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Tim Harrington

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Tim Harrington


Animation Supervisor


Tim Harrington

328 N Almenar Drive

Greenbrae, CA 94904

(415) 827-2706



Animation Supervisor/Senior Animator with over 20 years experience working at Industrial Light & Magic. Expertise includes key frame animation, acting, motion capture, shot design, character development, fight choreography, facial animation, rig development, bidding, scheduling, crewing, mentoring and directing.

Animation Supervisor Experience

2017-2018 – Disney’s Aladdin – Global Animation Supervisor

●  On set animation supervisor for Disney’s live action remake.

●  Worked with VFX Supervisor to help develop animation style for film.

●  Supervised hero characters Genie, Abu, Rajah, Iago and Carpet.

●  Developed methodologies for creating realistic animal animation.

●  Implemented new facial capture technology for hero Genie performance.

●  Supervised motion capture shoots.

2015 – AntMan – Animation Supervisor

●  Supervised animation for all CG “Quantum Realm” sequence.

●  Worked with filmmakers to conceptualize key moments.

2014 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Global Animation Supervisor

●  Supervised five hero creatures: Mikey, Don, Leo, Raph, Splinter and Shredder.

●  Replaced on set actors using ILM’s imocap and facial motion capture systems.

2011 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Animation Supervisor

●  Supervised Mermaid attack sequence.

2010 – The Last Airbender – Animation Supervisor

●  Supervised hero creatures and digital doubles.

●  Worked with R&D to develop facial tracking tools for hero digital double.

2008 – The Spiderwick Chronicles – Animation Supervisor

●  Supervised ILM’s portion of hero creature work.

●  Worked with R&D to implement new facial animation tools and standards.

●  Supervised previs & animation for the “Griffin Flight” sequence.

Senior Animator | Digital Artist Experience

2018 – Ready Player One – Previs Artist –  Shot design & choreography for zero gravity dance scene.

2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Animator

2015 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron – Animator

2013 – Pacific Rim – Animator

2012 – The Avengers – Animator

2011 – Rango – Animator

2008 – Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Animator

2005 – War of the Worlds – Associate Animation Supervisor

2005 – Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – Lead Animator – Lead on Yoda vs Palpatine sequence.

2003 – Hulk – Animation Sequence Supervisor

2002 – Star Wars: Attack of the Clones – Lead Animator – Lead on Yoda vs. Dooku sequence.

1999 – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – Character Animator

1997 – Men in Black – Digital Effects Animator

1996 – Mars Attacks! – Character Animator


1990 – 1994 – Ringling College of Art, Sarasota Florida – BFA Computer Animation


2017 – Canne Bronze Lion  – “Battle Test” A Nissan 360-Degree Virtual Reality Experience.

2003 – MTV movie award for best fight  ,”Yoda vs. Dooku”.

1996 – Gold Clio  award for best computer animation, BMW “Penguin”.


Fluent in Maya, Adobe Creative Cloud and G Suite.


Animation Supervisor Reel –  https://vimeo.com/306211042

Animation Reel –  https://vimeo.com/197567321

Additional reels and references available upon request.


  • Directing
  • keyframe
  • managing
  • mentoring
  • Motion Capture
  • supervising



BFA at Ringling College of Art

BFA Computer Animation



Animation Supervisor/Senior Animator at Industrial Light & Magic

  • Animation
  • Updated 2 years ago

To contact this candidate email timanimator@icloud.com

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