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JOHN R. EVANS ::: Animator/Motion Designer

206.795.3154 | misterevans@gmail.com | misterevans.com

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Pinemarten Studios

Seattle, WA | July 2011 – Present

Freelance Studio Principal

Freelance animator and rapid prototyping primarily for advertising; digital and broadcast.

 

Sony Online Entertainment

Bellevue, WA | December 2006 - June 2011

Technical Animator

Managed the animation pipeline for "The Agency", a spy-themed MMO First Person Shooter. Extensive working knowledge of Unreal 3 game engine and animation systems. Technical liaison between art team and programming team. Build and tune Animation Rigs and prototype new animation features and content.

 

Sony Computer Entertainment America

San Diego, CA | November 2005 - December 2006

Senior Animator

Created and processed complex motion capture animation from multiple sources: hand, facial and multi-actor shots. Directed motion capture sessions and created motion trees. Shipped "MLB ’08: The Show".

 

LifeSim

Redmond, WA | November 2004 - August 2005

Animation Director

Responsible for all aspects of animation: planning, hiring, outsourcing, new technology, motion capture and key frame animation. Also a key contributor to game prototype design, level design and AI scripting.

 

Microsoft

Redmond, WA | June 2000 - October 2004

Lead Animator

Managed all aspects of animation pipeline for a series of sports franchise titles. Led animation team. Planned and directed studio and "on location" motion capture sessions. Shipped "NFL Fever 2002" and "NHL Rivals 2004".

 

ArtSource (Microsoft contract)

Redmond, WA | November 1997 - June 2000

Animator

Modified and processed motion capture animation for "NFL Fever 2000 (PC)" and "NFL Fever 2001" (Xbox launch). Created key-frame animations for movements that were dangerous or impractical to motion capture. Animator and Effects Artist for Microsoft Studios.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Certificate in Project Management

 

New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

B.A. Theater Arts

 

SKILLSET

 

Unreal Engine 3

Autodesk Maya

Autodesk Motion Builder

CryTek CryEngine

Adobe Photoshop CS5

Adobe After Effects