Interdisciplinary CIRCA Presents: Naughty Dog Studios’ Marianne Hayden UMBC ’03 in a special alumni-focused CIRCA event Monday, April 25, 2016, 12 – 1:00 p.m. 102 Performing Arts and Humanities Building
Marianne Hayden will discuss her work as a cinematics animator at Naughty Dog, one of the world’s leading video game companies, based in Santa Monica, California. She has worked on Uncharted 1, 2, 3,and 4, The Last of Us, The Last of Us: Left Behind,and many other titles. Hayden has contributed to the animation team, which has been awarded an Annie, BAFTAs, VGAs and numerous Game of the Year awards. She specializes in high quality, realistic, facial and animal animation.Marianne Hayden was an UMBC Linehan Artist scholar and graduated from UMBC in 2003 with a BA in Visual Arts and a BFA in Theatre. She continued her education at The California Institute of the Arts, earning her MFA in experimental animation in the Film/Video department. Marianne has worked at a range of studios, including Insomniac, Technicolor, Treyarch, Imagi, and Naughty Dog, Inc. Along with being a professional animator, Hayden uses her theatre background to direct motion capture shoots as well as act on the motion capture stage. She earned her SAG card while on maternity leave, doing stunt work for Uncharted 3.CIRCA Presents, produced by the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts, is a series championing important new work in the performing and visual arts. As UMBC celebrates its 50th anniversary, CIRCA will highlight the accomplishments of exceptional Visual and Performing Arts alumni. A reception, with vegetarian options, will be provided by CIRCA. This event is co-presented with the Department of Theatre. Admission is free.