Leigh Rens

Leigh Rens

Senior Animator / Senior Previs/Layout / 17 yrs

Los Angeles, CA

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Lead Animator

Seal Team (2021)

Rough Layout Artist

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021)

Previsualization Artist

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (2020)

Previsualization Artist

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Previsualization Artist

Midway (2019)

Visualization Artist

Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019)

character animator

Wanderlust (2017)

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

Layout Artist

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015)

The Pirate Fairy (2014)

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

Animator

Chasing Mavericks (2012)

Previs Animator

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Previs Animator

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Previsualization Artist / Animator

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Previsualization Artist / Animator

Yogi Bear (2010)

Previsualization Artist / Animator

Knight and Day (2010)

Animator

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Animator

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Character Animator

Charlotte's Web (2006)

Animator

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

Animator

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

CG Department

Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)

Animator

Garfield (2004)

CG Artist

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

Animator

xXx (2002)

Character Animator

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

Digital Artist

Spy Kids (2001)

Character Animator / Color And Lighting

Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000)

Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast

Work History
  • Senior Mentor

    Animation Mentor

    November 2006 - Present

    Senior Mentor

  • Animator

    Brud Inc

    May 2018 - June 2018
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Senior Animator

    Universal Creative

    November 2017 - March 2018
    Los Angeles, CA

    Animation for Secret Life of Pets Project - Universal Theme Parks

  • Animation and Previs/Layout artist

    Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co.,Ltd

    August 2015 - January 2017
  • Previs/Layout Artist

    Rovio Animation Company

    August 2014 - August 2015
  • Previs/Layout Artist

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    January 2013 - May 2014
  • Adjunct Professor of Animation

    Chapman University

    2011 - 2014
  • character animator

    Hammerhead Productions

    January 2011 - January 2012

    - Animated life sized fly for the movie "Wanderlust" a sustained performance of a single shot over a minute long' - 2012
    - Animated a troll for the movie Hansel and Gretel. Did a ton of proof of concept work which helped the studio present options to the client, end result was using a puppet and CG combo to cut costs. Fun project.

  • character animator

    Digital Domain

    2006 - 2007
  • character animator

    Rhythm & Hues Studios

    April 2003 - May 2006
  • character animator

    Vision Art Studios

    September 1999 - August 2002
  • effects and character animator

    Metrolight Studios

    September 1996 - May 1999
Education
  • BA in Fine Art

    University of Johannesburg

    1983 - 1987