© 2016 Stuart Ford

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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

I am detail-oriented taught from a 2D animation background. Highly effective in collaborating and communicating to a team based upon industry experience as well as experience from having been a director on my very own short film. This has given me problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure. Technical savvy and open-mindedness allows me to quickly adapt to learning new software and techniques. Positive, optimistic, and understanding with a dedication to improving my craft.

COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Most Proficient Using:            Effective Using:

           Maya                                         Shotgun

           ToonBoom Harmony             After Effects

           Premiere Pro                           ToonBoom Storyboard Pro

           Photoshop                               Mudbox

                                                              Zbrush

 PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

          3D Animation                           Detail Oriented

          2D Animation                           Organization

          3D Modeling                             Problem Solving

          Storyboarding                          Production Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PRIMAL SCREEN  |  Atlanta, GA

3D Character Animator  |    June 2018 - Feb 2019    &    Sept 2017 - Jan 2018

  • Produced fluid 3D animation for television.

  • Learned how to work with Shotgun quickly integrating it into my workflow.

  • Received notes from supervisors and resubmitted changes in a timely manner.

  • Learned new workflows from others through collaboration.

 

Senior Film: "A Cat's Tale"

Creator/Director/Manager  |  Dec 2016 - July 2017

  • Successfully completed from concept to finished film within a set deadline.

  • Responsible for all aspects of 3D film production.

  • Managed a team of 43 people from 6 different countries.

Freelance

3D Character Animator  |  Jan 2016

  • Made a quadruped animation for a rigger to showcase the Cody dog rig.

ADULT SWIM  |  Atlanta, GA

2D Character Animator  |  Nov 2015

  • Closely collaborated in a team of four under fast deadlines to create a 30 second bumper.

  • Quickly made necessary changes based on client’s critiques.

  • I did storyboards, character/effects/text animation, cleanup, and colored animation frames.

SHORT FILMS:

"Chop"

2D Character Animator  |  April 2016

"Mononoke"

2D Character Animator  |  June - July 2016

Super Love Story"

2D Character Animator  |  May 2016

  • Animated characters and creatures in fluid 2D traditional style.

  • Cleaned up, inked, and colored frames using ToonBoom Harmony.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation  |  June 2017

  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS

"A Cat's Tale"

  • Atlantamation 2018  |  Selected

  • SCAD Animation Fest 2018  |  Selected

  • SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2018  |  Selected

"CHOP"

  • Atlantamation 2017  |  Best Character Performance

  • Atlantamation 2016  |  Best in Show

REELS/ REFERENCES

Available upon request.

Resume PDF