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Gabriel Choquette
gabe_cartoon@hotmail.com
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OBJECTIVE

To deliver the client's vision in graphic, illustration or animation form, with the highest quality and attention to detail as possible.

WORK EXPERIENCE

October 2018 to Present

Herzing College Ottawa
Position: 2D Animation Professor

  • Teach the 12 principles of Animation
  • Teach how to use ToonBoom Harmony Software
  • Produce excellent students ready for the television animation industry


October 2016 to October 2018
Mercury Filmworks
Position: Character animator for Disney’s Lion Guard TV Show

  • Animate all characters according to storyboards
  • Work with Toon Boom Harmony


February 2016 to present
Self-Employed
Position: Freelance Artist

  • Illustration
  • Any 2D animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Video and sound Editing


May 2015 to February 2016
Canada Science and Technology Museum (Contract)
Position: Illustrator & Graphic Designer

  • Posters for marketing
  • Activity books for kids
  • Floor planning for exhibitions

 

January 2015 to May 2015
Self-Employed
Position: Freelance Artist

  • Worked on Melvin The Mouse e-Books
  • Graphic Design and concept art for Canada Science and Technology Museum

 

November 2013–January 2015
Mercury Filmworks
Position: FX Animator

  • Add, or create effects for Disney TV shows: Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Wander Over Yander, Mickey Mouse Shorts, Star and the Forces of Evil
  • Work with Toon Boom Harmony

May 2003–Novembre 2013
Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques
Position: Flash Animator

  • Created complex Flash animations and illustrations for on-line educational courses (E-learning) for the Ontario Ministry of Education
  • Supervised contract animators and managed various deadlines for a large project
  • Worked with Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop


April 2003–May 2003
Funbag Cartoons
Position: Background artist

  • Performed background clean-ups for the television show “Robo Roach”


December 2002–April 2003
Hemera Technologies
Position: Digital Imaging Specialist

  • Edited clipart and photographs using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop


January 2001–December 2002
Pip Animation
Position: Digital Ink and Painter

  • Digitally inked and painted all character animation television shows: Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Ripping Friends and Hoze Hounds 



EDUCATION

August 2016–September 2016
Algonquin College 
Advanced Animation


September 2005–December 2005
Algonquin College 
Introduction to 3D animation (part-time) 3D Studio Max

September 1998–April 2001 
Algonquin College 
Animation television (Diploma) 

August 1998–September 1998
Algonquin College 

Pre-animation (part-time)

January 1997–September 1998
Ottawa School of Art 
Classes in: Life drawing, Perspective drawing, Anatomy, Cartooning 

September 1993–June 1997
École Secondaire Garneau
Grade 12 Diploma 
PUBLISHED WORK

Myriam la dévoreuse de livres (children's book, ages 7 to 12)
Writer: Lisette Brochu
Publishing house: Vermillon

Elementary Safety Book for Young Children 
(10,000$ grand prize winner in 2004)
Publishing house: Regional Maple Leaf Communications Inc.

The Adventures of Stay Safe Koko and Company 
Eastern Ontario Health Unit (2007)
A 20-minute animated video on injury prevention for children from 3 to 5 years of age
Storyboards, characters and backgrounds 
(Paper and pencil, inks, Adobe Illustrator)
Le génie de Jessie
Writer: Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair
Publishing house: B


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Placed in the top 10 artists in Canada for the Ben Wicks Award four times since the contest began in 2000
• Placed first and received the $10,000 grand prize for the Ben Wicks Elementary Safety Book for Young Children in 2004. The book was distributed across Canada and in parts of the United States (
regionalmapleleaf.com/news/ben…).
• Obtained first aid certification
• Attended two-day Pixar Animation master class in Montreal in 2011


FAVORITE TOOLS

  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Audition
  • After Effects
  • Paper, pencil and Pantone markers


OTHER

5th degree black belt and head instructor at Choquette Taekwon-Do since 2009.

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