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Miguel Cura
11 Hagersville Court Etobicoke On M9C 4A2

416.622.5514(h)    416.832.6870(c)

mcura73@gmail.com

An illustrator and instructor with ten years experience in television and story telling animation. Driven, bright, is able to represent a corporation, project or idea with professionalism and diplomacy. Able to manage projects and work either independently or as part of a team, seeking a challenging and rewarding experience in collaborative environment.

Learn Cartoon 2008-Present

Freelance Illustrator

  • Storyboard artist for clients including Shaw Media and Sunkist
  • Responsible for translating directors’ visions from script to illustrated boards for presentations and live-action filming

Artist Instructor

  • Developing instruction for delivery online via books and video.
  • Producing short video content and eBooks
  • Web updates
  • All administrative functions to do with the company

9 Story Entertainment 2008

2D Animator

  • Animating various characters for ‘My Friend Rabbit’ using Toon Boom software.

Guru Studios 2007

3D Animator

  • Keyframe animations for various characters on ‘Backyardigans’ using Maya software.

Nelvana Ltd 2001-2007

Various contracts

  • 3D Keyframe animations for various characters on ‘Backyardigans’ using Maya software.
  • 3D Layout, setting up character and prop/set positions on ‘Handy Manny’ using Maya software.
  • 3D Keyframe animations on various characters on ‘Backyardigans’ using Maya software.
  • 3D Layout, Keyframe animation for ‘Rolie Polie Olie: the Baby Bot Chase’ using Maya.
  • 3D Layout, setting up character and props/set positions for ‘Pecola’ using Lightwave.
  • 3D Keyframe animations for various characters on ‘Santa Claus Brothers’ using Maya.

National Film Board of Canada/Animation Group 2000

3D Animator

  • 3D Keyframe animation on various characters on ‘Apples and Oranges’ using Lightwave.
  • Character design and production art for independent film, ‘Ferretina’.

 

Skills:

  • Project Management
  • Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite and Open Office(Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
  • Technical writing with accompanying illustrations
  • WordPress and Web updates
  • Strong PC skills, Fair Mac skills
  • Maya, Lightwave, Houdini, Toon Boom

Education:

Sheridan College

  • Diplomas in Classical Animation and Computer Animation

 

Thoughts and Art from the road