John C Hill - Animation Artist
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    Animation Artist, 3D Modeler and Designer.

    Over 27 years experience in the Classical Animation field. Extensive knowledge of the animation industry, film structure, pre-production design and post production. Over 12 years 3D experience in environment and prop design, previs for feature film, concept and modeling in Maya for feature film ,television series and straight to video releases.





    A Little About Me

    I have been trained in Classical Animation from Sheridan College. I have now been in the animation industry for over 27 years and have experience in both T.V series and feature film.

    My experience has been in all fields including Storyboarding, Animation, Effects Animation, Assisting, Layout, Design, Previs and 3D Environment Modelling in Maya.

    My areas of expertise are in 3D modeling, Previs and Layout and Design. It is in these areas where I have the most years of experience. I have been a Senior Layout Artist at Walt Disney Animation Canada for many years and have supervisory experience on many other shows. I now primarily do Layout Supervising and Location Design and for both 2D and 3D shows, Previs set and prop modeling for Feature Films and "Shot by Shot" scene planning and Set dressing for compositional Art Direction. My designing skills includes doing a combination of 2D designs and complete Hi-Res Environment Modeling in Maya.
  • Filmography

    The Hollow
    Layout Supervisor

    Supervised the creation of Layouts for this series.


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    Rick and Morty - Season 3
    Layout Supervisor

    Supervised the creation of Layouts for this series.

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    My Little Pony The Movie
    Layout Supervisor

    Supervised the creation of Layouts for this Feature Film.


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    DC SuperHero Girls
    Layout Supervisor

    Supervised the creation of Layouts for this series.

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    Dawn of the Croods
    Layout Supervisor

    Supervised the creation of Layouts for this series.


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    Rick and Morty - Season 2
    Layout Artist

    Created layouts for this popular series.

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    All Hail King Julien
    Designer

    Designed assets for this Netflix series.


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    The Prophet
    Layout Supervisor

    Created and supervised the layouts for this unique feature film.

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    NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 - Secret of the Tomb
    Previs Artist

    Created previs environments and props.


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    Godzilla
    Previs Artist

    Created previs environments and props.

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    Seventh Son
    Previs Artist

    Created previs environments and props.

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    Man of Steel
    Previs Artist

    Created previs environments and props.

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    Voltron Force
    BG Designer

    Background and prop design .

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    Misty Island Rescue
    Environment Modeler

    3D modeled Environments and props.

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    Hero of the Rails
    Environment Supervisor

    Supervised the creation of environments and props.

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    Dragons - Fire and Ice
    Layout Supervisor

    Supervised a team of artists in the creation of 2d Layouts and Matte paintings.

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    Dragons - Metal Ages
    Layout Supervisor

    Supervised a team of artists in the creation of 2d Layouts and Matte paintings.

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    Viva Pinata
    Designer

    Designed and created in Maya, locations for this 3d series.

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    Return to Neverland
    Layout Artist

    Created Layouts for this feature.

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    The Little Mermaid 2
    Layout Artist

    Created Layouts for this dvd release.

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    Enchanted Christmas
    Layout Artist

    Created Layouts for this dvd release.

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    An Extremely Goofy Movie
    Layout Artist

    Created Layouts for this dvd release.

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    Once Upon a Christmas
    Layout Artist

    Created Layouts for this dvd release.

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    A Valentine for You
    Layout Artist

    Created Layouts for this dvd release.

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    Silverwing
    Designer

    Conceptual artist and Layout Supervisor on this series.

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    The Christmas Orange
    Layout Supervisor

    Supervised a team of artists in the creation of 2d Layouts for this television special .

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    Harvey Birdman- Attorney at Law
    Layout Artist

    Created layouts for this series.

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    What About Mimi
    Layout Artist

    Created layouts for this series.

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    D'Myna Leagues
    Layout Artist

    Created layouts for this series.

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    Tales From The Crypt Keeper
    Layout Artist

    Created layouts for this series.

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    Phantom 2040
    Layout Artist

    Created layouts for this series.

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    Rover Dangerfield
    Animator

    Animated and assited animated on this feature.

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    Fievel Goes West
    Animator

    Animated and assited animated on this feature.

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    Tazmania
    Layout Artist

    Created layouts for this series.

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  • Video Clips

    • Demo Reel 1
    • Man of Steel
    • Seventh Son
    • Voltron Force
    • Dragons
    • Dragons
    • Little Mermaid
    • Beauty Beast
    • Beauty Beast
  • Resume

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  (Listed by Company)

    DHX, Vancouver BC.

    LAYOUT SUPERVISOR
    My Little Pony The Movie
    Supervised layouts for this feature film.

    New Machine Studios, Vancouver BC.

    LAYOUT SUPERVISOR
    The Prophet
    Created and Supervised layouts for this unique feature film.

     

    Bardel Entertainment, Vancouver BC.

    3D LAYOUT SUPERVISOR
    44 Cats
    Supervised layouts for this TV series.

    LAYOUT SUPERVISOR
    DC Superhero Girls
    Supervised layouts for this TV series.

    LAYOUT SUPERVISOR
    Rick and Morty-Season 3
    Created layouts for this TV series.

    LAYOUT ARTIST
    Rick and Morty-Season 2
    Created layouts for this TV series.

    LAYOUT SUPERVISOR
    Dawn of the Croods
    Created and Supervised layouts for this TV series.

    DESIGNER
    All Hail King Julien
    Created props for this TV series.

    DESIGN SUPERVISOR
    Viva Pinata (Season 2)
    Supervised the creation of all character, prop and location designs. Supervised the modeling department on the creation of all characters, props and sets for a 3d animated television series.

    LOCATION DESIGNER/ CONCEPTUAL ARTIST
    Viva Pinata (Seasons 1+2)
    Created concept art and environment designs for a 3d animated television series.

    KEY 3D ENVIRONMENT MODELER
    Viva Pinata (Seasons 1+2)
    Designed and created 3D environment and prop models in Maya and background designs for a 3d animated television series.

    LAYOUT SUPERVISOR
    Dragons Metal Ages
    Hired and supervised layout artists to create 2d backgrounds and layouts for a straight to video release of a 3d animated movie.

    BACKGROUND DESIGNER/ CONCEPTUAL ARTIST
    Dragons Metal Ages
    Created concept art and background designs for a straight to video release of a 3d animated movie.

    3D BG SETUP SUPERVISOR
    Dragons Fire and Ice
    Supervised  3d artists on the assembly of final scenes for this 3d animated movie.
    Special attention to artistic detail and cinematic film structure was required and maintained though a unique blend of both 2d and 3d throughout this production. 

    3D SET DESIGN SUPERVISOR
    Dragons Fire and Ice
    Supervised  modelers on the creation of 3d sets, props and other items needed for this 3d animated movie

    LAYOUT SUPERVISOR
    Dragons Fire and Ice
    Hired and supervised layout artists to create 2d backgrounds and layouts for a straight to video release of a 3d animated movie.

    BACKGROUND DESIGNER/ CONCEPTUAL ARTIST
    Dragons Fire and Ice
    Created concept art and background designs for a straight to video release of a 3d animated movie.

    BACKGROUND DESIGNER
    Silverwing
    Created concept art and background designs in an unique style.

     

    LAYOUT SUPERVISOR
    Silverwing
    Hired and supervised layout artists for a TV series. Worked with in house and overseas artists on these production layouts.

    LAYOUT SUPERVISOR
    The Christmas Orange
    Hired and supervised layout artists for a Flash Animated Christmas Special. Succeeded in delivering all required artwork under an extremely tight production schedule.

    LAYOUT ARTIST
    Harvey Birdman
    Participated in creating layouts of a unique style for a flash animated series.

    Edgar and Ellen
    Participated in creating layouts of a unique style for a flash animated series.

    The Magic School Bus
    Participated in creating layouts of a professional manner under a tight schedule.
    Tales from the Cryptkeeper
    Created layouts of a professional manner under a tight schedule.                 

    Phantom 2040
    Participated in creating layouts of a unique style and design.

    STORYBOARD ARTIST
    The Savage Dragon
    Created storyboards in a comic book art style.

    STORYBOARD CLEANUP  ARTIST
    The Little Wizards
    Quasimodo
    The Prince of Atlantis

     

    MPC Vancouver., Vancouver BC.

    PREVIS ARTIST
    Night at the Museum 3 - Secret of the Tomb
    Creating previs assets for the feature film Night at the Museum 3 - Secret of the Tomb.

    PREVIS ARTIST
    Godzilla
    Created previs assets for the feature film Godzilla

    Twenty One Inc., Vancouver BC.

    PREVIS ARTIST
    Seventh Son
    Working with Pixel Liberation Front, creating previs assets for the feature film Seventh Son

    PREVIS ARTIST
    Superman Man of Steel
    Working with Pixel Liberation Front, creating previs assets for the feature film Superman Man of Steel.

    Eh-Okay Productions, Vancouver BC.

    DESIGNER
    Voltron Force
    Created conceptual art and final designs for all locations and props for this new animated television series.

    Nitrogen Studios, Vancouver BC.

    ENVIRONMENT SUPERVISOR
    Thomas and Friends (Season 1300)
    Hired and Supervised the modeling department on the creation of all props and sets for a 3d animated television series.
    Thomas and Friends (Hiro of the Rails)
    Hired and Supervised the modeling department on the creation of all props and sets for a straight to video release of a 3d animated movie.

    SETDRESS SUPERVISOR
    Thomas and Friends (Season 1300)
    SetDressed and Finalized Shot Prep for a 3d animated television series.
    Special attention to artistic detail, composition and cinematic film structure was required and maintained.
    Thomas and Friends (Hiro of the Rails)
    Hired and Supervised the modeling department on the creation of all props and sets for a straight to video release of a 3d animated movie.

    ENVIRONMENT /PROP MODELER
    Thomas and Friends (Season 1300)
    Modeled props and sets for a 3d animated television series.
    Thomas and Friends (Misty Island Rescue)
    Created previs sets for a straight to video release of a 3d animated movie.

    Walt Disney Animation Canada, Vancouver BC.                            

    SENIOR LAYOUT ARTIST

    Peter Pan 2- Return to Neverland
    Responsible for high quality, feature style layouts for the big screen. Pre-production design work,  as well as conceptual design were required for this feature.
    The Little Mermaid 2
    Produced layouts for this straight to video sequel.
    An Extremely Goofy Movie
    Produced layouts for this straight to video sequel.
    A Goofy Christmas
    Produced layouts for part 1 of this video trilogy.
    Mickey’s “The Gift of Magi”
    Produced layouts for part 2 of this video trilogy
    Donald’s Christmas Nightmare
    Produced layouts for part 3 of this video trilogy
    Winnie the Pooh “A Valentine for You”
    Responsible for high quality layouts as well as pre-production prop design.

    Beauty and the Beast – The Enchanted Christmas
    Responsible for high quality layouts as well as pre-production prop design. This project was a labor intensive triumph for all those involved.

    STORYBOARD ARTIST

    Winnie the Pooh “A Valentine for You”
    Created professional storyboards for this straight to video and television special.
    Received personal thanks and complements from Roy E. Disney.

    EFFECTS ARTIST

    Beauty and the Beast – The Enchanted Christmas
    Assisted animated special effects for this video.

    Major Projects/Achievements

    • Consistently met all imposed deadlines without a drop in quality of work.
    • Increased skills due to company life drawing classes and professional guest speakers and teachers.
    • Developed knowledge of computer line test equipment.
    • Participated in pre-production conceptual art design for feature film.

     

    Studio B Productions, Vancouver BC.
                                                                                                                                                   
    LAYOUT ARTIST

    DMyna Leagues (season2)
    Responsible for layouts of a professional manner, under the tightest schedule imaginable. 
    What About Mimi? (season2)
    Responsible for producing a large number of highly technical layouts for a specific deadline.
    What About Mimi? (season1)
    Responsible for producing a large number of highly technical layouts for a specific deadline.
    Ace Ventura Pet Detective
    Participated in creating layouts of a unique style and design.

    SENIOR KEY ANIMATOR

    DMyna Leagues (season1)
    Responsible for overseas revision on character posing and quality assessment.

    Achievements

    • Consistently met all imposed deadlines without a drop in quality of work.
    • Increased employee productivity by using my skills and experience to teach other artists.
    • Received additional training to help expand the company into new fields and directions.

     

    Golden Panda
    Entertainment, Vancouver BC.

    BG DESIGN SUPERVISOR

    Kiki and Carter
    Responsible for producing feature quality designs, managing a design crew and help in developing a cartoon series from script to screen.
    COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    Kiki and Carter
    Responsible for creating promotional artwork for potential clients and business associates.

    Delaney and Friends Productions, Vancouver BC.

    LAYOUT ARTIST

    Sandman Stories
    Participated in creating layouts of a unique style and design.

     

    Lightbox Animation, Toronto Ontario

    LAYOUT ARTIST
    Tazmania
    Participated in creating layouts of a professional manner under a tight schedule.

    KEY ANIMATOR
    Fievel Goes West (An American Tail)
    Participated in animating and assisting on this unique feature.
    Rover Dangerfield
    Participated in animating and assisting on this unique feature.

     

    Teaching Experience

    Vancouver College of Art and Design
    Life Drawing

    British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
    Texturing 1
    Life Drawing 1
    Project Portfolio Animation 2
    Project Portfolio Animation 1

    The Art Institute of Vancouver /Burnaby
    Draw 100
    Layout Production 200
    Film Production 400

    The Art Institute of Vancouver
    Drawing Perspective and Proportion

    Center For Digital Imaging and Sound (CDIS)
    Layout Production 200

     

    *ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

  • Contact

    John C. Hill
    102-1950 Cedar Village Cres., North Vancouver BC., V7J 3M5.
    Telephone: 604-990-0394
    E-mail: johnhill@johnchill.com



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