Janel Drewis

Janel Drewis

Animator / 8 yrs

Oakland, CA

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Animator

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

Animator

Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018)

Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series (2015)

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series (2014)

Tales From the Borderlands (2014)

Animator

The Wolf Among Us (2013)

The Walking Dead: Season 2 (2013)

Animator

Over the Moon (1939)

Animator

Angry Birds 2

Animator

Tacoma

Animator

Skylanders Imaginators

Work History
  • Animator

    Pixar

    March 2020 - March 2021
    Emeryville, California, US
  • Animator

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    May 2019 - February 2020
    Vancouver, BC
  • Animator

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    January 2019 - April 2019
    Vancouver, BC
  • Animator

    Animal Logic

    August 2018 - December 2018
    Vancouver, BC
  • roto animator

    Method Studios

    April 2018 - August 2018
    Vancouver, BC
  • Animator

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    December 2017 - April 2018
  • Animator

    TinyCo

    May 2017 - November 2017
  • Animator

    Fullbright

    October 2016 - April 2017
  • Animator

    Ubisoft

    September 2016 - December 2016
  • Animator

    Toys for Bob

    December 2015 - August 2016
  • Animator

    Ubisoft

    June 2015 - December 2015

    Animator on South Park: The Fractured But Whole

  • Animator

    Telltale Games

    August 2013 - May 2015

    Responsible for creating rough layout animations for outsourced animators to complete, as well as finalized animations for in game cutscenes and action sequences for The Walking Dead: Season 2, The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and Game of Thrones.

    Created facial expressions and phoneme shapes for multiple characters across projects, coordinating with the Episode Director and Art Director for critique/approval.

    Responsible for setting up procedural acting “Style Guides” for numerous characters, which included creating idle animations, gest

  • Animation Intern

    Telltale Games

    April 2013 - August 2013
  • Student

    Animation Mentor

    June 2012 - April 2013

    Completed Classes 1-3 of the Character Animation Program.

  • Digital Training Intern

    DreamWorks Animation

    September 2011 - May 2012

    Responsible taking attendance in DW Education courses, preparing the training rooms, fulfilling library requests, setting up for Artistic Development events.

    Represented the Training Department to new hires, helped them acclimate to the DreamWorks work environment.

    Animated walk cycles, test shots, and acting pieces while receiving feedback and mentorship from DreamWorks animators.

  • Facilitator

    UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group (UCBUGG)

    January 2011 - May 2012

    Responsible for teaching UCBUGG, a fifteen week computer animation class, along with eight other students, specialized in designing and teaching animation portions of the pipeline.

    Each semester I personally mentored a student group throughout the production of their short film, supporting/critiquing them from story conception all the way to the finished film.

Education
  • Advanced Animation Critique

    Animation Collaborative

    July 2015 - September 2015
  • Animation Mentor

    2012 - 2013
  • University of California, Berkeley

    2009 - 2012