Frantz Vidal France+33 6 69 48 89 84    email: frantz@riptou.com  http://www.riptou.com Visa    US green card, french citizenshipSenior 3D animator  Professional Experience               April 2011- Jan 2015         Elastic, Santa Monica, Ca                                             Commercials “Arrowhead”,  director Andy Hall                                              Commercial  “Red Cross”,  director Andy Hall                                             Commercial “Fema”, director Headless, Spain                                           a52, Santa Monica, Ca                                             Commercial “Zelda“                                                     for Nintendo                Oct 2010- April 2011         Psyop, Venice, Ca                                             Short film “Happiness Factory 3“                                                          Director Todd and Kylie                                              Commefrcials  “Best buy”               April 2010- August  2010 Europacorp                                              Feature film “A monster in Paris“                                                         Director Eric “Bibo” Bergeron                                                       Animation director  Fabrice Joubert                                                             April 2009 - July 2009 Mac Guff Ligne, Paris                                              Animation director on “Terra”, a 3D dynamic  ride.                                                       Director Thomas Szabo                    Jan 2006 - March 2009  Freelance for Psyop, Digital Domain, Method Studio,                                               Blind, Zoic, Stardust, Mac Guff, a52, BNS...                                                       Los Angeles                      March 2005- Nov 2005 BERLINER FILM COMPANIE (BFC), Berlin                                               Film 35 mm “Happily N'ever After“                                                          Director Paul Bolger                   Nov 2004 - March 2005 MAC GUFF LIGNE, Paris                                               TV commercial “Anchor spread”                                                          Director Pierre Coffin                                                           Animation director Kyle Balda                                                 Short film “Geisha”                                               TV commercial “Mc Donald’s“                                                          Director Tanguy de Kermel                      March 2004 - Sept 2004 VANGUARD ANIMATION, London                                               Film 35 mm “Valiant“                                                          Director Gary Chapman                     Nov 2003 - Dec 2003  MOVING PICTURE COMPANY, London                                                Opening credit for the TV series “Hustler”, BBC                    April 1999 - Nov 2003  MAC GUFF LIGNE, Paris                                                     TV series “Pat et Stan“                                                            Director Pierre Coffin                                                    Various commercials                                                Film 35 mm “Blueberry“                                                             Director Jan Kounen                   Sept 1998 - Feb 1999 STORM MEDIA PRODUCTIONS, Paris                                                 Production CANAL +                       Jan 1992 - June 1998 B&B ARCHITECTES, Paris                                                 Architectural visualisation                     July 1991 - Dec 1991  TDI, Paris                                                  Flying logos      Other Experiences               Nov 1986 - August 1988   MODEL Inc, Santa Barbara, USA                                Micro optics technician, in charge of                                   conception and prototyping of tools and                               measuring equipment.               August 1985 - June 1986  UCSB Physics Department                                Physics dept. workshop technician, in charge of the conception and fabrication                                 of equipment used by professors to demonstrate the physical properties of                                 nature.   Education                      Sept 2008 - June 2010    Animation Mentor                                        Animation degree                     Avril 1994    Softimage  Paris                                       Softimage  software training                      Juin 1991    TDI Paris                                      Explore  software training                        1988 - 1989    University de Paris VI                                      Physics master degree                       1981 - 1986    University of California at Santa Barbara,                                      UCSB                                      Bachelor of Science en Physics    Awards               Senior Character Animator on the spot “Stuff” directed by Andy Hall                    winner of the 2012 Annecy Festival Commercial spot category Other Informations                        Languages    Fluent in french and english                      Hobby    Sailing, skydiving,                       Nationality     French                      Visa    USA: green card      mailto:frantz@riptou.com http://www.riptou.com shapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1