Animator Resume Samples

An Animator is a professional artist who employs various sequential images of drawings, models and puppets to produce videos, films, clippings and stills for commercials, pop music videos, websites or computer games. A well-drafted Animator Resume lists duties such as – working creatively to deliver original designs and animations, using specialized software for generating animations, presenting final product to customers, promoting and running the business, ensuring synchronization of audio and frames, undertaking editing process, collaborating with production crew, and creating models and drawings by hand or electronically.

Qualified candidates must possess these skill sets – knowledge of 2D and 3D, computer-generated animations and stop-motion; proficiency in CGI software, creativity, and artistic talent; and minute attention to details. An HND or college degree in relevant areas like film, television, photography, illustration, 3D graphic design or engineering will help candidates prepare for this occupation.

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Animator Resume

Headline : A diverse work background, enjoy working in administration as it allows to utilize all the various skills learned during work life. Successfully managed a non-profit arts council as well as own businesses.

Skills : Auto desk Maya, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop.

Description :

    1. Setup Animation Packages, Animation Trees, and utilized Matinee and Kismet through the Unreal Editor.
    2. Assisted with directing mocap actors to enhance character performances using the PhaseSpace Motion Capture System.
    3. Acted out performances to capture cinematic scenes in-house using PhaseSpace mocap suit and supplied scene direction for the Digital Domain mocap shoots.
    4. Helped interview animation candidates and critiqued animations during animation dailies.
    5. Provided animation support for the 5 Minutes of Gameplay Demo, Captivate Demo, E3 Demo, and all animations and design mechanics for the Boss creature.
    6. Assisted with the creation of the core animation development pipeline.
    7. Created Digital FX Animation for DreamWorks' feature film using Maya and proprietary software.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Applied Science


Animator II Resume

Headline : Animators produce images that appear to come to life on screen. Their work is found in feature films, commercials, pop videos, computer games, websites and other media.

Skills : Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

Description :

    1. Created a higher level of gameplay through storytelling where the game user becomes a viewer.
    2. Daily communicated and met within large and small groups of developers, designers, and artists for discussions about pipelines, tools.
    3. Analyzed and organization of mocap deliveries that will be imported into Motion Builder for added actor performance.
    4. Scened building and set up of animation within "Ant", sole proprietor software created by EA that allows the animator to set up his/her scenes.
    5. Created and developed at EA is a program that allows the animators to place cameras within these sequences.
    6. Animated established characters for Discovery Channel production of "PANDEMONIUM, " a story of good desk supplies.
    7. Implemented using 2-D Animation and digital video backgrounds, lip-sync, and prop design.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Animation


Animator I Resume

Objective : Responsible for producing quality illustrations based on art directions provided by client in a timely fashion.

Skills : Character Animation, Modeling, Texturing.

Description :

    1. Responsible for provided quality Clean-up and In-between drawings prior to scanning of drawings.
    2. Communicated with the animator if there are discrepancies in the scene. 
    3. Animated short directed by School of Visual Arts student.
    4. Worked as a freelance animator on the project.
    5. Shorted films during the Production Team course included: Character animation.
    6. Concepted the art Character animation Animation cleans up Coloring.
    7. Provided feedback for facial animations, in-game cinematics, and struggle modes.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Animator/Representative Resume

Summary : Proficiency with 3DS Max modeling and rigging responsibilities, a primary focus on Animation. Responsible, with a positive work ethic and a undying passion for animation.

Skills : 3DS Max, Unity, Puppet shop, Cry engine, Unreal, Maya.

Description :

    1. Created a visual standard so that animations would look appealing visually, and blend seamlessly with each other during state changes.
    2. Worked with the CEO directly to deliver his vision of the perfect player character casting system.
    3. Encouraged weekly animation reviews so all animators can evaluate each other's work together.
    4. Worked closely with team members of various disciplines to get animations functioning correctly in-game.
    5. Voluntarily participated in weekly test sessions, where we would collaborate new ideas for gameplay mechanics.
    6. Assisted the Tech Animator with the skinning, animating and implementation of characters in the production.
    7. Created content ( Games, Animation) for websites and for internet media. Animation Storyboarding.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Applied Science

Animator III Resume

Summary : To obtain a challenging position of responsibility that will allow the opportunity for growth and learning in the field of computer animation.

Skills : Character design, Modeling, 3D Animation, Rigging.

Description :

    1. Directed commercials for Dole Food Company, Walgreens, and Yellow Pages.
    2. Created explainer videos for ThinFilm, Alfresco, and DentProtect.
    3. Stoped motion animator for Calvin and Hobbes documentary.
    4. Titled sequence animator for documentary Nameless.
    5. Animated a stop-motion promotional video for a 30-day campaign thanking teachers across the world.
    6. Created a promotional video for a campaign asking people to dedicate their New Year's resolution to help others.
    7. Created a series of interactive gifs to expose the problems with our current healthcare system and plug the startups/non-profits.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Post

Jr. Animator Resume

Objective : To be an active part of a production team generating graphics for marketing materials in print and video.

Skills : Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

Description :

    1. Worked closely with the director on the compositions and animation of selected scenes for various projects.
    2. Organized files and prepared them for work.
    3. Aired on HBO of classic poems narrated and set to visuals.
    4. Animated the horse's walk and bear in Adobe After Effects.
    5. Laid out the animatic and timing in Adobe After Effects.
    6. Featured a silly song for children by children's' musician Steve Songs.
    7. Forefathers of the children for Scholastic Books based on the children's book by Lane Smith.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BFA

Animator/Co-ordinator Resume

Summary : Worked in TV/Broadcast, edutainment, multimedia and professional sports creating art and animation. Traditional trained animator, skilled in both 2D and 3D animation.

Skills : Autodesk Maya, Pixologic Zbrush, Adobe Photoshop.

Description :

    1. Animated of baseball players on MLB2005 using mo-cap data and the software Motionbuilder.
    2. Set up 3D scenes for front-end interface using Maya.
    3. Facial animation of players and coaches in Gameday.
    4. Tweaked characters' mo-cap animations to create more realistic body movements and added things like hand gestures.
    5. Animated villains and other NPC characters for Mark of Kri for the PS2.
    6. Created walk, run, jump, death, and dead-time animation cycles, to name a few.
    7. Soled animator on 4Xtreme and one of two animators on Angels (both unpublished), for the PSX.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Certificate

Animator/Executive Resume

Headline : Create animations in both 3D and 2D as well as create digital illustrations in Adobe software. Bringing to characters life through creative animations and illustrations with own unique touches.

Skills : Adobe Creative Suite, Hard Working.

Description :

    1. Lined Work on animation, feedback, and critique.
    2. Analyzed source material such as character sheets, concept art, scripts, and audio files for animation character development.
    3. Sent and receive files and other needed resources.
    4. Responsible for this project include weekly feedback meetings with Jane Jenson.
    5. Attended daily animation meetings via webcam. Skills Used Photoshop.
    6. Created a 30-minute long 2d Animation from storyboards to the polished product.
    7. Able to take part in helped a short film stand out even more against other competitors.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
B.A

Lead Animator Resume

Headline : A position utilizing skills to create animated programming such as a cartoon series. They may work with drawings, specialist software or models and puppets

Skills : After Effects, Mocha, 3D Studio Max, Cinema 4D.

Description :

    1. Aided in the production of an animated series. Would not hesitate to work with him again.
    2. Completed animated shorts to be combined with several other animators for a DVD release.
    3. Wrote to recommend Jesse Duncan, worked for as a technical animator.
    4. Proved to be a highly dependable and hardworking individual.
    5. Worked with the entire crew and responded well to direction and feedback.
    6. Quickly adapted to our needs within a highly compressed production schedule and helped us stay on track to meet our deadline.
    7. Pleased feel free to contact additional questions.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Work Shops

Associate Animator Resume

Headline : Stop motion character animator, can do effects animation, layout, character design, storyboards. Capturing separate images of each stage of a movement.

Skills : Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Maya.

Description :

    1. Animated characters according to the art director's direction.
    2. Met tight deadlines while maintaining quality. Character animation Skills Used MAYA, Mel.
    3. Addressed any feedback notes from the supervisor in a timely manner.
    4. Attended daily meetings with supervising animator.
    5. Designed and conceptualizing creative animations that further emphasized character.
    6. Designed, storyboarded, and drew animation by hand Digitally processed with Flash, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro.
    7. Worked as an in-between animator for different clients.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Digital Design

Animator Resume

Summary : A person passionate in the arts who wants to dedicate her skills in media production in a creative environment filled with people who have the same passion.

Skills : Animation, Story boarding, 3D Modeling.

Description :

    1. Created 2D sprite animation for characters and environments.
    2. Created 3D character models and environment props.
    3. Generated UV maps and painted textures for characters and environment props.
    4. Launched a 2D action platformer entitled "The Sun at Night" for PC.
    5. Picked up by Steam about 6 months after release.
    6. Gave the title very high marks for art and animation.
    7. High marked also went to the game trailer animation, which did personally.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelors Of Fine Arts