Natan Rifkin

Animation Director & Artist

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  • LocationEdgware, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Natan has primarily worked an Animation Director and Designer for the past two years; excelling in a team or in solo projects, working simultaneously on a number of projects or on a single larger projects. As an Animation director, Natan managed a team and sets personal deadlines whilst keeping clients & team up to date with developments, amendments and deadlines. Natan has versatile experience in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, InDesign, After Effects and Cinema 4D. He has particularly strong drawing skills both traditionally and digitally with attention to the fundamentals of lighting, composition, form, story-telling. Natan creates pitch bibles, storyboards, scripts, animations, motion graphics, editing and what ever a projects needs.. At his previous studio Natan ran a team of 5 - 10 animators in and out of studio. Natan has a passion for learning, modern technologies, the natural world and ancient culture and society. Graduated with first degree honours in an animation BA at the London College of Communication within the University of the Arts London in 2012. What is Natan looking for in a job currently? Natan is looking for a role he can grow in and be a strong asset in a studio. Whether it is in Director, Design/ illustration, Compositing/editing, storyboarding, animating etc. - Natan has had varied experience and loves being a part of the creative industry and is quick to adapt to new techniques and environments.

Skills

 

  • Matte Painting
  • Editing
  • Animation
  • Design
  • Character Design
  • Indesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Storyboard Artist
  • After Affects
  • Cinema 4D
  • Concept Artwork in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Premier Pro Final Cut Pro
  • Animation Layout and Background Artist
  • Animation Directing

Work history

Currently

Animation Director & Artist

King Bee

Feb 2013
  • Animation Director & Design/Illustration – King Bee Studios: Elstree Studios. Projects include children’s entertainment, corporate, advertising animation. Along with marketing, pitch bibles, proof reading, logo design, client and team management. •Efficient at balancing deadlines with budget and client expectancy. •A strong knowledge of a variety of animation disciplines. •Work positively as part of creative or senior team. •Good people person, project manager and problem solver. •Good eye for composition, story telling, colour theory and form. •Effective communication skills, good phone manner, document writing. •Manage multiple projects at once, ensuring consistency and tailor made styles. •Good at interpreting decisions and questions through all areas of pipeline and client. •Balance a team’s creative needs within project requirements, whilst encouraging creativity.

2015

Animation Director

King Bee

Feb 2013 - Sep 2015
  • Animation Director & Design/Illustration – King Bee Studios: Elstree Studios. Projects include children’s entertainment, corporate, advertising animation. Along with marketing, pitch bibles, proof reading, logo design, client and team management. •Efficient at balancing deadlines with budget and client expectancy. •A strong knowledge of a variety of animation disciplines. •Work positively as part of creative or senior team. •Good people person, project manager and problem solver. •Good eye for composition, story telling, colour theory and form. •Effective communication skills, good phone manner, document writing. •Manage multiple projects at once, ensuring consistency and tailor made styles. •Good at interpreting decisions and questions through all areas of pipeline and client. •Balance a team’s creative needs within project requirements, whilst encouraging creativity.

Education

2015

Animation First Class Honours

University of the Arts, London

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Study a subject where you can create, explore and play. With new technologies changing how we make, understand and experience animation, there's never been a better time to begin. BA (Hons) Animation gives you the chance to test boundaries and look at animation in many forms and in many ways.

2009

Foundation in Animation Merit

University of the Arts, London

Aug 2008 - Jul 2009
  • Study a subject where you can create, explore and play. With new technologies changing how we make, understand and experience animation, there's never been a better time to begin. FDA Animation gives you the chance to test boundaries and look at animation in many forms and in many ways.