John Tupper

Freelance 3D Animator & Animator

Location:San Jose, California, United States
Phone: 408-293-7620
2 Skills
Multi-Award winning animator and screenwriter since 2000. Founder/owner of Illusive Reality Animation in San Jose, Ca ( ). My focus has been mostly on providing animation for science education and high tech manufacturing along with medical and architectural rendering and animation. I was the creator of the short film, "On the Rise," which played in more than 35 film festivals and won multiple awards.
Here's the resume:
"On the Rise" Awards: Worldfest (2011)- Platinum, Jam Fest (2010) - Gold, California Film Awards (2011) - Silver, DIY Film Fest (2011)- Best Animated Short, “Indie” Award of Merit (2010), Blue Plum Animation Fest (2010)- Audience Choice Award, Silicon Valley Film Fest (2010)- Best Animated Film, Indie Producer Award (2009)- Best Animated Short, California Media Arts Award- Best Cinematic Still.
For screenplay, “Spirit of the Rain,” Awards: Worldfest (2012)– Silver REMI, California Film Awards (2012) - Diamond Award, NewYork Screenplay Contest (2012) – Finalist, Hollywood Screenplay Contest (2011)– Finalist, Writemovies (2011)- Semi-Finalist, Film Makers International (2011)- Quarter Finalist.
Professional Profile
- Founder/Director/Animator of Illusive Reality, (1999 to present) providing concept to completion for all aspects of science and technology CG-animation and visualizations for local and national clients including the NASA and the NSF.
-John is the “go-to” animator for the Silicon Run video series, the leading educational series on the high tech and chip industry. From a provided script John creates beautiful and dynamic animations covering subjects including: Nanotechnology, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Ion implantation, Vapor Deposition, Etch.
-With a 15-day timeline conceived, proposed and created a 30 second fly-through into a leaf to the level of the DNA, for the NSF’s, “Breaking the Code: Sequencing the Arabidopsis Genome,” produced by Dick Young Productions -New York City.
-Created medical animations illustrating products and procedures including a telescopic implant for the lens of the eye, drug release implants and medical instruments.
-Designed and created all 10 minutes of animation for “Roots of Discovery,” -NASA/NASDA documentary project on space shuttle experiments.
-Animation & Rotoscope Artist – Component Post (2001)
-Creator: BACE Award winning TV station ID, “The Chase.”
-Executive Producer (1997-1998) – Priority I, 2 x BACE Award winning TV show.
-Senior Designer (CAD), Lockheed Martin Solar Products Ctr. (1997–1998), (1985–1992).
-Tooling Designer (CAD) Seagate Technologies (1995 –1997)
Education, Affiliation, Skills
-Certificate of Achievement: Animation – De Anza College, (2011)
-Certificate of Proficiency: Computer Animation – De Anza College, (2011)
-MAYA, FLASH & life drawing – West Valley College, (2000 – 2001)
-Modeling, Texture, Lighting, Layout, Character Animation, Writing, Story
-In-depth knowledge of 3DS MAX & CAT
-working knowledge of MAYA and Motion Builder, V-Ray
-Paint, Compositing & Edit: Deep Paint 3D, Combustion, Photoshop, and Premier Pro.
-BS degree Environmental Studies – San Jose State University –( ’85)
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation