Ricardo Jost

Character Animator


  • Summary:

Always interesting to tell stories, I love the idea of bringing characters to life, just to tell something bigger them: to entertain people. Cause of that, I strive to grow professionally, doing my best to help telling these stories.


  • Skills include:

3D Character Animation
3D Modelling and Lightning
Story Boarding

XSI, 3dsmax – Generalist
Maya – Animation
Zbrush, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere



    Vagalume Animation Studios Sao Paulo, SP – Brazil

    Jan 2010 ~ Present

    Lead Animator / Supervising Animator

    • Animate any kind of characters for several adver films and styles, most often in a timely manner.
    • Developed facial rigging method with controllers instead of working directly with a few expression targets. Back and forth with the Technical Director to improve facial techniques.
    • Responsible for bringing additional animators into production, cast the shots and supervise them, when the company has bigger length films than commercials to produce.
    • Work collaboratively in several stages of a cg commercial production in 3dsmax with tight deadline.
    • Help to do storyboards and animatics to improve and implement the ideas quickly.

    Hype Studios Porto Alegre, RS – Brazil

    Dec 2011 ~ Oct 2012

    Remote Animator (part time)

    • Animated some shots for the upcoming Short Film “ED” in a realistic style.

     Tiradentes University – Aracaju, SE – Brazil

    Jun 2012 ~ Aug 2012


    • Teach basic modeling and texture classes for a Postgraduate Program in Computer Graphics.

     Buba Filmes – Sao Paulo, SP – Brazil

    Oct 2009 ~ Dec 2009

    Remote Animator (full time)

    • Animated several shots for the Short Film “Anjos do Meio da Praça”.

     TribboPost – Sao Paulo, SP – Brazil

    Apr 2009 ~ Aug 2009

    Temporary Animator (full time)

    • Animated for TV Series “Rashed’s Family” in a timely manner under tight schedule.

    Insight Propaganda – Aracaju, SE – Brazil

    Aug 2008 ~ Feb 2009

    3D Artist

    • Created 3D images and Illustration for print ads.

    Lumentech– Aracaju, SE – Brazil

    Aug 2007 ~ Jul 2008

    3D Artist

    • Created 3D images for web-games.

    Tiradentes University – Aracaju, SE – Brazil

    Jan 2006 ~ Jun 2007


    • Designed visual visual elements like drawings and graphics to support the educational material.



    • AnimationMentor.com

Diploma in Advanced Character Animation Studies  ________ Summer 2012

  • (on-line school from Emeryville, CA – USA)

    Mentored by:

           Anthony Wong – Pixar

    Shaun Freeman – Digital Pictures

            Drew Adams – DreamWorks

    Dimos Vrysellas – Circus Ink

    Greg Kyle – Laika

    Sean Sexton – DreamWorks


    • Senac University

Postgraduate diploma in Computer Graphics_____________  Summer 2010

  • (Sao Paulo, SP – Brazil)


    • Tiradentes University

Bachelor of  Graphic Design___________________________ Winter 2008

  • (Aracaju, SE – Brazil) 
    • Melies – Animation School

Diploma in Character Animation_______________________  Summer 2008

  • (on-line course from Sao Paulo, SP – Brazil)



  • Single Character Acting Shot “Love my Boss” featured in the 2012 Animation Mentor Student Showcase
  •  “Cool Guy” 3D still got 3DTotal Excellence Award



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