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Scott John Easley

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Senior Lecturer of Computer Science

Education

  • 2016, Master's Degree, Screenwriting in Television and Movies, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor's Degree, English, University of California - Santa Barbara



Biography


Scott Easley is the Senior Lecturer for the CS Games program in the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC. He has won two Emmys, a Telly and an Annie for his computer animation work and writing. He is a fellow of ATAS (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) and sits on a judging panel for the Emmys. In school he studied art and painting in Europe at Imperial College in London, the Centro Linguistico Dante Alighieril in Florence, and the Centre International de Séjour in Paris. He then earned his master's in screenwriting for television and cinema from USC.

Scott's career spans over 20 years in the video game business and is credited in over 15 AAA games: He was the Animation Production Manager at Heavy Iron studios, the Senior Animator for Electronic Arts Medal of Honor franchise, Lead Animator for Sony Imagesoft, and one of the first 8 people to form the company Oddworld Inhabitants. He has spoken several times at GDC (Game Developers Conference) as well as the Imagina CG Conference in both Monaco and London, the 3D Festival in Copenhagen, and was the keynote speaker for the 'Game On' Conference in Paris.

Scott also won a gold medal from sparring at the Plum Blossom Festival Kung-Fu Tournament, and he has climbed Mount Fuji.

Research Summary


Visual Simulation, interactive media, edutainment and aiding disabilities with video games. The main focus of my work is how visual media prepares, instructs, changes or fulfills our need for social interaction and entertainment. A primary need for this is an efficient system for delivering a constant array of new models, textures, and data into a large pipeline that is malleable throughout several production cycles.

Awards


  • 2007 ASIFA-Hollywood Annie
  • 2002 Dreamcatcher Film Festival Winner, Best Drama
  • 2001 Thunderbird In’tl Film Festival Winner, Best Short
  • 1994 The Telly Awards Telly
  • 1993 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy
  • 1993 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy
Appointments
  • Computer Science

Office
  • EGG 207
  • EGG Company II
  • 746 West Adams, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 781

Contact Information
  • (213) 743-1517
  • seasley@usc.edu

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