F I O N A   P E N N


I am an artist currently living in Richmond, VA.
I am working towards a BFA in Kinetic Imaging and a minor in Anthropology from VCUarts.
I explore themes of self identification and family, often through the lens of anthropology and linguistics.
I work at the intersection of 3d animation, appropriated video, and node-based programming.
I also have an interest in music and the way it can be tied to community building.

I also love to code in many forms (including this website!).

Email me: pennfe@vcu.edu



VCUarts BFA Kinetic Imaging (Animation, Video, and Sound)

Expected graduation date: May 2019
-Dean’s List (GPA: 3.6)
-Nominated for the Dean’s Award for the Kinetic Imaging Department

Korean National University of the Arts (Seoul, South Korea)

Study Abroad Semester: Spring 2018
-Multimedia Department


Multimedia Editor, Ink Magazine

Fall 2018-Present
-Oversee all video production, from ideas to production and editing
-Create motion graphics for all videos that are consistent with the Ink brand -Source equipment for videos (cameras, mics, tripods, etc.)
-Manage content on the website (format posts and optimize loading time)

Workshop Aide/Audio Studio Guide, The Innovative Media Lab

Fall 2017-Present
-Lead audio studio orientations (information on recording and mixing)
-Assist on student projects
-Rent out equipment to patrons and keep track of returns

Director, "LP One: The Making of Heck No, Nancy"

Spring 2016
-Edited short documentary about the recording of The Obsessives' first album to promote their release
-Organized 15+ hours of footage taken by the band's manager
-Recorded multiple live shows for additional footage
-Created the title graphics in Adobe Illustrator


Art/Design Knowledge:

-Post production video editing -3D animation -2D animation:
    -Frame by frame (hand drawn and digital)
    -After Effects
    -Under the camera (stop motion, cut out, sand, clay)
-Sound mixing
-Sound effects for gaming
-Creating sound landscapes
-Field recording -Analog synthesizers (including module synths)
-Basic lighting and setting up for video production
-Basic HTML and CSS (some exposure to Java)
-Photography (both film and digital)

Computer Platforms:

-Adobe Creative Suite -After Effects
-Autodesk Maya
-Max 7
-Ableton Live 9
-Microsoft Office

Workplace Skills:

-Very comfortable on computer, learning new programs/workflows
-Adapts to new environments, eager to learn
-Professional and academic writing
-Collaborative, creative problem solving
-Customer service experience (barista and server)
-Social media (including Tumblr, WordPress, Weebly)