Robert Powers

49-07 43rd Avenue 6R
Woodside, NY 11377
c - 914-261-9327
www.slipperyrockcreative.com
robert [at] slipperyrockcreative [dot] com

Objective

Continue to develop and challenge myself in the art of animation and story telling.

Experience

TOONING OUT THE NEWS (CBS), New York, New York

Assistant Director (May 2020 to Present)

I am part of a team that creates daily animated interstitials that play on Paramount+(cbs.com) as well as A Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s Youtube channel. Videos we create get hundreds of thousands of hits each day.

SLIPPERY ROCK CREATIVE LLC, New York, New York

President/Director/Animator (2007 to Present)

Clients include The Walt Disney Company, PBS, Moby, Germano Strategic, NYRR, Nickelodeon, MTV, Marriott Hotel Properties and CBS.

100 CHICKENS PRODUCTIONS, New York, New York

Animation Producer (September 2011 to August 2020)

As Animation Producer I headed multiple teams of artists on multiple projects like Peg + Cat (PBS), Melia and Jo (HMH), Click Clack Moo: Christmas at the Farm (Amazon Prime), and Clifford the Big Red Dog (Amazon Prime/PBS).

PEG + CAT (PBS PILOT), New York, New York

Animator (June 2011 to July 2011)

An After Effect character animated pilot about a young girl and her blue cat solving math adventures.

LANGUAGEMATE, New York, New York

Supervising Producer (April 2009 to June 2011)

The Big Adventures of the MiniMities is an After Effects animated series used to help bi-lingual families introduce new healthier foods into their diet.

TEST MUSIC VIDEO, New York, New York

Director (December 2008 to April 2009)

Independent film project to experiment with 2D, 3D, and live action.  The film has been in ACEFEST, Chicago Hip Hop Festival and The Coney Island Film Festival. The short won a Silver Ace Award at ACEFEST and won “Best Music Video” at the Cannes Independent Film Festival.

TEAM UMIZUMI (NICK JR), New York, New York

Digital Animator (October 2007 to December 2008)

A sister Milli, and brother Geo, team up with their friend Bot to help children with math and patter recognition.  My role was as an After Effects character animator and special effects artist.

TRANSISTOR STUDIOS, New York, New York

Digital Compositor (July 2007 to August 2007)

Television commercials working with such products as Aquafresh,  MTV’s TR3 Network, and Hotweels.

NATE THE GREAT (PBS UNAIRED), New York, New York

Layout Animator (March 2007 to June 2007)

An Adobe Flash animated show based off the children’s book series.  Setup and traditionally animated shots to be distributed to the puppeting Flash animators.

FRIDAY THE ANIMATED SERIES (MTV), New York, New York

Layout Animator (September 2006 to April 2007)

An Adobe Flash animated show based off of Ice Cube’s series of Friday live action movies.  Setup and traditionally animated shots to be distributed to the puppeting Flash animators.

THE WONDER PETS (NICK JR), New York, New York

Director of Animation (June 2004 to April 2006)

Managed a team of Storyboard Artists, Digital Designers and After Effect Animators to create the first season at Little Airplane Productions.  Also streamlined the Wonder Pets’ After Effects character rigs throughout the production. 

VIRTUAL PERSUASION, Fairfield, Connecticut

Director of Animation (April 2002 to May 2004)

An independent studio that has dealt with many Nickelodeon licenses such as Spongebob, Evergirls, Rugrats, Dora the Explorer, Blue Clues, and many others for use in Commercial spots.

JANIE AND JEROME (PBS), New York, New York

Animator (September 2003 to December 2003)

These two PBS interstitials were about a young girl and her teddy bear Jerome, and their imaginary adventures written and developed by Eric Weil.

LITTLE BILL (NICK JR)

Assistant Director (September 1999 to November 2001)

I started my role as a rigging artist for an Adobe After Effects puppeted show. Over my tenure there I worked my way to animator, lead animator and finally assistant director.

Awards

2014 Emmy Award winner for “Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program

Animation Producer Peg + Cat (PBS)

2010 Cannes Independent Film Festival Best Music Video

Director Test Music Video

2010 The Los Vegas Film Festival Silver Ace Award

Director Test Music Video

Nominations

2019 Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Directing for a Preschool Animated Program for Peg+Cat (2013)Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

2018 Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Series for Peg+Cat (2013)Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

2017 Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program for Peg+Cat (2013)Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

2016 Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program for Peg+Cat (2013)Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program for Peg+Cat (2013)Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

2015 Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program for Peg+Cat (2013)Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Education