2018 FREELANCE ANIMATION REEL



2018 DEMO REEL
Freelance 2D and CG Animation
Clients: 
Too Faced Cosmetics
McDonalds
Hatchimals
Walt Disney World

ANIMATION DEMO REEL

SHOT BREAKDOWN
Animated all characters seen in the following:
Bolt
Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 
Meet the Robinsons
Barnyard: The Movie
The Princess and the Frog
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Hercules

RESUME

SUMMARY:
Extensive experience in the animation industry, with comprehensive skills in both CG and traditional animation.

POSITIONS HELD:
CG Animator
Traditional 2D Animator
Previs Artist
Illustrator
Writer
Animation Instructor, California Institute of the Arts
Mentor for Disney Animation Trainee Program

CLIENTS:
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Pixomondo
Thinkwell
BOSA
Renegade Animation
Warner Brothers Feature Animation
Dreamworks Animation
Universal Pictures

SELECT FILM & THEME PARK CREDITS:
CG Character Animator:
The Martian VR Experience
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Bolt
Meet the Robinsons
American Dog (Pre-Production)
Barnyard, The Movie

2D Traditional Animator:
Warner Bros.World Theme Park (2018)
Celebrate The Magic (Walt Disney World attraction)
The Princess and the Frog
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
The Prince of Egypt
Hercules
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Previs Artist:
Alita: Battle Angel (2018)
Dr. Strange
Fast and Furious: Supercharged - Universal Theme Park
Escape from Gringotts - Universal Theme Park
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Oz: Great and Powerful

BOOKS PUBLISHED:
The Harbor Light (Kregel Publications)
Silent Sally (Horizon Light Media)

BOOKS ILLUSTRATED:
Richard's River Sword - written by Joanna Dodd Lipscomb
Pappy: The Butterfly Who Walked
Adventures of a Royal Family: The Fall Festival - written by Rick Welday
Megan's Pink Cast - written by Joanna Dodd Lipscomb
Pappergame, Rainbow & Wayas - written by Dr. Michael Mamah
Tiny the Undergrown Buffalo - written by Dr. Michael Mamah
Macie's Moon - written by Joanna Dodd Lipscomb
The Adventures of Boots Riley - written by Jackie Molivar
Cookie Day - written by Joanna Dodd Lipscomb
Nana Needs a Rutabaga - written by Sherry Waldrip

EDUCATION:
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE:
Extensive experience in MAYA software
Proficient in After Effects
Harmony
Photoshop
XSI/Softimage
Premiere

SKILLS:
2D Animation Production
Character Animation, 2D and CG
Maya
Rig Testing
Storyboarding
Character Development and Design
Writing
Illustrating
Graphic Arts

ACHIEVEMENTS:
Disney Scholarship, CalArts

Downloadable Resume Here

MY SKETCHBOOK


A selection of sketches and illustrations from my art portfolio.









BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS













MY MINIATURES - Star Tours, Disneyland USA

The original facade of Star Tours, which opened at Disneyland in 1987, before it was changed for the Tomorrowland rebuild in 1998.
I built this model entirely from scratch using matt board, paper, and tempra paint. I referenced photographs of the actual building, as well as an aerial view to help determine the dimensions. I completed this model in 1989. I managed to get an interview with Walt Disney Imagineering based on this model, but chose a different career path at the time.

Dimensions: 19" long, 7" depth, tallest spire 5.5" tall.

For more, visit www.ericwalls.blogspot.com

Disneyland Railroad, Frontierland Station, Disneyland USA

The Frontierland train depot was based on a movie set designed for the 1949 Disney film, "So Dear to my Heart." After filming, that actual set was given to animator Ward Kimball, who reconstructed it on his property as part of his Grizzly Flats Railroad. When Disneyland was constructed in 1955, the same plans were used to build the Frontierland station, which remains today.
I started with the "Clarkesville Depot" kit from Walthers, then heavily modified it. I reworked the central building, then scratch built the side wings and platform. I plan to create the adjoining water tower, and incorporate them into an "N" scale model railroad. Dimensions: 11.5" long, 4" wide, 2" tall.