Cesar Bravo: 3D Character Animator

3D Character Animator

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CESAR BRAVO

Senior 3D Character Animator

wavefronts@gmail.com

www.cesarbravo.com


SKILLS


   3D character animation, motion capture clean up (Maya and 3ds Max), Scrum technique, rigging, modeling, texturing


SOFTWARE


   Maya, 3D Studio Max, Unreal, Unity, Softimage, Hansoft, Alien brain, Perforce, Shotgun, After Effects, Photoshop


EMPLOYMENT


QC Games/ Austin, TX/ Jul 2017-Present

Senior 3D Character Animator

    Breach (PC)

          ◦ Hand-key animation for multiple human and creature characters.

          ◦ Involved in the creative process with the rest of my team to come up with the most practical, yet aesthetically pleasing animation.

          ◦ Implement each animation into Engine.


SAIC  / Huntsville, AL / Dec 2013 – Jun 2017

Lead Animator

    Go Army Edge: Football and Soccer (Mobile Apps)

          ◦ Supervised Animation Team, managed assets, created motion capture shot lists, imported animation into Unity engine.

          ◦ Cleaned up motion capture and created key frame animation.

Senior 3D Character Animator

    America's Army: Proving Grounds (PC game)

◦ First person M24 Sniper Fire and Reload Animation

◦ Third person C4 Disarm Animation


Within / Los Angeles, CA / Jan 2017 – Mar 2017

Senior 3D Character Animator (Remote)

    Under Neon Lights VR Experience (VR music video)

          ◦ Provided hand-key character animation

          ◦ Made character rigs


Titmouse Inc. / Hollywood, CA / Aug 2013 – Oct 2013

Senior 3D Character Animator

    HER (Movie)

◦ Animated various scenes with the blue alien child in Theodore's video game.


Spark Unlimited / Sherman Oaks, CA / Oct 2010 – Jul 2013

Senior 3D/ DLC Lead Animator

    Lost Planet 3 (360, PS3, PC)

◦ Created in-game and cinematic animation for creatures, characters, mechs

◦ Responsible for all “cover system” animations

◦ Cleaned and modified mocap animations

◦ Acclimated new animators to company pipeline, software, and tools


Bent Image Lab / Portland, OR / Nov 2011 – Dec 2011

3D Character Animator (Remote)

    GRIMM (TV)

◦ Animated rats for “Danse Macabre” episode


Pixomondo / Santa Monica, CA / Apr 2011 – May 2011 

3D Character Animator

    Redtails (Movie)

◦ Animated WWII planes and cameras


Erick Geisler Productions / Hollywood, CA / Mar 2010 – Oct 2010

3D Lead Character Animator

    Ipredator (NatGeo Canada Release) (TV)

    ESPN: Sports Science (TV)

◦ Responsible for animating creatures, cameras, and mocap clean up in 3ds Max

◦ Worked closely with producers and peers to achieve networks' goals, ensure quality and meet deadlines


Spark Unlimited / Sherman Oaks, CA / Jun 2009 – Jan 2010 

3D Character Animator

    Canceled 3rd person action adventure game

◦ Animated in-game and cinematic assets


Image Metrics Inc. / Santa Monica, CA / Feb 2006 – Jul 2009 

Senior Facial 3D Character Animator

    Lead teams of animators in accomplishing quality animation for clients and provided facial animation for the following:

◦ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Movie)

◦ Splice (Movie)

◦ Gnarls Barkley "Who's gonna save my soul" (Music Video)

◦ Red Dead Redemption (360)

◦ GTA Episode 1: Lost and Damned (360)

◦ Grand Theft Auto 4 (360, PS3)

◦ Devil May Cry 4 (360)

◦ Battlestations Midway (360)

◦ Socom US Navy Seals: Combined Assault (PS2)

◦ Reservoir Dogs (PS2)


Luminetik Studios / Santa Monica, CA / Jul 2005 – Sep 2005

3D Character Rigger (Internship)

◦ Refined rigging techniques on organic characters using Maya

◦ Customized character rigs


Film Roman / North Hollywood, CA / Summer 2005

CG Artist (Internship)

    Tripping the Rift (TV)

◦ Assisted with lighting scenes for “Tripping the Rift” (TV series) using 3ds Max

    Voodoo Moon (Movie)

◦ Assisted with rotoscoping on “Voodoo Moon”(TV Movie) using After Effects


EDUCATION


The Art Institute of California- Los Angeles / Santa Monica, CA / Sep 2003 – Dec 2005

◦ Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, Major: Media Arts and Animation


AWARDS


◦ 2010 Sports Emmy Award: Outstanding Graphic Design (Animation on Sports Science)

◦ D&AD Award for Outstanding Achievement (Animation) for Gnarls Barkley's “Who's Gonna Save My Soul” music video

◦ Honors Graduate 2005