Arlington Beethoven Cruz
2d/3d Artist/Character Animator

3d Character Animation, Storyboards, Concept Art, Character Design, Animatics, Video Editing, Rotoscoping, Modeling, Texturing, Autodesk Maya, Cryengine, Premiere, Aftereffects, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Jira, Tortoise Svn


Big Red Button Entertainment - Junior Animator Nov-2011- July 2014
Character Animator for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014) Sega

Created animation libraries for main characters,enemies and npc's throughout game
Researched and prototyped mechanics ,engine limitations with designers and programmers
Created and edited reference libraries for animation and design teams
Created additional environmental, vehicle and additional level camera animations
created assets for E3 Trailer, reveal footage, screens posted on major gaming sites
Assisted on cinematics implementation

Self Employed - Freelance 2d/3d Artist Animator Sept 2010- Nov 2011

Storyboards, 3d modeling, animation, compositing, rotoscoping and animatics for various clients

Dialway LLC - Storyboard Animatic artist Nov 2008 – Sept 2010
Responsible for all art assets on film “The Dark Prince. Story art, character designs, layouts and animatics

Pacific-West Pictures - Storyboard Artist Aug 2008 - Nov 2008
Created storyboards for film “One Hell of a Night”

Animated Film-(Untitled) - 2d Animator June 2008- Aug 2008
Traditionally animate scenes in film for independent filmmaker
Composite scenes using Adobe Photoshop and Aftereffects

Scholastic Media - Aftereffects Animator April 2008 - June 2008
Rotoscope , mask, animate, blend and stabilize footage using Adobe Aftereffects and Photoshop
Adjust and distort footage, speed and playback using time remapping and mesh warp

Lilanga LLC-Background /Prop Artist April 2007 - April 2008

Design and color backgrounds and props using Adobe Flash and Maya for animated TV show “ Lilanga”

Adecco Staffing – Staffing Consultant July 2006 - April.2007
Recruited, counseled, evaluated and processed qualified candidates for various clients throughout the U.S.

School of Visual Arts Animation - Teacher Assistant Sept 2005 - May 2006

Lectured and tutored 26 students in class assignments using Adobe Aftereffects, Premiere and Final cut pro.

Dancing Diablo Studios-TMNT Colorist Prod. Assist. Intern Jan 2004 - May 2004
Digitally painted backgrounds, characters, props, toy prototypes and promotional merchandise for
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles using Adobe Photoshop.


School of Visual Arts – Bachelor of Fine Arts Animation
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