David Baker

Program Coordinator: FSU Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Community College - Applied Technology Center

Professional activities and areas of interest

David Baker is a media producer, animator and educator. His extensive background in these fields has led him to produce projects ranging from television commercials, video documentaries, instructional videos and children’s CD-ROM games. Working in a variety of styles designed to both entertain and help people learn, his enthusiasm for art and animation create unique and unforgettable productions.
He holds a BA in Art from Hope College and an MSCTE from Ferris State University. He is winner of over 20 Addy awards, Silver Medals at the New York Film Festivals for the Herman Miller Short films ‘Who Knew’ and ‘Don’t Look Now’, a 1995 Codie for animation in LampChop Loves Music and the 1980 Cine Golden Eagle for the short energy conservation film ‘Pigopolis’.

Presentations

  • Lecture
    baker, d. b. (Author), Traverse City Film Festival, “Animation: Past, Present and Future,” Ferris State University, Traverse City MI, (August 4, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    baker, d. b. (Moderator), Howard, B. (Discussant), Chamberlain, P. (Discussant), Nguyen, L. (Discussant), Burke, T. (Discussant), Traverse City Film Festival, “Creating an Award-Winning College 3D Platforming Game Panel Discussion,” Ferris State University, Traverse City MI, (August 3, 2018).

Education:

MS, Masters of Science in Career and Technical Education, Ferris State University, Education

BA, Hope College, Art, Psychology, Religion

Programs:

Digital Media Software Engineering, School Of Digital Media, Television and Digital Media Production, Digital Animation and Game Design