Steve Belovarich

Web Dev . Maker . Video Pro

Los Angeles, CA

Dependable Front End Dev

Steve programs cutting edge HTML5 frameworks. He thinks responsive and can make your website look nice on multiple devices. Steve Belovarich is on GitHub, his CSS3 Ribbon Menu is an Editor's Pick on Codepen.io, and he was recently featured in Web Designer 199.

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Video Pro

Steve Belovarich has a background in video production. Steve can direct the creative process from the moment it enters and camera lens to when the video is displayed on a website. Steve recently began development Synth, a web-based video synthesizer recently featured on Chrome Experiments.

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Photographer

Steve has a particular passion for Photography. His kinetic photos will be exhibited at the Kinetic Light Exhibition in Los Angeles Spring 2014.

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Summary

Front End Developer and Creative Coder with extensive knowledge on web technologies, video production and interactive design. Proven ability to consistently deliver high quality work and meet deadlines. Exceptionally strong analytical and creative problem solving skills. Works successfully as member of production teams as well as on independent projects.

Professional Experience

  • Front End Development & Design for agencies, e-commerce, bands, and blogs w/ HTML5, CSS3, JS, JSP, PHP, Wordpress, OpenCart
  • Designed and Developed Prototype Interactive Device for Fitness Trainer and NFL Athlete Austin Wheatley
  • Managed production equipment facility and Apple computer labs
  • Created and Developed Interactive News Reading Game
  • Authored technical tutorials in an online community about Apple software and hardware, administered Mac OS X Server
  • Taught video production tips and techniques one-on-one to pro artists and at collegiate level
  • Directed and edited music videos, promos, and web video shorts independently and for Eminent Films and Cosmic Toast Studios
  • Cinematographer on documentary film Greenwashers
  • ENG Videographer on documentaries, live concerts, speaking events, promos, music videos, web shorts and sports competitions
  • Exhibits fine art video, photography, and interactive works

Work History

  • Front End Dev / CSS Ninja    Team One El Segundo, CA (7/12 - Current)
  • Web Developer / Designer    zodiacbaby.com, prjctsmusic.com, tanjamaria.com, cactustreevintage.com (6/98 - Current)
  • Editor    Eminent Films Santa Monica, CA (Current)
  • Motion Graphics Artist    Cosmic Toast Studios Burbank, CA (5/11- 9/11)
  • Electrician   God Bless America Hollywood, CA (5/11- 6/11)
  • Adjunct Professor   Marymount College Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (8/10-12/10)
  • Tech Coordinator   Marymount College PV Palos Verdes, CA (6/10-3/11)
  • Lead Technician   Ito Matsuura Film Festival (9/10-11/10)
  • Cinematographer   Greenwashers (9/9-5/10)
  • Adjunct Professor   Syracuse University (1/10 - 6/10)
  • Lab Manager   Syracuse University (9/07 - 6/10)
  • Graduate TA   Syracuse University (8/08 - 6/10)
  • Camera Operator   Productions East Video. USA. (7/06 - 8/07)
  • Blog Author / Creator   iUseApple.com. Online. (8/06 - 8/09)
  • Internet Video Consultant   System Seminar. Tivoli, NY / Online. (2/06 - 10/07)

Education

  • Syracuse University MFA Computer Art (2010)     3.9 Graduate GPA
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute BS Electronic Arts (2004)
  • Certified in University Teaching

Software

HTML5 / CSS3 / jQuery / PHP
C / C++ / Java
Coda 2
Codekit
Quartz Composer
Max / MSP / Jitter
Processing
Photoshop
After Effects
Encore
Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Studio
Logic

Technical Skills

Camera Operator
Photographer
Motion Graphics Artist
Video Editor
VFX Programmer
Web Designer
Creative IT
Exhibit Designer
Interactive Artist

Creative Expertise

Photography
Videography
Cinematography
Composition
Lighting
Chromakeying
Video Compression
Motion Graphics
Video Filter Programming
Procedural Computing

Dependable Front End Dev

When you agree on a timeframe for a project, Steve will do everything possible to make deadline. He codes cutting edge HTML5 animations that fallback gracefully to older versions of Internet Explorer. Steve thinks responsive and can make your website look nice on multiple devices.

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Responsive Web Design

Responsive In Nature

More and more people are viewing content on iPads with Retina Displays and mobile devices running Android. It depends on your content and audience, but you can bet that most people under 35 can trying to view your website on a mobile device or tablet. Steve builds responsive frameworks that will take multiple devices into consideration.

Connecting The Internet of Things

Steve connects physical devices to the virtual and can make interactive web experience that sources real world data. He taught Design, Engineering, and Art students at Syracuse University how to make artwork with microcontrollers. Steve makes wearable devices and interactive installations.

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Object Oriented

Steve Belovarich has been programming in object oriented languages for over a decade. Even when Flash was big, he just couldn't understand Actionscript 2 or Lingo. So he learned Javascript, C, C++, and Java mainly out of necessity.

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The Original Hybrid

Steve's background in visual effects for video comes in handy when he animates 3D objects in the HTML5 canvas. He started creative coding as a freshman at Renssealer in the year 2000, where he graduated with a B.S. Electronic Arts. Steve thinks with both sides of his brain.

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Pro Video Services

Do you need a professionally shot music video, promo or documentary? Steve is a video professional with his finger on the trigger of HD cameras since they were first introduced to the market. He also has prior experience shooting broadcast quality video. With over ten years experience with Final Cut and now FCPX, Steve is an all-in-one package when it comes to video production.

FCPX Editing

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Minimal, creative cuts that tell your story. Steve is a fast, efficient editor that knows various workflows inside and out. A long time user of legacy FCP, Steve now primarily edits with FCPX. Most of his experience comes from editing music videos, promos and web shorts. Steve is enthusiastically searching for his first feature length edit and is especially interested in editing for reality tv or documentary.

Motion Graphics & Visual FX

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Do you need a new look for your video that pops your viewer's eyeballs out of thier sockets? Steve's clean, minimal eyepopping aesthetic is fun to watch. From rigging generators for FCPX in Motion 5 to effects coding with Quartz Composer, you'll be able to create custom FX with Steve on your team. Steve codes visual effects from scratch, in addition to laying down frame accurate keyframes in Motion, After Effects & Cinema 4D.

Camera Operation

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Stable, clean shots with the rules of composition in mind. Steve has a passion for photography. He is constantly crafting fine art photographs in his spare time. Steve has experience shooting broadcast quality sports, documentary, music videos and promos. He currently shoots with a Canon 7D, but prefers shooting on prosumer and professional HD video cameras like the Canon C300, XF305 and Sony NX5U.

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Photographer

Steve has a particular passion for Photography. He has a unique style of light painting that has people talking. Steve teaches photography to others and can show you how to properly handle a camera. Steve sells his work on 500px.

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Connecting The Internet of Things

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Interactive Exhibits

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Creative Coder

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Wearable Technologies

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Consulting Services

It is so easy to fall behind in our fast paced society. It is more important than ever for corporations to stay current with technology. Steve will help your business stay current with creative technologies.

Need advice on the future of web design, curricula or OS X Server or maybe you need someone to setup a Final Cut Pro Editing Suite in your studio? Steve will be there to help you stay current with creative technology and fix problems when an expert is needed.

Steve Offers the Following Consulting Services

  • Digital Art Curricula
  • Updating Websites to HTML5
  • e-Commerce Solutions
  • SEO, Social Media Strategies and Web Marketing
  • Final Cut Pro Edit Suite Installation
  • Mac OS X Server Deployment

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Teaching Statement

Many Americans are illiterate in visual media, especially in the ability to read and write in the many electronic devices we typically use. This is why I would like to teach art while working within a multimedia workflow. Is it enough that we can surf the web, why not create a web site? Why just play games when we can make them on a mobile device? Advancements via technology make it imperative that the public learn how to write in these devices rather than just consume the content provided by a top-down entertainment industry. Through the knowledge of working within multimedia, everyone can become literate in the screen based devices we navigate daily. It is my duty as a teacher and artist to inform the public through an education in making art with electronic media.

Learning how to create with computers can be intimidating for some, so that is why my classroom is a welcoming and fun environment where students gather to learn the theory and practice of electronic art. The room has seating for everyone around a table, a sort of conference. We may discuss a reading about art theory, participate in a workshop on a technical topic, watch video art and share our observations, or critique each others artwork. Hands-on activities are essential to the learning process of most artists. I allow ample time for students to work on the skills associated with projects inside of class, so the trial and error of learning new materials can be accomplished alongside a facilitator who has experienced the process beforehand.

The students in my class feel included, not limited or dismissed. No one has a right or wrong answer in the arts, it is largely a subjective field. Sure, there are certain established methodologies I present to the students, but everyone is encouraged to break the mold and experiment. Students should speak up. I make participation a larger portion of the grade than most professors.

I may research a given topic for years, but I still want my students to feel like they can add to the discussion. I appreciate when students surprise me with new ideas, a different angle than I may have thought of something. My classroom is reciprocal in nature, I teach the students different concepts, and they in turn give me new ways to look at my own research. I ask questions to get the conversation rolling. By introducing provocative concepts, I become a trickster. The students do not merely recite a list of definitions, rather they are asked to be critical thinkers, to dissect the problem at hand and learn how to apply the lesson to art making. When the classroom reaches a critical mass of ideas, I feel my job as a teacher is accomplished.

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Web Development Rate

    $75/hr

  • One Rate, Premium Web Dev
  • Responsive Websites
  • HTML5 Web Apps
  • Wordpress Themes
  • Custom Portfolios

    All-In-One Solution

  • Saves You Time and Money
  • Design and Dev in One
  • UX and Responsive UI
  • SEO Best Practices
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Content Strategy

All Web Design & Development is based on an initial agreed upon scope. Steve Belovarich will estimate hours based on the time and effort needed to accomplish client requirements. A 15% deposit is required to book Steve for an agreed duration. All web development performed by Steve will be billed at an hourly rate of $75/hr. The typical process is: Client delivers assets, Steve proposes sitemap, content strategy, wireframes, and style tiles. Client approves with one round of changes. Steve develops site based on initial scope and client feedback. Client gets two rounds of revisions. Additions after the initially agreed upon scope require a change in scope and Steve will provide an additional estimate. After the client approves the second round of revisions and final payment is made, the site goes live.

Web Design is contingent upon client purchasing their own hosting, payment gateway, plug-ins, software, themes, web security, and shipping services. Steve will certainly provide assistance in determining the best options for you.

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Interactive Design Rates

Consulting Rates

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