Reality Ready™ Ep. 1

Featuring expert animator Mark DeRidder of Raven Software

Armando Saucedo

Armando Saucedo, Multimedia Editor

Welcome to the Schoolcraft Connection’s video series titled, “Reality Ready™.”  Reality Ready™ is a campus wide initiative to get students prepared for the workforce by equipping students with intellectual and behavioral skills needed to win in the workforce. The Connection’s video series highlights industry professionals from a variety of career paths speaking about their personal experiences of how they started their career and advice they would give to students who are interested in pursing similar careers.

In Episode 1, Connection Multimedia Editor Armando Saucedo and Kyle Smith, President of Project Playhem, the Video Game Club at Schoolcraft, sit down with Mark DeRidder, an expert animator that has worked on massive games such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Ghosts, and Infinite Warfare. DeRidder has also worked at the Disney Parks to bring the Millennium Falcon to life in the ride Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run. He’s currently working on another Call of Duty game at Raven Software.

Anyone interested in pursing a career in the gaming industry or just want to learn more about what it takes to be in the field should watch.