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Andrew Thompson

Freelance 3D Animator & Animator

Location:Croydon, United Kingdom
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Andrew Thompson
Experienced Character Animator & 3d Artist


As an animator and artist I am very enthusiastic and hard working; I am willing to put in maximum effort to ensure my work is of top quality. As I am naturally a very positive and outgoing person, I do not find it hard to work efficiently and effectively in a team. I also have extensive experience of working and collaborating with clients and directors, ensuring that my work meets their consistently high standards.

I have experience in creating realistic facial animation for both major motion pictures and television programmers. In particular, I have worked as a facial animator artist on the lead character ‘Carol’, from the motion picture ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. I had sole responsibility for ensuring that the animation for this character was of top quality and that the deadlines were met. I have also worked on the Disney motion picture Narnia, Prince Caspian, where I completed facial animation for wild animals including bears, tigers, Minotaur’s and leopards.

• Character Animation (Biped & Quadruped)
• Creature Animation
• Rigging
• Modeling
• 3d Tracking
• Passionate team leader with great people management skills
• Management of small to large teams of Animators/Artists: numbering 4 to 80
Course Grade Date
BA Computer Animation 2.1 2000 - 2004


Software Experience Level Software Experience Level Software Experience Level
MAYA 7 years Photoshop 8 years Motionbuilder 1 year
XSI 2 years After Effects 2 years C4D 1 year
3DS MAX 1 year Shake 3 year

April 2012 – Present – Senior Animator / Creative – Freelance
• Arthurs Christmas DFS commercial – Animated ,Rigged, Textured and Lights.
• Animating on various different projects - clients include Jaguar, Orange, Philadelphia, Cadbury and Sony Image works.

January 2012 – April 2012 Senior Animator /Art Direction – Electronic Arts Criterion Games
• Need For Speed Most Wanted 2
• Animation on action sequences
• Creative development
• Directed and animated pre visual animations

May 2011 – December 2011 Lead Animator/Designer - Freelance
• Animating on various projects Clients : Disney, Harry Potter, Vodafone and Nokia
• Designing and developing ideas

March 2011 – May 2011 Lead Animator - Creative Partnership
• Animated on Transformers 3 game
• Created titles using After Effects

January 2011- March 2011 Animator - Double Negative
• Animated on movie - John Carter of Mars

January 2011- January 2011 Animator/Designer - Proximity
• Animated on a commercial banner using Maya & After Effects

August 2010 – January 2011 Lead Character Animator - WeAreFeral
• Lead character animator
• Creative planning with directors and clients
• Built 3d biped rigs in Maya for various models and animations
• Key frame animation
June 2010 – August 2010 Freelance Character Animator - Nvizage
• PreViz animation
• Polished to final animation
• Lighting with in-house tools
• Animated up to 30 seconds a day
• Made editing decisions
March 2010 –May 2010 XSI Character Animator - Passion Pictures
• Commercial for Cascade (American company)
• High quality characterized animations to meet tight deadlines
• Worked extremely closely with the director
• Responsible for setting up all shots including all animation

January 2010 – March 2010 MAYA Lead Character Animator - WeAreFeral
• Commercial projects
• Responsible for all of the lead character animations that moved down the production line
• Responsible for supervision of all modelling and rigging to make sure models were ready for animation
• Creative ideas and directing for animation
August 2009 – December 2009 MAYA Roto Anim Artist - MPC
• Movie - Clash of the Titans
• Roto Animation of the character Pegasus
• Movie - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
• Roto Animation for the character of Percy
• Kept to short deadlines
May 2008 – August 2009 MAYA Character Animator - Framestore
• Movie - Where The Wild Things Are
• Responsible for animation of lead character Carol
• Animated hero shots for lip sync
• Realistic facial movements that show actor’s emotions
• Movie - The Tales of Despereaux
• Technical animation of the character Despereaux
• Animation of people in crowd shots
• Working closely with supervisor and director
Jan 2008 – May 2008 MAYA Character Animator - Bluezoo
• Television series - Kerwhizz
• Responsible for all shots in one episode
• Animated all 6 characters from the programme
• Animated up to 30 seconds a day
• Short deadline for TV series
• Working closely with director
May 2007 – December 2008 MAYA Character Animator - MPC
• Movie - Prince Caspian
• Animated various animals including Tigers, Leopards and Centaurs.
• Fighting animations (all key frame).
• Motion Builder for MOCAP data
• Facial rig testing for all quadruped creatures
• Responsible for a team of 6
• Movie - Fred Claus (animated all elves that were needed in shots)
• Animated run and walk cycles for elves
• Movie - 10,000 BC
• Responsible for ‘cleaning up’ animation
• Involved in looking after 80 animators making sure all work was completed to meet deadlines

May 2006 – May 2007 MAYA, Matchmove & Roto Anim artist - MPC
• Tracked shots using 3d Equalizer & 3d Boujou
• Manual & Auto Tracking
• Movie - Sunshine
• Blending Cameras and Object Tracking
• Movie - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
• Movie - Curse of the Golden Lotus Flower
• Movie - Sweeney Todd
• Roto Animation
May 2005 – May 2006 MAYA 3D Artist - The Mill
• Television series - Doctor Who
• Animation and modeling of flying air crafts
• Rendering and lighting
• Worked on various commercials
References / Recommendations: Available on request
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3D Animation