Broad based skill set, both technically and artistically. Focussed in all aspects of animation

Particular strengths in creature and character animation and animation direction. 

Strongly imaginative with the ability to inject humour into projects, giving the work a distinctive and clear relationship with the narrative. 

Previous experience in all stages of character modelling, rigging and animation, resulting in a thorough knowledge and understanding of the technical side, to run in parallel with the creative aspects.

Reliable performance under pressure and a strong work ethic to complete work to the highest standard on time and within budget.

Currently Head of Animation at 422 South, managing a team of senior, mid and junior CG artists across a series of projects.

 

Open to new short form opportunities throughout the year! 

Technical


Excellent              MAYA  (15+ years)

 

Experienced       Photoshop, Boujou, Mocap cleanup and use, Layout
                               
                            

Familiar              3DS MAX, Cinema 4D, XSI. Unity
                               Modo, After Effects, Premier, 3D  Equiliser, Boujou, Quixel
                               MEL scripting for animation and Renderman for Maya

Learning              On going!

Skills

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Nick Hales - Animation Director
                      Animator & CG Artist
MAYA, 3DS MAX, XSI, CINEMA 4D

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