CG Animator / Artist
Proficient with: Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, Unity Game Engine, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
Working knowledge of : Spine, Z-brush, Mari, 3d Coat , The Foundry's Nuke, Adobe After Effects
Currently living in the SF Bay Area and working in the Game Industry.
Graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design majoring in Computer Animation.
Co-directed the award winning short film "Tone Deaf" - a fairy tale parody with my rad friend You Na Kang.
Used to tell stories profesionally as a photographer, videographer, and video editor in Miami, FL / New York.Hello! I am Manuel Zapata, Animator / Artist from Bogota, Colombia.
Art : story boarding, murals, drawing, digital painting, traditional painting, film/digital photography, video production.
Clients / Shipped Titles
Animator / VFXArtist
"What strikes me most about Manuel is his boundless enthusiasm and great range of abilities. Besides an incredibly solid animation core, Manuel showed great promise painting concepts, doing environment art, and developing/implementing VFX. It's not often you meet a creative that so freely works in another discipline to serve the needs of the team. He's a rare talent. I would work with him again in a heartbeat, and absolutely offer my strongest recommendation." - Dave Curd , Art Director