Curriculum Vitae / Résumé

SKILLS SUMMARY
  • 3D Character animation (feature & commercials)
  • 3D Creature & VFX animation (feature)
  • 2D Flash animation (commercials)
Programmes used
  • Maya
  • 3D Studio Max 
  • Flash 
  • After-Effects 
  • Photoshop


EXPERIENCE & SELECTED WORK HISTORY

CURRENTLY FREELANCING 
Freelancing at various Animation Studios / Apr 2018- Present



JELLYFISH PICTURES
3D Character Animator / Nov 2016- Apr 2018

Project
  • Dennis & Gnasher (BBC/ Beano)
Role
  • 3D Character animation all key & minor characters
  • 3D animation on all props
  • 3D layout and set up of scenes


FREELANCING
Freelancing at various Animation Studios / Oct 2011- Oct 2016
Including the following; 
   Airside Japan
   Google 
   Uli Meyer Studios 
   Passion Pictures 
   Work-Club Studios



RJDM STUDIOS
Senior 3D Character Animator / Aug 2011- Sept 2011 & March 2012- May 2012

Project
  • Kinect Disneyland Adventures
  • 3D Animation/Motion Capture Childrens TV Pilot
Role
  • Animating established Disney characters (Peter Pan, Tinklebell, Captain Hook & Brer Bear) and Pixar characters (Nemo, Crush) using 3D Studio Max's Biped system.
  • Working with a team of animators to help set up & use a new in-house Motion Capture system to advance production on Childrens TV pilot.
  • Working with Directors, Storyboard artists, and in-house Animators to establish efficient workflow system for full production once series is commissioned.


SQUINT/OPERA
Senior 3D Character Animator / July 2011- Aug 2011

Project
  • Okido
Role
  • 3D character animation on a children's TV pilot.
  • Also working closely with the rigger to develop rigs that were both versatile, simple to use, and respected the original 2D artwork.


ULI MEYER STUDIOS

Senior 3D Character Animator / Apr 2011- June 2011

Project
  • Domestos Breaking News
Role
  • 3D Character animation all characters
  • 3D animation on all props


MPC
3D Animator, Post Vis & Layout Dept / Sept 2008- Aug 2010

Projects
  • Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince
  • G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Robin Hood (Ridley Scott film)
  • Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt 1
Roles
  • Setting up layout & vehicle animation for various FX shots including the Dartford tunnel sequence & Hagrid/Potter flying sequences (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt 1)
  • Animating & constructing underwater battle sequence (G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra)
  • Pre Vis and layout on Dawn Treader
  • Liasing with all departments to ensure smooth production


ULI MEYER STUDIOS
3D Character Animator / May 2008- Aug 2008

Projects
  • Domestos Goodnight Germs
  • Domestos Tumbleweed
Role
  • 3D Character animation on main characters


MPC
3D Character Animator / June 2006- Apr 2008

 Projects
  • 10,000 BC
  • Narnia: Prince Caspian
Roles
  • 3D animation on mammoths, hunting, grazing, hauling (10,000 BC)
  • 3D animation on various mythical creatures in Narnia (Prince Caspian)


SLINKY PICTURES
Senior Character Animator & Animator / Freelancing between 2001- 2010

Projects
  • Various BMI Baby Commercials
  • AxMen for History Channel
Role
  • 2D Flash full character animation on various commercials


ULI MEYER STUDIOS
Character Animator / Freelancing between 2004- 2006

Projects
  • Raid Commercial
  • Sky Health & Safety campaign
  • Asia Coca Cola campaign
  • Nick Junior commercial
Role
  • 3D animation on Raid commercial
  • 2D Flash full character animation on various commercials
  • After-Effects & Flash animation on Sky campaign


UNIT 9
Character Animator / Dec 2004- Jan 2005

Project
  • Tokyo Zombie (Live action Japanese feature film)
Role
  • 2D flash animation segment within the film


AIRSIDE
Character Animator / Freelancing between 2004- 2009

Projects
  • Surf Commercials (for American broadcast)
  • Lemon Jelly DVD ('64- '95)
  • Orange Commercials
  • No1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Roles
  • 2D Flash animation on various commercials
  • Flash & After-Effects on 3 sequences on '64-'95 a Lemon Jelly DVD-album
  • Animation Supervisor on 1 sequence on '64-'95
  • After-Effects on No1 Ladies' Detective Agency title sequence

NICKELODEON
Character Animator / Freelancing between 2003- 2004

Roles
  • Character animation of established Nickelodeon characters.
  • Animation on station idents and re-brandings.

CARTOON NETWORK
Character Animator / Freelancing between 2002- 2004

Roles
  • Character animation of established Cartoon Network characters.
  • Animation on station idents and re-brandings.
  • Animation on V-Birds

ANNIE MAIL / TALKING TOONS
Character Animation, Ideas & Designer / Jan 2001- Mar 2002

Projects
  • Talking Toons.com- an e-cards website

Roles
  • Designed, animated, and directed over 50 animated e-cards.
  • 2D Flash animation.
  • Art director, character designer, and concepts.


ULI MEYER STUDIOS

Production Assistant & Junior Animator / Oct 1999- Jan 2001

Projects
  • Lampies
  • Pork Squad

Roles
  • Understanding how the industry works
  • First animation in a production studio



EDUCATION

CENTRAL ST MARTINS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
April 1999- Oct 1999


  • ANIMATION POST GRADUATE 
  • Grade- Distinction
  • 6 month intense post graduate animation course focusing on the fundamentals of animation.
    Including acting, quadruped animation, life drawing and finishing with a 1 minute short film.

FARNHAM- SURREY INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN
Sept 1994- July 1997
  • BACHELOR of ARTS (hons) ANIMATION 
  • Grade- 2.1
  • Internationally renowned art college taught film-making, story-boarding, art-direction and animation

REFERENCES
References are available upon request