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randy hayes

ANIMATOR
ARTIST

SUPERVISOR
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I've been animating professionally for

over 16 years at a variety of studios. 

I've supervised and mentored dozens of animators in multiple countries and delivered projects for feature films, games, rides, commercials and episodic series.

I enjoy working on animated projects
that celebrate
the good and the true,
the heroic and the hilarious.

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Eli Enigenburg
Rigging Supervisor
RWBY

Somebody like Randy who can see a tug-of-war between competing ideas and get them pulling in the same direction is what every production needs.

Scott Carroll

Head of Character Animation 

Mikros Animation

Randy very quickly became a valued member of the Blue Sky Studios Animation team. He had great ideas, with a strong sense of posing and timing. He also fit in well with the crew, becoming a strong collaborator with those around him.

Dave Rothwell

Animation Supervisor

Animal Logic

The work he animated was consistently fantastic. 

I’d gladly recommend Randy to any anim team looking to crew up - he brings a wealth of experience & talent with him, and my only regret is that we didn’t get him sooner!

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Kirby Atkins

Writer/Director

Mosley

I would work with Randy again in a heartbeat.
 
He’s the man you want on the floor-- and if you need a lead or animation director he will blow you away with his natural leadership ability.

Amanda Lomonaco

Line Producer

RWBY

Randy is highly capable of working to a deadline...
 
He is an exceptional Supervisor and I could not recommend him more as an asset to any team.

01 RECOMMENDATIONS

Demo Reel
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EXPERIENCEO
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02 DEMO REEL

03 Experience

2023 - CURRENT

SUNRISE PRODUCTIONS

SENIOR ANIMATOR

Feature Film, Shorts

Just Getting Started! (remote)

2023

ANIMAL LOGIC

SENIOR ANIMATOR

Feature Film - LEO

Animated Senior shot work (remote)

2020 - 2022

ROOSTER TEETH ANIMATION

ANIMATION SUPERVISOR

STREAMING SERIES - RWBYVol 8, 9 (24 episodes)

FEATURE DTV - Justice League x RWBY Part One
FEATURE DTV -
Justice League x RWBY Part Two

GAME CUTSCENES - RWBY ARROWFELL
MINISERIES - RWBY CHIBI season 3

Misc Development Projects

Supervised a team of 20-30 animators (all remote), working under the show's Anim Director

Created Drawovers, Reference, Communicate Notes

Run Director Reviews

Cast scenes to animators to meet production quotas

Worked with production, layout, and rigging to communicate needs and facilitate workflows to maximize throughput 

Work Directly with and Train Lead Animators

Participate in Interviewing and Hiring Process

Animate Key Scenes

2019-2020

REEL FX

Feature Film - SCOOB!

Character Animation

SENIOR ANIMATOR

2018-2019

GEARBOX SOFTWARE

STORYBOARD ARTIST, ANIMATOR

AAA Game - BORDERLANDS 3

Storyboarded Character Title Cards

and sections of in-game cut scenes

Also provided 3D Layout and Animation

2017-2018

HUHU STUDIOS

SENIOR ANIMATOR, ANIMATION LEAD

Feature Film - MOSLEY

Animated Senior shot work, rig testing and libraries

Supervised Animation for roughly 1/3 of the film 

Supervised teams in New Zealand (on-site) and China (remotely)

2016-2017

BRAZEN ANIMATION

Senior Animator

Short Film - TEMPEST 

Misc Client Projects

Game and Film style Animation, Commercial Storyboards

2016

BLUE SKY STUDIOS

Animator

Feature Film - FERDINAND 

Pre-production marketing animation, pencil tests, and minor production shots

2007-2016

REEL FX

Senior Animator (2011-2016)
Animator (2007-2011)

Feature Film - ROCK DOG 
Feature Film - The BOOK of LIFE 

Ride Film - DESPICABLE ME: Minion Mayhem

Feature Shorts - Looney Tunes 

Feature DTV -  OPEN SEASON 3
Feature DTV - OPEN SEASON 2

Contributed to large portions of studio RnD, training materials and documentation.

2D PORTFOLIO

PORTFOLIO
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CONTACT
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CONTACT

I'm currently under contract, but I am always open to talk about the future.
 

Reach out if you like my work and we'll explore how I can best help your team!

~Randy

Thanks for reaching out!

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