Resume

JASON BARNES

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS


Industry experience working in multiple aspects of game development from directing motion capture to leading animation teams, and developing animation processes. Self motivated and capable of working in multiple styles. Passionate about pushing the limits of what is possible in the future of gaming.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Rockstar Games  

Senior Cutscene / In-game Animator & Assistant Motion Capture Director 06 / 2011 – 02 / 2019

  • Animated cinematic sequences on Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Five years experience working on set, assistant directing motion capture
  • Worked with directors, producers and actors to get desired motion data
  • Managed the NYC cinematic animation team 
  • Ensured highest quality animation was delivered in a timely manner
  • Collaborated with multiple departments to streamline workflow 


Papaya Studios / Cartoon Network  

Contract Character animator 01 / 2011 – 07 / 2011

  • Hand animated in-game / cinematic sequences for Cartoon Networks Punchtime Explosion XL
  • Animated various styles related to characters episodic animation design


Hi Road Productions  

Contract Animator  11 / 2010 - 02 / 2011

  • Created animatic sequences for commercials like Laffy Taffy, Behr Paint, and TRESemme
  • Used After Effects to animate 2D images in 3D space and created rough shot breakdowns for commercials


Sony Computer Entertainment America  

Contract 2D Animator  07 / 2010 – 11 / 2010

  • Hand animated cinematic sequences for Motorstorm 3
  • Created animatic sequences for Infamous 2
  • Worked with lead animator and artists to create desired “motion comic” style
  • Animated 2D effects in 3D space and painted in style of lead artist when needed


EDUCATION

The Art institute of California, San Diego: Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation 06 / 2010

President of the Ambassadors Club

  • Organized events / public speaking
  • Introduced and acclimated new students to the campus 



TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Maya
  • Motion Builder
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Premier

TRADITIONAL SKILLS:

  • Painting
  • Drawing 
  • Sculpting
  • Photography

OTHER:

  • Martial Arts (multiple styles)
  • Former Parkour Instructor
  • Former Self Defense Instructor
  • Surfer / Outdoors man
  • Experienced Chef