ph: 323-369-2728

email: elanrodgertrinidad@gmail.com

Computer Programs:

Adobe After Effects
(very proficient)
Adobe Photoshop
(very proficient)
Adobe Illustrator
(very proficient)
Toon Boom Pencil Check Pro
Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Flash
Adobe Premiere
Final Cut Pro



Design - logo, character, concept Comic Book - penciling, inking, coloring, lettering
Animation - digital 2D, traditional Storyboarding
Vector Tracing Color Correction
Rotoscoping Plus, I'm a quick learner.



IMDB resume

The Simpsons - September 2008 - March 2009
Starz Media/Film Roman Inc./Fox
-Character Layout (Tradition Animation and Toon Boom Pencil Check Pro)

Theory of Everything Comics - 2008 to Present
2009 Eisner Award Nominated site for Best Webcomic
-Webmaster/webdesigner, illustrator, writer, colorist, character designer, letterer

Ka-Chew! - 2003 to 2007
(Klasky-Csupo Animation – Commercials & Broadcast)
- Staff Artist for various projects with various levels of involvement such as:
    "The Ashlee Simpson Show opening" - style frame design, logo design  
   "Keebler Elf commercials" - vector clean-up, photoshop retouch, 3D texture painting
    "MGA Soda Pop Doll commercial" - compositing, type design
    "MGA Bratz package art" - vector clean-up, coloring
    "Chuck E. Cheese" - concept design for minor characters
    "Pepperidge Farm's Goldfish" - background concept design, type design

RayRayWorld / Mutaytor - 2004 to present
- Animation Director / Animator for corporate events & concerts
Clients: Starwood Hotels & Dominoes Pizza
Skit Writer
- RayRayWorld.com Designer/Webmaster
- RayRay Dog - Character Designer

Monkey Wrangler Productions/G4tv - Spring to Summer 2007
- "Code Monkeys" Animator
(Adobe After Effects)


More Experience:

The Garcias - August-October 2009
Animated Shorts to pitch for a pilot
Starz Media/Film Roman Inc./Fox
Background. character, & prop Clean up & Color Design

Wild Canary - May 2009
-Mucinex Commercials
Background & pro Pre-Visual (Adobe Photoshop)

Visual Symphony-March/April 2008
-Weebles Animation
Co-writer, storyboards, director, animation, timer, layout (Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Animated Short premiered at Coachella 2008 on 90ft screens.

"Run" Gnarles Barkley Music Video - February 2008

Home Sick - Spring 2007
-Illustrations for title sequence

K U Productions - Summer, Fall 2007
- Concept piece for Interior Design
- Photoshop Retouch for Children's book

Matchframe Animation - March 2006
- "Walking with Buddha" - Color Correction

Deep Sea Studios Entertainment and Design - 2003 to 2005
- Co-owner, comic book writer / illustrator / colorist / letterer / editor / layout, logo design, t-shirt design

Raven Magazine - 2003
- Cartoonist

Nick Kozis / AtomFilms - 2001
- "Why The Bat Lives in Caves" - Character Design



BFA in Digital Media, Otis College of Art and Design 2002

Additional Education

Glenn Vilpu Studio (Figure Drwaing) Spring 2009
Santa Monica City College (Traditional Animation Class) Fall 2002
Associates in Art (Animation Layout Class) Winter '98


Hobbies, Talents & Interests:

Puppetry & Stage Performance
Comic book illustration, writing, history & theory
Drawing and sketching
Interests in world religion, mythology and folklore
If its on the Internet, no matter how obscure, I can find it.