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, developing comprehensive skills related to the field in both CG and traditional animation.

POSITIONS HELD:
CG Animator
2D Animator
Previs Artist
Illustrator
Writer
Animation Instructor
Mentor for Disney Animation Trainee Program

CLIENTS:
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Rhythm and Hues
Omation
Renegade Animation
Warner Brothers Feature Animation
Klasky Csupo
Dreamworks Animation
Universal Pictures

FILM CREDITS:
Martian VR Experience (Final Animator)
Dr. Strange (Previs Artist)
Maleficent (Previs Artist)
Godzilla (Previs Artist)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Previs Artist)
The Amazing Spider-man 2 (Previs Artist)
Poltergeist (Previs Artist)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Previs Artist)
Edge of Tomorrow (Previs Artist)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Previs Artist)
Oz: Great and Powerful (Previs Artist)
Jack the Giant Slayer (Previs Artist)
47 Ronin (Previs Artist)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Previs Artist)
X-Men: First Class (Previs Artist)
I Am Number Four (Previs Artist)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (CG Character Animator)
The Princess and the Frog (2D Character Animator)
Bolt (CG Character Animator)
Meet the Robinsons (CG Character Animator)
American Dog (Pre-Production)
Barnyard, The Movie (CG Character Animator)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2D Character Animator)
The Rugrats Go Wild (2D Character Animator)
The Road to El Dorado (2D Character Animator)
The Prince of Egypt (2D Character Animator)
Hercules (2D Character Animator)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2D Character Animator)
Pocahontas (2D Character Animator)
The Lion King (2D Character Animator)
Aladdin (2D Rough Inbetweener)
Beauty and the Beast (2D Rough Inbetweener)

OTHER ANIMATION CREDITS:
Celebrate The Magic (Walt Disney World attraction, 2D)
Stitch’s Great Escape (Walt Disney World attraction, 2D)

FREELANCE/INDEPENDENT PROJECTS:
McDonalds Commercial (2D Character Animator)
Produced presentation videos for 2 proposed animation TV series.
Storyboard Artist/Visual Development for proposed direct-to-video series.
Created/Produced/Directed complete story reel for proposed direct-to-video animated featurette.
Animation Instructor, California Institute of the Arts

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

BOOKS ILLUSTRATED:
Pappy: The Butterfly Who Walked (coming March 2016)
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  
Photoshop
XSI/Softimage
Premiere

SKILLS:
Character Animation
Maya
Rig Testing
Storyboarding
Character Development and Design
Writing
Illustrating
Graphic Arts

ACHIEVEMENTS:
Disney Scholarship, CalArts

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.