Rough Layout / Previz Reel
Reel available upon request
2008 - Present, Dreamworks Feature Animation
Rough Layout / Previz Artist for Feature Films:
Larrikins (In production)
Penguins of Madagascar - CP work
Turbo - CP Work
Rise of the Guardians
Puss n Boots
How to Train your Dragon 1
2008 - Halon
Freelance Rough Layout / PrevizArtist for "How to Train your Dragon" - for Dreamworks Feature Animation
2007 - Imagi Services
Rough Layout / Previz Artist for Feature Film "Gatcha Man"
2007 - Big Idea Inc.
3:30 Freelance project for a Christmas Veggie Tales Live Stage Show based off the song "Boy Like Me" sung by Jr! Did all Production work, Modeling through Rending/Comp.
2006 - Reel Fx Creative Studios
Character Animator for Feature Film "Everyone's Hero"
2005 - 2006 - Imagi Services
Rough Layout / Previz Artist for Feature Film "TMNT - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
2004 - 2005 - Mike Young Productions
CG Specialist for various CG TV projects including "Bratz," Jakers," "Mr Men," and "Dive Olly Dive,"
2003 - Reel Fx Creative Studios
Character Animator for Gi Joe's "Valor Vs Venom" direct to video feature.
Character Animator for Gi Joe's "Action Man" direct to video feature for UK.
2001-2003- Big Idea Productions
Veggie Tales "Snoodle's Tale/Dr Jiggle and Mr Sly": Set Modeler
Veggie Tales "Wonderful World of Autotainment": Prop Rigging, Set Modeler
Veggie Tales "Ballad of Little Joe": Character Animator, Character/Prop Rigging, Prop/Set Modeling
Veggie Tales "Easter Carol": Character Animator, Character/Prop Rigging, Prop/Set Modeling, Lighting
Veggie Tales "Star of Christmas": Character Animator, Character/Prop Rigging, Prop/Set Modeling, Lighting
Veggie Tales "Veggie Tales Live Stage Show": Character Animator for 2 minute intro. animation.
321 Penguins "Amazing Carnival of Complaining": Character Animator, Set Modeling and Texturing.
2001 - Omation Studios
3D IMAX Stereo and Layout Revision for "Santa VS the Snowman".
Skills and Professional Experience
Rough Layout / Previz
Character / Prop Rigging
Modeling / Texturing
Lighting / EFX
Adobe After Effects
Linux / Unix
Animation Guild Member
Fun to work with
Joshua Gunther Photography:
Photography specializing in Architecture, Cityscapes, and Landscapes.
Gnomon Institute, Hollywood CA: Maya Fast Track training in: Character Kinematics, Character Skinning, and Mel Scripting
Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle WA: Major: Computer Animation, Graduated with Honors. President's List for 5 Quarters, 4.0 GPA
Honors and Awards:
National Animation Contest Winner: “Hewlett-Packard, Saytek, and The Art Institutes International Grand Prize Winner” for student film "Morons From Uranus"
American Sign Language
Josh started his career in Animation back in 2001. He has worked in a variety of positions and considers himself a well rounded 3D generalist. Being a generalist has benefited him greatly as a Previz / Rough Layout Artist allowing him to create anything from simple staging to fully rendered presentation animatics. With 15 years + of experience and 10 feature films under his belt, Josh will greatly impact your next production helping to nail the creative vision with excellent character animation, staging, and elevated cinematic story telling.