George Maestri

Video Resume

In animation, it's always better to see something than to read about it, so here
are some visual samples of my work. This isn't everything, just a representative
sample of some of the work I've done over the past 15 or so years as a writer,
director, animator and producer.

For those who want a text resume, click here for the details.

 

Demo Reel

This is a compilation reel for those who want a quick overview.

If you see anything you like, there's more content below:

There's also more stuff on my company's website: Rubberbug.com

 

Project : Minute Monsterpieces

Client : Joe Dante

Date: 2007

Directed and animated one minute cartoons that parody classic monster movies.

Software : Flash & After Effects

 

Project : Caldonia

Date: 2007

Designed, animated and directed animation tests of Fleischer style 3D characters.

Software : 3ds Max & After Effects

 

 

Project : Math's Cool

Client : Bestquest / Scope Seven

Date: 2005-2007

Produced 75 cartoons for this educational project. Created visual style, wrote and supervised scripts, and directed all animation.

Software : 3ds Max & After Effects

Project : Sandy Lane

Client : Zoooos

Date: 2005-2006

Directed animation, designed, and produced 40 minutes of animation for this children's DVD game project. Modeled, lit and animated opening sequence. (shown)

Software : 3ds Max

 

Project : Shrek Twisted Tales

Client : Dreamworks

Date: 2005

Directed and animated 35 cartoons
that illustrated classic fairy tales.

Software : Flash & After Effects

Project : Algebra's Cool

Client : Bestquest / Comchoice

Date: 2002-2004

Produced 100 cartoons for this educational project. Designed the characters and visual style, wrote and supervised scripts, and directed all animation.

Software : Maya

 

Project : Crooked E

Client : CBS/Robert Greenwald

Date: 2004

Animation direction for the feature film "The Crooked E" directed by Penelope Spheeris.

Software : Flash & After Effects

Project : Hershey

Studio : Threshold

Date: 2002

Lead animator for the opening sequence of the Hershey Theme park ride.

Software : Lightwave

Project : Karen & Kirby

Studio : Warner Brothers

Date: 2000-2001

Created, directed & produced 13 episodes that aired on Kid's WB

Software : 3ds Max

Project : Floogatron

Studio : Toon Disney

Date: 1998

Directed & Animated open & close sequences for Toon Disney's Floogatron TV series.

Software : 3ds Max

Project : South Park

Studio :Comedy Central

Date: 1997-98

Original Animation Producer for the series. Hired original animation crew, created the pipeline that is still used. I actually animated the 'Beefcake' scene with Cartman eating Cheezy Poofs in the first episode.

Software : Alias Poweranimator

 

Project : Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

Studio : Film Roman

Date: 1995

This is my very first commercial 3D animation. It's a wireframe of Felix that appeared in the series. It's one of the first CG Felixes (the other is in the opening sequence of the show, which I supervised)

Sorry, no soundtrack.

Software : 3D Studio R4 / Bones Pro

Project : Rocko's Modern Life

Studio : Nickelodeon / Joe Murray

Date: 1991-1995

I helped develop the show, was an animator (and associate producer) on the pilot. I was a writer for the run of the series and wrote about 30 cartoons.

This clip is from the pilot, when Rocko was yellow and I was a very new animator.

Software : Pencils and paper