WELCOME TO TOONIMATIONS!
My name is Ron Friedman, and I come from a performance background with over 24 years of experience as a Character Animator. Starting in traditional 2-D animation, I made the conversion to 3-D along with the rest of the industry and have never looked back. To learn more about me, to read my resume, and to see my animation reel and shot breakdown, you can visit my website www.toonron.com
I have worked in Feature Animation (Pagemaster, Swan Princess), Visual Effects Animation for Film (Van Helsing, Lemony Snicket, The Mist, Snakes On A Plane), and Videogame Animation (Marvel Avengers Alliance 2, Robot Rising, Immortal City, City Of Heroes, Adam Blaster).
I was Animation Supervisor for the Academy Award-winning film "Pan's Labyrinth" and was Animation Director on the videogame "Afro Samurai".
I am a Senior Finals Animator at The Third Floor in Los Angeles, CA working on a VR Experience for a major theme park. Prior to that, I was Lead Animator at Disney Interactive in Palo Alto, CA on the game Star Wars: Rivals. Some of the other companies I've had the pleasure of working for in the past include Industrial Light & Magic, Electronic Arts, Cafe FX, Rich Animation, NCsoft, Tencent Boston/Stomp Games, Reel FX, Creative Capers Entertainment, Juicebox Animation, and Namco/Bandai.
During my six years in Massachusetts, I taught animation at the New England Institute of Art in Brookline, MA, as well as at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA, and at Harvard University Extension in Cambridge, MA. In the past, I have lectured, instructed, or given presentations at PAX East, the Game Developers Conference, ASIFA, the International Game Developers Assocation (IGDA), Art Center College of Design, and SIGGRAPH.
I have also been providing one-on-one animation tutoring online privately for over five years.
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