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  • Aoife Balfe

    Animation Artist

    Dublin, Ireland

I am an artist.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Director

    * Storyboard artist and revisionist
    * Character designer and revisionist
    * Layout and background artist and revisionist
    * Animating to a score using Adobe After Effects

  • Animation Assistant

    * Building cut-out characters for Pádraig Fagan's Frameworks project An Gadhar Dubh
    * Building backgrounds for An Gadhar Dubh
    * Background animation for An Gadhar Dubh

  • Workshop Facilitator

    * Brainstorming ideas with the teenagers in class
    * Teaching teens the fundamentals in filmmaking and story telling
    * Aiding in their design for animation
    * Guiding and aiding teens in shooting their animation using Animator HD
    * PVR/Animation station set up

  • Graphics Artist

    * Icon design and additional asset creation for Skillsoft corporate education video series using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
    * Editing video rushes
    * Green Screen keying video rushes in Adobe After Effects

  • Ink and Paint Artist

    * Colouring animation in Photoshop for Rory Byrne's Frameworks project An Island

  • Workshop Facilitator

    * Teaching children the principles of animation through traditional and experimental media
    * Guiding and aiding the children in character design using clay and cut out paper
    * Teaching children the fundamentals in filmmaking and story telling
    * Guiding and aiding the children in shooting their animation using Animator HD

  • Graphics Artist

    * Character design for Skillsoft education videos
    * Background design and layout
    * Story boarding and style boarding
    * Text layout and design for motion graphics All work done in Photoshop

  • Junior Artist

    * Production tasks on supplied artwork, to prepare it for use in the Utopia book engine
    * Creation of additional background art to support widescreen layouts
    * Planning of book conversion content
    * Creation of new art elements for animation
    * Exporting isolated art assets and compositing them in the Utopia book engine
    * Executing animation and other tasks in the Utopia book engine

  • Revisionist

    * Character design revisions on boards
    * Background revisions on boards
    * Revising animation and implementing new board revisions in After Effects
    Design revisions were done in both Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Graphics Artist

    * Character design
    * Background design and layout
    * Prop design
    * Story boarding and style boarding
    * Colour palette design All work done in Photoshop

Education

  • IADT Dun Laoghaire

    • BA (Hons.) Animation
    • 2009 - 2013

    Received a Second Class Honours Degree Grade 2.

  • Joseph's Convent of Mercy Secondary School

    • Leaving Certificate Secondary School
    • 2004 - 2009

    English (H)- B3 Irish (H)- B3 Maths (O)- A1 Art (H)- B1 Music (H)- B2 German (H)- B3 Geography (H)- B3

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