Roger Borelli
3D Modeling, Sculpting, Educator
Orlando, United States of America

Summary

My name is Roger Borelli and I have many years in the Motion Picture Industry. I was a Special Effects Makeup Artist for many Movies and TV Shows. Two films that I worked on, "The Nutty Professor" and "Men in Black", both won Academy Awards for Best Makeup.
I went into the CG World and have worked at studios like Disney Feature Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Digital Domain, Warner Bros Animation and Microsoft Game Studios.
I now teach Modeling & Digital Sculpting at The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School while still doing freelance work.

Skills

Digital SculptingCharacter ModelingCreature ModelingHard Surface ModelingLow-poly ModelingProp ModelingEnvironment ModelingTexturingUV MappingLighting

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Maya
Maya
Modo
Modo
Mudbox
Mudbox
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
UVLayout
UVLayout
Premiere
Premiere
Cyslice
Cyslice

Experience

  • 3D Artist at Freelance
    United States of America
    January 2012 - Present

    Character Modeling, Low-Poly Character Modeling, Visual Development, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Product and Store Displays .

  • Modeling and Digital Sculpting Instructor at The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School
    Orlando, United States of America
    August 2013 - Present

    Teaching Maya, and ZBrush.

  • Character Artist at Mindshow, Inc
    United States of America
    January 2016 - January 2016

    VR Modeling and Blend-Shapes.

  • Character Artist at Bolder Games
    United States of America
    January 2017 - January 2017

    Low-Poly Character Modeling and UVs

  • Senior Modeler at The Third Floor
    Hollywood, United States of America
    October 2012 - December 2012

    Face-shapes for "Lichdom: Battlemage" and previs character modeling on "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".

  • Senior Modeler at Disney Feature Animation
    Burbank, United States of America
    June 2002 - May 2007

    3D Modeler at Disney Feature Animation on the following shows: American Dog, Meet the Robinsons, Lorenzo, Chicken Little, Fraidy Cat, Fantasia 3, and My Peoples.

  • Lead Modeler at Warner Brothers Animation
    Burbank, United States of America
    August 2010 - March 2011

    Lead Modeler on "Green Lantern: The Animated Series " for Warner Brothers Animation .

  • Character Artist at Microsoft Game Studios
    Redmond, United States of America
    October 2009 - July 2010

    Character Artist on "Kinect Adventures" for Microsoft Game Studios.

  • CG Designer at IMAGI Animation Studios
    Sherman Oaks, United States of America
    September 2007 - May 2009

    CG Designer on both "Astro-Boy" and "Tusker" for IMAGI Animation Studios.

  • 3D Artist at BNS (Brand New School)
    Santa Monica, United States of America
    June 2007 - September 2007

    3D Artist on several commercials for BNS (Brand New School).

  • Modeler/Texture Artist at DreamWorks Animation
    Sherman Oaks, United States of America
    May 2011 - August 2012

    Modeler/Texture Artist on DreamWorks Animation - Dragons: Riders of Berk TV Series.

  • Character Modeler at Digital Domain
    Venice, United States of America
    February 2002 - June 2002

    Character Modeler on the film "Star Trek: Nemesis" for Digital Domain.

  • Character Modeler at Disney TV Animation
    Burbank, United States of America
    October 2001 - February 2002

    Character Modeler on "Dumbo-2" and "Lloyd in Space" for Disney TV Animation.

  • 3D Modeler at Digital Domain
    Venice, United States of America
    June 2001 - October 2001

    3D Modeler on the following commercials DODGE Trucksville, SONIC, and SCIFI Channel for Digital Domain.

  • Character Modeling Supervisor at Foundation Imaging
    Valencia, United States of America
    March 2000 - May 2001

    Character Modeling Supervisor on "DAN DARE" TV Series and "MAX STEEL" Season 02 for Foundation Imaging.

  • Character Modeler at Foundation Imaging
    Valencia, United States of America
    March 1999 - March 2000

    My first full-time job in the CG world - Character Modeler on "STARSHIP TROOPERS" the TV Series and "MAX STEEL" Season 01 for Foundation Imaging.

  • R&D New Materials, Lab Technician, and Mold Maker at Cinovation Studios (Rick Bakers Shop)
    Glendale, United States of America
    November 1994 - March 1999

    R&D New Materials, Lab Technician, and Mold Maker on the following film: "Mighty Joe Young", "Life", "Devil's Advocate", "Men in Black", "The Frighteners", and "The Nutty Professor".