Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Animator - ScanlineVFX
Animation Director and Character Animator with extensive CG and 2D experience. Skills: Directing, 3D and 2D Character Animation, Maya, 3ds Max, Softimage, Flash, Photoshop, Premiere, Drawing, Digital Painting, Gymnastics, French, Music and Teaching
Animation isn't just something I do for a living, it's my lifelong passion. I grew up watching NFB shorts on a 16mm projector and doodling flip-books in my textbooks. The first time I saw my cutout creations spring to life at animation camp, I was hooked. More than two decades since Sheridan College's Classical Animation program, making inanimate characters move on screen hasn't lost its magic.
I've had quite an animated journey starting from Richard Williams' monolithic hand-drawn 'The Thief and the Cobbler' to the CG blockbuster 'Justice League'. Along the way I've retrained myself several times to adapt to changing technology. I developed teaching and freelancing skills so I could focus more on my family while staying current in the industry. Teaching helped me transition into leadership roles like Animation Lead on an Ice Age short, Animation Series Director and short film series Director. I've continuously renewed my knowledge through masterclasses, workshops and self-study in skills like Life Drawing, Improv and Stage Combat. My animation heroes are lifelong learners who are insatiably curious about the observational world.
Whether you're just breaking into the animation business, kicking your career up a notch, or forging your own path as an independent filmmaker, your professional passion fuels the hard work required to achieve your goals.
Without passion, you might be wise to find an easier path. An animation career will be competitive, unstable, and often require long hours of intense, solitary concentration. It can also bring you to exciting locations to collaborate with amazing people from around the world, and enable you to generate a very good living using your creativity.
My many years in the animation industry have sparked another passion: helping others find success. I'm proud to have helped dozens of students and professional animators achieve their career goals and grow into industry leaders. As your mentor I can help you plot a career path unique to your skills and interests. Let me help you maximize your potential for a long and prosperous career.