Resume

Goal

Be part of a successful animation team in Film and TV productions. To utilize my enthusiasm and organized time management methods to meet deadlines and execute production demands..

Experience

FOX Television Animation - American Dad; Los Angeles, CA – Storyboard Revisionist – Febuary 2017 – Present

Provided storyboards, revisions and retakes for American Dad season 12. Worked with the retake director, episodic director, and storyboard manager on implementing writer’s notes to new sequences, storyboard clean-up, and drawing to model. Responsibilities also included carefully labeling shots for the overseas animation studio, re-interpreting storyboard sequences for staging & acting clarity and problem solving weak visual storytelling. In addition to delivering Storyboard Pro file ready for animatic purposes and to overseas animation studio.

FOX Television Animation - The Simpsons; Burbank, CA – Storyboard Artist – Febuary 2016 – Febuary 2017

Created storyboards for season 27 and 28, translating the script to roughs to clean-up, composing cinematic shots for filmic TV purposes, maintaining character on model with strong acting poses. Worked closely with the show’s supervising director, episodic director, storyboard supervisor and creative consultant; to interpret sequences and finding solutions to the storytelling, followed The Simpsons storytelling style and visual grammar. Being able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment, addressing change notes accordingly to each episode. Responsible for cutting animatic sequences to audio. Delivering an organized Storyboard Pro file with separated elements in each level for the Layout Department.

Original Force Animation; Culver City, CA— Story Artist — April 2014 – December 2015

Storyboarded three feature animation in the studio pipeline – ‘Duck Duck Goose’, ‘OldZilla’ and ‘QQ Speed’. Translating from script or simple scratch ideas into full scenes. Executing filmic cinematography, incorporate strong acting, adding sight gags/ visual humor and designing cinematic composition with economy to budget. Working closely with directors to interpret sequences and finding solutions to story obstacles. Pitching story, character ideas and sequences during dailies and weekly production meetings. Problem solving workflow issues in FLIX and Storyboard Pro among the story team. Clean-up and coloring for presentation boards. Being immediately available for changes to the director, editorial and story team to provide fast solutions.

Mispeda; Los Angeles, CA – Toon Boom Character Animator – July 2015 – October 2015

Provided scene layout, character rigging and animated several shots for National Geographic cable TV series ‘Food Fact or Fiction’ and ‘More than Human’ in HD.

Phenomena Animation Studio; Mexico City, Mexico — Owner — Jun 2010 - Dec 2013

Co-Founder. Specialized in character animation and storyboard for film, television and advertising agencies. Clients include: Fox ‘High School U.S.A’ for FXX Cable Network, Frito-Lay Inc., Hasbro, ING Direct, Nestle Ice Cream, Pedigree, BBDO Mexico.

Santo Domingo Films; Mexico City, Mexico — Character Animator — September 2009 - December 2009

Traditional hand-drawn character animator on BRIJES during the last stages of production, animating various characters and assisting in clean up.

GA + PEMA; Mexico city, Mexico — Flash Animator — March 2008 - July 2009

Created 2D Flash animated gags for Mexican stand-up comedian Polo Polo. Managed every stage of the production from start to finish and deliverables.

Education

Vancouver Film School, Canada — Advanced Digital Character Animation — June 2012 - December 2012

Vancouver Film School, Canada — Classic Animation — January 2007 - December 2007

Iberoamericana University, Santa Fe, Mexico City — Bachelor´s Graphic Design Degree, August 2000 - May 2005

Skills

Storyboarding for Film and TV

2D Character Animation

Illustration.

software

MAC, PC, LINUX

Toon Boom: Opus, Harmony, Animate Pro, Storyboard Pro, Pencil Check Pro

Adobe: Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Dreamweaver

Autodesk: Maya, Sketchbook Pro

Awards

KINOKI, International Student Film Festival, 2009 — Best Animated Short — WILD

Languages

English

Spanish

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