I'm Nikita House, an award-winning Director, Animator and Writer with a passion for crafting compelling characters and authentic visual narratives across the platforms of television, short films, and branded content. I graduated with a BA specialising in Animation Directing and Screenwriting from The South African School of Motion Picture Medium & Live Performance (AFDA). That year I won the award for Best Animator and was awarded a full scholarship by the National Film and Video Foundation. I have worked as a Director, Animator and Writer on several original short films with my first cinematic release in November 2013. Since then, I have worked as a commercial Director, Animator and Illustrator for a number of production companies both nationally and internationally. I am used to leading small to medium sized teams of diverse creatives in crafting animated short films, explainer videos and developing pitches and pilots for animated TV shows.

I'm Nikita House, an award-winning Director, Animator and Writer with a passion for crafting compelling characters and authentic visual narratives across the platforms of television, short films, and branded content. I graduated with a BA specialising in Animation Directing and Screenwriting from The South African School of Motion Picture Medium & Live Performance (AFDA). That year I won the award for Best Animator and was awarded a full scholarship by the National Film and Video Foundation. I have worked as a Director, Animator and Writer on several original short films with my first cinematic release in November 2013. Since then, I have worked as a commercial Director, Animator and Illustrator for a number of production companies both nationally and internationally. I am used to leading small to medium sized teams of diverse creatives in crafting animated short films, explainer videos and developing pitches and pilots for animated TV shows.

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I’m Nikita House, an award-winning Director, Animator and Writer with a passion for crafting compelling characters and authentic visual narratives across the platforms of television, short films, and branded content.

I graduated with a BA specialising in Animation Directing and Screenwriting from The South African School of Motion Picture Medium & Live Performance (AFDA). That year I won the award for Best Animator and was awarded a full scholarship by the National Film and Video Foundation.

I have worked as a Director, Animator and Writer on several original short films with my first cinematic release in November 2013. Since then, I have worked as a commercial Director, Animator and Illustrator for a number of production companies both nationally and internationally. I am used to leading small to medium sized teams of diverse creatives in crafting animated short films, explainer videos and developing pitches and pilots for animated TV shows.

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Skills

2D
2D Animation
An
Animation
Ch
Character Design
Ex
Explainer Video
Il
Illustration
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Experience Level

2D Animation
Expert
Animation
Expert
Character Design
Expert
Explainer Video
Expert
Illustration
Expert
Motion Graphic
Expert
Short Film
Expert
Script
Expert
Adobe After effects
Expert
Adobe illustrator
Expert
adobe photoshop
Expert
Adobe Premiere Pro
Expert
Adobe InDesign
Expert
Fantasy Illustration
Expert
Corporate Video
Expert
Video Advert
Expert
Toon Boom Harmony
Intermediate
Narrative Illustration
Intermediate
MAXON Cinema 4D
Intermediate
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Language

English
Fluent

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Animation Directing & Screenwriting at AFDA
February 7, 2011 - March 3, 2014
Short Course: Developing an Animated Series at The Storyteller Pod
October 13, 2020
Short Course: Writing for Animation at The Storyteller Pod
April 14, 2020
Short Course: Writing for TV at Masterclass
December 16, 2019

Industry Experience

Media & Entertainment, Education, Healthcare, Professional Services
    uniE608 Nikita House - Showcase 2020
    A collection of my latest work consisting of Animation Direction, Art Direction, 2D character rigging, 2D character animation, character design, Motion Graphic Design, 2D and 3D animation, 3D modelling, lighting and texturing; broadcast design, television commercials, illustration, explainer videos, short films & compositing. FEATURED CLIENTS Coca-Cola, Shell Oil Company, Cambridge University Press, Falkland Islands Government, Wagamamas, Ogilvy, Daisie App, City of Cape Town, Old Soul Films, Woodman Digital, Dragonfly Productions, PoolSense, VivoAquatics. MUSIC CREDITS 'Whitechapel' by S.C.U.M #video #advert #explainervideo #filmdirector #videoeditor #animator
    uniE608 Cambridge Dictionary: New Words
    I was approached by Dragonfly Productions to illustrate and animate an explainer video for the Cambridge Dictionary 'New Words' Campaign to raise awareness of how new words are added to the Cambridge Dictionary. The brief was to create an animation that was fresh, upbeat and engaging, making use of clean vector images and animation. Dragonfly Productions provided me with a script and a storyboard, I then began working on the illustrations, style frames and character designs before moving on to character rigging, animation and compositing. #video #explainervideo #animator #videoeditor #filmdirector
    uniE608 VivoAquatics: VivoPoint
    I was approached by VivoAquatics to create an explainer video for their cutting-edge mobile water management platform VivoPoint. The brief was to create an animation that was edgy, upbeat and engaging, making use of the brand colours. #video #explainervideo #advert #animator #videoeditor #illustrator
    uniE608 Shell: Future Transport
    While working as a motion designer at Fourleaf LTD I was tasked with creating an explainer video for Shell Oil Company. The brief was to create a video using clean and simple vector images that highlighted Shell's goals in creating a world of clean reusable energy. I was provided with a script and was responsible for creating the storyboards, style frames and illustrations before moving on to animating and editing the final video. #video #explainervideo #animator #videoeditor #illustrator #motiondesigner
    uniE608 PoolSense Explainer Video
    I was approached by Old Soul Films to create an explainer video for their client PoolSense. I was tasked with creating something that made use of strong, simple vector illustrations within the colour palette range of the client's logo. My responsibilities included art direction, storyboarding, illustration, character design & rigging, as well as animating the final video. #video #explainervideo #animator #illustrator

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