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Jason Martinsen

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Senior Character Animator at Ilion Animation Studios

I was born in Cambridge, Minnesota and grew up in Bayfield, Wisconsin on Lake Superior. I moved to Canada to study classical animation at Sheridan College.

My student film "Mt. Ehn" won the Teletoon: Most Promising Student award, and led to a job in 2002 with Naughty Dog Studios animating characters in the hit game series, Jak and Daxter.

Blue Sky Studios hired me in 2005 and I was lucky enough to work on Ice Age 2, Horton Hears a Who and Ice Age 3. While in New York, I became an animation mentor. In July 2008, I decided to leave NY and spent 6 months trekking the world.

Then I worked on Planet 51 at Ilion Animation Studios in Madrid.

In 2009 I spent the summer in Santa Monica on Uncharted 2. Afterwards I worked in London at Double Negative on Iron Man 2 and Paul. Then returned to Blue Sky to work on Rio. Currently I am working on Uncharted 3.

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