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HARRY V. WALTON

hvwalton@twc.com

CAREER OVERVIEW

  • 1968-1970 Stop-motion Animator for Clokey Productions, Inc.
  • 1970-1972 Stop-motion Animator for Excelsior ! Animated Moving Pictures
  • 1972-1974 Stop-motion Animator for Cascade Pictures of California
  • 1974-1977 Chief Stop-motion Animator for Excelsior. Animated Moving Pictures
  • 1978 Model Builder for Universal Studios/Hartland
  • 1978-1983 Visual Effects and Animation Director for C.P.C. Associates, Inc.
  • 1983-1985 Visual Effects and Animation Director for Coast Effects/Hollywood
  • 1985-1987 Stop-motion Department Co-Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic
  • 1987-1990 Stop-motion Animator and Optical Supervisor for the Phil Tippett Co.
  • 1990-1991 Stop-motion Animator for Skellington Productions/San Francisco
  • 1991-1994 Owned and operated Image FX
  • 1994-1995 Optical Department Supervisor for Dream Quest Images
  • 1995-2001 Character Animation Supervisor for Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • 2001-2002 Character Animation Director for Brain Zoo Studios
  • 2002-2003 Visual Effects Supervision & Production for Image FX
  • 2003-2005 Supervising Animator for Activision/Infinity Ward
  • 2005-2007 Animation Supervisor for Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • 2007-2009 Character Animation Director for Brain Zoo Studios
  • 2009-2010 Senior Character Animator for Flat Earth Productions
  • 2010-2011 Senior Character Animator for Creative Differences
  • 2011-2011 Character Animation Supervisor for Brain Zoo Studios
  • 2012-2012 Matte Artist for Mesozoic Productions
  • 2012-2012 Matte Artist for Flat Earth Productions
  • 2012-2012 Senior Animator for Electronic Arts
  • 2013-2014 Character Animation Supervisor for Brain Zoo Studios
  • 2014-2014 Character Animator for Flat Earth Productions
  • 2014-2014 Director of Photography for New Horizons Pictures
  • 2014-2014 Character Animator for Insomniac Games
  • 2015-2015 Character Animator, Matte Artist & 2nd Unit D.P. for Flat Earth Productions
  • 2015-2015 Senior Character Animator for Brain Zoo Studios

AFFILIATIONS

Former Member, I.A.T.S.E. Local 600 / Camera Operator
Former Member, I.A.T.S.E. Local 44 / Stop-motion Animator
Member, The Visual Effects Society

OBJECTIVE

To create, develop and produce high quality 3-D character animation and visual effects. Character animation supervision and visual effects supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS

Background encompasses 47 years (since 1968) of professional expertise as an artist, technician and supervisor in these areas of visual effects:

• Stop-motion Animation
• Go-motion Animation
• Computer Animation – Maya 2015 and Lightwave 7.5
• Computer Compositing and Roto – After Effects
• Matte Painting - Photoshop and Traditional Paint
• Miniature and Plate Cinematography
• Optical Printer Effects and Compositing
• Puppet Design and Fabrication
• Sculpture
• Lighting
• Live Action and Insert Cinematography
• Front and Rear Projection Compositing
• Effects Animation
• Effects Equipment Design
• Visual Effects Budgeting and Scheduling
• Character Animation Budgeting and Scheduling
• Sign Art


I am forever grateful for my mentors : GENE WARREN, GEORGE PAL, TEX AVERY and JIM DANFORTH


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 


2015 Brain Zoo Studios : Senior Character Animator -
GOD OF WAR - animation of Gorgon & Hydra creatures for a special venue
2014-2015 Flat Earth Productions : Matte Artist, Character Animator & Second Unit D.P. -
SHARKTOPUS VS. WHALEWOLF - creature animation and matte paintings. Second Unit
D.P. for Catherine Oxenberg garage sequence.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - 4 sky matte paintings for 4K Imax
2014-2014 Insomniac Games : Character Animator -
SUNSET OVERDRIVE - key frame animation & motion capture modification
2014-2014 New Horizons Pictures/Roger Corman : Second Unit D. P. & Cameraman -
OPERATION ROGUE - short sequence of actor Billy Campbell
2014-2014 Flat Earth Productions : Character Animator & Second Unit D.P.-
SHARKTOPUS VS. PTERACUDA - animated 40 shots & D.P. for Conan O'Brien sequence
2013-2014 Brain Zoo Studios : Character Animation Supervisor -
GRID SMASHERS - series pilot for Amazon. Supervised a team of 10 animators
2012 Electronic Arts : Senior Animator -
MEDAL OF HONOR : WARFIGHTER - animation, motion capture editing & cinematography
2012 Flat Earth Productions : Matte Artist -
KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM - digital matte painting
2012 Mesozoic Productions : Matte Artist -
ALIEN GREY ZONE - X - 6 digital matte paintings and composites
2011 Brain Zoo Studios : Character Animation Supervisor -
STAR WARS DANCE (BESPIN) - supervised a team of animators (video game)
2010-2011 Creative Differences TV : Senior Character Animator -
DINOSAUR REVOLUTION - CG dinosaur animation for The Discovery Channel
2010 Flat Earth Productions : Senior Character Animator -
PIRANHA 3D - CG piranha animation, lighting prep & 2D to 3D stereo conversion
2009 Brain Zoo Studios : Character Animation Director -
ANNIVERSARY - internal animated short film (2D & 3D animatic)
IRON MAN - animation test
SPLATTERHOUSE - 230 key framed shots (game cinematics)

2008 Tippett Studio : Matte Painting Consultant -
X-MEN ORIGINS : WOLVERINE - Twentieth Century Fox

2007-2008 Brain Zoo Studios : Character Animation Director -
TIBERIUM 2 - game cinematics for E.A.L.A.
LORD OF THE RINGS "MORIA" - game cinematics
ROGUE WARRIOR - Intro and Outro game cinematics
TIBERIUM - game cinematics for E.A.L.A.
DESTROY ALL HUMANS : "BIG WILLY" - tv commercial
MERCINARIES 2 - 300 shots : animation & mocap (game cinematics)
DESTROY ALL HUMANS 3 - 90 animated shots (game cinematics)
STAR WARS LEGO "FALLING" - animation for 30 sec. tv commercial

2005-2007 Sony Computer Entertainment America/Cinematics Division : Animation Supervisor and Animation Department Manager -
LAIR - created 35 shots of CG dragons for a two minute E3 trailer
LAIR - 180 character animation shots of CG dragons and humans
2003-2005 Activision/Infinity Ward : Supervising Animator -
CALL OF DUTY II
CALL OF DUTY Expansion Pack
2002-2003 Image FX : Owner and Visual Effects/Animation Director. Digital effects and animation –
VLAD
GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS
THE PEARL
2001-2002 Brain Zoo Studios : Character Animation Director/Animator –
FREAKY FLYERS – 90 minutes of character animation in Maya 4.0
1995-2001 Sony Pictures Imageworks : Character Animation Supervisor -
THE HOLLOW MAN – lead character animator
BIG APPLE GUMBY
GOO CHEE PARK
DCG SHORT FILM
ADVENTURES OF JONNY QUEST
McDONALD’S Commercial
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH – first character animation supervisor and developed the Character Animation Department.
1994-1995 Dream Quest Images : Optical Department Supervisor –
THE CRIMSON TIDE
1994-1995 Image FX : Optical Effects Supervisor –
DUNSTON CHECKS IN
CASINO
JUNGLE BOOK
THE SHADOW
THE PRIMEVALS
Thrifty Car Rentals – Stop-motion Animation
Full Moon Entertainment : Stop-motion and Matte Paintings –
DRAGONWORLD
OBLIVION
1993-1994 Image FX : Optical Effects Supervisor -
CITY SLICKERS 2
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
HOCUS POCUS
HOT SHOTS : PART DEUX
1992-1993 Skellington Productions : Stop-motion Animator -
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
1992-1993 Image FX : Optical Effects Supervisor –
THE REAL McCOY
A FAR OFF PLACE
FAR AND AWAY
TICKS
DRACULA
BATMAN RETURNS
LORENZO’S OIL
ROBOCOP 3
1991-1992 Image FX : Optical Effects Supervisor -
STAR TREK 6
HOOK
BLACK OR WHITE
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN
LEAVING NORMAL
Industrial Light & Magic : Go-motion Animator –
THE METEOR MAN
MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN
Image FX : Optical Effects Supervisor –
WEST OF KASHMIR
TERMINATOR 2
BUGSY
GUMBY 1
1990-1991 Image FX : Optical Effects Supervisor -
LOVE POTION #9
MRS. BURMA
SLOW BOB in the lower dimensions
1989-1990 Phil Tippett Company : Stop-motion Animator/Composite Supervisor -
ROBOCOP 2
GHOSTBUSTERS 2
Industrial Light & Magic : Effects and Matte Cameraman -
THE ABYSS
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
GHOSTBUSTERS 2
1988-1989 Phil Tippett Co. : Stop-motion Animator/Composite Supervisor -
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS
Industrial Light & Magic : Stop-motion Cameraman –
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?
1987-1988 Industrial Light & Magic : Go-motion Animator/Composite Supervisor -
WILLOW
Premavision, Inc. : Animation Director –
GUMBY
Phil Tippett Company : Stop-motion Animator/Composite Supervisor -
ROBOCOP
1986-1987 Industrial Light & Magic : Stop-motion/Go-motion Supervisor -
INNERSPACE
THE GOLDEN CHILD
HOWARD THE DUCK
1985-1986 Industrial Light & Magic : Go-motion Animator -
EWOKS, THE BATTLE FOR ENDOR
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES
David Stipes Productions : Matte Artist/Cameraman –
CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE
Tom Scherman Productions : Director of Photography/Matte Artist -
DISCOVERY BAY CHRONICLES
1984-1985 Effects Associates, Inc. : Matte Artist/Effects Animator -
NINJA III, THE DOMINATION
THE STUFF
Walton Company : Visual Effects & Optical Supervisor/Matte Artist –
THE FANTASY FILM WORLD OF GEORGE PAL
SCENE OF THE CRIME
DISCOVERY BAY CHRONICLES

Coast Special Effects : Animation Director/Optical Effects -
Various commercials – LOG CABIN,PILLSBURY DOUGH-BOY, FLYING TIGERS,
HUNGRY JACK, ORTHO, MRS. BUTTERWORTH and JOHN HANCOCK.

1983-1984 Coast Special Effects : Animation Director/Optical Effects -
Commercials – PILLSBURY DOUGH-BOYS.
Apogee, Inc. : Stop-motion Animator –
NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
C.P.C. Associates, Inc. : Vice President and Director of Visual Effects -
Various commercials – MAGIC CHEF and PILLSBURY DOUGH
BOY.
1982-1983 Walton Visual Effects Co. : Effects Director/Matte Artist/D.P. -
DISCOVERY BAY CHRONICLES
KERO-SUN II

C.P.C. Associates, Inc. : Visual Effects and Animation Director -
Various commercials – MAGIC CHEF, LIPTON TEA,
PILLSBURY DOUGH-BOY and PURINA CHUCKWAGON.

THE POWERS OF MATTHEW STAR - tv series

1981-1982 C.P.C. Associates, Inc. : Visual Effects and Animation Director -
Various commercials – MATCHLITE, NESTLE’S QUICK, MD
TISSUE, PRESIDENTE BRANDY,PILLSBURY DOUGH-BOY,
AURORA TISSUE, KITCHENAID, HOOD DAIRY, PHILLIPS,
TOLEDO TRUST and MRS. BUTTERWORTH.
QUICK AND QUIET - tv movie

Walton Visual Effects Company : Visual Effects Supervisor –
HOLLYWOOD 2000
CBS REPORTS – In Defense of America
HELLSPAWN

1980-1981 Walt-Strom Photographic Effects : Vice President & Effects Director -
HUMAN HIGHWAY

C.P.C. Associates : Visual Effects & Animation Director/Matte Artist-
Various commercials – GLAD BAGS, BLUE BONNET, BARCEL ONION RINGS, TEQUILA SAUZA, PILLSBURY DOUGH- BOY, DRY SACK, TRW and PURINA CHUCKWAGON.
HOPSCOTCH
FANTASY ISLAND
ONCE UPON A SPY

1979-1980 C.P.C. Associates : Visual Effects & Animation Director/Matte Artist -
Various commercials – HASTE WATCHES, CHARMIN TISSUE,
MD TISSUE, CHEFWAY, MURADAI HAM, SKELLY OIL,
RHYTHM OF THE CITY, SPRITE, AURORA TISSUE,
TETLEY TEA and PURINA CHUCKWAGON.

SALVAGE 1
MONSTER PLANET
ROLLER BOOGIE
Developed Optical Effects Department with Robert Costa

1978-1979 Walton Visual Effects Co. : Stop-motion Animation/Optical Effects -
ROCKETSHIP X-M
C.P.C. Associates, Inc. : Co-Visual Effects Director/Matte Artist –
THE TIME MACHINE
THE GREATEST HEROES OF THE BIBLE
Industrial film – WESTINGHOUSE – City of the Future.
Various commercials – MD TWINS, MRS. BUTTERWORTH, FUJI FILM, etc.

LOVE AT FIRST BITE

David Allen Productions : Stop-motion Animator –
LASERBLAST
Television show – TALKING TENNIS BALLS

1977-1978 Universal Studios : Miniature Department Head -
BUCK ROGERS
Excelsior! Animated Moving Pictures : Chief Stop-motion Animator –
Various commercials – PILLSBURY DOUGH-BOY, FRENCH
DOUGH-BOY, KINGSFORD CHARCOAL, NEHI SODA and HAMBURGER HELPER
MAN FROM ATLANTIS

1976-1977 Excelsior! Animated Moving Pictures : Chief Stop-motion Animator -
MAN FROM ATLANTIS
BLACK SUNDAY
LAND OF THE LOST
McNAMARA’S BAND
Various commercials – PILLSBURY DOUGH-BOY, TOYOTA,
UNIROYAL, etc.
1975-1976 Excelsior! Animated Moving Pictures : Stop-motion Animator -
DONNIE AND MARIE OSMOND SHOW
LAND OF THE LOST
Various commercials – PILLSBURY DOUGH-BOY, LUCKY
CHARMS, MASTER CHARGE, etc.

Created the Dough-boy character with Wah Chang for Excelsior!
1974-1975 Excelsior! Animated Moving Pictures : Stop-motion Animator -
LAND OF THE LOST
Major Mars Productions : Special Effects Assistant –
MAJOR MARS
1972-1974 Cascade Pictures of California : Stop-motion Animator -
Various commercials – PILLSBURY DOUGH-BOY, GREEN
GIANT, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, WOHL SHOES, SWISS
MISS, WRIGLEY’S GUM, STROH’S BEER, ST. REGIS, etc.
Effects/Miniature Builder in assoc. with Greg Jein & Dan O’ Bannon –
DARK STAR
Excelsior! Animated Moving Pictures : Stop-motion Animator –
Commercials – PURINA CHUCKWAGON.

1970-1972 Make up Assistant to Rick Baker -
OCTAMAN
Excelsior! Animated Moving Pictures : Stop-motion Animator –
THE TOOL BOX – A George Pal Puppetoon
THE LEGEND OF HILLBILLY JOHN
Various commercials – McDONALD’S HAMBURGER SERIES,
MASTER CHARGE, PURINA CAT CHOW, LUCKY
CHARMS, PURINA CHUCKWAGON, etc.

Clokey Productions, Inc. : Stop-motion Animator –

DAVEY AND GOLIATH

1968-1970 Clokey Productions, Inc. : Stop-motion Animator/Miniature Builder -
READER’S DIGEST SPECIAL
DAVEY AND GOLIATH
GUMBY

KEY CREDITS

SHARKTOPUS VS. WHALEWOLF
HOLLOW MAN
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
ROBOCOP
ROBOCOP II
ROBOCOP III
MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS
WILLOW
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
INNERSPACE
HOOK
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES
THE ABYSS
THE GOLDEN CHILD
HOWARD THE DUCK
TERMINATOR II
BUGSY
GHOSTBUSTERS II
NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
STAR TREK IV
STAR TREK VI
BUCK ROGERS
THE LEGEND OF HILLBILLY JOHN
DARK STAR
ROCKETSHIP X-M
LASER BLAST
LAND OF THE LOST
FANTASY ISLAND
MAN FROM ATLANTIS
JONNY QUEST
GUMBY
PILLSBURY DOUGH BOY
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
HAMBURGER HELPER
PURINA CHUCK WAGON

 
 
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