Subject: John Allan Armstrong


VFX Animator

He studied in California Institute of the Arts from 1976 to 1978

Career Outline:

Traditional Character and Effects Animator Picnic Productions 2014 – Present (7 months)Burbank, Calif.

Creating Character Animation and Effects for the sequel to the "Pups of Liberty" My Office Chair 2012 – May 2014 (2 years)

Effects Animator ShadeMaker Productions, Inc. June 2012 – July 2012 (2 months)Create Animated Effects for Stop Motion Effects Animator

Video Game Special Effects August 2011 – June 2012 (11 months)

Special Effects training in Video Games Industry Using Epic Unreal Video Game Engine and Cascade Particle Effects Software Depth Artist

Stereo D, Sherman Oaks, California. STEREOscopic conversion using Nuke and proprietary software. “Jack Ass 3D” and “Gulliver's Travels”. August to October 2010.

Effects Animator Duncan Studio March 2010 – April 2010 (2 months)

Traditional 2D Animated Effects for toy commercial. July through August 2010.

Effects Animator Buck Design L.A. February 2010 – February 2010 (1 month) “Commercial” February 2010. Stereo Compositor

I.C.O.Entertainment, North Hollywood, California. STEREOscopic Shake Compositor. December 2009 through January 2010. animTech

Rhythm and Hues June 2009 – October 2009 (5 months) Cloth and Hair Simulation and Character Effects Rigging for feature film “Alvin and the Chipmunks : The Squeakquel )”

Effects Animator Buck Design L.A. “Coke Commercial” June 2009 Hair and Cloth Tech

February 2009 – June 2009 (5 months) SONY IMAGEWORKS, Culver City, California . Cloth and Hair Simulation for feature film “Cloudy with Chance of Meatballs” February 2009 to June 2009 .

Effects Animator Laika July 2007 – October 2008 (1 year 4 months) Traditional and CG Effects Animator for Henry Selick's “Coraline”.

Film Roman April (4 months) Traditional Effects Animator for the first “Simpsons” Animated Feature. April 2007 to July 2007. Effects Animator

James Baxter Animation April 2006 – April 2007 (1 year 1 month) Traditional Effects Animator for 10 minute beginning to the Disney Live Action film “Enchanted”. April 2006 to April 2007. Lead Effects Animator

Picnic Productions Created Effects Animation for 15 minute educational short entitled the "Pups of Liberty".

July Films (5 months) Traditional Effects Animator for the feature film “Curious George”. June 2005 to October 2005. Effects Animator

Renegade Animation February 2005 – March 2005 (2 months) Traditional Effects Animator for Disneyland 50th Anniversary Park presentation. February 2005 through March 2005. CG Effects Animator

Warner Bros. Animation Inc. , Sherman Oaks, California. CG Effects Animator for “Sponge Bob the Movie”. August 2004 to October 2004.

Pixar Animation Studios >September 2003 – June 2004 (10 months) Effects TD for feature "The Incredibles" using Maya and Shake [image: DreamWorks Animation]

DreamWorks Animation January 2003 – April 2003 (4 months) Traditional Effects Animation for feature "Sinbad"

Walt Disney Feature Animation 1996 – 2003 (7 years) Traditional and CG Effects Animator for feature films: "Hercules", "Fantasia 2000", "Atlantis", "Home On The Range" Effects Animator

Turner Feature Animation< 1992 – 1996 (4 years) Designer and Animator of Effects for "Big and Loud" song sequence for "Cats Don't Dance" ( Nominated for 1997 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Effects Animation )

Designer and Animator of Effects for Title and Pixie sequence for "The Pagemaster"

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*FernGully: The Last Rainforest* (leading character animator: "Hexxus") 1992
1990*The Dream Stone* (TV Series) (timing director - as John Armstrong, 1990)
1986*The Bluffers* (TV Series) (animation director - 1 episode)
1983*Twice Upon a Time* (sequence animator - as John Armstrong)
1982*Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase* (animator)
1982*The Fat Albert Easter Special* (TV Short) (animator - as John Armstrong)
1981*Blackstar* (TV Series) (animation director - 13 episodes)
- The Zombie Masters (1981) ... (animation director - as John Armstrong)
- The Crown of the Sorceress (1981) ... (animation director - as John Armstrong)
- The Overlord's Big Spell (1981) ... (animation director - as John Armstrong)
- The Air Whales of Anchar (1981) ... (animation director - as John Armstrong)
- Tree of Evil (1981) ... (animation director - as John Armstrong)
1981*The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!* (TV Series) (animation director - as John Armstrong, 1981)
1980*A Snow White Christmas* (TV Movie) (animator - as John Armstrong)
1979-1980*Sport Billy* (TV Series) (animator - 26 episodes)
- A Tale of Two Billys (1980) ... (animator - as John Armstrong)
- Australian Adventure (1980) ... (animator - as John Armstrong)
- Pure Luck (1980) ... (animator - as John Armstrong)
- Athenian Adventure (1980) ... (animator - as John Armstrong)
- Peril in Peru (1980) ... (animator - as John Armstrong)
1980*The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour* (TV Series) (animation director - as John Armstrong, 1980)
1980*The New Adventures of Tom and Jerry* (TV Series) (animation director - as John Armstrong, 1980)
1979-1980*Flash Gordon* (TV Series) (animator - 16 episodes)
- Chapter Sixteen: Ming's Last Battle (1980) ... (animator - as John Armstrong)
- Chapter Fifteen: Revolt of the Power Men (1979) ... (animator - as John Armstrong)
- Chapter Fourteen: The Desert Hawk (1979) ... (animator - as John Armstrong)
- Chapter Thirteen: Castaways in Tropica (1979) ... (animator - as John Armstrong)
- Chapter Twelve: Tournament of Death (1979) ... (animator - as John Armstrong)
1979*The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle* (TV Series) (animator - as John Armstrong, 1979)
1972*Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids* (TV Series) (animation director - as John Armstrong, 1980) / (animator - as John Armstrong, 1979)

Emmy HonorAcademy of Television Arts & SciencesNovember 1984
Outstanding Special Visual Effects "The Ewok Adventure" Additional Honors & Awards
. Nominated for 2010 VES Award for "Coraline" : Outstanding Effects Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture .
Nominated for 1997 Annie Award for "Cats Don't Dance" : Outstanding Achievement for Effects Animation .
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