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MICHAEL RYAN
Character Animator
 

334.728.0661
MichaelKevinRyan@gmail.com
http://michaelkevinryan.blogspot.com

OBJECTIVE
I am seeking a full time position as a Character Animator.  As a part of your team, I would provide an enthusiastic and helpful attitude dedicated towards reaching our goals and growing in our talents.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Duncan Studio
"Animator"
- Dates: July 2015 - April 2016
- Duties: CG character animation, CG layout
- Project: The Nut Job 2 (feature film), additional projects

DreamWorks Animation
"Animator"
- Dates: May 2014 - April 2015
- Duties: CG character animation, editing mocap data
- Projects: various DreamWorksTV YouTube character shorts

Duncan Studio

"Animator"
- Dates: Jan. - Feb. 2014
- Duties: CG character animation, CG layout
- Project: (TBA)

Petrol Advertising
"Freelance Layout Artist / Animator"

- Dates: December 2013
- Duties: CG character animation, CG layout
- Project: (TBA)

Duncan Studio

"Animator"
- Dates: April - June; July 2013
- Duties: CG character animation
- Projects: The Nut Job (feature film), Despicable Me 2: "Rock, Paper, Scissors" (commercial)

Sprite Animation Studios
"CG Animator"

- Dates: November 2012 - March 2013
- Duties: CG character animation, CG layout
- Project: Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (TV series)

Duncan Studio
"Animator / 2D Rough Inbetweener"

- Dates: November 2011 - July 2012; July - September 2012
- Duties: CG character animation, 2D paper inbetweening
- Projects: Despicable Me: "Minion Mayhem" (theme park attraction), Wreck-It Ralph: "Vault", "GameFly", "Soccer" (commercials), Barney's "Electric Holiday" (advertisement short film)

Sprite Animation Studios
"CG Animator"

- Dates: June - August 2011
- Duties: CG character animation, CG layout
- Project: Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (TV series)

Sony Pictures Imageworks
"Animator Associate"

- Dates: January - March 2011
- Duties: CG muscle deformations, character and vehicle animation, rotomation, editing mocap data
- Project: Green Lantern (feature film)

WayForward Technologies
"CG Animator"

- Dates: September 2010 - January 2011
- Duties: CG character animation, animation fixes
- Projects: Centipede: Infestation (Nintendo Wii, 3DS), Happy Feet Two: The Video Game (Nintendo DS, 3DS)

Zoic Studios
"Freelance 3D Generalist"

- Dates: March - May 2010
- Duties: CG camera layout, character animation, editing mocap data
- Project: Best Player (TV film)

Zoic Studios
"Intern"

- Dates: May - August 2009
- Duties: CG animation, rotomation, storyboards, concept art, delivery errands, clerical tasks
- Projects: Bones (commercial), Drop Dead Diva (animated clip), Teddy Vs. Gummy (intern group short film)

Greenhouse Studios
"Art Intern"

- Dates: April - October 2009
- Duties: 2D animation, digital coloring, storyboards, concept art
- Projects: various productions

Animation Collective
"Animation Intern"

- Dates: June - August 2007
- Duties: Flash animation shading, script writing, concept art, delivery errands, clerical tasks
- Projects: Kappa Mikey (TV series, season 2), intern group script pitch

EDUCATION
AnimationMentor.com

- Dates: January 2009 - June 2010
- Degree: Certificate for Advanced Studies in Character Animation
 
Savannah College of Art and Design
- Dates: September 2004 - May 2008
- Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation
- Details: Major in Animation; Minor in Storyboarding; graduated cum laude

SKILL SETS
- Animation (CG, Paper, Flash keyframe), CG Layout, Storyboarding, Character Design
- Proficient with Macintosh, Windows, Maya, Photoshop, Premo, Cintiq / Wacom tablets; experience also with Linux, Flash, Illustrator, 3ds Max, Word, Excel

REFERENCES, REEL and PORTFOLIO available upon request

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