September 26, 2011

Bio Rick Dolishny

I’m a ridiculously organized Digital Project Manager

I produce interactive web projects with a heavy emphasis on video, animation, and graphic design. I’m an authority on VR and produce a podcast ‘Animator’s Guide to Virtual Reality‘ for ardeeXYZ. I’m an award-winning entrepreneur recently taking home the grand prize for my startup BlushDrop, a DIY wedding video solution for hands-on brides and grooms. I’m a regular speaker on Virtual Reality and independent animation and film-making in Canada.

Rick Dolishny Fleming College

Guest speaker at Fleming College Project Management session Photo: Rob Howard

I’m well connected doing business in Toronto, Boston, Oshawa, Ottawa, Detroit, or on my hobby farm just west of Peterborough working with some amazingly creative talent in the Kawarthas. I serve as a virtual-team leader specializing in scrum and sprint sessions with multi-cultural developers in India and East Asia.

Teamwork's DC, me, and Teamwork CEO Peter enjoying a breakfast of champions at #inbound2015 Boston

Teamwork’s DC, me, and Teamwork CEO Peter enjoying a breakfast of champions at #inbound2015 Boston

Advanced Teamwork Projects and Teamwork Desk administrator. I’m responsible for keeping teams working, communicating and delivering.

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I’m a veteran producer of entertainment and educational content across all media. After a one year assignment with the Walt Disney Company, I earned my Photographic and New Media BA degree with honours at the progressive Media Arts faculty at Ryerson University.

I directed the five camera flash mob video of the Durham College Student Services Building in 2011, uploaded it the same day it happened, which became one of the most popular Youtube videos the school has ever produced after only 72 hours.

My award winning character animation received recognition by the Museum of Science and Technology, Ottawa, through a variety of professional accolades, and at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

I owned and operated Canada’s longest running and largest computer animation event The Toronto Digital Image Fest from 1994-2001.

I recently studied object-oriented programming and web development at Durham College and earned a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified one year Project Management Certificate from the University of Toronto, focusing on Cost and Control, PMI Process, and Human Resource Management. Additional training includes Glidecam Certification, Boston MA, and a certificate in Marketing from Disney University, Orlando Florida. I recently completed a course in Adult Learning online, and now teach part-time at Durham College.

I donate my time to local groups including the Durham Mountain Biking Association, Harold Town Trail Builds, Southern Ontario Chapter PMI (Media Consultant) and the Durham Highlands Chapter PMI, where I volunteered as Board Secretary.

I co-host monthly professional development webinars for the PMI Government Community of Practice (GovCOP).

I serve on the Multimedia and Web Development Advisory Board with Durham College, I hire the best crew in Ontario to run my wedding cinema business, Blush Wedding Films, and  was most recently the Post Production Manager at PinePost Productions, Oshawa Ontario.

I produce the top-rated podcast “Animator’s Guide to Virtual Reality” where I invite influencers in the field of gaming, filmmaking, distribution, theatre and more to discuss how VR will impact the entertainment and communications landscape.

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Click image to view my design portfolio.

 

Background image credit: still frame from the beautiful animated film ‘Song of the Sea‘. Watch it if you get the chance.

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