Dotti Colvin - Lead 3D Animator, director and generalist
Fluent in English and Italian.

20 years experience in 3D for commercials, short film and music video.
Held good positions of responsibility both in commercial and training sector.
For 5 years :Lead Animator for BigMan animation -Brighton
3 years: 3D director and Team Leader at Hibbert Ralph Animation- London
7 years: Head of 3D at Loose Moose- London
5 years experience teaching Maya to professionals at Escape Studios and academic institutes
Specialist in Character Animation, Modelling and Rigging.
Traditionally trained - Painting, drawing and model making.


Software Skills:
Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Sketchbook, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After-effects, Z-brush.
For remote work: RealTime Board, Wipster, Dropbox.

 

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  EMPLOYMENT  
2016-2017 Big Man Animation (remotely)
Barclays Bank - Commercials 3 x 1 min
GAND medical commercial 2 x 30'
SYSTAGENIX medical Commercials 5 x 30'
Talk To a Doctor - Commercial 1 x 2 mins
  LEAD 3D ANIMATOR / ANIMATION DIRECTOR
2014-2015 Big Man Animation (remotely)
Power Of Data - Digital xmas promotion 1 x 30'
Aqua Card - Commercial 1 x 30'
Marl Tipps - Expliner Video 1 x 1 min
Duracell Vision 1 x 2 mins
  LEAD 3D ANIMATOR / ANIMATION DIRECTOR
2013 Maternity Leave
   
2012 Hibbert Ralph Animation- London
Canterville Ghost Film Development
  3D CHARACTER LEAD
  Hibbert Ralph Animation - London
Always Commercial Hot Air Balloon 1x 30sec
Bank of Scotland Pitch 1 x 20'
  3D DIRECTOR / TEAM LEAD
2011 Agora 9
Stereoscopic App Development for Android
  ANIMATION DEVELOPER
  Big Man Animation - Brighton
Promo for Scottish Windows 1 x 2.5 mins
  LEAD ANIMATOR
  Cartoon Network - London
Channel Branding Idents and Stings
  ANIMATION DIRECTOR/ LEAD ANIMATOR
  Th1ng - London
Overseeing Outsource for Cartoon Network Relaunch
  ANIMATION DIRECTOR
  Hibbert Ralph Animation - London
Dolmio Campaign Pitch
Always Commercial Priya 1x 30sec
Always Commercial Bursting 1x 30sec
  3D DIRECTOR / TEAM LEAD
  Cartoon Network- London
Channel Relaunch of Cartoonitos
  SENIOR 3D ARTIST/ Pipeline Troubleshooter
  Hibbert Ralph Film- London
Canterville Ghost Film Development
  3D DIRECTOR / CHARACTER LEAD
2010 Hibbert Ralph Film- London
Film Project development
  SENIOR 3D ARTIST / CHARACTER LEAD
  Hibbert Ralph Animation - London
Fairy Liquid Commercial
Always Campaign ( 3 x 30 secs)
  3D DIRECTOR / TEAM LEAD
  Ribena Commercial   LEAD MODELLER / TEXTURE ARTIST
  Royal College of Art. London
MA Animation Programme
 
MAYA WORKSHOPS / Project Troubleshooting
       
2009 Conkerco
Slush Puppy Commercial
RIGGING TD
  Cartoon Network. Cartoonito   LEAD ANIMATOR / TEAM LEAD
  Hibbert Ralph Animation
Always Commercial ( 2 x 30secs)
  3D DIRECTOR
  Polywood Studios.com Authorized Autodesk Trainer
  COMPANY DIRECTOR
  Maternity Leave    
       
2008 Maternity Leave    
  Royal College of Art. London
MA Animation Programme
MAYA WORKSHOPS / Project Troubleshooting
  Dirty UK Productions. London
Music Promo - Flobots 'Handlebars'
  LEAD MODELLER / TEXTURE ARTIST/ ANIMATOR  
2007 Royal College of Art. London
MA Animation Programme
  MAYA WORKSHOPS / Project Troubleshooting
 
  Preston University
Master class - Film Structure
Master class – After effects for animation Nov 2007
MAYA TUTOR
  Escape Studios. London
Several contracts teaching their Character courses
MAYA TUTOR
  Loose Moose Ltd- London
Kellogg's Applejacks Nov-Feb 2007
SENIOR 3D ANIMATOR
   
2006 Escape Studios. London
Several contracts teaching their Character courses
MAYA TUTOR
  Lincoln University
Master class – character modelling
MAYA TUTOR
  BBC interactive. London
Master class - character modelling
MAYA TUTOR
  Loose Moose Ltd- London
Chips Ahoy
LEAD 3D MODELLER
  AnimaeCaribe festival .Trinidad
Master classes - 3D Animation
MAYA TUTOR

     
2005 Loose Moose Ltd- London
Chips Ahoy
Kellogg's Applejacks

LEAD 3D ANIMATOR


  Kode Digital Ltd
Master class - Special FX
MAYA TUTOR
     
1998 – 2005 Loose Moose Ltd - London
HEAD OF 3D
 

Commercials
Kellogg’s Apple jacks -Campaign 4 x 30” -
Nabisco Chips Ahoy - Campaign 8 x 30”-
Oscar Meyer Lunchables -Campaign 6 x 30”
Target, Interrogation -  30” 
KP Skips Wizard of Stodge  30”
Kraft foods Good Seasons 2 x 30”
Ultimate salad lover /- Fresh Rabbit
Pepperidge farm -Goldfish- 30”
Direct Line Insurance -End tags 2x 5” 
Daygum Protex -Psychiatrist / Bathroom 30”
Nestle Coffeemate -Video Dating   30”
Capital One - No hassle –Toys 30”
Pepsi Lipton Brisk -Devito   60”
Pepsi Lipton Brisk -Dojo   60”
Lipton Brisk -Planet Hollywood 60”
Energizer  -Sumo 30”
Weinersnitzel -Americas most wanted 30”

Film Music video
Fingathing Superhero Music’ Music Promo 
Co- Director / Animator  4 mins
Diet Peperami Web Viral 30”
Director / Animator
Simalip’ Short film 2mins
Senior 3D Animator      
Nickelodeon TV pilot Thunderpig - 5mins
Senior CG Animator
Interrogating Ernie Short Film -  5 mins
Senior CG Animator
The League of Gentlemen Feature film  - -
CG Visualisation for dragon

     

1996-1997

Loose Moose Production  Production assistant
  Independent Feature Films ‘Don’t look Now’   Storyboard Artist
  Cheeky Productions London Stop motion assistant animator
     

1995

181 Productions New York Assistant Modelmaker
  Mid City Dorm New York Manageress
   
 
AWARDS    
Silver award Kalamazoo Animation festival Fingathing Music Video SuperHero Co-director/ animator
Silver Award Kalamazoo Animation festival Thunderpig - Senior CG animator
Silver Award Anima-mundi festival Interrogating Ernie – Senior CG animator
Exhibition Radio City, Rockafella Plaza New York 1995 Giant Puppet creator
ANIMATION RELATED ENGAGEMENTS
2003 Bradford Animation Festival Guest speaker
2003 AnimaeCaribe festival .Trinidad Guest speaker
EDUCATION
School of Visual Arts New York 1995-96 – Animation and comic art
Middlesex University London 1994-96 – Illustration and graphics
Norwich School of Art Norwich 1991-1993 – Illustration / animation