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AMANDA LOKA
5951 Cahuenga Blvd #D, North Hollywood CA 91601 .  amanda.c.lokaATgmail.com  .  (626) 241-6278 (mobile)


EMPLOYMENT

Truth Pictures, Inc.                                            
    Story Artist                                                                                                                                        2017
Storyboarded for a feature animation project, reporting to director and head of story
Contributed story ideas during meetings with story team

Dharmapala Project
    Character Designer                                                                                                                           2016
Creating character designs for an original graphic novel

yU+Co
    2D Artist                                                                                                                                           2011, 2014
Created 2D animations for TV titles and other projects using Flash, Photoshop and AfterEffects

Primus Interpares LLC
    2D Animator/Illustrator                                                                                                                      2012 - 2014
Created short animations and illustrations for English language instructional website

Reverge Labs/Lab Zero/Skullgirls Productions
    2D Clean-up Animator                                                                                                                     2011 - 2013
Cleanup of rough animation, shading and painting for video game characters

Viva Escrow, Inc.
    Story Artist/Web Content Producer                                                                                                  2011 - 2013
Created short films and illustrations to explain real estate concepts for the public
Video editing, script writing and camera operator duties as directed

South Park Studios
    Pre-Production Trainee                                                                                                                    2010
Received training in all aspects of pre-production, including character design, background design,
color styling and storyboarding

Cartoon Network Studios, Ben10: Alien Force 
    Pre-Production Intern                                                                                                                      2008
Script modification according to notes taken in voice recording sessions
Cataloged production-related material and managed shipping of files to outside contractors
Presented ideas and projects for peer and director review
California Institute of the Arts Film/Video Library 
   Library Assistant                                                                                                                        2007-2010 
Responsible for the circulation of library materials including DVDs, VHS tapes and equipment
Assisted patrons with library reserves and material search


SKILLS

Storyboarding for animation
2D character animation
Character design
Screenwriting
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Flash, AfterEffects, ToonBoom Storyboard Pro, Final Cut Pro;
       Wacom Tablet & Cintiq
Conversant with Adobe Illustrator and ProTools
Knowledge of HTML and Dreamweaver


EDUCATION

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA                   
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Character Animation                                                                              2010

Concept Design Academy
       Action Storyboarding with Jay Oliva                                                                                                 2012

Motivarti Mentorship Program in Story
       Mentor: Brenda Chapman                                                                                                                2015-2016

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

2011: Adam and Dog, Academy Award nominated short directed by Minkyu Lee. Additional coloring (uncredited).
2010: Island of the Gods. 2 min 42 sec. Animated short. Official selection, Salon des Refuses, 
        2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada.
2009: Elixir. 3 min 45 sec. Animated short. CalArts Character Animation Open Show, 2009.
2007:  P and A. 1 min 37 sec. Official selection, 2007 FilmGate International Student Film Festival, St. Louis, MO