Experience

First Contact Entertainment
ANIMATOR - January 2019 to Present

Created motion capture and hand keyed animation for virtual reality video games.

Titles Include:

•Firewall: Zero Hour

Magnopus
ANIMATOR - April 2017 to January 2019

Created compelling animations for virtual reality and augmented reality projects.

Titles Include:
•Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab
•CNN VR

Section Studios
ANIMATOR - May 2016 to February 2017

Created keyframe animations of characters, quadruped and winged creatures, environment assets, and UI elements. Worked directly with clients and art director to execute their vision.

•Titles Include:
•Eclipse (Working title)
•House Flip w/ Chip and Jo
•Awake VR

SKILLS AND SOFTWARE

Character Animation

Creature Animation

Motion Capture

Storyboarding

Rigging

Maya

Unreal Engine

Adobe Creative Suite

Education

Gnomon School of Visual Effects
ANIMATION, DIGITAL PRODUCTION FOR ENTERTAINMENT - April 2014 to March 2016

Focused on fundamental animation concepts, software techniques and acting skills to capture believable and appealing character performances. Studied both traditional and computer animation methods.

Worked with school administration to create an on-campus social club for animators and others interested in animation. Booked speakers and organized events to promote peer critiques, interpersonal skills, and professional communication.

© 2019 By James Salter.

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