Chase Shields

My animation journey first started when I was a kid and saw Monster's Inc. for the first time. I fell in love with the way the characters could seem to be living and breathing. 

Since graduating high school and teaching myself Maya, I've taken all sorts of online animation classes. I graduated from Animation Mentor and have had the opportunity to learn from iAnimate, AnimSquad, and the Animation Collaborative as well. 

The dream is to animate, tell stories, and bring interesting characters to life. So far my journey has led me to meet some amazing and talented artists. I keep learning as much as I possibly can and strive to be a better animator, storyteller, and friend. :)

Feel free to contact me!

chaseshields@me.com
812-239-8835


Resume

Experience

Retro StudiosAnimator - Game Development for Nintendo - April 2017 to Current

Twisted Pixel - Animator - Wilson's Heart VR for Oculus Rift - Jan 2017 to April 2017

Mighty Coconut - Senior Animator - "Kings of Atlantis" Youtube Red Series - July 2016 to Jan 2017

Psyop - Animator - Various Commercial Projects - June 2016

Reel FX - Animator - Rock Dog, Untitled App, Ice Age 5 Commercials, TMNT2 Marketing, WISH Police, S.C.O.O.B. - Dec 2014 to May 2016

Mega5 Studios - Animator - Lindsey Stirling "We Are Giants" music video - Aug 2015

House of Moves - Animator - Mortal Kombat X - Sept 2014 to Nov 2014

Blur Studio - Animator - Halo 2 Cinematics & Assassin's Creed Unity TV Spot - May 2014 to Aug 2014

Binary Digital - Animator - Online Games for Disney's Frozen Marketing - Aug 2013 to Nov 2013

Freelance - Graphic & Web Designer - Jan 2011 to Aug 2013

Education

AnimSquad - Mentors: Nathan Engelhardt (Disney) & Malcon Pierce (Disney) - May 2013 to Apr 2014

iAnimate - Mentor: Mike Safianoff (Dreamworks) - Jan 2013 to Apr 2013

Animation Collaborative - Mentor: Michael Makarewicz (Pixar) - Aug 2012

Animation Mentor - Jan 2011 to May 2012

Mentors: Jon Collins (Pixar), Kevin O'Hara (Pixar), Pete Paquette (Blue Sky), Ray Chase (Reel FX), Brent Homman (Disney), Greg Whitaker (Dreamworks)

Honors

Eagle Scout Award - 2007

Douglas Trumbull Scholarship - 2011

49 Hour Film Competition 2nd Place 

Software

Maya | Softimage XSI

3ds Max | Motion Builder

Faceware | MOVA


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