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3D Animation

Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55408 - United States

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Andy Lefton 3D/VFX artist
This is my 2012 demo reel using Cinema 4D, After Effects, Realflow and Photoshop.... more

ExperienceLead/Senior 3D and VFX artist September 2011 to Present
Splice Here, Minneapolis, MN
• Lead and coordinate 3D and visual effects from concept to completion
• Work with Producers, fellow project artists in finishing the clients goals and expectations.

Lead 3D/Post Production artist, October 2010 to 2011
Design Center, St. Paul, MN
• Lead and Coordinate 3D animation for end clients.
• Collaborate with fellow producers and script writers to execute 3D/2D based projects.
• Bring to life, concept based ideas from paper into the digital realm.

Lead Animator/Creative Partner/Owner, January 2006 to May 2010
Eight Point Productions, Minneapolis, MN
• Responsible for creating, scripting and producing 3D content, VFX, and motion graphics.
• Supervised projects, executed specific techniques along-side other artists to ensure an outstanding
final product.
• Collaborated and advised in production meetings with agencies and artists in order to implement
necessary changes for ongoing productions.

Lead 3D Coordinator/Animator/2D/3D Compositor/Freelance, March 2007 to August 2007
Reelworks Animation
• In charge of integrating, compositing, tracking 3D animation and elements into a 2D plate
for broadcast.
• Supervised with the team artists integrating 2D line work with 3D rendered animations.

Freelance Digital Artist, February 2004 to December 2005
Eight Point Productions, Minneapolis, MN
• Created 3D graphics/animations from start to finish.
• Storyboarded and concepted ideas for end clients.

Intern 3D Animator/Digital Artist, January 2003 to January 2004
Fluke Studios Inc./Hybrid Medical Animation, Minneapolis, MN
• Brought on to be skilled in the realm of commercial digital art.
• Animations for medical/micro procedures.
• Hired on as junior animator.
EducationAssociate of Applied Science in Media Production, 2003
Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN
Courses taken include:

Video Production
3D animation and VFX
Script Writing
Audio Production
2D Design
Speciality 3D Modeling and animation
Textures, lighting and rendering
VFX, composite and motion tracking
Fluid and fire/smoke simulation

Hardware ProficiencyPC and Mac
Software Proficiency Cinema 4D
After Effects,
Vue Xstream
Carbon Scatter
Turbulence FD

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