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Rick Pickens | Elance
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Rick Pickens

Toon Boom Harmony Certified Professional Animator
   United States
  |   Hershey, PA
  |  6:27 am Local Time

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2D hand drawn and cut-out style animation using Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony pipeline.

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Aug 16, 2007|Animation|$3,150|Completed
Jul 23, 2007|Videos|$100|Completed
Jul 20, 2007|Embedded Video/Audio|$80|Completed
Jul 20, 2007|Flash & Flex Animation|$50|Completed

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Toon Boom Certification is an industry standard of excellence that provides reliable...
Produced this short cut-out style animation for an in-theater Screenvision ad. Designed...
Began animation on paper and moved project to utilize Toon Boom pipeline. Email...
Used Apple Motion to design and animate this opening for a web series.
Performed and recorded this voiceover for regional auto tv ad.

Skills (6)

Toon Boom Harmony 10
Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
Toon Boom Animate
Cut-out Animation
Tradigital Animation
Apple Motion

Service Description

Some animation production milestones (and a few kudos from employers and clients):

Digital post-production of animation for the Disney Channel's show "Mickey's Mouse Tracks" with American Film Technologies in San Diego, CA.
"Outstanding production performance."
Barry Sandrew, Founder, American Film Technologies

Animation for music video by Alba Clerd, Egyptian Arab singer, with Newman Media in San Jose, CA.
“I had an urgent project, with an impossible deadline. Rick completed the project before the deadline and his work is super. All I can say is - an outstanding person to work with.”
Esther Andrews, Owner, Newman Media

Animation and caricature design for 20 minutes of promotional spots with Wise Brother Media, Los Angeles, CA based industry leader in comedy program content production.
“Rick's work on the project was fantastic. The minor tweaks we asked for were handled quickly and accurately. He seemed to understand exactly what we were aiming for and he delivered. Everyone who has seen the finished product he did for us thought it was great.”
Bryan Crain, COO, Wise Brother Media

Animation for Music Video "Take Me Away" by Crossin Dixon, Southern rock band with two singles on Billboard charts.

Character design and animation for theatrical spot "Down to Earth" through Preflix using Toon Boom paperless workflow.

Creator/Producer/Animator of traditional hand-drawn independent short film "Bard None" for mentoring program with Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton in...

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Life Center Ministries, Int'l
Communications Manager
2003 - Present
Multimedia design, production and presentation. Online media development. Print design and production. *Character design and animation for theatrical spot "Down to Earth" through Preflix using Toon...
Freelance Production
Animation and Multimedia Producer
2002 - Present
Animation, web development, outdoor ad artwork, print design, php, mysql, video production. *Creator/Producer/Animator of traditional hand-drawn independent short film "Bard None" for mentoring...
Funny Side Up
1996 - 2003
Creation of two live touring productions. Scriptwriting and sound design. Set and prop production. Performance of 350 school assemblies and more than 400 festival and outdoor events.
Southern Newspapers Inc.
Production Artist / Ad Designer
1995 - 1996
Display ad design and production. Complete layouts. Check for consistency and alignment from spread to spread. Proficiency in Quark.
1991 - 1995
Promotion and advertising consulting for small business and non-profits. Logo and business graphic design and production for signage, print and video. Airbrush graphics design and production for...
Dreams and Themes
Production Artist
1989 - 1991
Production of 30-sheet hand painted posters for outdoor advertising. Reproduce and create patterns from client supplied artwork. Paint advertisements on poster sheets using pattern as a guide and...
Volt Technical Resources
Production Artist
1988 - 1988
Creation of press-ready display ads for all kinds of directories. Typesetting. Maintenance and organization of digital assets. Manual paste-up of camera-ready artwork.
American Film Technologies, Inc.
Colorist / Production Artist / Online Trainer
1987 - 1988
Highest frames per shift digital "ink & paint" production output. Increased production output of 2nd and 3rd shift artists through software tool technique training. *Digital post-production of...
Registry Publishing, Inc.
Production Artist
1987 - 1987
Produced client-preferred designs for full-color chamber of commerce directories. Translated comp designs from other designers into printable layout. Built precise, complete and well-marked files...


Platt College
Production Art
1986 - 1987
New Mexico State University
Course Completion
1982 - 1986
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flash animation
toonboom harmony
toonboom storyboard
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