Manu Menéndez

Manu Menéndez

Mid-level Animator / 9 yrs

Madrid, Spain

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Senior Animator

Scooby (2020)

Senior Animator

Amusement Park (2019)

Animator

Love, Death & Robots (2019)

Animator

Rock Dog (2017)

Animator

A Warrior's Tail (2016)

Animator

Underdogs (2014)

Animator

Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission Implausible (2014)

Work History
  • Animation Supervisor

    Little Zoo Studio

    February 2020 - Present
    Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

    Animation Supervisor involved in the creation of high-quality animation sequences for feature films, cinematics and trailers.

    Projects include:
    - Undisclosed project #5 for Blur.
    - "Valorant - RETAKE - Episode 2 Cinematic" for Blur.
    - ONCOR Commercial for ATK PLN.
    - "Moto: A Love Story" and "Poochini: A Love Story" Hill's Pet Food spots for Bipolar Studio.
    - Undisclosed project #3 for Blur.
    - "Rogue Company - Launch Trailer - Runway" for Blur.
    - "The Elder Scrolls Online - The Dark Heart of Skyrim" Launch Cinematic for Blur.
    - "Lost & Crowned" Shortfilm for Psyop.

  • Tutor

    AnimationGym Escuela 3D

    March 2013 - June 2020
    Madrid Area, Spain

    Online tutoring for 3D Character Animation students in the Spanish-speaking school AnimationGym.com including weekly videocritiques and a weekly Q&A with groups between 10 and 15 students.

    Modules taught:
    - Apr 2020 - Jun 2020: Module 3. Intro to Acting
    - Oct 2019 - Dec 2019: Module 3. Intro to Acting
    - Apr 2019 - Jun 2019: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Jan 2019 - Mar 2019: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Oct 2018 - Dec 2018: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Jul 2018 - Sept 2018: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Apr 2018 - Jun 2018: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Jan 2018 - Mar 2018: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Oct 2017 - Dec 2017: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Sept 2017 - Nov 2017: Advanced Animation Workshop.
    - Jul 2017 - Sept 2017: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Apr 2017 - Jun 2017: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Jan 2017 - Mar 2017: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Oct 2016 - Dec 2016: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Jul 2016 - Sept 2016: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Apr 2016 - Jun 2016: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Jan 2016 - Mar 2016: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Oct 2015 - Dec 2015: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Jul 2015 - Sept 2015: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Apr 2015 - Jun 2015: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Jan 2015 - Mar 2015: Module 2. Body Mechanics / Advanced Animation Workshop
    - Oct 2014 - Dec 2014: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Jul 2014 - Sept 2014: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Apr 2014 - Jun 2014: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics
    - Jan 2014 - Mar 2014: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Oct 2013 - Dec 2013: Module 3. Intro to Acting / Module 1. Animation Basics.
    - Jul 2013 - Sept 2013: Module 2. Body Mechanics.
    - Mar 2013 - Jun 2013: Module 1. Animation Basics.

  • Lead Character Animator

    Little Zoo Studio

    September 2019 - February 2020
    Madrid Area, Spain

    Lead Character Animator involved in the creation of high-quality animation sequences for feature films, cinematics and trailers.

    Projects include:
    - "SCOOB" Feature Film for ReelFX.
    - "Call of Duty Modern Warfare" In-Game Cinematics and Cutscenes for Blur Studio.
    - "Honor of Kings - 2" Cinematic Trailer for Blur Studio.
    - "Kelly Clarkson - Broken & Beautiful [Ugly Dolls - Official Music Video]" for ReelFX.
    - "Clash Royale: Introducing Ram Rider Trailer" for Psyop.
    - "Four for the Holidays - Cricket Wireless" for Psyop.
    - "LEGO 2 DFS" Commercial for ReelFX.
    - "Odyssey Animated Trailer - League of Legends" for Blur Studio.
    - "Spider-Man PS4" Be Greater Trailer for Blur Studio.
    - "Suits" shortfilm in "Love, Death + Robots" Animated Anthology for Blur Studio.
    - "Shapeshifters" shortfilm in "Love, Death + Robots" Animated Anthology for Blur Studio.
    - "Sonnie's Edge" shortfilm in "Love, Death + Robots" Animated Anthology for Blur Studio.
    - "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" Cinematic Trailer for Blur Studio.
    - "Honor of Kings" Cinematic Trailer for Blur Studio.
    - "Arena of Valor" Cinematic Trailer for Blur Studio.
    - "Justice League Warworld Attacks Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi" for Blur Studio.

  • Director of the Master's Degree in 3D Character Animation

    U-tad

    September 2018 - September 2019
    Las Rozas De Madrid Area, Spain

    Director of the Master's Degree in 3D Character Animation.

    Main tasks include coordinating teachers, schedules and content; tutoring and guiding students and meeting prospective applicants,

    Global satisfaction from students towards the program: 4.68/5

    https://www.u-tad.com/en/studies/masters-in-3d-character-animation/

  • Senior Character Animator

    Little Zoo Studio

    April 2017 - September 2019
    Madrid Area, Spain

    Senior Character Animator involved in the creation of high-quality animation sequences for feature films, cinematics and trailers.

  • Teacher

    U-tad

    December 2016 - September 2019
    Las Rozas de Madrid y alrededores, España

    Teacher for the Master's Degree Program in Character Animation at U-TAD.

    "Posing" subject.
    "Advanced Body Mechanics" subject.
    "Advanced Acting" subject.

  • Senior Character Animator

    Ilion Animation Studios

    July 2016 - March 2017
    Las Rozas de Madrid y alrededores, España

    Senior Character Animator in the feature film "Amusement Park" to be released in March 2019.

  • Character Animator

    Ilion Animation Studios

    April 2015 - June 2016
    Las Rozas de Madrid y alrededores, España

    Character Animator in the feature film "Amusement Park" to be released in March 2019.

  • Freelance Character Animator

    Little Zoo Studio

    October 2014 - March 2015
    Madrid y alrededores, España

    Freelance Character Animator involved in the creation of several film-quality animations.

    Clients include:
    - Feature Film "Rock Dog" produced by Reel FX and Mandoo Pictures Co.
    - Chuck E Cheese
    - Transformers: Robots in Disguise

  • Freelance Character Animator

    Glukoza Production

    August 2014 - September 2014
    Madrid Area, Spain

    Freelance Character Animator in "Savva", undisclosed feature film directed by Maxim Fadeev, with a screenplay by Gregory Poirier. Working remotely from Madrid.

  • Character Animator

    Ilion Animation Studios

    April 2013 - April 2014
    Las Rozas De Madrid Area, Spain

    Character Animator in "Mortadelo y Filemon contra Jimmy el Cachondo" the upcoming film by Ilion Animation Studios, directed by Spanish Academy Award Winner, Javier Fesser.

  • Freelance Character Animator

    Glukoza Production

    February 2013 - April 2013
    Madrid Area, Spain

    Freelance Character Animator in "Savva", undisclosed feature film directed by Maxim Fadeev, with a screenplay by Gregory Poirier. Working remotely from Madrid.

  • Freelance Character Animator

    Self-employed

    December 2012 - January 2013
    Madrid Area, Spain

    Creature animation for iOS App called "Creatures FX" by Hot Salsa Interactive. Working remotely from Madrid.

  • Junior Character Animator

    Mundoloco CGI

    May 2012 - October 2012
    Buenos Aires

    Junior Character Animator in "Foosball/Metegol", feature film directed by Juan José Campanella, Academy Award Winner for "The secret in their eyes".

  • Private English Teacher

    Self-employed

    June 2007 - April 2012
    Madrid y alrededores, España

    Tutored students to help them improve their English grammar, vocabulary and speaking skills. Prepared them for diplomas such as the First Certificate in English and the Certificate of Advanced English while working on their time-management and organizational skills.

  • Student Volunteer

    ACM SIGGRAPH

    August 2011 - August 2011
    Vancouver y alrededores, Canadá

    Student Volunteer for the year 2011 edition of this National Computer Graphics Conference, held in Vancouver, Canada.

Education
  • Expert Character Animation Workshop

    AnimSquad

    2014 - 2015
  • Animation Mentor

    2010 - 2012
  • Factoría del Guión

    2009 - 2010
  • Septima ars

    2008 - 2009
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English

    Cambridge ESOL

    2007 - 2008