Rodrigo Gomez

Assistant Professor

Rodrigo Gomez
(615) 904-8071
Room 117A, Ezell Hall (EZEL)
MTSU Box 58, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Monday 12:45 to 2:45 pm

Wednesday 12:45 to 2:45 pm

Friday 12:45 to 2:45 pm

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Departments/Programs

Areas of Expertise

Production and Direction of Animation

Specilized in animation for children

Pre-production - Story development

Character animation

Product animated visualization

Graphic design

Biography

Professor Gómez is a Colombian native. Prior to MTSU, he worked for over 14 years for Mattel/Fisher-Price as a producer and director of animated cartoons for children, corporate videos and commercials. Rodrigo is passionate about the creative process of animation and the search for new stories to create innovative visuals. He enjoys working with students on exploring their most creative ideas while striving for the highest level of quality.

Rodrigo holds a Bachelor’s degr...

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Professor Gómez is a Colombian native. Prior to MTSU, he worked for over 14 years for Mattel/Fisher-Price as a producer and director of animated cartoons for children, corporate videos and commercials. Rodrigo is passionate about the creative process of animation and the search for new stories to create innovative visuals. He enjoys working with students on exploring their most creative ideas while striving for the highest level of quality.

Rodrigo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the National University of Colombia, and a Master’s degree in Computer Animation from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.  He has taught in multiple colleges in his native Colombia and the USA. He is married with two children, and he is also a not so serious soccer fan.

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Publications

Animated filmography:

  • Senseless - Animated short film May, 2000
  • The Prey - Animated short film. February, 2001
  • Three Stories Toward Creation - Animated short film. February, 2002.
  • Planet Heroes - Direct to DVD series. 2006 -2007
  • Heroes of Imaginext - Direct to DVD series – web series. 2008 -2010
  • Precious Places - Direct to DVD – web series. 2008
  • Little People - Direct to DVD – web episodes. 2010
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Animated filmography:

  • Senseless - Animated short film May, 2000
  • The Prey - Animated short film. February, 2001
  • Three Stories Toward Creation - Animated short film. February, 2002.
  • Planet Heroes - Direct to DVD series. 2006 -2007
  • Heroes of Imaginext - Direct to DVD series – web series. 2008 -2010
  • Precious Places - Direct to DVD – web series. 2008
  • Little People - Direct to DVD – web episodes. 2010
  • Big Foot app - animated App. 2012
  • Imaginext Ed Venture - web series. 2013
  • Imaginext Ed Venture - asset support for app and game creation. 2013
  • Imaginext Castle - animation support for augmented reality app. 2014
  • Laugh and Learn – animated web series 2012 - 2014
  • Producer of "What Autism Really Is" project - in progress.

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Awards

  • Second place at the KidScreen Summit Awards 2012 USA
    Best Pre-school show category - Imaginext Serpent ship- episode - Fisher-Price, Inc.
  • Fisher-Price Inc. Internal Eddie Award. 2006
    Planet Heroes animation
  • Silver Telly Award, 2004 - "PopOnz" animation
  • Honors Show, Rochester Institute of Technology 2002
    Best animated short – MFA Rochester - New York . USA
  • Bronze award at the Kalamazoo Animation Festival 2002
    Kalamazoo Mi...
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  • Second place at the KidScreen Summit Awards 2012 USA
    Best Pre-school show category - Imaginext Serpent ship- episode - Fisher-Price, Inc.
  • Fisher-Price Inc. Internal Eddie Award. 2006
    Planet Heroes animation
  • Silver Telly Award, 2004 - "PopOnz" animation
  • Honors Show, Rochester Institute of Technology 2002
    Best animated short – MFA Rochester - New York . USA
  • Bronze award at the Kalamazoo Animation Festival 2002
    Kalamazoo Michigan, USA. “Three Stories Toward Creation” short
  • Third place at the SMPTE and RAVA Rochester animation Competition
    Animated production: La Presa (The Prey) 2001. Rochester –New York . USA
  • Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia “COLFUTURO”
    Sponsored sholarship Awarded in Bogotá, Colombia. 1999
  • Winner of the Colombian Graphic Design Award 1994
    “Shield for the Amazon State”. Colcultura - Department of Culture of Colombia. 1994
    Award given by the President of the Republic of Colombia
  • First place public speaking contest - Humorous Speech
    Toastmasters International, District 65. 2007.

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Research/Scholarly Activity

Additionally to his animation work professor Gómez dedicates time to the exploration of new creative expressions of art and animation and combines them with digital technologies such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and 3D printing.

Creative Activity

Professor Gómez likes to paint large formats of acrilic on canvas. He also enjoys working on sculpture.