Jason produced his first animated film for his social studies class in junior high school. It wasn’t anything exciting to look at, but the simple fact that he was able to make a clay character walk halfway across the screen before melting into an unrecognizable pile of goop made his heart pound.
Since that time Jason has worked at Alias as a product specialist for the 3D animation software Maya, spent four and a half years at Weta Digital in New Zealand as a character rigger and animator on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, taught two Alias Master Classes about Character Rigging (now available on DVD), co-taught a siggraph course on rigging for animation, is a mentor at AnimationMentor.com, and is currently working as a Character Animator at PDI/Dreamworks where he just finished up on their latest film, Madagascar.
In his copious spare time, Jason enjoys running around with his wife and two dogs, working on his short film, “Jonh and His Dog”, and blogging about various topics which buzz around in his head.
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