Ron Friedman

[Character Animator]

I come from a performance background with over 24 years of experience as a Character Animator. Starting in traditional 2-D animation, I made the conversion to 3-D along with the rest of the industry and have never looked back.

I have worked in Feature Animation (Pagemaster, Swan Princess), Visual Effects Animation for Film (Van Helsing, Lemony Snicket, The Mist, Snakes On A Plane), and Videogame Animation (Robot Rising, Immortal City, City Of Heroes, Adam Blaster).

I was Animation Supervisor for the Academy Award-winning film "Pan's Labyrinth" and was Animation Director on the Namco/Bandai videogame "Afro Samurai".

I am the Lead Animator at Disney Interactive in Palo Alto, CA on an upcoming Star Wars game title.

During my six years in Massachusetts, I taught animation at the New England Institute of Art in Brookline, MA as well as Mount Ida College in Newton, MA and at Harvard University Extension in Cambridge, MA. I have provided tutorials for DigitalTutors.com and Lynda.com on the subject of 2D and 3D Character Animation as well as a variety of other subjects. I also provide one-on-one online animation tutoring. If you would like to learn more about my tutoring services, please visit www.toonimations.com

Character Animation Demo Reel
MARCH 2015

DEMO REEL CAN BE DOWNLOADED IN
HIGH (140MB) OR MEDIUM (43MB) RESOLUTION

Shot Breakdown

  1. Custom Shot - "Superstition" created for reel

    Keyframe CG Character Animation

  2. Pan's Labyrinth - 2 shots - Stickbug Climbing Bed / Stickbug posing for Book Picture

    Both scenes - Keyframe CG Character Animation

  3. Stephen King's "The Mist" - 3 shots

    Keyframe CG Animation on all characters

  4. "Burglar" for Digital Tutors tutorial - 2 shots

    Keyframe CG Animation

  5. Godfather - BarberShop Shootout

    Mocap Clean-up on back character; Keyframe Character Animation on front character and Barber

  6. Dreamworks' Dragons World Adventure - 4 shots

    Keyframe Character Animation on all characters

  7. Pagemaster - Horror - Surprise Take

    2D traditional character animation

  8. Kingdom Under Fire 2 - 12 shots

    Keyframe CG Animation on all characters

  9. Van Helsing - Frankenstein swinging

    Keyframe CG Character Animation

  10. Van Helsing - climb and slide over archway and up pillar

    Keyframe CG Digital Double Animation

  11. Lucifer - 3 shots

    All scenes - Keyframe CG Animation on all characters

  12. Iron Man (development test) - Launch

    Keyframe CG Character Animation

  13. Hershey's Really Big Show - Mouse Running

    Keyframe CG Animation

  14. Player With Sword - 2 Strikes - Created for Reel

    Keyframe CG Character Animation

  15. Afro Samurai - Sword Strike

    Keyframe CG Character Animation

  16. City Of Heroes - 3 Shots - Various Character Attack Assets

    Keyframe CG Animation

  17. Immortal City - Unpublished MMORPG - 4 Shots

    Keyframe CG Character Animation on all characters

  18. Giant And Player - Created for Reel

    Keyframe CG Animation on Both Characters