Character Animator

Resume posted by Scrmnviking in 3D Animator.
Desired salary: $21.00
Desired position type: Any
Location: Los Angeles California, United States

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Summary

A character animator with live-action production and acting experience. Comes with extensive Studio Ops and distribution savvy.

Education

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Certificate of Completion – Animals and Creatures
Mentors: Brian Mendenhall, Jean-Denis Haas
2012

Diploma, Advanced Character Animation Studies
Mentors: Victor Navone, Joe Mandia, Chris DeRochie, Pete Paquette, Greg Kyle, Cal Brunker, Keith Sintay
2009

Professional Development
Mentors: Shaun Freeman, Drew Adams
2009-2010

Garage Acting Workshop – Lisa K Wyatt, Jim Blanchette
Ongoing on-camera acting workshop.
2006-2014

Flappers University – Joanie Coyote
Beginning stand-up comedy
2014

Mime Theatre Studio – Lorin Salm
Marceau technique and Decroux’s Corporeal Mime
2013

Actors Workout Studio – Fran Montano
Meisner-based acting class, focusing on dramatic improv and scene study
1998-2004

Kalmenson & Kalmenson – Foundations Voice Over Class
Introduction to voice over and voice acting
1998

Animation Voice – Bob Bergen
Basics of animation voice performance
1997

Classes, Lectures, and Seminars
Fundamental Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing Top to Bottom
Heads, Hands, and Feet Drawing
Storyboarding
Foreshortening & Perspective in Drawing
Two Figure Composition
The Essence of Story for Storyboard Artists
Drawing for Story 3 Beats
Karl Gnass – American Animation Institute

Perspective
Jon Messer – American Animation Institute

Intro to Color – Ron Pekar
Intro to Drawing: Costume
i3 – Disney Development

The Art of Production Design -Neil Spisak – ICLA Program
The Propmaster’s Work – Charles Stewart – Learning Annex
The Art of Visual Storytelling – Skillshare
The Future of Storytelling – iVersity

Ithaca College – Ithaca, NY
May 1995
Bachelor of Science in Cinema Production, Magna Cum Laude, Minor in Screenwriting
National Merit Corporate Scholarship, member of Phi Kappa Phi, ICLA Program initiatory semester
Story Department Internship with Propaganda Films

Experience

Original Productions
Nov 2017 – May 2018 , Nov 2018- June 2019
Reviewed raw footage for Deadliest Catch and summarized for editor searches. Made extra note of significant moments and visuals.

UnCorked Productions
Aug 2017
Animated a logo being “written” then crashed into by a cork pull for the web-series “UnCorked”. Freelance project done in Flash.

Independent Film “The Candle”
Jul 2017
Junior VFX. Using AE, added flame to a birthday candle on a moving cake. Per editor’s request, made the flame and unburnt wick paint-out an alpha for simple A over B composite.

House of Moves
Nov 2016 – Jan 2017
Used body motion capture data to create action iconic to established superheroes of Injustice 2. Created timings within pipeline constrictions. Cycled and blended animations together for seamless transitions. Used constraint system to reverse chain rig pivot direction and to simplify spinning prop animation. Compiled a quick-start help guide for fellow new hires to make their transition to mocap easier than my own. Submitted finished assets and timecard through Shotgun.
USC – dir Fernando Rabelo

Feb 2016 – May 2016
“First Dance” fka “The Marriage Bed” – Cartoony style character animator. Hand-keyed fabric animation (character moving underneath sheet, wrap around character). Created a rig to apply dynamics to prop sheet. Experimented with different types of direct rigging for sheet.

Arconyx
Jul 2014 – Sep 2014
Character animator on Arconyx Internal Development Project

Arconyx
Jan 2014 – Feb 2014
Character animator on “The Little Painter”

Anzovin Studio
Sep 2013 – Oct 2013
Character animator on LEGO Star Wars Microfighters: “Bantha Shakes” and “Tank Attack Antics”. Created hero performance, crowd cheering cycles, and hand keyed vehicle collisions. Created basic costume and prop stand-ins that ended up in final product.

Collabs, LLC
May 2013 – Jul 2013
Character animator for spec pitch trailer. Brainstormed shots for trailer. Stress tested rigs for production readiness. Conformed asset file names and folder structure to a push production environment. Modeled and rigged simple props and proxies for asset

Sleepy Time Pals
Dec 2008 – Jan 2010
Character animator for a spec pilot children’s show mixing animation and live action. Advised on green screen shoot regarding animation requirements. Reviewed reels of prospective animators

Walt Disney Company: Film Research
Dec 2001 ~ May 2013
OPEIU Film Librarian. Facilitated the screening of 35mm and DCP prints for the Bel-Air circuit, executives, and business entities of the Walt Disney Company. Duties included: researching title distribution rights, procuring permission to screen released titles, coordinating transportation of prints, taking requests from outside business entities, investors, and VIPs

Skills

  • Maya
  • Motion Builder
  • After Effects
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Flash
  • Sketchbook
  • Avid
  • Premiere
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Shotgun
  • Trello
  • taught MS Office
  • Singing (Opera)
  • Acting
  • Mime
  • Stand-Up
  • Animation Voice

Specialties

    AED, CPR, Crisis Management, Fire Extinguisher, First Aid, Triage

Groups & Associations

    AED, CPR, Crisis Management, Fire Extinguisher, First Aid, Triage

Spoken Languages

    English (Native), some russian, Spanish (limited)

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