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Thursday, February 09, 2006

WONG, George


CGI Character Animator


California State University-Fullerton • BA, Art, 1990 — 1994

Career Outline:

George Wong has over 12 years of experience as a CGI Character Animator. George has animated Human and Animal characters including; Giant insects, Raptors, Brontosaurs, Monster Alligator, digital-people, CGI Jackie Chan, Garfield Cat, Quadruped and Biped Dinosaurs, Kung Fu Skeletons, Mechwarrior Robots, Horses, Troopers and vehicles.

George Wong has worked at the following studios:

Cafe FX – May 2007 to Present
Digital Domain – February 2006 to July 2006
WETA Digital – January 2005 to November 2005
Rhythm and Hues – July 2003 to April 2004
Meteor/ Discovery Channel – January 2001 to May 2002
Area 51 Studio – August 2000 to October 2000
Station X – March 2000 to May 2000
Flat Earth Studio – March 1999 to January 2000
Walt Disney - March 1996 t0 March 1999

Career History:

CafeFX – Character Animator

May 2007 — Present (1 year 7 months)

Animated using MAYA, CGI Bug, Pteradactlys, and Spider Characters for the Movie "The Mist", Directed by Frank Darabont.

Animated as Freelance Animator on John Woo's "Red Cliff"; Cavalry horses shot by arrows and dying and soldiers swordfighting.

Animated as Freelance Animator on "Mummy3"; Human Skeletons coming to life and breaking out of tomb.

Currently Animating as Freelance Animator on "7 lbs"; Jellyfish

Digital Domain – Animator

February 2006 — July 2006 (6 months)

Animated in MAYA, CGI dead soldiers, tanks, planes ,ships, and landing craft for the movie, "Flags of our Fathers", Directed by Clint Eastwood

WETA digital – Character Animator

January 2005 — November 2005 (11 months)

Animated in MAYA, CGI insects, Raptors, Dinosaurs, and digital people for the Movie "King Kong", Directed by Peter Jackson

Rhythm and Hues – Character Animator

July 2003 — April 2004 (10 months)

Animated using program "Voodoo", CGI Garfield Cat, digital people, and Flying Machine; for the films "Garfield", "Around the World in 80 Days", and "Scooby Doo 2"

Meteor Studio – Lead Animator/ Animation Supervisor

January 2001 — May 2002 (1 year 5 months)

Animated in MAYA, CGI dinosaurs for Discovery Channel show; "When Dinosaurs Roamed America". After 6 months, I was promoted to Animation Supervisor for the Discovery Channel shows; "Before We Ruled the Earth" and "What Killed the Mega Mammals".

Area 51 Studio – Character Animator

August 2000 — October 2000 (3 months)

Animated using Lightwave, CGI cartoon human Characters for TV show pilot "SpeedQuest"

Station X Studio – Character Animator

March 2000 — May 2000 (3 months)

Animated using program "Messiah", CGI robots for a Microsoft commercial "Mechwarrior 4"

Flat Earth Productions – Character Animator

March 1999 — January 2000 (11 months)

Animated using Lightwave, CGI soldiers for the TV show "Roughnecks, Starship Troopers Chronicles". And I Animated CGI human skeletons in a kung fu fight for the TV show "Xena warrior Princess".

Walt Disney – Key Assistant Animator

March 1996 — March 1999 (3 years 1 month)

Animated using Softimage, CGI Dinosaur Characters for herd shots on the movie "Walt Disney's Dinosaur"

ABC_TV/ Danger Productions – Stop Motion Character Animator

March 1994 — October 1995 (1 year 8 months)

Animated Stop motion Cartoon Characters for ABC-TV show "Bump In The Night". Designed and built stop motion animation rigs.

Walt Disney/Skellington production – Animation Rig Engineer

October 1992 — October 1993 (1 year 1 month)


Visual Effects:
"Before We Ruled the Earth" (2003) TV series (character animation supervisor)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006) (animator)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) (animator)

Special Effects:

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) (effects technician: Doug Beswick Productions)
Infested (1993) (V) (special effects mechanical: Doug Beswick Productions)

Animation Department:

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (animation rig engineer)

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Contributors To This Listing:

Patrick C. Scullin

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