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Rafael Gonzalez Quinones

New Zealand ,  Auckland Media Design School,  Bachelor of Art and Design (Animation and VFX),  November 28, 2014
Hello there ! I'm an animation artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. I've always had a passion for creating characters and stories and I grew up influenced by the cartoons of my childhood. I spent three years developing as an artist at Auckland's Media Design School, acquiring a bachelor of Art and Design.

Although I have minor experience across most disciplines in the CG pipeline, I have found a true passion for character animation. I love the challenge of receiving a static character and bringing it to life through it's actions, mannerisms and thought process. I enjoy all aspects of animating, from conceiving the way the character will behave, through to sketching out it's key poses all the way to polishing the animation on his left pinky before a deadline.

Working on the group productions Shelved stunts (web series) and Reapercussions (short film) I gained valuable experience in managing my position within the CG pipeline. As well as animating, I involved myself in concepting characters, developing ideas and gags and storyboarding. For Reapercussions I was tasked with the role of lead animator, to ensure continuity in style and team productivity . This was a particularly challenging task which taught me much about people management and keeping myself and team mates motivated.

I plan on continuing my development as a character animator through personal work and look hopefully to land a position at a CG studio within Oceania.
  • Animation
  • Concept Art
  • Design
  • Look Development
  • Pre-visualisation
  • Story Development
  • After Effects
  • Maya
  • Photoshop
Adobe
  • VFX/ANIMATION
  • Student of the Year
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  • 8 Images
  • May 08, 2015
00:04 - 00:08 - Responsible for all key frame animation (reaper, soul, dead warrior), shot staging
00:09 - 00:11 - Responsible for all key frame animation (reaper, soul, dead warrior), shot staging,
00:12 - 00:15 - Responsible for all key frame animation (Santa, elf, sleigh, bricks). Modelled and rigged house and sleigh. 2D animated the snow in Adobe Flash, comped shot in After Effects, shot staging
00:16 - 00:25 - Responsible for all key frame animation (robot, scooter), edited the camera animation to suit my scene
00:26 - 00:29 - Responsible for all key frame animation (robot, swiss ball), rigged the swiss ball
00:30 - 00:35 - Responsible for all key frame animation (reaper, soul, dead warrior), shot staging
00:36 - 00:43 - Responsible for all key frame animation (wolf) environment modelling, scene lighting and shot staging and compositing
00:44 - 00:52 - Responsible for all aspects, completed entirely within Adobe Flash (minor comping in After Effects)
00:53 - 00:54 - Responsible for all key frame animation (soul, dead warrior)
00:55 - 01:12 - Responsible for all key frame animation (robot, scooter parts), edited the camera animation to suit my scene

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