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Freelance 3D Animator & Graphic Designer

Location:United States
2 Skills
Dear: Recruiter,

Hi, my name is Gavin Soares. I have over 12 years of working experience as a 3D Animator
on T.V, Short Film and Feature Film Productions using Maya, Nuke, PFTrack.
I also have experience in Tracking and 2D Compositing.

I am presently a Freelance Offsite Animator working for Nelvana on Mike The Knight.

I am seeking a remote or freelance Animator position and I feel, I would be a
great asset to your team. I am a dedicated, fast learner with strong work ethics and
a great team player.

The following links are some animation clips I have done. (VFX Reel - shot breakdown at end) (Personal project - STRONG LANGUAGE) (Offsite animator for Nelvana - 30 sec. a week)

password is gavinsoares

Also attached is my resume with more details of my skills and work experience.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to view my animation clips and resume
and I look forward to hearing from you and if possible touring your company.


seeking a 3D Animator remote/freelance position in your Animation Department


- over 12 years an Animator in T.V., Short Film and Feature Film Productions
- experience using Maya, Nuke, PFTrack, Houdini, Softimage, Digital Fusion,

- strong animation skills
- fast learner
- strong team player
- dedicated work habits

professional experience

Freelance Offsite Animator - Nelvana 1 year
Mike The Knight

Freelance Animator and Tracker, 2012 - present
Animator - Hooper (PSB TV)
Tracker – Commercials - Fuse Soft drink, Toyota, Ford, Disney

Mr. X Inc., Toronto 2007 - 2012
3D Animator
Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Death Race, Whiteout, Amelia, Hot Tub Time Machine,
Scott Pilgrim, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, The Three Musketeers
Lead Pre-Visual Animator
Repomamba, Max Payne, Amelia, Boon Dock Saints 2
Tracking and Layout
Tron: Legacy, A Dangerous Method, Fast & Furious 3, Hanna, Resident Evil: Apocalypse,
Resident Evil:Extinction, The Thing, Silent Hill: Revelation, Scott Pilgrim
On-Set Visual VFX – helping coordinate VFX shots during filming for Post-Production
Scott Pilgrim

Nelvana Inc., Toronto 2005 - 2006
3D Layout - setting up scenes from storyboards etc. camera and camera moves,
The Backyardigans

C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures Inc., Toronto 2002 - 2005
3D Animator - tracking and 2D compositing
Lucky Number Slevin, Silent Hill, Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse, Anonymous Rex

Spare Change Films Ltd. Toronto 2002
3D Animator - character animation, model testing and pre-production
2004 Academy Award Winner for best Animated Short “RYAN”

Mainframe Entertainment Inc, Vancouver 2000 - 2001
3D Animator

Gavin Soares


Seneca College, Digital Media Centre, Toronto 3D Digital Animation Maya and Softimage

George Brown College, St. James Campus, Toronto Graphic and Advertising Design 1992 Honours

VFX Reel Breakdown

shot 1 - The Three Musketeers – tracked live plate
animation of airship and anchor
shot 2, 3, 4 - The Three Musketeers – tracked live plate
animation of airship, layout of army

shot 5 - The Three Musketeers – tracked live plate
cg take over of cannon barrel, animation of falling debris

shot 6, 7, 8, 9, - The Three Musketeers – all cg shot

shot 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 – Tron: Legacy – tracked live plate
cg layout

shot 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 - Scott Pilgrim – tracked live plate, to add snow in BG
(on trees, brushes, cars and roofs)
shot 24, 25 - Silent Hill: Revelation – tracked live plate
object tracked head (to add FX)

shot 25 - Silent Hill: Revelation – tracked live plate
added cg blade to sword
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation
Graphic Design