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Gabriel Choquette
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Gabriel Choquette
gabe_cartoon@hotmail.com


OBJECTIVE

My ultimate goal is to master all aspects of animation. I want to be able to do it all and do it well, whether it's creating storyboards, character animation, design, backgrounds, effects, even voice work.
I am a fast learner, a teacher, a motivator and I love to help people and get them excited about animation. I have been seriously studying illustration and animation for more than 20 years.

WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2015-Present
Freelance Artist/Animator/Graphic Designer/Digital Media


November 2013–January 2015
Mercury Filmworks
Position: FX Animator

• Add, or create effects for TV shows : Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Wander Over Yander, Mickey Mouse Shorts, Star and the Forces Of Evil
• Work with Toon Boom Harmony

May 2003–November 2013
Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques
Position: Flash Animator

• Created complex Flash animations and illustrations for on-line educational courses (E-learning) for the Ontario Ministry of Education
• Supervised contract animators and managed various deadlines for a large project
• Worked with Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop

April 2003–May 2003
Funbag Cartoons
Position: Background artist

• Performed background clean-ups for the television show “Robo Roach”

December 2002–April 2003
Hemera Technologies
Position: Digital Imaging Specialist

• Edited clipart and photographs using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

January 2001–December 2002
Pip Animation
Position: Digital Ink and Painter

• Digitally inked and painted all character animation using Toonz 4.1 for television shows:
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Ripping Friends, Hoze Hounds

EDUCATION

September 2005–December 2005
Algonquin College
Introduction to 3D animation (part-time) 3D Studio Max

September 1998–April 2001
Algonquin College
Animation television (Diploma)

August 1998–September 1998
Algonquin College
Pre-animation (part-time)

January 1997–September 1998
Ottawa School of Art
Classes in: Life drawing, Perspective drawing, Anatomy, Cartooning

September 1993–June 1997
École Secondaire Garneau
Grade 12 Diploma

PUBLISHED WORK

Myriam la dévoreuse de livres (children's book, ages 7 to 12)
Writer: Lisette Brochu
Publishing house: Vermillon

Elementary Safety Book for Young Children
(10,000$ grand prize winner in 2004)
Publishing house: Regional Maple Leaf Communications Inc.

The Adventures of Stay Safe Koko and Company
Eastern Ontario Health Unit (2007)
A 20-minute animated video on injury prevention for children from 3 to 5 years of age
Storyboards, characters and backgrounds
(Paper and pencil, inks, Adobe Illustrator)
Le génie de Jessie
Writer: Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair
Publishing house: B

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Placed in the top 10 artists in Canada for the Ben Wicks Award four times since the contest began in 2000
• Placed first and received the $10,000 grand prize for the Ben Wicks Elementary Safety Book for Young Children in 2004. The book was distributed across Canada and in parts of the United States (regionalmapleleaf.com/news/ben…).
• Obtained first aid certification
• Attended two-day Pixar Animation master class in Montreal in 2011

FAVORITE TOOLS
• Toon Boom Harmony
• Flash
• Illustrator
• Photoshop
• Windows Movie Maker
• After Effects
• Paper, pencil and Pantone markers

INTERESTS
Since 1991, I have been studying Taekwon-Do and have received my 4th degree black belt. I am now a certified instructor with the International Taekwon-Do Federation and teach for the City of Ottawa at the South Fallingbrook Community Centre. I also compete at a national level.

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:iconfoyled:
Foyled Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
thanks for the :+fav:! :D
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aniforlife Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the faves and FAWKIN awesome comment!
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Catpop Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
I've studied Taekwon-Do too, I think it's great :)
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Baku-TheSumoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
hey, do u take requests?
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:iconsezuko704:
Sezuko704 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sure...I'll see what I can do.
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:iconbaku-thesumomonk:
Baku-TheSumoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i was wondering if u can draw my yokozuna Baku in the style that u drawn yours. [link]
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Sezuko704 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah i'll see what I can do... I'm pretty busy these days but just click "watch" and I'm sure I can make one eventually since i love sumos!
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J-Century Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, thank you so much for the deviantWATCH!
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Sezuko704 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Man I can't get over how nice your models are!!! I have spent more time on your page than any other artits on DA! And I have one of your girls as my desktop!
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J-Century Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh, thanks for your kindness, mate!
It's my honor to have one of my girl on your desktop!! =)
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