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Joshua Gunther

Rough Layout/Previz Artist

Rough Layout / Previz Reel

Trolls Rough Layout Reel - Joshua Gunther

Reel Breakdown: Sampling of two sequences I worked on on Trolls. 

1. Get Back Up Again: Song featuring Anna Kendrick

Previz through Rough Layout completed by me, Joshua Gunther
Work Included
        - camera work
        - character animation / staging
        - rough effects
        - lighting adjustments to better match art keys
        - set adjustments to achieve desired story elements
        - final RLO conform 

2. Eating Creek

Previz through Rough Layout completed by me, Joshua Gunther
Work Included
        - camera work
        - character animation / staging
        - rough effects
        - set adjustments to achieve desired story elements
        - final RLO conform

Additional examples of my work available upon request. 

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Resume


Recent Feature Films

Experience

2008 - Present, Dreamworks Feature Animation

Rough Layout / Previz Artist for Feature Films:

Larrikins (In production)

Trolls

Penguins of Madagascar - CP work

Home

Turbo - CP Work

Turbo

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".

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Other Feature Film Projects

Skills and Professional Experience

Production Skills/Experience

Rough Layout / Previz

Final Camera

Previz Compositing

Character Animator

Character / Prop Rigging

Modeling / Texturing

Lighting / EFX

Software

Maya

Nuke

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Premiere

Adobe After Effects

Combustion

Final Cut

Linux / Unix

3ds Max

Messiah Studio

Lightwave 3D

HTML

Other

Animation Guild Member

Photography

Drawing

Surfing

Snowboarding

Rollerblading

Guitar

Upbeat Personality

Fun to work with

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Artist Endeavors:

Joshua Gunther Photography:

http://www.joshuaguntherphotography.com

Photography specializing in Architecture, Cityscapes, and Landscapes.


Education:

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"

Eagle Scout


Volunteer Experience:

Historical Tall Ship Lady Washington, Deck Hand - AKA The Intercepter from "Pirates of the Caribbean"


Languages:

American Sign Language   


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About Josh

 

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.

 
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Phone: 310-339-9406