Jessica Weiss

Freelance 3D Animator & Anime Artist

Location:United States
2 Skills
Jessica Weiss

Summary of Skills

­-Experienced character animator with a strong comprehension of three dimensional movement
­-Methodical game­tester with critical attention to detail
-­Rigger with a comprehensive understanding of blend shapes and facial performance/lip sync ­-Experienced in all aspects of MoCap from set­up and data capture through clean up/refinement
-Accustomed to a fast paced production pipeline with hard deadlines


-Loyola Marymount University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation, Studio Arts Minor..................................................May 2014

Video Game Experience Projects:

-Sacred Ground (2014)
Lead animator and rigger for 3D models, set up/assisted motion­-capture sessions and
cleaned up motion capture data, straight­ahead keyframe animation, lipsync, human and
creature animation, QA tester.
*Sacred Ground was chosen for the IndiePrize Showcase at Casual Connect, 2014*
Find the demo at:
-Riddle Me Robin (2013)
Developed and animated states for four interchangeable characters in a scrolling,
platform­-style flash game, game tester
-Super Owl Savior (2012)
-Developed, programmed, and animated a simple “click & drag” flash game.

Film Experience Animations:

-Whales In England (2012)
Lead character animator on a 3­minute stop­motion film
-Surviving (2012)
Character animator on a 30 second stop­-motion opening credit sequence
-Cookie Crisis (2011)
Wrote, produced, and shot a minute long traditional hand drawn animation (35mm film)

Colorist Jobs:

-Prey (2014)
Cleaned/colored a 6­minute long 2D digital animated thesis film
-Streets of Jidai//Gold Digger (2012)
Cleaned/colored 5­minute long 2D digital animations
-Up, Up & Away//The Lumberjack & The Nymph//Toni’s Story
Hand colored and inked minute-­long 2D animations done on 35mm film
-Knight Vision (2011)
Hand painted cels for a minute-­long animation done on 35mm film

Additional Work Experience

-Information Technology Services at LMU (October 2012—January 2014)
Ordering replacement computer systems, Cataloging work orders, Handling computer
deliveries, Organizing computer parts, Assembling/disassembling computer
-Gary Sanchez Productions/Funny or Die, CA (May—June 2011)
Intern: Office Assistant, Coverage, Errands, Mail sorting, Public Relations, Filing
-William H. Hannon Library (October 2010—May 2012)
Librarian Assistant, Special access to Archiving, Retrieving microfiche

Technical Skills
-Maya, Unity, MotionBuilder, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, Mudbox, TVPaintPro, Dragonframe
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation
Anime Art