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randy
hayes

ANIMATOR
ARTIST

SUPERVISOR
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I've been animating professionally for over 15 years at a variety of studios. 

I've supervised and mentored animators in multiple countries, on a couple of continents,

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 beautiful.

Kent Alfred

Animation Director

Gearbox Software

Randy did a wonderful job creating storyboards and animating cinematic sequences for us on Borderlands 3.

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.

Daniel Story

Executive Producer

Huhu Studios

Not only is he a skilled animator he's also a talented and well liked department lead. His creative insights and touches of humour were invaluable to our latest feature project. I look forward to working with Randy again in the near future.

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.

Mable Tan

Animator

Mosley

 Randy was extremely supportive [and] inspiring
 
 Randy is definitely the type of person I would love to work with again, 
I will never hesitate to recommend him to any studio!

01 RECOMMENDATIONS

 
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02 DEMO REEL

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03 Experience

2020 - CURRENT

ROOSTER TEETH ANIMATION

ANIMATION SUPERVISOR

STREAMING SERIES - RWBYVol 8, 9 (20ish episodes)

FEATURE DTV - RWBY x Justice League
Unannounced Feature DTV

GAME CUTSCENES - RWBY ARROWFELL

Misc Development Projects

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

Create Drawovers, Reference, Communicate Notes

Run Director Reviews

Cast scenes to animators to meet production quotas

Work 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

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

BlueSky Studios

Animator

Feature Film - FERDINAND 

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

2007-2016

REEL FX

Animator ('07) Senior Animator ('11-'16)

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.

 
 

04 PORTFOLIO

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CONTACT

I'm currently pursuing projects as a creative lead or supervisor, but am open to animation inquiries as well.

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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