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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
Basic knowledge of;
• Linux, Python and Mel



• Good understanding of the fundamental principles of animation.
• Good understanding of layout and cinematography.
• 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 as 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

March 2021 - September 2023

MPC - Film, London. Senior Animator.

Mufasa: The Lion King – directed by Barry Jenkins
Previz for Unreal: creating beats of the story to be filmed in VR.
Post Production: shot animation for primary and secondary characters.
Assisting Junior animators and providing support to Lead animators.

January 2021 - March 2021

The Imaginarium Studios - London. Remote Animator.

Various Projects – Creating realistic facial animation using keyframe animation and adjusting captured facial data.

April 2016 - June 2020

MPC - Film, London. Animator.

Clifford the Big Red Dog – directed by Walt Becker
Pre production animation for Clifford including; poses, cycles, acting and face animation.
Shot animation for primary and secondary characters.

Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – directed by Joachim Ronning
Animation for the faerie team including; mocap and key frame animation for hero characters and animating mocap clips for use in crowd shots.

Disney's The One and Only Ivan – directed by Thea Sharrock
Previz for Unity, creating beats of the story to be filmed in VR.
Pre production animation: for Stella, Ruby and Henrietta – poses, cycles, acting and dialogue.
Shot animation; Adult Ivan, mother and baby, and cameras.

Disney's The Lion King – directed by Jon Favreau
Animation for D23 including; elephants and birds, zebra and ants.
Previz for Unity. Creating beats of the story to be filmed in VR including; lions and cubs, birds, hyena, giraffe, mongoose and aardvark.

Transformers: The Last Knight directed by Michael Bay
Hard surface and creature animation, including; drones, submersibles, cameras, jellyfish, fish, crabs and a whale.

Alien: Covenant directed by Ridley Scott
Concept development and previz for the Flashback sequence (exploding humans)

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 for spaceships, lasers, cameras and trucks.


June 2015 - October 2015

MPC - Film, London. Animator.
Disney's The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau.
• Shot animation for Baloo, Bagheera, wolves and elephants.


January 2014 - May 2015

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

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

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


October 2012 - October 2012.

Jellyfish Pictures Ltd, Soho, London. Freelance Animator.
Jonah - Short Film, directed by Kibwe Tavares, screened at Sundance Film Festival 2013
• Creature animation
• 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.
• Creature animation

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.
• Previz and creature animation.



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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