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Mike Preble
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Lives in Old Town, Maine
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Hey 3D artists, game developers, web designers, and people in the "industry"! Can you spare a little precious time out of your valuable day to talk to my class over Google+/Skype/whatever?? 

I teach 3d animation and modeling, video game design and development, graphic arts, and web design to 50+ high school juniors and seniors at United Technologies Center in Bangor, Maine. My program is the only one like it in the state and possibly New England. The students are using Cinema 4D, the Adobe Master Collection, Unity, and more to become relevant in the field they're studying in. 

UTC prides itself on providing it's students a real world, job-like atmosphere in each classroom. Part of that is giving them exposure to professionals in the industry they want to pursue a career in. So would you, a professional in the "I make/do/create original stuff on computers" industry, be willing to sit in front of a web cam and share experiences, answer a few questions, and give a great group of hard working, motivated, and talented students some real life inspiration? If it sounds like something you want to do, but you're not sure what to say I can even provide you with a list of questions that the students make up and all you have to do is answer them. 

If you're willing to take some time and talk my class about what you're passionate about.... AWESOME! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Please email me at mpreble@utc4me.org and we can get the ball rolling. It seriously won't take much time out of your day and will mean the world to my students that don't have much, if any, exposure to this sort of thing.

-Mike

.......If you're on the fence about doing this or not, just think back to when you got started really getting serious about working on computers and making original content. Think about how valuable it would have been to have someone give you some tips, tricks, and maybe even some direction on what path to take.
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I am shamelessly self promoting my student's 3D work that's up for display at our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/UndergroundCreative/featured

Please please PLEASE check it out and give constructive feedback. My 11th and 12th grade students work really hard at this stuff.
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Teaching 3D animation and modeling, video game development and design, and web development one classroom at a time.
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I've been doing "computer stuff" for almost 20 years now.  Everything I've done has led me to where I am today: teaching 3D animation and modeling, video game design and development, and web design and development to high school students at United Technologies Center in Bangor, Maine.  I love my job.  I don't love it just because I'm teaching.  I love it because I'm teaching subjects that I taught myself over the last 20 years.  It's an amazing opportunity to run a classroom and teach this stuff.  
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I get to teach 50ish high school students something I'm passionate about and something they really enjoy every day.
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