Reel + Resume

DemoReel 2013 from Tal Shwarzman on Vimeo
(unless otherwise noted all the characters in the shot were animated by me)


DreamWorks Animation SKG Glendale, CA

Character Animator for “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, 2014
Character Animator, Lead Animator on Sophie for “Rise of the Guardians”, 2012
Character Animator for “Kung Fu Panda 2”, 2011
Character Animator for “Shrek goes Forth”, 2010
Character Animator for “Monsters vs. Aliens”, 2009
Character Animator for “Kung Fu Panda”, 2008

ReelFX Creative Studios Dallas, TX

Character Animator for “Everyone’s Hero”, 2006

Blue Sky Animation Studios White Plains, NY

Character Animator for “Ice Age 2 — The Meltdown”, 2006

Gravity Studio (Post-production)

Modeled, rigged and animated a variety of characters for numerous commercials and film teasers

IDT Entertainment

Character Animator on “Star Point Academy”
Character Animator for TV shows:
“Hip Hop & Hamilton”, “Monster Monster Trucks” by Jim Jenkins
Development of curriculum and instruction of 3D animation class


A freelance Animator for various commercials and presentations

Teaching & Lectures

Founder and content manager of the animation blog and the complimentary Pay It Forward program Character Animation Instructor

DreamWorks Animation SKG

DW outreach program speaker for animation students


Sheridan College Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Classical Animation Diploma, 2000 (full 3 years program)


Maya, Softimage XSI, 3D max / PC, Mac, Linux