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Jessica Ott - 3D Animator     |   +44 (0) 7908-609-029

A full CV and references can be provided on request.

Good knowledge of;
• Autodesk Maya and Softimage, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.
Basic knowledge of;
• Linux, Python, Mel and Softimage ICE.



• Good understanding of the fundamental principles of animation.
• Good understanding of layout and cinematography.
• Good skills in modeling and rigging.
• Creating facial animation and lip sync.
• Working closely with leads and supervisors to create high quality animation.
• Submitting shots for review and completing notes and feedback when required.
• Familiarizing myself with new tools and software.
• Working efficiently as a part of a team and also independently to complete my assigned shots.


Professional Experience

April 2016 -

MPC - Film, London. Animator.
Transformers: The Last Knight, directed by Michael Bay.
•Hard surface and creature animation

Alien: Covenant , directed by Ridley Scott.
•Concept development and previz for the Flashback sequence

Passengers, directed by Morten Tyldum.
•Animating props, cards and cameras.
•Motion capture and facial animation, face replacement

February 2016 - April 2016

Cinesite - Film, London. Animator.
Independence Day: Resurgence, directed by Roland Emmerich.
•Hard surface animation.


June 2015 - October 2015

MPC - Film, London. Animator.
Disney's The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau.
• Character and creature animation including Baloo, Bagheera, wolves and elephants.
• Animating both primary and secondary characters.
• Foreground and background characters.
• Single character and multiple character shots.

• Facial animation and lip sync


January 2014 - May 2015

BSkyB, Osterley, London. Freelance Animator.
Idents and commercials including;
Panasonic : modeling, rigging, previz, editing and animation.

PruVitality: creature previz and animation for a live action shot.

Disney films and Disney songs on Sky : Creating creature and character animation for both live action and full cg shots. Also modeling and rigging characters for animation from directors concept.


February 2013 - February 2013

Jellyfish Pictures Ltd, Soho, London. Freelance Animator.
Bournville - Commercial.
• Creature animation.
• Software used: Autodesk Softimage.


October 2012 - October 2012.

Jellyfish Pictures Ltd, Soho, London. Freelance Animator.
Jonah - Short Film, directed by Kibwe Tavares, screened at Sundance Film Festival 2013
• Animating creatures to a live action back plate.
• Software used: Autodesk Softimage.


June 2012 - June 2012

Seed Animation, Soho, London. Freelance Animator.
(Pitch for a video game cinematic)
• Editing and animating motion capture data.
• Facial animation and lip sync.
• Software used: Autodesk Softimage.


April 2010 - May 2012

Jellyfish Pictures Ltd, Soho, London. Animator.
Forever - A Film Development, directed by Gareth Edwards
• Editing and animating motion capture data.
• Facial animation and lip sync.

The Dinosaur Project - A action adventure feature film, directed by Sid Bennett
• Responsible for previz and animation.
• Animating creatures to a live action back plate.

Can You Live Forever - One hour special for the discovery channel.
• Responsible for modeling & rigging characters.

Planet Dinosaur and Planet Dinosaur 3D - Ultimate Killers. TV documentary series for the BBC.
• Working on previz and animation teams.
• Creating animated cycles for biped, quadruped, swimming and flying creatures.
• Creating creature animation for shots and sequences for 5 out of 6 episodes.


April - May 2005

Aardman Animations, Aztec West, Bristol. Internship.
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - A stop-motion feature film.
• Included working in the Assistant Animators Department.


February 2003 Beryl Productions International Ltd, Cardiff. Work Experience.
• Exercises included creating key and in-between drawings for a commercial.




09/14 - 12/14

2008 - 2009


1997 - 2000

1996 - 1997

iAnimate, Workshop 4 Close Up Facial Acting and Lip Sync.

MA 3D Computer Animation. NCCA, Bournemouth University. Distinction.

Three Month Animation Course, University of West England.

BA (Hons) Fine Art, The Nottingham Trent University. 2:2

BETC Diploma in Foundation Studies, The Surrey Institute of Art and Design.


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