4729 Rue Garnier
Montreal QC H2J 3S6
Education AA Character Animation – California Institute of the Arts.
BA Fine Arts – Arizona State University; concentration in drawing.
Experience Lead Animator, Cinesite, April 2020-Present.
Projects: Blazing Samurai (animator), Hitpig.
Animation Co-Supervisor, Cinesite, March 2019-April 2020.
Animation Instructor, NAD Center, Montreal, September 2017-Present.
Classes: Special Projects and Mentoring.
Character Supervisor and Animation Lead, Cinesite, May 2015-March 2019.
Projects: Charming, Gnome Alone, The Star, Trouble, Fearless, The Addams
Visiting Faculty, Tianjin University of Technology, May 2017.
Character Animator, DreamWorks Animation, 2003-2015.
Projects: Shark Tale, Flushed Away, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda I and II, Monsters vs. Aliens, Puss in Boots, Madagascar 3, Turbo, Sherman and Peabody, Home, Penguins of Madagascar, B.O.O.
Teacher, iAnimate.net, 2011-2016.
Classes taught: Advanced Body Mechanics, Full Body Acting.
Teacher, the Gnomon School of Digital Effects, 2007-2015.
Classes taught: Character Animation I, II, III and Acting for Animation.
Special Effects Animator, DreamWorks Animation, 2000-2002.
Projects: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Sinbad-Legend of the Seven Seas.
Key Assistant Special Effects Animator, DreamWorks Animation, 1997- 2000.
Projects: The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado.
Assistant Special Effects Animator, Turner Feature Animation, 1992-1996.
Projects: The Pagemaster, Cats Don’t Dance.
Character Layout Artist, Melendez Productions, 1992.
Created main character animation poses from storyboards for television specials.
Projects: Frosty Returns.
Published Content creator/producer, three part animation instructional DVD for the Gnomon
Workshop: Fundamentals, Mechanics and Emotion, and Acting and Lip Sync, 2008.
Public Speaking Live presentation of 'The Goal and the Obstacle' at effectsMTL, September 2017.
Live speaking engagements on Industry Survival, Pixel Montreal and Quebec City,
Live lecture on professional environment and career realities, Clackamas Community
College, Portland OR, April 2015.
Live process/workflow demo at Clackamas Community College, Portland OR, April 2012. Live process/workflow demo at the Universidad de Fortaleza, Brazil, September 2011.
Live process/workflow demo at the Gnomon Workshop Live, Hollywood CA, July 2009.
Skills Expertise in several animation software packages, including Maya, Emo and Premo.
Personal Extensive travel through India, Nepal, Thailand, Egypt, China, Europe and Chile.
Avid distance runner and musician.
References Tim Johnson, Director, DreamWorks Animation
Dave Rosenbaum, Chief Creative Officer, Cinesite
Tom McGrath, Director, DreamWorks Animation
Jason Ryan, Animation Director, Cinesite
Ryan Schaller, Animation Director, Cinesite
Fabio Lignini, Head of Character Animation, DreamWorks Animation
Dave Burgess, Animation Supervisor, Animal Logic
Rex Grignon, President/CEO, Nimble Collective
Jason Reisig, Co-Director, DreamWorks Animation