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Jason Newkirk
(801) 721-5073

Objective:
To participate with an award winning team and create visually rich entertainment.

Professional Experience:

IGT                                                                  Nov 11 - current
Senior Animator/ArtistCharacter animation for the slot machine industry.

Disney Interactive/Avalanche                    May 2007 - Nov 2011


Senior Animator/Artist -  Character animation gameplay and cinematics.

Cars2(Wii,Xbox360,PS3): Character gameplay animation
Epic Mickey(Wii): Rigging and Character animation.
Toy Story 3(Wii,Xbox360,PS3): Character animation.
Ultimate Band (Wii): Character animation and lead cinematic artist.
The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian (NDS): Character animation.

 

Liquid Development                                Oct 2005 - current


Animator and model/texture artist -  Freelance animator. Projects include Sing, Sapient, Fate 2, Blue Omega, Abandon Mobile, Lionhead, Red5Studios, and rigging work for Harmonix.

Line Mileage Studios                                July 2008 -Oct 2008


Animator -  Freelance animation for Raventales episodes 14 and 15 for the CBC.

Gearbox Software                                   Dec 2007 - June 2008


Animator -  Freelance animation on Aliens - Corporal Marines title.

F9E/Amaze Entertainment/Knowwonder Studio    May 97 – May 07

Lead Animator/Rigging/Digital Artist

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses(PSP):  Lead character animator. Built main rig used for animation for all characters. Created all Indiana Jones gameplay anims.
Over the Hedge (PSP):  Character animation.
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Dead Man’s Chest (PSP):  Lead character animator. Built main rig used for animation for all characters. Created all Jack Sparrow gameplay anims.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Pc Cd-rom): Character animator.
Sharktale (Pc Cd-rom): Lead character animator and rigging work.
Brother Bear (Pc Cd-rom): Lead character animator, 3d character modeling, textures,  rigging.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Pc Cd-rom) : 3d character modeling, rigging and animation.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (Pc Cd-rom) : 3d character animation.
Cluefinders 3rd Grade Adventures (Pc Cd-rom) : 3d modeling and animation for cut scene movies. 2d animation for cut scene movies. Ink and paint. Composite all scene elements for all cut scenes.
Power Rangers Time Force (Pc Cd-rom) : Create intro movie from stock footage.
Magic School Bus Activity Center Flight (Pc Cd-rom) : 3d modeling and animation for game elements.
Rugrats in Paris The Movie (Pc Cd-rom) : 3d modeling and animation for in game sprites as well as cut scene movies. 2d ink and paint for in game and cut scene movies. Composite all scene elements for all cut scenes.
Rugrats Totally Angelica (Pc Cd-rom) : 2d ink and paint, and composite all cut scene movies.
Hot Wheels Slot Car Racing (Pc Cd-rom) : 3d low poly modeling and tech.
Hot Wheels Williams F1 Team Driver (Pc Cd-rom) : 3d low poly modeling and tech.
American Girl Your Journal with Help from Amelia (Pc Cd-rom) : 2d ink and paint, and click point animations.
Easy Bake Oven Playtop Set (Pc Cd-rom) : 2d ink and paint, click point animation, composite for cut scene movies.
Magic School Bus Explores Animals (Pc Cd-rom) :  3d animation, composite movies, 2d ink and paint.
Friendly Family Finances (Pc Cd-rom) : 2d ink and paint and Voice over work.
Young Dilbert in High Tech Hijinx (Pc Cd-rom) : Drawing and animation, 2d ink and paint and click point animation.

Intertest.com                                          Mar 2001 - Apr 2001


Instructor ---Teach Flash 5 to students entering the web industry. I've also done freelance graphics as well for this company.

Web Render                                                    Oct 1999 – Nov 1999

Freelance Flash artist and tech.
www.clearimagephoto.com : Opening navigation.
www.ansonia.com : Opening flash movie and clock navigation.

Conversion Services International                  Jun 1999 - July 1999

Freelance Flash artist and tech for schoolkidsonline.com

Education:                                                       April 1997
          The Art Institute of Seattle      A.A.A degree in Computer animation graduating with high honors.

References and portfolio upon request.