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Jose E. Juarez

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Jose E. Juarez

José Eduardo Juárez   3277 Hickerson Dr. San José, CA| (408) 834-0292 |

josejuarezjr@gmail.com| http://www.eduardojuarezjr.wordpress.com| https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseejuarez| http://www.caricaturastudio.com| https://www.youtube.com/user/CaricaturaStudio

SUMMARY
Over 10 years creating short animation stories that demonstrate personalities, emotions, weight, and motion. I am a classically trained animator in high-end 2D and 3D animations. I have a strong in-depth knowledge of Autodesk Maya, Adobe photoshop/illustrator, and ToonBoom animation softwares. I possess a versatile skill set in drawing that ranges from traditional to technical disciplines as reflected in my portfolio. My experience derives from my very own self-funded home studio. I am dedicated, self motivated, a go getter, and a passionate animator. My mission is to be able to keep traditional animation alive by demonstrating that traditional animation is still an effective medium in our digital era while expanding my knowledge in new animation practices and improvements.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

·      Animation Principles

·      Character and lip-sync animation

·      Layout and character design

·      3D modeling and digital texture

·      A good eye for detail

·      Presentational Skills

·      Communication and storytelling skills

·      Artistic talent and technical skills

·      Ability to work with others

·      Ability to take direction

·      Networking skills and commitment to projects through previous work experience

·      An engagement with the industry by submitting work to festivals and competitions

·      The flexibility to switch between several projects at once

·      Resourcefulness

·      Organizational skills

·      Goal oriented

·      Fast learner

EXPERIENCE
Caricatura Studio
Founder/Animator/Producer/Director, 3277 Hickerson Dr. San Jose, CA. 2013 – Present
·       My animated short film, “I Still Love You” has been screened at the 2017 DC Shorts Film Festival, the 2018Woods Hole Film Festival, theFourth Annual Official Latino Film and Arts Festival, Studio City International Film Festival, and the 2018New Your Short Film Festival. It hasearned an Award of Merit by theIndieFEST Film Awards,anHonorable Mention at the2018One-Reeler Short Film Competition and the2018Los Angeles Animation Festival, and wonBest Animation by the2018Royal Wolf Film Awards, and was a Gold Winner at the2018International Independent Film Awards.
·       My animated short,“Chola Girl” was screened at the2018Latino Comics Expo Animation Festival.
·       My animated short, “Kevin Klein Live #3” earned an Award of Merit by theIndieFEST Film Awards.
·       Scriptwriter and voice actor
·       Create storyboards that depict the script and narrative
·       Design layouts (backgrounds), characters, objects and the animation environment
·       Develop the timing and pace of the movements of a character or object during the sequence of images and ensure they follow the soundtrack and audio requirements
·       Direct the artistic look/style in a production
·       Build accurate and detailed frame-by-frame visuals
·      Record dialogue and compose various layers of animation (backgrounds, special effects, sound effects, characters and graphics) in order to produce the finished piece
·      Produce the “X-sheet” for dialogue/lip sync animation
·       Collaborate with animators, voice actors, creative artist and clients to produce animations
·      Meetproduction deadlines and clients’ commercial requirement
Radio Station, Live 105.3 “Kevin Klein Live”
Freelance Animator, 865 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111, Nov. 2015 – Present
·               Collaborate with the radio host Kevin Klein and staff
·               Meet client’s requirements
·               Draw in 2D to create sketches, artwork or illustrations
·               Design models, backgrounds, sets, characters, objects and the animation environment
·               Develop the timing and pace of the movements of a character or object during the sequence of images and ensure they follow the soundtrack and audio requirements
·               Produce the entire animation piece from beginning to end
·               Build accurate and detailed frame-by-frame visuals
·               Use the “Kevin Klein Live Show” recorded radio station dialogue of radio callers and compose various layers of animation (backgrounds, special effects, sound effects, characters and graphics) in order to produce the finished piece
Cinequest Film Festival, “Guerilla Wanderers”
Animator Internship and Freelance Animator, San Jose, CA 95113, 2012 – 2018
·Collaborated with the film festival’s animation department
·Met client’s requirements
·Drew in 2D to create sketches, artwork and illustrations
·Designed models, backgrounds, sets, characters, objects and the animation environment
·Developed the timing and pace of the movements of a character or object during the sequence of images and ensured they follow the soundtrack and audio requirements
·Produced the entire animation piece from beginning to end
·Build accurate and detailed frame-by-frame visuals
“Lalo’s World” comic book series
Creator and writer, 2001 – Present
·       Created 8 issues averaging 20 pages each
·       Created the central concept of the comic book series
·       Developed the story elements and character development
·       Wrote the script for “Lalo’s World”
·       Created my personal font to be used in lettering
·       Penciled, inked and colored all the drawings by hand
·       Self-published: printed and packaged comic books
·       Marketed on social media
·       Attended the First Annual Silicon Valley Comic Con in San José, CA.
·       Distributed comic book series during special comic book events.
·       Continuous work towards the next series of comic books

Apex Systems– Apple Inc. via Apex, Sunnyvale, CA.
·      Data imagery editor (2D/3D Enviroments) from Nov. 2017 to Jan. 2019.
Efficiently identify and correct issues by annotating 2D imagery
Optimize existing processes in order to meet client’s goals
Skillfully analyze and remedy deficiencies by marking 3D generated data
Communicate effectively in a team environment in order increase productivity
Use comparative analysis to establish conformity throughout projects
Self QA assigned tasks prior to completion
Ability to be open and receptive to feedback and execute necessary changes in a timely manner

SPECIAL PROJECTS
·       Produced animated assets for Cinequest Film Festival traiter – 2018
·       Produced animated assets for Cinequest Film Festival trailer – 2016
·       Produced a TV commercial – Lamas Western Wear, 30 second live action/2D animation overlay –  2015
·       Produced animated assets for Cinequest Film Festival trailer – 2013
·       Produced animated assets for the music video “Moving Out” – 2012
·      Taught basic drawing skills to 2nd graders – Third Street Community Center. San Jose, CA.- 2008

LANGUAGES
Spanish (native speaker — fluent written and verbal), English (fluent written and verbal)

EDUCATION
San José State University, 1 Washington Square, San José, CA 95192
Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in Animation/Illustration – Graduated 2012

TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS
Windows, iMac, Microsoft Office, ToonBoom, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, and iMovie.

Education

01/2002 - 12/2012

Animation/Illustration at San Jose State University

Experience

2012-2018

Animation Intern at Guerilla Wanderers

Collaborated with the film festival’s animation department.
Met client’s requirements.
Designed models, backgrounds, sets, characters, objects and the animation environment.
Produced the entire animation piece from beginning to end.
Build accurate and detailed frame-by-frame visuals.

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