George Saavedra

Los Angeles

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Senior Character Rigger with 7 years of experience in High End, Feature Film Visual Effects and Commercials. Specializing in the creation of high end digital creature and character setups.

Face Rigging TD, Sony Imageworks Culver City, CA 2012- present
Created face rigs and deformations for various characters on Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers.

Character Rigging Lead, Method Studios Santa Monica, CA 2011- 2012
Supervise the rigging department, as well as work closely with supervisors and producers to provide the best possible rigging and technical solutions per project. Manage and support the facility rigging and animation pipelines.

Character TD, Digital Domain Venice, CA 2007- 2011
Helped develop and support facility rigging and cloth pipelines. Rigged various creatures and robots for several features including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Percy Jackson, and Mummy 3.

Ringling School of Art and Design, BFA Computer Animation 2006

Special Skills
Rigging, deformations, muscle systems, character body dynamics, cloth/hair, Mel & PyMel scripting, tool development, pipeline management.

Film Credits
Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers 2013
Cloud Atlas 2012
X-Men: First Class 2011
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011
The A-Team 2010
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 2010
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009
Star Trek 2009
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008
Beowulf 2007

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