Contact:  hongman@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE

To further advance as a Senior Animator alongside a group of highly talented and creative individuals within a reputable studio that has passion for producing high quality games.


SKILLS

* Specialized in character animation:  FK/IK motions with strong understanding of traditional animation principles.
* Have keen sense of timing for varying styles of animation from realistic to cartoony.
* Highly proficient in using 3ds max for different areas in the character creation pipeline.
* Adept in creating textures in Photoshop.
* Capable of creating advanced rigs for game characters.
* Experienced in using Biped from Character Studio.
* Knowledgeable in Maya.


EXPERIENCE

      Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. / Chapel Hill, NC / December 2003 - Present
* Senior Animator:
- rigged, skinned, animated characters for gameplay, cinematics, and pre-vis work.
- trained and mentored new animators
* Unannounced next gen title for 2008
* Dead Head Fred - PSP - 2007
* Animator:
- rigged, skinned, animated characters for gameplay and cinematic sequences.
* Curious George - GC, PS2, XBox, PC - 2006
* Dora the Explorer:  Journey to the Purple Planet - GC, PS2 - 2005
* Spy vs. Spy - XBox - 2005
* Robotech:  Invasion - PS2, XBox - 2004
* Awards:
- VCS Values Award - 2005
- Achievement Award - 2004


EDUCATION

      The Art Institute of Phoenix
      Phoenix, Arizona
      Bachelor of Arts in Game Art and Design
      July 10, 2000 - June 21, 2003, 3.4 GPA