Ron Yavnieli

Location Los Angeles
Bio

Creator of DreamWorksTV's "Gorillaville"

Animator Actor Director
Projects
7 Projects

Work History

Animation Producer
Exceptional Minds Visual Effects & Animation Studio
Nov 2018 - Present
CEO
Ronimation Inc.
Jan 2012 - Present
North Hollywood, CA
http://Ronimation.com I'm currently producing and directing "Gorillaville" a show I created for DreamworksTV. Tinyurl.com/Gorillaville. I've produced, directed and animated projects for Yahoo.com, FunnyOrDie.com and several other high profile clients.
Teacher
Acme Network
Jul 2014 - Present
On line
I teach students all over the country how to pitch and sell ideas for animation.
Voice Over Actor
Self
Sep 1999 - Present
Los Angeles, California
I've done Voice Overs for many projects over the years including animated films, series, games, industrials and the Oscar nominated film: Waltz with Bashir.
Adjunct Professor
California State University-Long Beach
Aug 2015 - Jan 2017
Long Beach, California
I teach Animation in CSULB's school of fine arts
Creator/Exec Producer/Director
DreamworksTV's Gorillaville
Jan 2013 - Jan 2017
Greater Los Angeles Area
tinyurl.com/Gorillaville
Cartooning and Stand Up Comedy Teacher
Randi's Fitness
Sep 2004 - May 2016
Sherman Oaks, California
I taught elementary and middle school kids how to draw cartoons, make comics, and flip books. I also taught the middle school kids a stand up comedy class, and even helped a few of them launch their careers. One of my students performed at the Hollywood Improv when he was only 13.
Animation Director
Nerdist Industries
Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
Burbank, California
I directed the animated music video "All your Base" for the band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., then later I animated "Star Wars Fake Spoilers"
Director
Warner Bros. Records
Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
Burbank, California
I directed the music video "Room with a view" by Billy Vera.
Animator
RZO Hothouse/Adult Swim
Apr 2013 - Jun 2013
Greater Los Angeles Area
I animated characters using a hybrid of flash and traditional animation for the Adult Swim show "Mr. Pickles".
Producer/Writer/Director/Animator
Yahoo! Screen's "Sketchy" show
Jan 2012 - Feb 2013
Greater Los Angeles Area
I wrote, produced and directed several comedy sketches , some live action and some animated for Yahoo Screen's 'Sketchy' show. Several of these videos went viral including "Disney/Star Wars Corporate Retreat".
Freelance Animator
Funny Or Die
Apr 2011 - Feb 2013
Greater Los Angeles Area
I did animation for several comedy shorts including "Obama/Romney Rap Battle" and "Ode to Jeff Goldblum".
Animator
Bento Box Entertainment LLC
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
North Hollywood, CA
I animated on the FOX show "Allen Gregory".
Freelance Illustrator
SAESHE INC
Apr 2010 - Sep 2011
Greater Los Angeles Area
I illustrated ads for their Cache Creek ad campaign.
Freelance Animator
Gunshop
Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
San Francisco Bay Area
I animated sequences for the Playboy Channel show: "CST".
Storyboard Artist
Total Immersion
Jun 2010
Greater Los Angeles Area
I drew storyboards for pitches to companies on how to use this innovative technology.
Animator
WayForward Technologies
2000 - 2010
Greater Los Angeles Area
Over several years, I worked on various projects including Animation and Voice Acting on the original web series "Cassi: Earth Girl on Campus" and Animation on the Wii game "Batman: the Brave and the Bold"
Freelance Layout Artist
Disney Consumer Products
Oct 2009 - Nov 2009
Glendale, California
I designed pages for a "Toy Story" themed math workbook.
Character Designer/Storyboard Artist/Flash Animator
Cosmic Toast Studios
Oct 2007 - Feb 2009
Greater Los Angeles Area
I designed all the characters, did all the storyboards and much of the animation for the 1st season of the show "Slangman's World" currently airing on AFN and PBS.
Figure Drawing Teacher
Vision21 Art & Design
Aug 2004 - Oct 2007
Greater Los Angeles, California
I taught high school and college age students a figure drawing class in an effort to help them build their portfolios to gain admission to prestigious colleges and art schools around the country.
Freelance Character Designer/ Animator
yU+co
May 2005 - Jun 2007
I worked on various projects as a character designer and animator including an original feature, commercials, and credit sequences for "The Santa Clause 3" and "Enchanted"
Freelance Animation Director
Matli Eliot
2007
I wrote, story boarded and directed welcome banners for WB's website: DAFE. These banners featured Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
Freelance Flash Animator
ad2
2007
I animated sequences that were featured on a screen on the "Hotwheels Maniacs" brand of toys from Mattel.
Animator
Deep Blue Sea
Jun 1997 - Aug 1997
Miami, Florida
I did traditional 2d animation for commercials. Great summer job. Wonderful learning experience.

Education

BFA
California Institute of the Arts
1999 - 2003
Studio Arts
2012 - 2013
BFA
Syracuse University
1994 - 1998

Skills