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-Character rigging/skinning in Maya
-Python and Maya API scripting
-Proficient with Mac and Windows computers, Maya, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and Dreamweaver)
-Motion capture: Marker Setup for Body Capture, Blade

DreamWorks Animation Studios
Glendale, CA :: Februrary 2014 – present

Lead Character Technical Director :: Television :: February 2014- present
– Work on all current and upcoming shows to design rigs that fit the needs of each different show
– Instruct and assist overseas artists in the creation of robust prop and character rigs
– Review, adjust, and create assets under tight deadlines to ensure that all character and prop assets are available to ship to animation teams on time

Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Burbank, CA :: May 2010 – present

Lead Character Technical Director :: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles :: October 2013 – February 2014
– Manage a small team of Character TDs to create rigs for a wide variety of characters, including asymmetrical, custom characters
-Work closely with the Lead Modeler and Animation Supervisors to ensure characters and props have the proper topology and animation controls to achieve all necessary poses
-Create tools and scripts that help speed up the rigging pipeline while maintaining a high standard of work

Character Technical Director :: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles :: May 2011 – present
-Create animator friendly rigs for character and props that provide flexibility for the animators while being light enough to be easily rendered overseas
-Setup deformers and skinning so that characters can achieve a broad range of movement from squash and stretch to realistic muscle deformation

Production Intern :: Penguins of Madagascar :: May 2010 – September 2010
-Prepare files to be used throughout the pipeline and be sent overseas
-Assist the production team with all daily tasks

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA :: USC Cinema Bachelor of Arts 2011 :: Animation and Digital Arts
-Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 3.9 GPA
-Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, National Society for Collegiate Scholars
-Animation Undergraduate Representative to the Tokyo International Anime Fair — 2010
– USC Presidential Scholarship, USC Cinema Gentry Scholarship, USC Associates Scholarship, USC Scion’s Scholarship

Available upon request.

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