Summary

I’m a trained animator, motion designer, and VFX artist with a sharp eye for detail and killer storytelling instincts. My clients range from tech startups to indie films, and my skill set is diverse enough to cover every stage of media production.

Credits

6/16 – 8/17

Motion Graphics (and Producer/Editor) – Capstone

Commercial/Ad Details
6/16 – 8/17

A graphics-rich promotional trailer for a series of interactive origami books for children. Final product includes animated call-outs composited onto live-action footage and stop-motion elements.

9/16 – 10/16

Animator (and Title Designer) – Capstone

Commercial/Ad Details
9/16 – 10/16

A collage-style 2D animation introducing Capstone's new slate of non-fiction titles for school libraries. Designed and animated characters and environments using archival materials, designed dynamic text and series logo.

6/16 – 8/16

Visual Effects Artist (Lead) Soft Matter

Film (Theatrical) — Jim Hickcox Details
6/16 – 8/16

Motion tracking, roto, animation, compositing, and finishing. VFX included: enhanced gore, explosions, fire, lightning, clean-up, and hand-animated ghosts. Also supervised during pre-production and production.

3/16 – 5/16

Title Designer Beyond Inclusion

Film (Short) — CSD- Communication Service for the Deaf Details
3/16 – 5/16

Designed and animated a graphics sequence for the opening of the commercial short film Beyond Inclusion. Included dynamic type design, 3D camera movements, and compositing both original and sourced assets.

3/16 – 4/16

Motion Graphics Animated logo bumpers

Corporate — Spredfast + Blank Screen Media Details
3/16 – 4/16

Designed and animated logo bumpers for the social media metrics company NetBase in collaboration with the Austin-based production company Blank Screen Media. Included generating original assets and 3D camera movements.

1/15 – 12/15

Director Middle Witch

Film (Short) — Amanda Gotera
1/15 – 12/15
1/15 – 12/15

Visual Effects Artist (Lead) Middle Witch

Film (Short) — Amanda Gotera Details
1/15 – 12/15

Designed and implemented pipeline for small team. Keying, motion tracking, roto, hand-animated elements and characters, compositing, and finishing. Supervised and coordinated post-production in all departments: editing, sound, VFX, score, and color. Fantasy adventure short. Dir. Amanda Gotera.

8/15 – 8/15

Visual Effects Artist (and Title Designer) More Than Four Hours

Film (Short) — Revelator Details
8/15 – 8/15

Animated contouring, motion tracking, roto, screen replacement, and clean up. Designed dynamic opening titles and end credits. Comedy short. Dir. Bryan Poyser.

Media

  • Animation + Motion Graphics | Amanda Gotera

  • Visual Effects | Amanda Gotera

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Education

Class of '15

University of Texas at Austin

MFA in Film & Media Production

Skills

  • Animation
  • Casting
  • Compositing
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Roto
  • Titles
  • VFX
  • VFX Supervision
  • Visual Effects
  • Writing