John Kafka

                                    

EXPERIENCE

 


Designing, storyboarding, animating, painting, camerawork, editing, post-production supervision, production management, budgeting, scheduling, directing, producing, voice direction, in all formats:  CG, 2D, VFX, Motion Graphics.  I have taught storyboarding at Sang Myung University, Cheonan, South Korea



PRODUCTION CREDITS

 

ANIMATION RETAKE DIRECTOR

 

2018-Present             Wild Canary Productions

                                    Puppy Dog Pals Disney Jr. TV Series


                                               

SUPERVISING ANIMATION TIMING DIRECTOR

 

2016-2018                   Universal Studios

                                    Curious George Hulu TV Series    

OVERSEAS ANIMATION SUPERVISOR

2014-2015                   Universal Studios

                             Land Before Time 14   Feature Film produced in Taipei & Manila 

DIRECTOR 

2014                            Riva Digital USA/Dubai 

                             Theme Park Ride Media Various Formats & Resolutions 

 

2013                            Xing Xing Multi-Media, Beijing

                                    Smart   CG Stereoscopic Feature Film

 

2010-2013                   ToonZone Studios

                                    Action Dad  Animated TV Series (Also Executive Producer)

 

2008-2010                   Toiion Studios, Seoul

                                    Dino Mom (AKA Back To The Jurassic) CG Feature Film

 

2005-2007                   Animotion Works / Entertainment Adventures

Danger Rangers PBS Animated TV Series

 

1999-2002                   Disney Toons Studio

Cinderella II – Dreams Come True Direct To Video Feature Film

 

1998                            Warner Brothers Television / WB Network

Baby Blues Prime Time Animated TV Series

 

1996-1997                   HBO Animation

Spicy City Late Night Animated Cable TV Series

 

1988 – 1991                CBS / Group W / Murakami Wolf

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Syndicated & Saturday AM Animated TV Series

PRODUCER

2002-2003                   Universal Studios

Van Helsing- The London Assignment Animated Half Hour DVD Tie-In with Van Helsing Feature Film

 

Riddick-Dark Fury Animated Half Hour DVD Tie-In with Chronicles Of Riddick Feature Film

 

1996-1997                   HBO Animation

Spawn Late Night Animated Cable TV Series (Second Season)

 

1991-1992                   O Pictures / Virgin Records USA.

Big Time Combination Live Action/ Animation Music Video

Skat Strut Combination Live Action/ Animation Music Video

 

Paula Abdul World Tour '92-‘93

Opposites Attract Animated Segment for Concert Tour Video Wall

 

1988-1989                   NBC / Walt Disney Company / Murakami Wolf Swenson

Mickey Mouse's 60th Birthday Prime Time Combination Animation/Live Action TV Special

 

 1988                           Fox / Lorimar / Murakami Wolf Swenson, Inc.

Hollywood Dog Prime Time Combination Live Action/Animation TV Pilot

STORYBOARD ARTIST

2002                            Varga International / Tiger Aspect UK/ Grand Slamm

Bosom Pals- Joan’s Birthday & Hoe-Dunnit BBC-TV Prime Time Animated TV Specials

(2004 CICA Annecy Film Festival Award Winner)

 

Experience from 1975 to 1988 includes:

Staff at four TV commercial production facilities:

 

FilmFair 1975-1978

Coast Productions 1981-1983

Murakami Wolf Swenson 1983-1985

Cornell/Abood 1992-1993

Staff Animator:

Hanna Barbera 1978-1979

Murakami Wolf Swenson Films: 1979-1980

Free-lance Motion Control Director: 1980-1981

Three productions in Japan as an overseas animation supervisor:

Thayer’s Quest Laserdisc Based Animated Computer Game- Toei Doga Japan 1984

Adventures of the American Rabbit Animated Feature Film- Toei Doga 1984-1985

Fluppy Dogs Animated TV Special- Tokyo Movie Shinsa 1986

Staff at Disney TV Animation: 1985-1986

Production Artist for NBC/Amblin’s Amazing Stories Live Action TV series: 1987

AWARDS

1984 Emmy Award:

Graphics & Title Design, NBC Prime Time Animated Series The Duck Factory

 

1999 Emmy Award:

Best Animated Television Series One Hour in Length, HBO Animation Series Spawn