Resumé

Scott Baltjes

A man dedicated to converting mind into animation.

Phone: 902-412-2932
Email: sw_baltjes@yahoo.ca

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EDUCATION

University of Guelph
- Resource Management (BSc. of Agriculture) 1983-85
including Biophysics, Geomorphology, Ecology

Niagara College
- Visual Art and Design 1987-89
including Life Drawing, Print Layout, Oil Painting, Silkscreen Printing

Sheridan College
- Art Fundamentals 1989-90
including Life Drawing, Photography and Print Making
- Classical Animation 1990-93
including Life Drawing and Watercolour Painting
- Computer Animation 1993-94

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts
- MAYA 1 & 2 2003-04
- MAYA intensive 2006

Vancouver School Board
- Flash I & II 2005-06

EXPERIENCE

Mainframe Entertainment Inc. 1995-2003 (SoftImage 3D), 2004-5 (SoftImage XSI)
“ReBoot”,“Beast Wars”,“War Planets/Shadow Raiders”,“Beast Machines”,“Action Man”, “Heavy Gear”,“Max Steel”,“Spider-Man” Credited at times as Animator, Modeller, or Senior Animator. Responsible for assigned sequences’ layout, some minor modeling, animation (keyframe & mocap starting with “Action Man”), special effects, lighting and rendering. Created walk/run cycles and transformations used on some series. Trained and oversaw junior animators.
“Scary Godmother” Credited as Storyboard Artist though responsible for set and prop designs as well as script modifications.
“Stuart Little 3”,“Barbie: the Magic of Pegasus” Credited as Animator though acting as Senior Animator. Responsible for assigned sequences’ layout, some minor modeling and animation (keyframe & mocap) as well as trained and oversaw junior animators and senior animators.

Big Bang FX Animation 2004 (SoftImage XSI)
“Scaler” (video game) – Credited as Character Animator. Responsible for assigned sequences’ layout and animation.
“Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag” (Imax film) – Credited as Animator. Responsible for creation and animation of onscreen computer displays.

Halifax Film Inc. 2006-11 (Maya)
“Bo on the Go”,“Animal Mechanicals”,“Pirates: Adventures in Art” Credited as Animator. Responsible for assigned sequences’ layout, and animation of characters and props (keyframe with some mocap in early episodes of “Bo on the Go”).

Others Productions:
“On the Right Track” (1992-93) – background artist and cel painter for Sheridan College/CN Railway.
“Post_Historic” – my own short film involving both classical and computer animation. All story concepts, designs, backgrounds and animations are solely my own creation. Used at Mainframe to test SoftImage Toonz for 4 month period. Continuing project.
“Sno’ Matter” (2007) – an computer animated short co-written and co-animated by me.

Software used:
SoftImage XSI 5.0, SoftImage Toonz 4.5, Particle 4.0, Photoshop CS5, Maya 2011, Flash MX, QuickTime Pro 7, UNIX

Certificates:
Standard First Aid – Level C [exp 03/2015] and WHMIS [exp 04/2015]

HOBBIES
Bushcraft, hiking, canoeing, camping, photography, hockey, HO scale models, painting (oils, acrylics & watercolours), drawing, researching and writing about historical events, and collecting folktales for use in some of my science fiction stories. Watches foreign films, documentaries and animation including anime. Long time member of Scouts Canada.

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- Willing to relocate -