Manu Menéndez – Character Animator
To breathe life into characters while being part of a talented team of artists!
April 2013 – Present
Junior Character Animator
Feature film “Mortadelo y Filemon contra Jimmy el Cachondo (2014)”, the upcoming film by Ilion Animation Studios, directed by Spanish Academy Award Winner, Javier Fesser.
March 2013 – Present
Online tutoring for 3D Character Animation students in the Spanish-speaking school, AnimationGym.com providing a weekly online class as well as personal and detailed critiques for each student.
February 2013 – April 2013
Freelance Character Animator
Feature film “Savva (2014)” produced by Glukoza Production and directed by Maxim Fadeev with a screenplay by Gregory Poirier. Worked remotely from Madrid.
May 2012 – October 2012
Junior Character Animator
Feature film “Metegol/Foosball (2013)”, directed by Juan José Campanella, Academy Award Winner for “The secret in their eyes”, and Academy Award Nominated for “Son of the Bride”.
June 2007 – April 2012
Private English Teacher
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.
June 2010 – March 2012
Diploma for Advanced Studies in Character Animation
Class 01 Mentor: Shaun Freeman (Reel FX)
Class 02 Mentor: Jay Davis (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Class 03 Mentor: Dimos Vrysellas (Circus Ink Entertainment, Ltd.)
Class 04 Mentor: Melanie Cordan (DreamWorks) & Jamy Wheless (ILM, Lightstream Animation Studios)
Class 05 Mentor: Michelle Meeker (Weta)
Class 06 Mentor: Jason Taylor (Blur, Blue Sky Studios, Reel FX Studios)
Improv Workshop with Rodrigo Chiclana
Developed acting skills and techniques to generate ideas.
September 2009 – June 2010
Factoria del Guión
Diploma in Film and TV Screenwriting
September 2008 – June 2009
Diploma in Film and TV Production
Certificate of Proficiency in English
HH. MM. Chamberí
Título de Bachillerato (Spanish Baccalaureate)
ACM Siggraph “National Computer Graphics Conference”
Student Volunteer for the year 2011 edition, held in Vancouver, Canada.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Featured in the “2012 Animation Mentor Student Showcase”.
- “Most Entertaining Video Reference” Award, voted by the students in the Animation Mentor 2012 Graduation.
Software used: Maya – Motion Builder – 3ds Max – Premiere Pro – Flipbook
Languages: English (proficient), Spanish (native) and Italian (intermediate)
Hobbies: Travelling – Languages – Acting – Film-making – Videogames – Photography
European driving license Class B.