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Daniel Bielawski. Animator
About me

My name is Daniel Bielawski. I am a 3d Animator living in England.
 
Over 12 years as Lead/Senior 3d Animator
5 years Animation management experience  
Experience in VFX, Cinematic, Gameplay, VR, Previs, Character and Creature Animation
    
Strong artistic and creative skills with a specific focus on storytelling through 3d Animation

Proficient in Maya, Mobu,UE4, Adobe PS/P/AFX, Perforce and Shotgun 
Working knowledge of 3ds Max, Confluence, Jira, Redmine and Articy



Career History

Animator at Jellyfish Pictures, London, England
(June 2017 to Present) 
Keyframe animations for the film Captive State 

Senior Cinematic Animator at The Imaginati Studios, London, England
(May 2016 to June 2017) 
Keyframe and Mocap cleanup on humans and creatures for cinematics 
Previs and scene setup 

Character Animator on ‘Fable Legends’ at Lionhead Studios, Guildford, England
(February 2015 to April 2016) 
Created creature animations for in-game and scripted events 

Established Upsidedan Ltd. 
(December 2014 to Present)
Worked as an animation contractor on various game titles and pitches, including Worlds Adrift and Dark Corner for Bossa Studios
 
Senior and Lead Animator on ‘Transformers Universe’ at Jagex, Cambridge, England
(December 2010 to December 2014)
Created character animations for in-game, marketing and cinematics
Rigging and character / vehicle / environment setup
Worked with Art Leads to develop animation styles and pipeline
Scheduling, recruitment, documentation, mentoring and other managerial duties 
Lead Animator on MMO ‘Stellar Dawn’ at Jagex 
( June 2007 to March 2011 )
Lead and directed development of animation styles 
Worked with project team to ensure all animations met deadlines and creative / technical requirements 
Responsible for all animation related issues on the game

3d Artist/Animator/Senior Animator on ‘RuneScape’ and ‘MechScape’ at Jagex  
(September 2005 - June 2007 )
Worked as a game art generalist with specific focus on animation 

Freelance Projectionist /Technical Manager, London
(September 2000 to August 2005 )
Self-managed projection business. Presenting films, rushes and presentations in various screening rooms throughout Soho
Responsible for all technical aspects of Firmdale Hotels private cinemas
  
Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Character Animation
(October 2004 to September 2005)
London Animation Studio, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

Diploma in Computer Animation
(October 2001 to September 2002)
Cavendish College, London

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