Ivy Flores

909-248-3561             ivyflores@gmail.com                    www.ivyanimates.com

SKILLS

CG character animation, game vfx animation, digital animation production,  vfx compositing, 3D printing, video editing, cinematography, layout, storytelling,  game design, basic scripting skills

WORK EXPERIENCE

    Professional

Animator

Section Studios - Los Angeles, CA

12/2015 – present

Projects: Unannounced Game Title

CG Animator

Freelance - Los Angeles, CA

10/2012 – present

Clients: Nerdist Industries, POLARIS/Maker Studios, MTV, various internationally recognized visual artists

3D Character Animator

Maker Studios Inc. - Culver City, CA

11/2015 – 12/2015

Projects: Unannounced Animated YouTube Series

VFX Artist

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, LLC. - Burbank, CA

6/2015 – 11/2015

Projects: Bratz, SuperMansion, Robot Chicken: S8, Robot Chicken: DC COMICS Special 3, Robot Chicken: KFC

Lead Animator

Goon Studios - Pasadena, CA

8/2013 – 5/2015

Projects: Boogey Boy, Mech Conquest, Monster vs Sheep, Keipr

Animated characters, VFX. Significant contributor to story, cinematics, game design and game features.

NASA Media Specialist, Animation

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Maryland, Baltimore County

6/2008 – 9/2010

- Animated and designed 2D/3D sequences for several internationally recognized films, projects, and podcasts by NASA Goddard's Special Projects and Earth Science divisions.

- Supervised and instructed student interns on 2D/3D projects, guest lectured on mocap and CG animation.

3D Animator                       

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

9/2007 – 10/2008

Project: Eric Dyer's “The Bellows March”

    Modeled CG zoetropes, prepared STL files for 3D printing, assisted building and painting printed sculptures.

     Internship

VFX Intern  
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, LLC. - Burbank, CA

9/2012 – 12/2012

Projects:  Robot Chicken: S6

Pipeline Technical Director Intern/Previsualizaton Artist Intern
The Third Floor, Inc. – Los Angeles, CA

5/2011 – 10/2011

Projects:  Oz: The Great and Powerful, Jack the Giant Slayer

 - Animated characters, cameras, utilized mocap and 3D assets. Assisted with rigging, mocap sessions and clean up.

 - Programmed tools and designed UIs in MEL and Javascript to enhance pre-vis 3D workflow.

3D Graphics Illustrator Intern

SimCen of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research - Forest Glen, MD

6/2007 – 8/2007

Motioncapture clean up, and 3D asset creation and animation for military training simulations.

    Teaching

Animation Teaching Assistant

California Institute of the Arts – Valencia, CA

9/2011 – 5/2013

3D animation and production, Maya/AFX, stereoscopy, and stopmotion courses in the Character and Experimental Animation programs. MFA/BFA classes ranging from 4 to 30 students.

EDUCATION

 

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) - Valencia, CA

MFA Experimental Animation, and Integrated Media

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) – Catonsville, MD

BA Visual Arts:  Animation

BA Psychology: Developmental Psychology, Human Services

Honors: Cum Laude

2013

 

 

2008

PUBLICATIONS & CREDITS

 

Television/Film/Internet/Game

 

Robot Chicken: KFC” (tv:vfx artist) Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, LLC.

2015

Robot Chicken: DC COMICS Special 3” (tv:vfx artist) Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, LLC.

2015

Robot Chicken: Season 8” (tv:vfx artist) Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, LLC.

2015

SuperMansion” (tv:vfx artist) Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, LLC.

2015

“Bratz” (tv:vfx artist) Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, LLC.

2015

“Monster vs. Sheep” (game:3D/vfx animator, game designer) Goon Studios

2015

“Boogey Boy”(game:3D/vfx animator) Goon Studios

2014

“Justice League Christmas” (internet: vfx animator) Nerdist Industries

2014

“Mech Conquest” (game:3D vfx animator) HGB/Goon Studios

2013

“Justice League Thanksgiving” (internet:vfx animator) Nerdist Industries

2013

“Super Mario at Comic Con” (internet:vfx animator) Nerdist Industries

2013

 “MULTI-PLAYER – Games Bring Us Together” (internet:animator)  POLARIS/Maker Studios

2013

             “Jack the Giant Slayer” (film:previsualization artist) The Third Floor, Inc.

2013

             “Robot Chicken: Season 6” (tv:vfx intern) Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, LLC.

2012

             “Jungle Jumper” (game:illustrator) Shane Lynch

2010

NASA

 

             “Taking a Virtual Tour of NASA Goddard” (lead animator)

2011

             "Know Your Earth: Earth Observing Fleet Studies Climate" (lead animator)

2010

             "NCCS Hyperwall Show" (animator)

2010

             "Rain, Drought, Urbanization Contributing Factors for Storms" (lead animator)

2009-2010

             "Supercomputing the Climate" (animator)

2010

             "The Carbon Cycle" (lead animator)

2009

             "The Water Cycle" (lead animator)

2009

             "Return to the Moon"  Science on a Sphere (animator)

2009

             "Frozen"  Science on a Sphere (animator)

2009

             "Honeybees and Climate Change" (lead animator)

2009

             "Earth Science Week" (animator)

2009

             "Science for a Hungry World Title Sequence" (lead animator)

2009

 
 

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