Resume


Matt Walker
Character Animator
Demo Reel: www.walkeranimator.com
Email: walkeranimator@gmail.com
Phone: (775)391-9907

Objective
As a kid I made movies.  8 years old, toy guns, a camera and a tripod.  I grew up and went to school to learn how to make movies.  I have a true love for the cinematic art of filmmaking and I want to work with the most brilliant people in the industry and see those creative decisions being made every day.  I want to be able to leave my mark on some of those incredible projects and see the audience light up when they watch our work.

Work Experience

Freelance Animator (Remote) Dec 2017 – Present
-Working on a variety of projects including commercials, short films and feature films.

Content Creator – Imagine Dad – Jul 2017 – Present
-Creating VFX based short films with my family on my YouTube channel Imagine Dad

Freelance Animator (Remote) Dec 2016 – Sept 2017
-Tendril Animation - Freelance Animator on TV spots

Everi Games INC (Reno, NV) Nov 2015 – Jan 2018

-Animator, CG generalist and motion graphics

OrangeTree Productions (Reno, NV) October 2014 - October 2015
- Animated characters for commercials, as well as taking on motion graphics, editing, and on location vfx supervision

Laika House  (Portland, OR) May-June2014
-Contracted for a Honey Nut Cheerios Spot

Pixar Animation Studios  (Emeryville, CA) September 2013
-Hired for The Good Dinosaur but was let go due to a shift in release date

Sony Pictures Imageworks  (Vancouver, BC) Jan2013 –Jul2013
-Character Animator on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
(Feature film)

Bent Image Lab  (Portland, OR) Sept2012 – Dec2012
-Contracted for commercial work

Hinge Digital  (Portland, OR) Aug2012 – Aug2012
-Contracted for commercial work

Oktobor Animation  (Auckland, NZ) 2010-Jul2012 -Character Animator on 3 Nickelodeon TV shows
-Character Lead on “Robot and Monster” Christmas special.

Education
Animationmentor.com 2008-2010
Diploma in advanced studies in character animation.

Expression College for digital Arts 2007-2008
Strong foundation in fine arts and filmmaking.

Skills
Character Animation, Maya, Linux, 3DS Max, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Editing, some Rigging, Lighting, Modeling and Dynamics