Jaime Castaneda - Animator | Demo Reel #1 (3:25) | Demo Reel #2 (2:00) | Résumé | Contact

EDUCATION:

Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY
Master of Fine Arts in Computer Animation
December 1996
GPA: 3.8

School of Visual Arts - New York, NY
Fall 1991 - Fall 1992
3D Modeling and Animation, Figure Drawing, Computer Art Silksreen, Desktop Publishing

Ithaca College - Ithaca, NY
Bachelor of Science, May 1990
Major: Business Management

Ithaca College London Center - London, England
Physics, Art history
Fall 1986 - Spring 1987

SKILLS:

Computer Knowledge: Emo, Maya, Softimage, Alias, Basic Flame, Basic Shake, Digital Arts, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator

Languages: Fluent in Spanish

EXPERIENCE:

Freelance Animation | New York, NY
Responsible for the animation of several video game characters (Red Dead Redemptions, Grand Theft Auto), commercials (Geico, E*Trade, Fanta, McDonalds, Lysol, Nasonex), and film (Smurfs). Employers include Framestore NY, The Mill NY, Psyop, Mass Market, Hornet, Curious Pictures, Gravity and Charlex

Tippett Studio | Berkeley, CA
Animator: Work in the production of character animation for "Charlotte's Web"

PDI Dreamworks | Redwood City, CA
Animator: Extensive experience using PDI/Dreamworks proprietary software EMO, developing animation for the production of PDI's "Shrek 2" and "Madagascar".

Blue Sky Studios | White Plains, NY
Animator: Extensive experience using Maya and Softimage animation software, developing classical principles of animation and its basic foundations. Work in the production of computer generated character animation for films, commercials and television. Responsible for the creation of several award winning commercials, and as a Technical Director for "Bunny", an Academy award winner short animation, using Blue Sky's proprietary software CG Studio. Responsible for the animation of many shots throughout the production of Blue Sky's first feature film "Ice Age".

Instructor / Thesis Advisor / Thesis Leader
Teacher of Computer Animation course using Softimage at NYU's Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA) Fall of 1999. Served as a Thesis Animation Leader for 12 students working on their M.F.A. thesis at the School of Visual Arts and as a Thesis Advisor for 23 undergraduate students at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Also served as an instructor of MayaI and MayaII courses at Parsons School of Design.

Quiet Man | New York, NY
Internship: Extensive work using Flame and Softimage software. Observed and participated in all aspects of a professional commercial computer graphics production facility. Assisted in Clio Award winning music video for the Beatles Anthology in November 1995. Created "last Call", a multi-festival animation award winner as one of the requirements for Pratt Institute's graduation Thesis.