Meet the Animator: Special Guest Tony Mecca!

Thanks to our Friends of the Seminole Community Library sponsorship, we are happy to announce a special appearance from video games and feature films animator, Tony Mecca.

Tony has been a professional animator for about 12 years now working in both video games and feature films. During his time as a video game animator, he contributed to all aspects of game development including the award winning control system in Conduit and Conduit 2. He also assisted in design, concept and weapons systems. Tony has since transitioned into feature film where he has animated on an extremely diverse set of both VFX and full CG animated movies.

Latest Animation Reel from Tony M on Vimeo.

Among his achievements:

  • He worked as a lead Animator at Rhythm and Hues for almost 2 years animating on “Mr Poppers Penguins”, “Alvin 3”, “Snow White and the Huntsman”, and “R.I.P.D.”
  • Blue Sky Studios on “Epic” and “Rio 2”
  • Digital Domain on “Xmen – Days of Future Past”, “Lost River” and was the animation lead on “Fast and Furious 7”
  • Sony Imageworks – Hotel Transylvania 2

Tony also served as a senior animator at Magic Leap working with top industry talent creating the next generation of AR, MR, and VR storytelling. He is currently a senior animator at Electronic Arts (EA) cinematics group in Orlando, Florida.

Be sure to attend Tony’s presentation, Breaking Into the Feature Film and Game Industry, an Open Q&A, this Saturday at 2pm in the Digitorium. Here is his session’s description:

Feature film and video game animation veteran Tony Mecca (X-men Days of Future Past, Rio 2, Furious 7, Snow White and the Huntsman etc.) will host an open Q&A detailing his journey working on over 5 triple A games and over 11 feature films. Tony also teaches animation at two world-renowned animation schools and will answer any questions students or professionals have about working in the industry.

Get your FREE tickets today to see Tony Mecca at Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con 2018 on March 24, at St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus!

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