Matthew Maners
Castaic, CA 
(661) 607-2822

3d Character Animator/2d Effects Animator/Designer
Maya/Toon Boom Harmony

1996 - Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH

9/2014 - Present
The Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA
Animator/Previs Artist
 "Pirates of the Caribbean:  Dead Men Tell No Tales" Feature film
"Clash of Clans" Commercials

7/2012 - 9/2014
Wayforward Games, Valencia, CA
Lead Animator
"TNMT-Secret of the Ooze"  
"Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark"
"Adventure Time"
"Ikari Warriors" 

7/2012 - 7/2012
Imaginary Forces, Hollywood, CA
Commercial for a UK based company.

5/2012 - 6/2012
The Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA
Animator/Previs Artist
 "Maleficent" Feature film
"How To Train Your Dragon" TV series

3/2012 – 5/2012
Zoic Studios, Culver City, CA
3d Character Animator
"Once Upon A Time" TV series

 1/2012 - 3/2012
Hydrogen Whiskey, Santa Monica, CA
3d Character Animator
"Star Wars" In game cinematics

 12/2011 - 12/2011
Wild Canary, Burbank, CA
3d Character Animator
"Mucinex" Commercial

 4/2011 - 11/2011
Brainzoo Studios, Van Nuys, CA
3d Character Animator 
"Star Wars" In game cinematics
"Skylanders" In game cinematics
"Family Game Night" In game cinematics

1/2011 - 3/2011
Sony ImageWorks, Culver City, CA
Senior Digital Artist
"Green Lantern" Layout

 9/2010 - 12/2010
Brainzoo Studios, Van Nuys, CA
3d Character Animator
"Jak and Daxter" In game cinematics

8/2010 – 9/2010
Three Legged Legs, Santa Monica, CA
3d Animator/Previs Animator
"Georgia Power" Commercial

3/2010 - 7/2010
The Jim Henson Creature Shop, Hollywood, CA
3d Animator
"Sid The Science Kid" Mocap cleanup and animation.

7/2008 - 11/2009
Walt Disney Animation Studios, Burbank, CA
2D/3D Effects Animator
"The Princess and the Frog" Animated feature
"The Ballad of Nessie" Animated short

4/2008 - 7/2008
House of Moves/Vicon, Marina Del Ray, CA
3D Animator
"Lord of the Rings"  In game animation

2/2008 – 3/2008
Zoic, Culver City, CA
3D Animator
Internal Project

12/2007 - 2/2008
Café FX, Santa Monica, CA
3D Animator
“Speed Racer” Feature film

11/2007 - 12/2007
Logan, Venice, CA
3D Animator
“Metal Gear Solid 4” In game cinematics

10/2007 - 11/2007
Buck TV, Los Angeles, CA
3D Animator
Vancouver 2010 Olympics "Meet the Mascots" Animated short

5/2007 – 10/2007
Red Eye Animation Studio, Hollywood, CA
3D Character Animator?Layout
"Tak and the Power of Juju” TV series

2/2007 - 5/2007
Arconyx, Sherman Oaks, CA
3D Character Animator
Theme Park Ride
6/2006 - 2/2007
Kush Games, Camarillo, CA
3D Character Animator
"MLB 2K7 Baseball" In game animation

1/2006 - 2/2006
The Third Floor Inc., Los Angeles, CA
3D Animator/Previs
"Lair” In game cinematics
In game cinematics

8/2005 - 12/2005
Gorilla Pictures, Burbank, CA
3D Character Animator/Layout
"Legend of the Sasquatch" Animated feature (DVD)
7/2004 - 8/2005
Universal/Warner Bros. Studios, Universal City, CA
3D Animator/Modeler
"Curious George" Animated feature

3/2004 - 6/2004
ReelFX Creative Studios, Dallas, TX
3D Character Animator
"G. I. Joe Movie - Valor vs. Venom" Animated feature (DVD)

12/2002 - 4/2003
DreamWorks Feature Animation, Glendale, CA
2D Assistant Effects Animator
"Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" Animated feature

8/2001 - 12/2001
Cartoon Network, Burbank, CA
2D Effects Animator
"Power Puff Girl Movie" Animated feature

3/2001 - 9/2001
Sony PictureWorks (Meatball), Culver City, CA
Effects Animator: Prop Designer & Special Effects Animation
"Eight Crazy Nights" Animated feature

6/1996 - 2/2001 
Warner Bros. Feature Animation, Sherman Oaks, CA
2D Assistant Effects Animator
"Osmosis Jones" Animated feature
"Iron Giant" Animated feature
"Quest for Camelot" Animated feature