Thursday, April 9, 2009

character animation demo reel 2009

video

shot list

Jonathan Pitcher

Shot List

1. Central Park Animals Property of Waterford Research Institute Animated all

2. Penny Walk Property of Disney Interactive Animated all

3. Penny Uppercut Property of Disney Interactive Animated all

4. Penny Ready to Fight Property of Disney Interactive Animated all

5. Happy Old Guy Norman Rig (used by permission) Animated all

6. Handsome Man Hogan Rig by P.J Leffelman Animated all

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Resume and Animation Demo Reel Below

My current resume

Jonathan Pitcher
201 Apple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Home: (801)768-1216
Email: jonathan.pitcher1@gmail.com

Skills
 5 years full time animating
 3 years modeling, lighting, rigging, texturing, storyboarding, animating
 3 years studying concept drawing with 2 years of life drawing

Software Knowledge
 Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects

Work Experience
Avalanche Software (Disney Interactive)
2007-Present: Animator
 responsible for animation of lead character (Penny) and 3 levels of other lead (Bolt) in Bolt game
 animated Bolt cinematics involving Penny, Bolt, and Calico (villain)
 animated motions and cinematics for Hanna Montana for the Hanna Montana World Tour game
 responsible for two enemies and some lead character motions for current project
 participated in an animation class and studied Animation Crash Course by Eric Goldberg

Waterford Research Institute
2004-2007: Animator
 animated eleven animal characters for movie clips and music videos
 developed an understanding of motion, acting, timing, weight and character personality
 animated shorts to test rigs, weighting, facial controls, animal traits, and personalities of characters
 helped establish movements, attitudes, and expressions unique to each animal character

2003-2004: Animation Study
 self taught animator through study and application
 studied and applied the principles of animation books such as: The Illusion of Life, by Frank and Ollie Johnson, The Animator’s Survival Kit, by Richard Williams, Timing for Animation, by John Haalas and Harold Whitaker, Acting for Animators, by Ed Hooks and over 60 other inspiring animation books and tutorials
 animated acting clips and motion tests to learn character animation
 secured a position on the animation team

2000-2003: 3d Artist
 hired at Waterford as a 3D artist to create CG music videos and animations for interactive games
 completed animation, modeling, lighting, rigging and camera work for these productions
 was involved in design, brainstorming and storyboarding for the animated songs and activities
 taught Maya classes to artists
 participated in life drawing class once a week

Education
 BFA from Utah State University in 2000
 2+ years learning 3D animation in Maya

References
 view references at http://www.linkedin.com/in/duckdodgers (click on “View Full Profile”)
 other references available upon request

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Snow Queen with Cuddles


What do you think? And more importantly, what do you think that polar bear is thinking?