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Dave Johnson - Character Animator & Art Director

Jan 2nd, 2016

Dave Johnson - Character Animator

Dave Johnson is a character animator and an art director at Microsoft Game Studios. Before Dave became a director he studied the art of animation and he's an alumni of AnimationMentor.com, Motivarti, the Art Institute of Seattle and iAnimate.net.

Dave's list of games credits include "Ryse: Son of Rome," "Age of Empires - Online," "Homeworld: Cataclysm," "Ground Control," "Kameo: Elements of Power," "Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts," "Viva Pinata," "Alan Wake," "Kinectimals," "Beards and Beaks," and "Toy Soldiers," just to name a few.

When Dave is not directing or animation, he enjoy being an Avid Animation film fan, a devoted and beloved Father and Husband, an amateur golfer, and a Podcaster.

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Enis Tahsin (Tash) Özgür - Veteran Character Animator

Apr 23rd, 2015

Enis Tahsin (Tash) Özgür - Veteran Character Animator

Tahsin Özgür's is one of the most famous Turkish animators out there. His career has been full of hard work, travels and visits to many legendary animation studios, such as: Disney Paris, Don Bluth Animation Studios, Nelvana, and Richard Williams. Tahsin created and worked on timeless animation projects and on memorable characters.

Tahsin is a professional and veteran animator who started his career at Nelvana studios as an in-betweener on the ambitious feature project Rock & Rule many years ago, and has worked on several animated feature films such as Hercules, Tarzan, All Dogs Go to Heaven and more.

Tahsin has worked with famous animators, directors and supervisors throughout his active animation career, artists such as Glen Keane, Richard Williams, Bill Speers, Ellen Woodbury, Ken Duncan and many more.

Tahsin is now retired from animating on features and is mainly active on his private animation projects. As a retired animator, Tahsin enjoys the freedom to create art in his own unique style and fashion.

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Ron Doucet - Animation Director

Aug 22nd, 2014

Ron Doucet - Animation Director

Ron Doucet specializes in bringing characters to life, ever since he started working in the animation industry back in 1999. Ron spends most of his time as a director for animated television series, short films, and commercials. He also performs production supervision roles, teaches workshops, and is a frequent speaker in conferences and seminars for colleges and festivals.

Ron's been working in the animation industry for 15 years now, and he directed over 400 episodes of television animation, including productions for Cartoon Network (Teen Titan Go), BBC, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Teletoon, and YTV.

Ron currently lives in Halifax, Canada, working as an Animation Director at Copernicus Studios.

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Jacob Gardner - Character Animator

Aug 9th, 2014

Jacob Gardner - Character Animator

Jacob has been working at Dreamworks Animation for over 5 years now. He worked on films such as "Shrek Forever After", Megamind, Puss in Boots, and "Rise of the Guardians". Jacob is also co-founder of the animation website "Speaking Of Animation"; where he gets to talk about all the things he know and interview people who knows far more than him.

Jacob found the love for animation at an early age. It was when he saw Aladdin (around 7 or 8 years old at the time ) and he just knew that he wanted to make drawings come to life. Jacob was fascinated by the crazy energy of the Genie, and something so endearing about the believability of Aladdin, which made him want to begin his journey into the animation industry.

The first professional work Jacob ever did was as a cycles animator on the feature "Monsters Vs. Aliens" at DreamWorks Animation. That means he had to make a lot of loops of background characters walking, running, screaming, sitting that the crowds department would populate into the backgrounds of shots to fill out the world that was created.

Since Joining to DreamWorks and working on many of their features, Jacob also joined the ranks of iAnimate.net as a full time feature animation instructor.

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Tim Allen - Stop Motion Character Animator

Jul 19th, 2014

Tim Allen - Stop Motion Character Animator

Tim is a freelance stop motion animator from Fleet, Hampshire who has enjoyed a 14 year career on a wide range of stop motion projects. Most recently he's been animating at Aardman on Shaun the Sheep and also at WoodsFilm on their promotional campaign for Boomerang TV. On special occasions, Tim ventures out to teach at universities, give workshops at festivals and teach the next generation of stop motion practitioners. His exploits have seen him been travelling all around Europe & beyond.

Some of Tim's many projects include Tim Burton's Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride, Fantastic Mr Fox, Peter and the Wolf and Creature Comforts USA. Tim was Animation Supervisor on The Magic Piano creating some of the most ambitious animation of his career.

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