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December 10, 1963 |
Alain Maindron is an animation supervisor.
In 1985, after his diploma from the art school of Angoulême, France, reputed for its comic strip département, Alain animated on various pilots and TV series. He moved to London in 1987 to direct or work on animated commercials. and feature films (Fievel, an American Tail 2 at Universal Pictures/Dreamworks, F.r.o.7 for Hollywood Road productions) before going to work at Disney on Darkwing Duck at Disney in Australia.
In 1993, he met Andrew Spencer, a programmer with whom he created Ecstatica, a 3D game with pre-rendered 3D background set in a medieval fantasy universe. The success of this game let Alain to pursue a career in the US, first at Shiny Entertainment (on Wild9, Sacrifice, Messiah) then Insomniac Games/Universal (Spyro the Dragon 1) and ‘The bard tales’ for Inxile.
Back in France in 2000, Alain Maindron got involved on several projects ('Arx fatalis' and ‘Dark Messiah of Might et magic’ at Arkane Studios, published by Ubisoft, 'Kaena-Axis' at Chaman Productions, 'Arthur et les Minimoys', 'Asterix' for Étranges Libellules, ‘Ratatouille’ for Pixar/Asobo, ‘Alexandra Leiderman’ and ‘Fashion academy’ for Lexis Numérique, as well as teaching animation at SupInfoGame and Emile Cohl and collaborating on short films.
In 2007, Alain moved to Canada to lead the animation on the first Prince of Persia for the wii console, at Ubisoft. In 2009, Alain created Proanimationbank.com an online animation bank selling humans and animals motions as well as teaching VFX and animation and freelancing for both computer games and movie companies.
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