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PROFILE

  • 2 years working on character animation for feature films.
  • 2 years  working on character animation for TV series.
  • 3 years working as a freelance artist on several projects for television and web, including 2D/3D character animation, illustration and storyboarding.
  • Reel: http://www.sergiomgdias.com

SKILLS

Art Skills:
3D Character Animation, 2D Character Animation, Drawing and Illustration, Storyboard Art
Additional: Modeling, Rigging

Software:
Maya, 3D Studio Max, Toon Boom Animate Pro, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere

EXPERIENCE

SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS
Character Animator (Feb. 2015 – Present)
Worked as a character animator on the feature films:

  • “The Emoji Movie”
  • “Smurfs: The Lost Village”
  • “Storks”
  • “The Angry Birds Movie”

SIC/ULHT (Rafael Antunes)
Freelance Animator (Apr. 2012 – Nov. 2012)
Worked closely with the director to visually develop several animated stories to include in “Lápis Azul” documentary for TV and cinema.

  • Developed the visual style for the 2D animations, characters and sets.
  • Created the storyboards and color scripts.
  • 2D Animation of all the characters, props, effects and sets including the initial tests to define the style of animation to be used.

BIG STORM STUDIOS
3D Character Animator (Sep. 2009 – Sep. 2011)
Joined this animation studio as an intern working in lighting, rendering and clean-up animation. Was then hired a full-time role on character animation and worked on all the characters.

  • Character Animator on episodes for the TV series “Gombby’s Green Island” for children.
  • Scenes and video clips storyboards.
  • Character poses for books and advertisement.
  • Facial rigging.

EDUCATION

Animation Mentor – The Online School of Animation and VFX
Diploma in Advanced Character Animation
March 2013 – September 2014
Mentors – Nate Wall, Jon Collins, John Vassallo, Mike Gasaway, Michelle Meeker, Nicole Herr

University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Lisboa, Portugal)
Bachelor in Cinema, Video and Multimedia
September 2006 – September 2009

Additional Education:
The Animation Collaborative
Animation Demo & Lecture Master Class with Michal Makarewicz
March 2016

Fine Arts Faculty (Lisboa, Portugal)
Illustration Course
October 2011 – February 2012

Teaching:
Invited as an instructor at Lisbon School of Design to teach an“Animation Fundamentals”class April 2013

ACHIEVEMENTS

SPI Applause Award
Sony Pictures Imageworks
October 2015
Applause Award for outstanding performance and lasting contribution to Sony Pictures Entertainment granted for the work on “The Angry Birds Movie”

Mentor Choice Award
Animation Mentor – The Online School of Animation and VFX
November 2014
Mentor Choice Award in Recognition for the Highest Achievement for Character Animation

Featured in Student Showcase 2014
Animation Mentor – The Online School of Animation and VFX

Winner of Comics Competition “Mutter”
University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
April 2012

Merit Scolarship
University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
February 2009