - Nov. 2016
Design / Animation /  3D :: 2016 Microsoft Store Holiday Display
Freelance Motion Designer
Mr. Wonderful
Sept. 2016
3D / Animation :: CBS Thursday Night Football
Freelance Lead Motion Designer
Grafx Co.
Aug. 2016
Lead 3D / Compositing / Animation :: Netflix Show Main Title
Freelance Motion Designer
MTV Brand Creative
Jul. 2016 - Aug. 2016
Animation :: MTV Classic Interstitial Stings
Freelance Motion Designer
Broadway Video
Feb. 2016 - Jul. 2016
Design / Animation / 3D :: 2016 ESPN Indycar / Indy 500
Freelance Designer
mOcean
Feb. 2016
Design Frames
Freelance Lead Motion Designer
Grafx Co.
Oct. 2015 - Jan. 2016
Lead / 3D / Compositing :: 2 Bank of America Commercials
Freelance Motion Designer
Bigstar
Jul. 2015 - Sep. 2015
Design / Animation :: AMC Badlands Promo
Design :: Epix Promo
Freelance Motion Designer
Carbon VFX
Jun. 2015 - Jul. 2016
Animation
Freelance 3D Artist
Brand New School
May 2015
Freelance Animation
MTV Promos
Aug. 2011 - Oct. 2014
Animation :: Push Artist to Watch
Staff Designer / Animator
Broadway Video
Jul. 2014 - May 2015
Staff Designer / Animator
Reveal 42, Inc.
May 2012 - Jul. 2014\
Staff Designer / Animator
Realm Inc.
Oct. 2011 - May 2012
Staff Designer / Animator
Mantra Design
Aug. 2009 - Nov. 2011
Freelance Animator
Germantown Studios
Jul. 2009
Freelance Designer
BIGSMACK
Apr. 2009
Software:
+ After Effects
+ Cinema 4D
     - Octane
     - Redshift
     - Arnold
     - X-Particles
+ Autodesk Maya
+ Photoshop
+ Illustrator
+ InDesign
Education:
+ Philadelphia University School of Design + Media - Class of 2009
Exposure:
+ 2018 Promax BDA: Promotion, Marketing, & Design Awards
  2017 MTV Video Music Awards: GOLD
  Multimedia-Seasonal/Special Event Program Campaign
+ 2018 Promax BDA: Promotion, Marketing, & Design Awards
  2017 MTV Video Music Awards: BRONZE
  Marketing Creativity-Live Event Campaign
+ 2018 Society6 :: Featured Artist :: Art Quarterly No.3.3
+ 2018 ADC 97th Annual - Bronze - :: 2018 Brand & Communication Design :: MTV VMA
+ 2017 Telly Award - Bronze :: Art Direction :: ESPN Indy Motor Sports Broadcast Package
+ 2017 Telly Award - Bronze :: Sports:: ESPN Indy Motor Sports Broadcast Package
+ 2017 Telly Award - Bronze :: Sports:: Indy Motor Speedway: How Big How Fast
+ 2014 Telly Award - Silver :: Duck Quacks Don't Echo
+ 2012 Computer Arts - Issue 207 - Showreels to Watch
+ 2009 Punta Y Raya Festival  - Visual Music
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