George Fleming is a freelance illustrator and animator residing in Long Beach, California. As a lecturer, George has taught various classes in hand-drawn animation and character design.
George directed and animated two traditionally animated short films, "Big Manly Chess (2013)", and "Siren (2015).“ Both films won the "Best Animation” awards in the years they premiered, with "Big Manly Chess" being one of ten films to be featured at UCLA’s Director’s Spotlight Festival. George's professional interests include independent filmmaking, character/creature design, concept art, and traditional animation.
- MFA in Animation - University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), 2014
- BFA in Illustration, California State University Long Beach, 2010
- Versed in traditional hand-drawn animation principles, storyboarding, and character design.
- Skilled in all aspects of 2D animation production including layout, cleanup, and color.
- Computer software experience includes Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Animate, After Effects & Storyboard Pro.
- Animator & cleanup artist on "Nothing to Say (2019)", an animated short directed by Aubry Mintz. Also instructed/assisted the crew on how to digitally clean up and color traditionally animated characters in Toon Boom Harmony.
- Directed the traditionally animated short, "Siren (2015)". Winner of “Best Animation” at UCLA’s 2015 Animation Festival. Was featured at various film festivals, including The Phillip K. Dick Film Festival (2018), Los Angeles Short Film Festival (2017) & First Con-Tact (2017).
- Directed the traditionally animated short, "Big Manly Chess (2013)". Winner of “Best Animation” at UCLA’s 2013 Animation Festival. Was one of the ten films to be featured at UCLA’s Director’s Spotlight Festival, chosen through several rounds of judging by a Blue Ribbon Jury of industry professionals and Film & Television students.