Los Angeles / Bay Area, CA
2D and Stop Motion Animator with teaching experience
Hello and welcome to my portfolio!
I'm seeking to continue my work as a character animator on feature films, short films, or TV shows after completing my MFA in Traditional Animation this past December. I'm looking to join a studio as an Intern, PA, or Junior Animator where I can soak up as much knowledge as possible to keep growing as an artist. In the meantime, I've been keeping active on social media (Insta: @ash.m.moody), learning Toon Boom Harmony, and volunteering on a web comic that will hopefully come out soon! I'm also an Arts and Crafts Specialist at Craft Bar, a fun DIY crafting studio.
In the past I've used my communication and organization skills to develop and teach animation programs at science museums, and that’s because I’m very passionate about the craft. As I told Henry Selick when I met him at CTN, seeing The Nightmare Before Christmas as a child made me want to work in animation. To this day I still think of Jack Skellington’s “Confound it all, I love it though!” quote to motivate me through tough animation projects! Growing up watching gorgeous films like The Lion King, The Last Unicorn, and Anastasia made me want to focus on 2D animation specifically so I could hone my drawing skills and keep the beautiful tradition alive. I also studied 3D animation as an undergrad and Stop Motion in graduate school, so I know how to apply traditional animation principles to different mediums. No matter what the project is, I will work hard to help make it come alive so that animation continues to thrive.