Melanie Plett Plus

Vancovuer, BC

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Immediately after graduating at the top of my class at the Art Institute of Vancouver in early 2006, I was hired at Rainmaker Animation (previously known as Mainframe Entertainment). Starting then as a jr. animator, I was shortly promoted to lead animator which I maintained until moving to New Zealand to work for Flux in November 2008. I have since worked with Sony Imageworks on Arthur Christmas, Hotel Transylvania, Oz the Great and Powerful and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. I just finished with Digital Domain working on Maleficent. I am proficient with both Maya and XSI and have a proven record of productivity. I consider myself to be a very fast learner, and enjoy furthering my skills in the field of animation. I also tend to jump around a lot too.

Work Experience:

Digital Domain
Nov 2013 - Mar 2014

Sony Imageworks
July 2010 - July 2013
Character Animator:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Oz the Great and Powerful
Hotel Transylvania
Arthur Christmas

February 2010 - May 2010
Flux Media (Auckland)
Animated Buzzy Bee TV production

August 2009 - January 2010
Barbie 10
Pre-Vis Artist
Barbie 10
Barbie - A Mermaid Tail

November 2008 – February 2009
Flux Media (Auckland)
Animated Buzzy Bee TV production
• Buzzy Bee – TV program

March 2006 – November 2008
Rainmaker Animation
Animated movies for DVD market.
Lead Animator
● Fairytopia - Thumbelina
● Luna (short film)
● Barbie - Christmas Holiday
● Nutty Professor - Facing the Fear
● Barbie - Island Princess
● Fairytopia - Magic of the Rainbow
Jr. Animator
● Max Steel - Countdown
● Fairytopia - Thumbelina
● Luna (short film)
● Nutty Professor - Facing the Fear

Education: Sept 2004 - Mar 2006
Art Institute of Vancouver Burnaby
Animation Art & Design Diploma
● Maya (modeling, animation, texturing, rigging, lighting)
● Advanced 2D animation (classic and flash)
● Life Drawing (4 courses)
● Composition

Sept 2000 - May 2002
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Multimedia Development Diploma
The program involved the following
● Computer systems and technology
● Accounting
● Communications
● Multimedia Development

August 1998 – April 1999
Kwantlen College
General Studies & Fine Arts
● Calculus
● Small Business Management/Marketing
● Life Drawing
● Script Writing

Skills: Software that I am proficient with, include the following;
● Maya
● Photoshop CS
● Adobe Premiere
● Final Cut Pro
● Flash
I have worked on Linux, Windows and MacOS


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