RESUME / CV
I am a hard working, well motivated and friendly animator with nearly 20 years experience in CGI character and creature animation. I have lead and supervised teams on VFX feature films and also worked on feature film previs and several animated features as well as multiple commercials and TV series.
I am able to do my own rigs using Rapid Rig, and some basic modelling and lighting.
I mostly use Maya and Premiere but can also animate in Softimage XSI. I've dabbled in Houdini and Adobe Photoshop.
I am fully set up to work remotely with my own Maya and Premiere licenses and fibre optic internet.
August 2011 - Present: Freelance Animator
Companies and clients I have worked for during this time are:
Framestore, Aardman Animations, Passion Pictures, Outpost VFX, Electric Theatre Collective, Lagoon Black Studios, SulkyBunny, Cartoon Network, Mikros Animation, Hello Charlie, ZubrVR, Nineteentwenty, Industrial Light and Magic, BDH, RedStar3D, Axis VFX, Axis Animation, MoonrakerVFX, Prime Focus World, Hi-Sim Studios, Happy Hour, and 422 South
In 2013 I designed and painted a Gromit sculpture for Bristol's Gromit Unleashed sculpture trail
June 2009 - June 2011: Animator at Aardman Animations, Bristol, UK
Pre-production, development and production animation on 'Arthur Christmas', Feature Film (2011)
March 2007 - June 2009: Animator at Framestore, London, UK
'Where the Wild Things Are', Feature Film (2009)
'The Tale of Despereaux', Feature Film (2008)
'The Golden Compass', Feature Film (2007)
September 2006 - February 2007: Jillaroo (Farm Hand) at Twynam Agriculture, Boolcarrol Station, NSW, Australia
I spent 6 months mostly on horseback, helping to muster, brand, vaccinate, castrate and wean a herd of 10,000 cattle.
September 2005 - August 2006: Animator at Animal Logic, Sydney, Australia
'Happy Feet' Feature Film (2006)
June 2004 - August 2005: Animator at Framestore CFC, London, UK
'Prehistoric Park', Television Series (2006)
'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', Feature Film (2005)
'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', Feature Film (2005)
May 2004: Animator at Framestore NY, New York, USA
Yoplait, "Happy Farm Animals", Commercial
January 2002 - April 2004: Junior Animator at Framestore CFC, London, UK
'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban', Feature Film (2004)
Tesco, "Carrie", Commercial
Audi, "Fish", Commercial
Johnny Walker, "Fish", Commercial
'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets', Feature Film (2002)
'Dinotopia', Mini-Series (2002)
January 2001 - December 2001: Motion Tracker at Framestore, London, UK
'Dinotopia-, Mini-Series (2002)
September 2000 - December 2000: Runner at Framestore, London, UK
1996 - 1997 University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK
Diploma in Art Foundation Studies - Distinction
1997 - 2000 University of Wales College, Newport
BA (HONS) Animation 2:1
Hobbies and Interests
I own a horse called Moo and her son: "Pablo Picasso", and two Patterdale Terriers called Beryl and Nessie.
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