Samantha Youssef

Samantha Youssef

2D Animator / Visual Development

Montréal, Canada

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Le Jour des Corneilles (2012)

Animator

The Princess and The Frog (2009)

Bambi II (2006)

Animator

Curious George (2006)

Brother Bear 2 (2006)

Animator

Kronk's New Groove (2005)

Tarzan II (2005)

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch (2005)

Animator

El Cid: The Legend (2003)

Animator

Jester Till (2003)

Animator

Hullabaloo

Work History
  • January 2010 - Present

    Visual Development, Character Design, Character Animation

    Freelance

  • January 2010 - Present

    Artistic Director

    Studio Technique

    Providing artistic training to Feature Film, VFX, and Video Game studios through an IP syllabus designed towards industry artists.
    Artistic training, workshops, masterclasses, and artistic consultation for the following studios and organizations:
    Bioware, Cinematic Studios, Electronic Arts, Execution Labs, Gameloft, Eidos, Square-Enix, THQ, Ubisoft, Visceral Games, Warner Brothers Games, We Are Minority.
  • December 2009 - Present

    Guest Lectures, Masterclasses & Workshops

    Studio Technique

    November 2013 - Montreal International Gaming Summit - Montreal, Canada
    July 2013 - TAAFI Animation Festival - Toronto, Canada
    November 2012 - Montreal International Gaming Summit - Montreal, Canada
    April 2012 - Cinematic Studios - Stockholm, Sweden
    November 2011 - Montreal International Gaming Summit - Montreal, Canada
    November 2011 - Glenbow Museum - Calgary, Canada
    November 2010 - Montreal International Gaming Summit - Montreal, Canada
    January 2010 - CG Con White Conference - Montreal, Canada
  • 2013 - 2013

    Actor - Motion Capture Artist

    Square Enix

  • 2012 - 2013

    Animator, Animation Director, Visual Development

    The Walt Disney Company


    Contract work on various feature films, commercials and cinematics.
    Clients in 2012:
    Walt Disney Company
    Pascal Blais Studios
  • January 2012 - April 2012

    Sketch Club - Gesture Drawing for Animation Instruction

    iAnimate


    Instructed the gesture drawing for animation session at iAnimate.
  • 2010 - 2011

    Character Animator

    Max Films Inc


    2012 - "Le Jour des Corneilles" - feature production (animator)
  • 2007 - 2010

    2D Animator

    Studio Pascal Blais


    various commercial projects.
  • 2008 - 2008

    Cinematics Director, Cinematics Animator, Storyboard Artist

    Ubisoft


    Character Animator, Character Design, Storyboard Artist, Animation Directing.
  • 2005 - 2008

    Character Animator, freelance

    The Walt Disney Company, Yowza Animation, Pascal Blais Anima


    freelance character animator for several studios including:
    Walt Disney
    Yowza
    Pascal Blais
    Universal Pictures
  • 2003 - 2005

    Character Animator

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

  • 2002 - 2003

    Character Animator

    Filmax

Education
  • Sheridan College

    Aug - Apr
  • Gobelins

    ? -
  • Royal Academy of Dance

    Dec - Apr