Nick Whitmire
     Senior Animator / Layout Artist

      nick_whitmire@hotmail.com
      941-993-2532


       Objective:
       My primary goal is to work on compelling visual effects within a creative team.

       Experience: 

       Bungie - Seattle, WA (Oct 2016 - Current)
        - Senior Cinematic Animator
        - Creating animation for in-engine cinematics     

       Monolith Productions - Seattle, WA (July 2016 - Oct 2016)
        - Senior Artist/ Animator
        - Creating layout and animation for game cinematics

       Digital Domain - Vancouver, BC (September 2015 -June 2016)
        -  Senior Character Animator
        - Creating character animation for feature films

       343 Industries - Seattle, WA (June 2014 - July 2015)
        - Character Animator / Layout Artist
        - Provided intro and outro cinematics for all multiplayer maps on Halo 5
        - Developed the entire pipeline and workflow for the multiplayer in-game cinematics
        - Enabled significant efficiencies through detailed and consistent documentation

       Blur Studio - Venice, CA (July 2006 - June 2014)
        - Lead Animator / Layout Artist
        - Created final animation on game cinematics, commercials and feature films
        - Built pre-visualizations by creating cameras and rough character blocking along with project editing

       Tigar Hare Studios - Sherman Oaks, CA (May 2005 - June 2006)
        - Lead Animator / Layout Artist / Rigging Artist
        - Created animations for commercials and game cinematics

       Skills/Programs:
        - Proficient in Maya, 3DStudioMax, XSI Softimage, Motion Builder and Adobe Photoshop
        - Well versed in using editing programs such as Vegas, Premiere, and Adobe After Effects
        - Very pro-active with team communication and driven about creating personal short films and artwork
        - Strong knowledge of a studio pipeline from concept to delivery

       Education:
       Associate of Science Degree in Computer Animation
       Full Sail Real World Education, Winter Park, FL
       Graduation Date: December 16, 2005
       Recipient of the 2005 Advanced Achievement Award

       Honors:
       2009 Gnomon Masters Class teacher for animation online course
       2007 National Association of Broadcast promotional speaker for Autodesk
       2004 Atlanta Toyota School Scholarship