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John Vielee
Character Animator | Artist
(201)-247-2628 Vielee@optonline.net

OBJECTIVE

  • To give life and emotion to animated characters. 
  • To work for a company that will appreciate my passion for animation and where I can continue to improve my character animation skills.

EDUCATION
AnimationMentor.Com, Emeryville, CA, January 2009
            Certificate in advance Character Animation studies

  • Class 1 Mentor Sean Mclaughlin
  • Class 2 Mentor Mike Belzer
  • Class 3 Mentor Martin Hopkins
  • Class 4 Mentor Nick Bruno
  • Class 5 Mentor Jed Diffenderfer
  • Class 6 Mentor Sean Sexton
New York University Center for Advance Digital Applications, New York, NY, May 2008
            MS in Digital Imaging, Concentration in Character Animation
William Paterson University of New Jersey, Wayne, NJ, May 2001
BFA, Concentration in Computer Animation, Minor in Art History

WORK EXPERIENCE
Click 3X, New York, NY
Freelance Animator, February 2012

  • Animator on Colgate "Zig Zag" commercial
Continuity Studios., New York, NY
Freelance Animator, January 2012

  • Animator, Rigger, Lighter on Danon "Danimals Crunchers" commercial
Framestore NY., New York, NY
Freelance Animator, August 2011 – December 2011

  • Animator on Supervalu "Refresca" commercial
  • Animator on Jameson Irish Whiskey "Hawk" commercial
  • Animator on Coke "Polar Bears Digital Webcast"
Framestore NY., New York, NY
Freelance Animator, November 2010 – March 2011

  • Matchmove artist on "Smurfs" Feature Film
  • Matchmove artist on "Captain America" Feature Film
  • Animator on Geico "Proposal" commercial
  • Animator on GE "Ellie" commercial
Framestore NY., New York, NY
Freelance Animator, June 2010 – July 2010

  • Animator on Geico "Tchochkeys" commercial
  • Animator on Geico "Important Email" commercial
Framestore NY., New York, NY
Freelance Animator, April 2010 – April 2010

  • Animator on Bush Beans Museum Intro and Theater video
Framestore NY., New York, NY
Freelance Animator, Decemeber 2009 – January 2010

  • Animator on Monster "Fiddling Beaver" superbowl commercial
Framestore NY., New York, NY
Freelance Animator, July 2009 – October 2009

  • Animator on Bush's Baked Beans "Tailgate" commercial
  • Animator on Geico "The Temp" commercial
  • Animator on Breathe Right Strips "Drumroll" commercial
  • Animator on Campbell's "Great Escape" commercial
  • Animator on "Salt" feature film
  • Animator on Geico "Ringtones" commercial
Framestore NY., New York, NY
Freelance Animator, May 2009

  • Animator on EA Sports Fight Night Round 4 Ali Vs Tyson commercial
Framestore NY., New York, NY
Freelance Animator, December 2008 – January 2009

  • Animator on GE “Scarecrow” Superbowl commercial
Framestore NY., New York, NY
Freelance Animator, October 2008

  • Animator on Bridgestone “Hot Item” Superbowl commercial
Framestore NY., New York, NY
Animation Intern, June 2008 – July 2008

  • Worked on pre-vis animation for commercial
  • Animation tests

Clever Image, Fairview, NJ
Animator for The Story Teller Café TV show, March – July 2001

  • Created full Character and facial animation
  • Set up Scenes
  • Managed rendering

SKILLS

  • Strong foundation in traditional fine arts
  • Working knowledge of Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Windows, Mac OS, and Irix
  • Understanding of weight and balance in motion
  • Able to work as a productive member of a team

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Legislative Commendation for Excellence in College from State Senator of New Jersey Robert J. Martin and Assemblymen Alex DeCroce and Joe Pennacchio 2001
  • Currently holds the rank of 2nd Kyu in Aikido

INTERESTS

  • 7 years of training in Aikido
  • 4 years of training in Iaido