Tyler Gooden received his BFA from The Atlanta College of Art and Design, where he studied under Sara Hornbacher; additional study through the International Student Residency Program at the Experimental Television Center under Pam Hakwins and Hank Rudolph. He also studied a semester abroad in Cortona, Italy. Soon after graduation, he became a director of NBC's Hip Hop Nation and FOX Sports' Playground Earth. He often exhibits through the acclaimed arts collective, Dos Pestaneos. His exhibitions have ranged from The High Museum of Art, to Jeleni Studios in Prague, to The Landing, in Brooklyn. A sound installation involving the recordings of forty-five different languages lead him on a trek across Europe. He settled in Prague, as an artist in residency at Jeleni Studios. He quickly became an illustrator and writer for local newspapers. His work as an illustrator and his knowledge of visual effects lead him to a job as a Visual Effects Assistant on Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm, which will be released in August 2005. He went on to work as a Match Move Technician on Alien vs Predator. Tyler turned from Hollywood films and began associating himself with local Czech artists. He was offered work on Jan Svankmajer's latest project as an animation assistant. He turned it down to pursue a career as a director. Tyler is currently directing promotional clips for the Czech music industry, working on commercials, and developing a script. His video clips have aired across the Czech Republic and Germany, and are competing in the music video charts. He is based in Prague.