Tarah Hiemes

Tarah Hiemes

3D Animator

Mid-level Animator / 4 yrs


Hire Me

3D Junior Animator

Eternals (2021)

3D Junior Animator

The Tomorrow War (2021)

3D Junior Animator

Candyman (2021)

Style / Medium
Style / Medium Clear
Assets Clear
Skills Clear
Projects Clear
Companies Clear
I am a 3D Animator located in Los Angeles, CA working in movies and films.

I do hand key animation in Maya, Matchmove, clean up MOCAP, as well as blending MOCAP and hand key animation. I also work with 2D movie plates and 3D animation rigs in Maya with the intention of making them look harmonious. I also have worked on test shots for Clients with their Creatures/Characters in order to give them a variety in animation possibilities to choose from.

I really love working on movies as well as watching them. It's so much fun to work with different characters and objects to see how they move and interact with things.
Work History
  • 3D Animator

    Rouge Mocap

    July 2021 - July 2021
    Marina Del Rey

    Cleaning up MOCAP for video games
    Hand key animations

  • 3D Junior Animator

    Luma Pictures

    November 2019 - November 2020
    Santa Monica

    Animated creatures jumping from buildings, chasing humans and encountering/colliding with cars and other objects. Cleaned MOCAP and animated characters falling from the sky and being lifted up into space.

    Animated scenes in a mirroring sequence with real life humans so both characters react/move in the same way at the same time.Created a library of various types of bee flying to use in multiple scenes, bumping into mirrors, crawling all over, and interacting with victims.

    Animated hands for Thena character for her to appear to be using the weapons she was holding, as well as animating the weapon itself. Created a library of animations for the many different types of fungus rigs that appear in the movie. Matchmove Rigs in various shots for movies, rendering massive crowd shots, working with 2D Movie Plates and 3D Animation Rigs in Maya, and have it look harmonious Working on test shots for Clients with their Characters in order to give them a variety of possibilities to choose from.

  • Animation and Concept Development

    Acme Nerd Games

    May 2016 - August 2018

    Houston We Have Spinach! (Educational Game)

    Character design, environment, and vehicle design
    User Interface design
    2D animation in Unity

    Citizen Dane (Educational Game)

    Character Design
    User Interface design
    2D animation in Unity

  • Animation and Concept Development

    Madison Area Technical College

    2015 - 2017
  • Chinese Mandarin

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    2011 - 2015
  • Graphic Design and Illustration

    Madison Area Technical College

    2010 - 2014