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samira rashidi

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samira rashidi


character animator


Samira Rashidi samira.ra23@gmail.com vimeo.com/samirarashidi linkedin.com/in/samirarashidi
(917) 494-8334

Software Skills
After Effects
Premier Pro
Digital painting


Animator for Award Winning short film Curpigeon (2016)
I am a character animator who is continuously looking to connect with people through my work, and put my wide range of skills to good use in a stimulating work environment filled with positive, enthusiastic people who are as eager to learn and grow as I am while creating meaningful, cutting edge work.
Professional experience

Sony Interactive Entertainment -Cinematic Animator- June 2018-Present
Key framing as well as Editing Motion capture data on unreleased projects
Animating realistic Facial acting with the assistance of a special software in Maya

AAU Studio X -Lost Song – 3D Animator- 2017
Character animator for short film directed by Neeka Mansourian
Academy of Art University- 3D Animation/VFX Lab Tech and Tutor- 2015- 2018
Assist students with technical difficulties with a wide range of softwares
Provide stylistic as well as technical feedback during the production of short films, homework assignments, and collaborative projects
Joined the Academy’s Studio X in 2015 to work on in-house projects
Tutor students in Maya, After Effects, Mudbox, and other animation softwares
Carpe Diem Films LLC- 3D Animator- 2014
Animated five shots of the award winning short film CURPIGEON, directed by Dmitry Milkin
Character, Facial and Creature animator
Received significant critique in dailies with regards to story, shot sequence, and character actions
Volans-I Drone – Freelance Animator- 2015
Created a short Promotional video for the funding of an on-demand delivery service for time-critical items
Responsible for key frame animation of both human characters and mechanical assets

Catnip – Director/ Animator/ Rigger- 2013-2014
Created this short film as my Master’s degree thesis project.
Designed, modeled, rigged, and animated all assets
Designed and modeled backgrounds
Storyboarded, animated, and edited entire project
Pulsarpart Co – Architect-2008-2009
Worked on designs for various architectural competitions, using softwares such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, 3ds Max, and SketchUp
Responsible for making maquettes by hand for design projects
The Animation Collaborative Workshop- 2017
Academy of Art University-MFA in 3D character animation- 2011-2014
Islamic Azad University -BFA in architecture- 2003-2008

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