Aaron Deerfield
Character Animator
2387 York Ave
Vancouver BC V6K 1C8
adeerfield@gmail.com
http://www.animationbar.com


Summary of Qualifications

Dedicated hardworking individual, seeking a fulltime position as an Animator. Familiar with large variety of hardware, including most PC, Unix and some Macintosh platforms. Knowledgeable about a multitude of software programs, including, Autodesk MAYA, Voodoo, Photoshop, After Effects, and Flash, as well as some knowledge of 3DS Max and Motionbuilder. Able to keyframe animate as well as utilize motion capture to create a performance. Comfortable working within groups to achieve a common goal as well as working with clients to meet their goals. Responsible and able to work independently or with large groups. Look forward to continue developing my talent and sharing my artistic skills at a production level.


Work Experience

September 2014 - Present

MPC / Senior Animator

Create high level animation for realistic creatures, characters, and vehicles. Work quickly and clearly with the ability to take direction well to push character performance.

October 2013 - September 2014

Bardel Entertainment / Lead Animator

Work with Production and supervisors to lead my team to meet client expectations Create cycles and build character profiles to be used as a guide.

November 2012 - October 2013

Company: Sony Pictures Imageworks / Senior Animator

Convey emotion through a combination of body language and facial expressions/ dialog Interact with production, supervisors and teamr to problem solve and share information related to show/ assigned tasks

April 2010 - August 2012

Company: Rhythm and Hues Studios / Lead Animator (April 2011 - Present) / Animator (April 2010 - April 2011)

Provide convincing character animation in a live action tracked environment using Mocap and keyframe animation. Work with animation directors and a team to create animation suitable for client needs.

November 2009 - January 2010

Company: Luma Pictures / Match Move Artist / Animator

Tasks: Track character geometry to a live action camera plate. Roto animate geometry to match a live action characters movements. Cleanup and reanimate characters according to supervisor's direction.

June 2009 - October 2009

Company: Rhythm and Hues Studios / Animator and Animation Apprentice

Tasks: Provide convincing character animation in a live action tracked environment. Work with animation directors and a team to create animation suitable for client needs. Animate within in a pipeline to reach a common goal.


Education

2008 Graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design / Cum Laude

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation
Concentration in in Animation, Rigging, Conceptual Art and Design for an Animated Short, Creation of an Animation Short, Drawing and Art History.

2006 Graduate of Hudson Valley Community College

Degree: Associate of Fine Arts
Concentration in Drawing, Painting, Photography, Graphic Art and Design, and Art History.


Awards and Accomplishments

- Academy Award Nomination VFX / Snow White and the Huntsman
- Savannah College of Art and Design
- Combined Honors in both academic and artistic endeavors
- Graduated Cum Laude
- Advanced Character Animation Class
- Accepted to study under visiting artist Gary Goldman after a juried portfolio review