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Steamroller exists to breathe life into stories, characters, and experiences in visual, physical, and virtual spaces. Each project that comes our way, be it a game, a film, or a theme park ride, exists in its own universe. It is our job to bring this multiverse to life. Our animators build believable characters and whole worlds in a multitude of universes, while our developers manipulate the rules of perception to transport you to a new definition of reality. We relish the opportunity to bring our clients’ universes to life while also developing our own stories.

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Justin Brunett

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Justin Brunett

Justin Brunett

Animator

Contact

Ph: 714-865-3908

Email:  justin.brunett@gmail.com

Website/Reel: justinbrunett.com

 

Profile

Art, movies, and storytelling have always been driving forces in my life.  Intent on working in film, I landed my first industry job at Walt Disney Animation Studios.  As a Production Assistant on an animated feature, I fell in love with the artistry and the quirky family dynamic of the animation process.  I went back to school while working full-time so I could learn the skills necessary to become an animator and have been working as a Feature Film Visual Effects Animator for the past 5 years.  I am eager to expand my skill set into other mediums, to tell epic stories and breathe life into diverse characters.

Education

ADVANCED CHARACTER ANIMATION PROGRAM

Animation Mentor
2012-2013

BACHELOR’S DEGREE

Film & Television Production

Biola University
2003-2007

Experience

ANIMATOR

Luma Pictures | Santa Monica, CA | 2014 – Present

Animated a wide variety of characters for feature films and commercials.

Created human, creature, vehicle, and rigid body prop animation using both hand-keyed and mocap workflows.
Created facial animation and dialogue lip sync.
Created cycles for crowd animation setups.
Created layouts and camera animation, including previs.
Delivered motion capture performances for myself and other animators.

ANIMATOR

Brain Zoo Studios | Encino, CA | 2014

Animated stylized characters in short webisodes for game product promotion.

Animated multiple hand-keyed characters in a cartoony style.

ANIMATOR

Hydrogen Whiskey Studios | Los Angeles, CA | 2014

Animated human characters for cinematics in a mobile game.

Animated multiple hand-keyed characters using video reference I performed.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Walt Disney Animation Studios | Burbank, CA | 2007 – 2008

Assisted Production Management in the Sweatbox, Art, and Lighting/Compositing Departments on a Feature Animated Film.

Took extensive notes during director rounds for 3 departments.
Organized and catalogued visual development artwork for delivery to the Walt Disney Archives.

 

Software/Skills

Character Animation

Creature Animation

VFX Animation

Camera Animation & Layout

Cycles for Crowd Animation

5+ Years Autodesk Maya Experience

Intermediate Bullet Physics Simulation Experience

Intermediate nParticle

Basic nCloth Experience

Basic Understanding of Rigging

Extensive Motion Capture Experience (Cleanup, Edit, Stitch)

Mac/Windows/Linux Proficient

 

References

RAPHAEL PIMENTEL
Animation Supervisor
Contact Information

Available Upon Request

MEG GRUBE
Animator
Contact Information

Available Upon Request

MARCOS ROMERO

Rigging/Technical Animator

Contact Information

Available Upon Request

 

 

Skills

  • 5+ Years Autodesk Maya Experience
  • Basic Understanding of Rigging
  • Camera Animation & Layout
  • Character Animation
  • Creature Animation
  • Cycles for Crowd Animation
  • Edit
  • Extensive Motion Capture Experience (Cleanup
  • Intermediate Bullet Physics Simulation Experience
  • Intermediate nParticle Basic nCloth Experience
  • Mac/Windows/Linux Proficient
  • Stitch)
  • VFX Animation

Education

2012-2013

Advanced Character Animation at Animation Mentor

2003-2007

Film and Television Production at Biola University

Experience

2014 - Present

Animator at Luma Pictures

2014-2014

Animator at Brain Zoo Studios

2014-2014

Animator at Hydrogen Whiskey Studios

  • Animation
  • Updated 1 year ago

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