Freelance 3D Animator & Animator

Location:Lockhart, Texas, United States
2 Skills
November 20, 2011

Hello there,

My name is Michelle Swift and I am looking to find a great animation job within your company with stability and longevity. If consider for the animator position, I will work my hardest with my vigorous mind to get any project accurately complete and I'm very passionate about my job as I always try my hardest at everything I pursue.

As a creative animator I am capable of switching angles into different directions. Can animate motion capture, key frame humans, creatures, cameras, etc. I'm very comfortable working in Maya, MotionBuilder, XSI and 3dstudioMax as well as Photoshop, AfterEffects, Final Cut Pro and working with traditional animation. Plus I can learn any new program quick.

Down below is where you can find my contact information, a link to my reel with password and the newest version of my resume. You'll also find a breakdown sheet below my demoreel.

Thanks for your consideration,

Michelle Swift

Character Animator

Phone: (512)940-2162

Email: michelleswift@gmail.com

password: superBat80

Michelle Swift
9807 N FM 620
Austin, TX 78726

An animator seeking a position with the opportunity to learn and build within a studio.

Fall 2001 – Spring 2005 Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Fine Art / 3D Character Animation
~Graduated in May 2005
~Gained solid understanding and principles (other than my major) of 2D Animation, Illustration, Sculpting, Fine Art, Anatomy, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Compositing, Rotoscoping and Editing.

~Knowledge of Maya, 3dStudio Max, MotionBuilder, XSI and Unreal Engine.
~Proficient in Photoshop, After Effects and Final Cut Pro.
~Ability to work a lunchbox for 2D animation.
~Animate characters, creatures, facial, props, cameras, vehicles and motion capture.

06/2009 - present Studio Nouveau, Inc.
Marina Del Rey, CA / Austin, TX
Freelance animator
~Working off and on from home with a small project.

07/2008 - 1/2009 Black Lantern Studios
Austin, TX
Character animator
~Animated characters for Family Fun Football for Wii. Programs: 3dStudioMax.

01/2008 - 05/2008 Studio Nouveau, Inc.
Marina Del Rey, CA
Cinematic animator
~Animated cinematics (characters, facial, vehicles & cameras) for Resident Evil 5 on Xbox360 and PS3. Programs: XSI and Motionbuilder.

08/2007 - 01/2008 Image Metrics, Inc.
Santa Monica, CA
Freelance animator
~Animate facial expressions for two awesome video games for PS3 and Xbox360: Unreal Tournament 3 (EPIC) and Grand Theft Auto 4 (Rockstar). Programs: 3dStudioMax and AfterEffects.

03/2007 - 06/2007 Threshold Digital / C47 Production
Santa Monica, CA
Motion editor
~Prep, layout and clean up mocap footage in MotionBuilder for the movie "Food Fight!" Programs: MotionBuilder and Maya.

03/2007 - 03/2007 Monkey Wrangler Productions, Inc.
West Los Angeles, CA
Freelance character animator
~Created lower thirds and other 2D character animations for "Cody Monkey" series on G4. Programs: After Effect and Photoshop.

06/2006 - 02/2007 Moneyshots
West Hollywood, CA
Freelance character animator
~Character animation and facial animation for two Outkast music video
("Morris Brown" and "Idlelwild Blues") 06/2006. Programs: Maya.
~Animated various character walk cycles for a Visa commercial 02/2007. Programs: Maya.

01/2007 MooStudios
Hollywood, CA
Freelance character animator
~Animated 2D characters in After Effects for Safeway commercial. Programs:
AfterEffects and Photoshop.

11/2006 - 01/2007 Tactical Language
West Los Angeles, CA
Freelance character animator
~Animated characters for a PC game (which is for the Army) that helps teaches soldiers how to speak a foreign language. Programs: Maya.

04/2006 - 05/2006 Eyestorm Production
Santa Monica, CA
Freelance character animator
~Rigged and animated character for a commercial project from Lucas Arts to be revealed at E3 2006. Programs: Maya.

08/2005 - 03/2006 Luminetik Animation Studio
Santa Monica, CA
Character animator
~Created character animations and camera animations for a short called "Kuriocity". Programs: Maya.
Skills (2) Rating
3D Animation