Mark Chavez

Mark Chavez

Giant Monster Pte Ltd
3d Animator, Animator, Art Director, Content Creator, Creative Executive, Director, Director of Development, Filmmaker, Producer, Storyboard Artist, Transmedia Producer, Visual Effects Artist and Visual Effects Supervisor

Singapore, Singapore

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About Mark

Mark Chavez is a member of the ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation / International Animated Film Association), a former chair of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 conference’s Art Gallery in Hong Kong and SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Educators Program. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of California Los Angeles’s Animation Workshop. He received his BFA from Arizona State University.

In 2008 he was granted major funding from the National Research Foundation / Media Development Authority of Singapore to establish research in the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University. The capstone of that work, an innovative short film [Vengeance + Vengeance] screened at more than 20 international film festivals and competitions and received 12 awards.

Chavez has worked on more than 10 award winning, major feature films and has many innovative interactive titles to his credit, at animation studios such as LaserMedia Los Angeles, Philips Interactive Media, Tokyo Broadcasting System Japan, Acclaim Entertainment New York and feature film work at DreamWorks Feature Animation in Glendale and Rhythm and Hues Studios Los Angeles, California.

Recently as a Primary Investigator on the Multi-plAtform Game Innovation Centre (MAGIC) situated at Nanyang Technological University, a top research university in Singapore, he led a leading a crew of researchers on a Transmedia project titled “Game Design for Entertainment: a content development think tank”. This research bridged story and media narrative into a single experience.

Mark is currently the CEO and founder of Giant Monster Private Limited an "indie " game design and production company and co-CEO and co-founder at XueBuddy Private Limited dedicated to the development of teacher avatar based educational technology for language learning.

Credits

  • The Adventures of Barty and the Pirate

    The Adventures of Barty and the Pirate (2014)
    Film (short) by Mark Chavez (Animation and Comedy) Producer, Animation department, Director, Actor, Writer Barty and the Pirate are marooned on a desert island. The Pirate, AKA Billy the Pirate, is a cantankerous fellow who wants constant attention. Barty, an easy going lad comes to know the Pirate through an admiration of the pirate lifestyle.

  • [Vengeance+Vengeance]

    [Vengeance+Vengeance] (2012)
    Film (short) by Mark Chavez (Animation, Action, Horror and Sci-Fi) Producer, Director, Actor, Writer, Production manager, Sound department In a world where scientific achievement has merged the boundaries between man and weapon, one woman stands apart. The Resnick Corporation through advanced genomic research stands poised to control weapon development with an advanced soldier prototype. The only problem, the prototype has gone wrong. Written by Anonymous

  • Le phénomène atmosphérique

    Le phénomène atmosphérique (2011)
    Film (short) by Ina Conradi (Animation, Fantasy and Music) Producer

  • Emotion Study

    Emotion Study (2010)
    Film (short) by Mark Chavez (Animation and Musical) Producer, Director Emotion Study is a film exploring possibility of creating new immersive pictorial spaces. Rooted in the years I worked as a painter and a sculptor in studio and with tangible materials these animated experiments were driven by limitations of the two- dimensional painted canvas. Written by Anonymous

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
    Film by Andrew Adamson (Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects Four children from the same family have to leave their town because WW1 is happening. A women and a professor take the children to their house. While playing a game of hide and seek the youngest member of the family 'Lucy' finds a wardrobe to hide in. She travels back and back into the wardrobe and finds a place named Narnia. After going in twice the four children go in together for the last time. They battle wolves, meet talking animals, encounter a evil white witch and meet a magnificent lion named 'Alsan'. Will this be the end of their journey to narnia or will they stay? Written by John ewart

  • Flight of the Phoenix

    Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
    Film by John Moore (Action, Adventure, Drama and Thriller) Visual effects A group of air crash survivors are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no chance of rescue. Facing a brutal environment, dwindling resources, and an attack by desert smugglers, they realize their only hope is doing the impossible... building a new plane from the wreckage of the old one. Written by austin4577@aol.com

  • Garfield

    Garfield (2004)
    Film by Peter Hewitt (Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition. One night Odie runs away and gets dog-napped after Garfield locks him outside. Garfield, in an out of character move, goes to search for and rescue Odie with the help of a variety of animal friends along the way. Written by Mouse1177

  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
    Film by Raja Gosnell (Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy and 2 More) Visual effects When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains: Black Knight Ghost, Pterodactyl Ghost and Tar Monster. Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist Jonathan Jacobo has returned and is trying to recreate their deadliest foes? Velma has a crush on the hunk / museum curator Patrick Wisely but why is he acting so suspicious? The Mystery Gang is hard pressed to succeed this time, since pesky TV reporter Heather Jasper-Howe insists they are buffoons. Written by Mattias Thuresson

  • Around the World in 80 Days

    Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
    Film by Frank Coraci (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Visual effects Set in 1872, the story focuses on Passepartout, a Chinese thief who steals a valuable jade Buddha and then seeks refuge in the traveling companionship of an eccentric London inventor and adventurer, Phileas Fogg, who has taken on a bet with members of his gentlemen's club that he can make it around the world in a mere 80 days, using a variety of means of transportation, like boats, trains, balloons, elephants, etc. Along the way, Passepartout uses his amazing martial arts abilities to defend Fogg from the many dangers they face.. One major threat to their adventure is a detective that's following them. Why? Just as Fogg and Passeportout left London, a major bank was robbed, with Fogg suspected of using the "around the world" trip as an excuse to escape.. Their path from London and back includes stops in Paris, Turkey, India, China and USA... Written by austin4577@aol.com

  • Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

    Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)
    Film by Bo Welch (Adventure, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects Conrad and Sally Walden (Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning) are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat ('Mike Myers') walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand, and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back. Written by Anonymous

  • Elf

    Elf (2003)
    Film by Jon Favreau (Comedy, Family, Fantasy and Romance) Visual effects Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

  • The Rundown

    The Rundown (2003)
    Film by Peter Berg (Action, Adventure, Comedy and Thriller) Visual effects The Rock as a bounty hunter who attempts to square a debt by heading to the Amazon jungle to capture someone. The bounty hunter discovers that his quarry isn't the bad guy he'd been warned about, and the two team up in pursuit of riches stored in a mine in the Amazon. Written by Me

  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

    Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
    Film by Tim Johnson (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama and 3 More) Visual effects A Persian sailor named Sinbad is on a quest to find the magical legendary Book of Peace, a mysterious artifact that Eris, the Greek wicked goddess of chaos, has ultimately framed him for stealing! If he fails on this quest, his childhood friend Prince Proteus of Syracuse will take Sindbad's death penalty, while Eris gains a desired foothold of power in the world of mortals. Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)

  • X2

    X2 (2003)
    Film by Bryan Singer (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Several months have passed since The X-Men defeated Magneto and imprisoned him in a seemingly impregnable plastic chamber. One day, a mutant by the name of Nightcrawler infiltrates the White House and attempts to assassinate the president, setting off a chain reaction of anti-mutant measures by the government. Meanwhile, Logan is trying to discover his past. As scientist named William Stryker discovers Professor X's secret school and Cerebro, Magneto's partner, Mystique, is planning to break her leader out of prison. But when Professor X's school is attacked by Stryker's forces, Logan, Rogue, Iceman and a few are lucky to escape. Those who remain meet in Boston, where they form an uneasy alliance with Magneto to stop Stryker and rescue Professor X. Written by John Wiggins

  • Daredevil

    Daredevil (2003)
    Film by Mark Steven Johnson (Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects Fate deals young orphan Matt Murdock a strange hand when he is doused with hazardous waste. The accident leaves Matt blind but also gives him a heightened "radar sense" that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Years later Murdock has grown into a man and becomes a respected criminal attorney. But after he's done his "day job" Matt takes on a secret identity as "The Man Without Fear," Daredevil, the masked avenger that patrols the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen and New York City to combat the injustice that he cannot tackle in the courtroom. Written by Anonymous

  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
    Film by Lorna Cook (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 2 More) Visual effects The mustang stallion Spirit grows up to proudly succeed his father as leader of the Cimarron herd in the unspoiled Wild West. When 'civilization' reaches Dakota territory, naive curiosity gets him caught by cowboys and sold to the US Cavalry. Its method of training by breaking a horse fails utterly on him. Just when the colonel intends to shoot Spirit, the equally indomitable captured young Lakota brave, Little Creek, escapes on his back. He also tricks him to a coral with his beloved mare, but shows respect and wins some trust. As the railroad arrives, the Indian village is wrecked and Spirit gets captured for use as a draft-horse. When the stallion realizes this project threatens his whole world, he escapes and unleashes the fury of a force of nature, ultimately teaming up with Little Creek. Written by KGF Vissers

  • The Road to El Dorado

    The Road to El Dorado (2000)
    Film by Don Paul (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Visual effects The story is about two swindlers who get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado while pulling off some sort of scam. Their plan goes bad and the rogues end up lost at sea after a number of misfortunes. Oddly enough, they end up on the shores of El Dorado and are worshiped by the natives for their foreign appearance. Written by Paolo Costabel <paolo@bluesky-vifx.com>

  • The Prince of Egypt

    The Prince of Egypt (1998)
    Film by Steve Hickner (Animation, Adventure, Biography, Drama and 2 More) Visual effects, Animation department This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

  • Alien Trilogy

    Alien Trilogy (1996)
    Video Game (Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art director The alien trilogy is based off from the first 3 alien movies

  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest

    FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
    Film by Bill Kroyer (Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy and 1 More) Animation department The fairies live in a peaceful place in the forest called Fern Gully which has been protected for many years by Magi, a wise fairy with strong powers. Her grand-daughter Crysta is a charming, beautiful fairy that is very intrigued about the world outside of Fern Gully. She along with the other fairies in the forest do not believe humans exist and are only in stories, until a crazy bat by the name of Batty, comes and tells them all these crazy stories about how he was captured by humans and experimented on. At first no one believes him except Crysta and she is determined to find out if humans are real. She goes to a place called Mount Warning, where the evil shadow of destruction Hexxus is known to be trapped, and finds a human named Zak. When he is almost crushed by a tree Crysta accidently shrinks him to fairy-size and he falls on a tree that is about to be devoured by "The Leveller". "The Leveller" is a wood cutting machine that has been cutting down every tree the humans have been ... Written by Danisha Williams

  • Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night

    Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987)
    Film by Hal Sutherland (Animation, Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Animation department Pinocchio has been a real boy for a year. So his creator, Geppetto makes him a cake to celebrate. After a visit from the Pinocchio's Fairy Godmother (who had turned Pinocchio into a real boy), Geppetto realizes that he must deliver a precious Jewel box to the Mayor. Pinocchio persuades Geppetto to allow to take the box and makes his way to the Mayor's house. Pinocchio also takes with him his hand-make glow worm, which magically becomes real when Pincoccho gets distracted by a Carnival that has come to town. Pinocchio names his glow worm Willikers and decides to take a peek at the Carnival, despite Geppetto telling him not to go anywhere near it. Nearby, Scalawag and his colleague Igor advertise a three-shell game which cheats people out of their money, leading to Scalawag's and Igor's escape by using a cannon to get away from the angry mob. Scalawag meets Pinocchio and trades the Jewel box a ruby, which turns out to be a fake when Pinocchio gets home, which angers Geppetto. Pinocchio ... Written by The Waltzing Walkman

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