Producer/Animation Director/VFX Supervisor
Alexander Rivera is an award winning animator with over twenty years of animation experience. He was formerly the lead animator for Ernst & Young's National Communications Services group, where he supervised the firm's entire global 2D/3D animation and interactive efforts. During his time there, he and his team produced Id Packages for The National and World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program, as well as animated packages for the CNN fn program Entrepreneurs Only and the Automotive Pace Award Programs. He also played a key role developing animation standards for the firm's new Brand Identity package. In 1996 Alexander founded the animation boutique, Caesar Roars Productions which in 2006 became The Render Ranch, LLC. Under his supervision The Render Ranch produced animation and multimedia solutions for The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh’s Centennial Celebration, The Cleveland Bicentennial Commission, Interactive Solutions – Capgemini US, LLC, South Beach Diet, Kraftmaid, Hawk Corp, Duke University, among others.
He recently finished high level character animation on the Indie short “The Acorn Penny”. He also served as VFX Supervisor on Truly Gifted Pictures upcoming short film, The Bubble, a horror film entitled "The Deadly Return" and spot for Romeo’s Pizza, entitled The Move. He is currently supervising Pre-Vis, and Concept Design work for a film titled "Rome"
Name: Alexander Rivera
Lives in: Cleveland, Ohio
Company: The Render Ranch, LLC.
Occupation: Animator, Concept Artist, Visual Effects Artist and Visual Effects Supervisor
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Telly Award – “TCE in Action”, Ernst and Young National Communications
MCA-I (Media Communications Association International) North Coast & All Ohio, Award of Merit in the Business Meeting category – “2002 Partner Meeting Opener”
AiME (Awards in Media Excellence) in the Internal Communications category – “Envision • Transform • Connect”
Axiem (Absolute eXcellence in Electronic Media) Award in the Animation category – “The Great Brandini”
Telly Award – “The Great Brandini”, Ernst and Young National Communications
North Coast Video Festival/All Ohio Award of Merit in the Business Meeting category – “Brandini”
Telly Award – “Voyage to the Frontier”, Ernst and Young National Communications
Telly Award – “1997 National Entrepreneur of the Year Award Opening Module”, Ernst and Young National Communications
Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland Institute of Art (Cleveland, OH)