Matt "Mallard" Sveum

Animator and 3D Artist

www.matthewsveum.com

matthew.sveum@gmail.com

(407)-761-0970

 

Summary

 

Hard-working team player with production leadership experience who values quality visual storytelling and professionalism. Adept and completing character-driven shots, both action-oriented and dramatic in nature.

 

Skills

  • CG and Hand-Drawn animation

  • Character Design

  • Expert in Maya, Photoshop Premiere and After Effects

  • Story development, creative writing, storyboarding

  • Management roles, project planning, decision making, team communication, pipeline

 

Education

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Character Animation and Visual Language.

University of Central Florida

Orlando FL

Graduated May 2015

  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate

  • Wrote, directed and produced an award-winning animated short film

  • Led a team of 13 through all aspects of production. Served team in animation, modeling, rigging, lighting, rendering, compositing and editing.

 

Character Animation Certification: Animation Mentor

Burbank, CA

Graduated December 2017

  • Received personalized instruction and feedback from leading industry professionals at studios such as Dreamworks, BlueSky and Nickelodeon.

 

Work Experience

 

Animator and Generalist

Fisher Price Imaginext Entertainment Team

February 2022 to present

  • Animated sequences for Imaginext Jurassic World Season 2

  • Modeled, rigged and textured 3D assets for use in short films

  • Composited motion graphics and effects for music videos and other secondary YouTube content

  • Used Shotgrid and Microsoft Teams for pipeline organization and dailies

 

Animator

Falcon's Digital Media

July 2021 to September 2021

  • Animated sequences for A Storybots Space Adventure, a special episode of Ask the Storybots on Netflix

  • Animated shots in Shotgrid pipeline using industry grade rigs

  • Solved problems with teammates in a fast-paced production environment

  • Attended daily meetings to receive notes and implemented constructive feedback

 

Program Director

Championship Martial Arts

August 2012 to 2021

  • Created and edited graphics and video for advertisements and weekly newsletters

  • Attended community events resulting in enrollment and acquiring revenue targets

  • Created, planned and implemented daily sessions. Led classes of 40+ students to grow in fitness, self-confidence and knowledge.

  • Built and maintained positive personal relationships with students and families.

  • Extensive experience in customer service and sales techniques

 

Accomplishments

  • Winner Best Animated Short Desert Rocks FAME 2015

  • Completed 2 fiction manuscripts totaling over 200,000 words