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Kevin Koch

CHARACTER ANIMATOR

 

    SUMMARY

I’ve animated on a dozen feature films and numerous short films, commercials, apps/games, visual effects, and theme park projects. I’ve also conducted numerous animation workshops, and teach for Animation Mentor. I am currently Animation Supervisor at Oscar-winning Moonbot Studios in beautiful Shreveport.

 

   EXPERIENCE

Moonbot Studios

Shreveport, LA

Sept 2012 – present

‘TBA’ (Films/Apps/Games) Animation Supervisor

Sony Imageworks

Culver City, CA

Jan 2012 – June 2012

‘Hotel Transylvania’ (Feature film) Senior Animator

Moonbot Studios

Shreveport, LA

  Oct 2011 – Nov 2011

‘The Numberlys’ (Short film/App/Game) Animator

 

 

King & Country

Santa Monica, CA

  Sept 2011 Oct 2011

‘Droid’(Commercial ) – Rigger/Animator

‘Dora’s Enchanted Forest Adventures’(TV special) Animator

 

House of Moves

Los Angeles, CA

  July 2011 Aug 2011

‘Q’ (Proposed animated feature film) – Development Animator

 

 

ReelFX/Blue Sky

Dallas, TX

  April 2011 – July 2011

‘Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas’ (TV special)

– Remote Animator

 

Psyop

Venice, CA

  Feb 2011 – April 2011

‘Happiness Factory’(Short film for World of Coke) – Animator 

‘Anthem’Norton Symantec (commercial) – Animator

 

Rhythm & Hues

El Segundo, CA

  Nov 2010 – Feb 2011

‘Hop’(Feature film) – Animator                     

 

 

Blue Sky Studios

Greenwich, CT

  June 2010 – Oct 2010

‘Rio’(Feature film) – Animator        

 

 

Super78 Studios

Hollywood, CA

  June 2009 – March 2010

 ‘Donkey Live!(Animated theme park ride) – Animation Supervisor

 ‘Flight of the Dragon’ (Theme park ride) – Animation Supervisor

 

Warner Bros. Animation

Burbank, CA

  Aug 2008 – Nov 2008

‘Judy M.D.: Supersurgeon’ ‘Georgy’ ‘Lady D’ ‘Lefty’ ‘Sean’

(Five ‘PEPFAR’ CG short films) – Animator

 

Snoot Entertainment  

Los Angeles, CA

  Aug 2006 – June 2009

‘Johnny and the Dream Machine’ – Animation Supervisor

Battle for Terra’ (Animated CG feature film) – Animator

 

DreamWorks Animation

Glendale, CA

  Nov 1997 – April 2006

‘Over the Hedge’, ‘Madagascar’, and ‘Shrek 2’ – Animator   

‘Sinbad’,  ‘Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron’ – Junior Animator

‘The Prince of Egypt’‘The Road to El Dorado’– Asst Animator

Warner Bros. Animation

Glendale, CA

  Jan 1997 – Oct 1997

‘The Quest for Camelot’ (Feature film) Assistant Animator

 


 

 

   TEACHING

                                               

Animation Mentor, Classroom Mentor           January 2007 – Present

I’ve taught Basic Foundations, Beginning Acting, Advanced Acting, Short Film Production, Polishing and Portfolio and Animals & Creatures 1 and 2. 

 

Animation lectures, workshops, and seminars:

FMX (Stuttgart, Germany), Autodesk workshop presentation, May 2012: Do’s and Don’ts Demo Reels


CTN Expo (Burbank, CA), workshop lecturer, Nov. 2011: The Dos and Don’ts of Demo Reels

 

National Yunlin University, Taiwan, mentor/lecturer, July 2011 and July 2009: Two-week workshops in Animated Short Film Production and Character Animation

 

ACME Animation, On-Line Mentor to high school and junior college students, February 2010 – February 2011

 

SIGGRAPH 2008, panelist, A Tribute to the Life and Work of Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston: Current Legends Talk About Their Mentors

 

11-Second Club, May 2008 and March 2010, Competition winner on-line critique

 

SIGGRAPH 2007, Fjorg! Competition speaker

 

SIGGRAPH 2006, panelist, Is a Career in Computer Graphics Possible?

 

Comicon International, 2005 – 2007, ASIFA State of the Animation Industry panels

 

3D Studio Arts, Los Angeles, 2005 -2007, guest lecturer, Principles of Animation

 

USC Animation Program, 2006, 2007 guest lecturer on Animating Dialog and Lip Sync and Animated Acting

 

Animation Guild Computer Lab, 2005 – 2007, Animation Reel reviews

 

American Animation Institute, Hollywood, 2006,Co-instructor, Advanced Animation class

 

Center for Visual Technology at St. Louis College at Meramec, April 2005, gave three-day workshop on Animation and Animated Careers

 

   PROFICIENCES

Character animation in Autodesk Maya, SoftImage|XSI, DreamWorks Emo and Rhythm & Hues Voodoo software packages.

Experience with Autodesk Motionbuilder

Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows operating systems