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JOSH UNDERWOOD
CHARACTER ANIMATOR

415.375.0547
underwoodjt [at] gmail [dot] com

 - SKILLS & ABILITIES -

COMPUTER ANIMATION 
Exceptional understanding of character animation. Firm grasp of the principles, including timing, frame spacing, and weight. Training and guidance from professional animators (see below).

STORYBOARDING
Good draftsmanship and foundations in staging, story structure, character development, continuity, and progression, as well as pitching. Learned from Pixar Story Artist Louis Gonzales.

DIGITAL MEDIA
3D general skills: rigging, modeling, lighting, rendering (Mental Ray). Video editing, graphic design, illustration, basic web development. 

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES
Autodesk Maya, Motionbuilder, Mental Ray, Sketchbook Pro.
Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator.
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

 - EDUCATION -

THE ANIMATION COLLABORATIVE – EMERYVILLE, CA
Sept 2012 – August 2014
Animation Critique – Michal Macarewicz (Pixar)
Advanced Creature Animation – Peter Kelly (ILM)
Animation Demo & Lecture – Michal Macarewicz (Pixar)
Advanced Animation – Royce Wesley (Pixar, Blue Sky, Psyop, MTV)
Intermediate Animation – Rob Thompson (Pixar)
Storyboarding – Louis Gonzales (Pixar)

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY – JOHNSON CITY, TN
Aug 2007 – May 2011
Bachelor of Science – Digital Media
Concentration in CG Animation

 - ORGANIZATIONS -

THE ANIMATION COLLABORATIVE
Technical Assistant (2014-Present)

ETSU STUDENT SIGGRAPH CHAPTER (2007-2011)
Elected Vice Chair (2010-2011)
Local Design, Fundraising, and Volunteer Work

FIRST TEAM 547 (2004-2007)
Visualization/Animation Captain (2005-2007)
2007 Autodesk Visualization Competition Finalist (Global Top 5)

 - EMPLOYMENT -

TRANSPERFECT TRANSLATIONS – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
May 2015 – Present
• IT Specialist/Helpdesk Support

BEST BUY – EMERYVILLE, CA
Nov 2012 – May 2015
• Microsoft Consultant

THE CHARLES – JOHNSON CITY, TN
Jan 2010 – April 2011
• Event Coordinator, Designer

G-SQUARED, L.L.C. – FAYETTEVILLE, TN
May 2008 – Aug 2008
• Photogrammetrist

BEAR CLAW PAINTBALL – FAYETTEVILLE, TN
Feb 2005 – Aug 2008
• Manager, Referee

Currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA