CHARACTER ANIMATOR - VANCOUVER, BC - CANADA

Nationality          

German, Canadian PR

 

Production Experience

 

March 2014 – December 2014

Lead Animator, Goosebumps

Senior Animator, Guardians of the Galaxy

MPC, Vancouver, Canada

                                                                                                   

January 2011 – January 2014

Senior Animator, The Amazing Spiderman 2

Senior Animator, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Lead Animator, OZ – the Great and Powerful

Senior Animator, Hotel Transylvania

Senior Animator, Smurfs

Sony Pictures Imageworks, Vancouver, Canada

 

September 2010 – November 2010

Senior Animator, Tassimo

Nexus Productions, London, UK

 

September 2010 – September 2010

Concept Artist, Animator, DUD

Hammer and Tongs, London, UK

 

August 2010 – September 2010

Senior Animator, CENTEA commercial

The House of Curves, London, UK

 

August 2009 – June 2010

Animator, Iron Man 2

Animator, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul

Double Negative, London, UK

 

July 2007 – May 2009

Animator, The Tale of Despereaux

Animator, Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things are

Framestore, London, UK

 

October 2006 – June 2007

Animation Supervisor, The Seven of Daran

AAA Pictures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

January - February 2006

Animation Supervisor, Katja, TV Commercial

Quintus Films, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

August 2005 - August 2006

Senior Animator, Killzone2

Sony Computer Entertainment WWS

Guerrilla Games, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

November 2004 - June 2005

Junior Animator, Harry Potter-The Goblet of Fire

Framestore CFC, London, UK

 

Teaching Experience

 

January 2016 – Present

Character Animation Instructor at VanArts, Vancouver, Canada

 

2007- Present

1 Week Annual Animation Workshop, Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

3 – 18 July 2014

Mentor Gobelins l’ecole de l’image, Summer School, Paris, France

 

15 – 20 September 2014

Mentor THU VFX Festival, Troja, Portugal

 

18 - 21 September 2013

Speaker THU VFX Festival, Troja, Portugal – Artist Talk, Making of Oz, Workflow Demo

 

15 November 2013, 21 November 2012

Guest Speaker, ECUAD (Emily Carr University), Vancouver, Canada

 

4 May 2012 Jury Member, ECUAD (Emily Carr University), Vancouver, Canada

Presidents Media Award, Chancellor's Award

 

4 April 2012 Guest Speaker, Capilano University, Vancouver, Canada

 

December 2011, Guest Speaker / Mentor, VFS (Vancouver Film School), Canada

 

30.09.07 - 30.06.08, Animation Mentor, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

 

30.01.06 - 03.02.06, Animation Seminar, HKU, Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

Prizes  and Awards

      

VES Award Nomination 2014

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

China Doll – Oz the Great and Powerful

 

Sony Pictures Entertainment Applause Award, January 2013

Demonstrating Exceptional Initiative and Teamwork

 

Sony Pictures Entertainment Applause Award, December 2011

Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contribution

 

Best Portfolio, for JURANNESSIC

Anima Mundi 2004, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

 

Best Animation, for JURANNESSIC

Anima Mundi 2004, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Best Screenplay, for JURANNESSIC

Anima Mundi 2004, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Best Portfolio, for JURANNESSIC

Anima Mundi 2004, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2nd Place for Best Soundtrack, for JURANNESSIC

Anima Mundi 2004, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

3rd Place for Best Design, for JURANNESSIC

Anima Mundi 2004, Sao Paulo, Brazil 

 

2D Animation Prize, for JURANNESSIC

Mundos Digitales 2004, La Coruna, Spain

 

Special Jury Prize, TV and Commissioned Films, for JURANNESSIC

SICAF 2003, Seoul, South Korea

                            

Animation Chaînée (“Chained Flash Animation”)

Emagiciens 2001, Valenciennes, France

Education

 

2003 - 2004

Postgraduate in 3D Animation

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, Germany

 

2002 - 2003

3D Character Animation

Academic Certificate in 3D animation by the CCIP

Gobelins, l’école de l’image, Paris, France

 

2001 - 2002

2D Character Animation

Academic Certificate in 2D animation by the CCIP

Gobelins, l’école de l’image, Paris, France

 

1999 - 2001

Brevet de Technicien Supérieur en Dessin d’Animation

(2-year higher diploma in 2D animation)

Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers, Luxemburg

 

1998

Allgemeine Hochschulreife (German International Baccalaureate)

Auguste Victoria Gymnasium, Germany

 

 

Internships

 

July 2003

Whisper Media, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

February 2002

Atelier, Paris, France

                            

July 2000 – September 2000

Trickstudio Lutterbeck, Cologne, Germany

 

June 2000 – July 2000

Munich Animation, Munich, Germany

 

 

Computer Skills    

 

Maya (excellent)

3D Studio Max (excellent)

Adobe Photoshop (very good)

Adobe After Effects (basic)/ Adobe Premier (basic)

 

Languages

                    

German

English (bilingual)

French (fluent)

Dutch (intermediate)