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Maysville Native to Discuss Bringing Big-Budget Films to Life at MCTC

Have you ever wondered how special effects in movies are created?  Maysville native Darrell (Dee) Abney works in the movie industry and will share insight on this exciting career field at a presentation open to the community at Maysville Community and Technical College.

Abney worked on the stop-motion animated movie ParaNorman as a character and prop modeler with a team of artists at Laika in Portland Oregon.  Recently he has been working as a 3d modeler for Pixomondo of Los Angeles on Star Trek into Darkness and After Earth, both opening in theaters this month.

He worked as a Senior Modeler/Texture Artist for the films Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Chronicles of Narnia 3 while working for the Moving Picture Company in London.   He also worked as a Senior Character Artist for Sony Computer Entertainment in San Diego on computer and PS3 games including MODNATION PSP, NBA 09, and High Velocity Bowling. 

Dee is a 1997 graduate of St. Patrick High School. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1999 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Industrial Design Technology.

He is the son of Darrell H. Abney Sr., Professor of Mathematics, at Maysville Community College and Kay Abney, retired English teacher from St. Patrick High School.

Join Dee at MCTC on Monday, May 20th at 6:00 PM in the Crocket Auditorium. He will discuss what a Senior Modeler/Texture Artist does in the movie industry.