Vivien Mason

  • Animator. Editor. Visual effects artist. Model maker.
  • Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Jun 10, 2020
contract Animator Editor Model maker Post production/visual effects

Experience - brief overview of your professional skills

Vivien is experienced as an assistant editor for drama/documentary, an animatic editor for animation and in visual effects as a lead compositor. She is also skilled in storyboarding with a strong background in continuity and experience visualising complex sequences in After Effects.

Other professional experience includes directing and editing web promo and behind the scenes content, including for the ABC.

Parallel to her production work Vivien has directed and produced independent 2D and stop motion animation including "A Girl Needs A Bike" which screened at twenty international film festivals including Melbourne International Animation Festival. She has an MA from the Royal College of Art, London (2019) and experience developing AR and VR experiences.

Credit/work experience (at least 1 professional, paid screen credit)

Assistant Editor & 2D Animator
Jan 2019 - May 2017 Roar Film

Editor and titles designer for the General Exhibition comedy pilot - 10mins - Produced by Tim Logan

Editor & Titles Designer
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017 Take That Tim Ferguson

Editor and titles designer for the General Exhibition comedy pilot - 10mins - Produced by Tim Logan

Lead Compositor
Jun 2015 - Sep 2016 Blue Rocket Productions

Fanshaw and Crudnut - 52x12min TV Series + 90min Feature Film (for TV). Responsible for leading the compositing team and designing/animating key special effects. Animator and compositor of non-character elements for the opening titles.

2nd Assistant Editor & Storyboard Artist
Jul 2014 - Jan 2015 Porchlight Films & Sweet Potato Films

2nd Assistant Editor (14 weeks) and Assistant Editor (5 weeks) on The Kettering Incident (Foxtel, BBC). Storyboard Artist (opening sequence, episode 1)

Web Promo Director, Assistant Editor
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014 Smith and Nasht

Assistant Editor on Defendant 5 (ABC, Al Jazeera). Director and editor of three 2 min behind the scenes documentaries on the making of the show.

Apr 2013 - Mar 2014 Blue Rocket Productions

Buzz Bumble 52 x 12 min cartoon series (9 Network Australia). Responsible for designing the editorial/VFX workflow, editing animatics and training the assistant editor, setting up the layout process and training layout artist, compositing Flash animation with Maya backgrounds and training additional compositing artist.

Digital Artist
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013 Animal Logic

Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (Feature Film) - Roto/Paint Artist. Stereoscopic rotoscoping, marker removal and wire removal.

Apr 2012 - Sep 2012 Roar Film

Editor and AE Animator on a range of broadcast, educational and corporate projects including the five screen "Parrawa Go Away" installation for the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Compositing Training Program
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011 Animal Logic

Four week intensive training in rotoscoping and basic compositing using Nuke.

Production Assistant
Nov 2010 - Dec 2010 Porchlight Films

The Hunter


MA Digital Direction
Sep 2017 - Feb 2019 Royal College of Art, London
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Combined)
Feb 2005 - Nov 2010 Gobelins L'École de L'Image, Paris
Animation Summer School
Jun 2015 - Jul 2015 Gobelins L'École de L'Image, Paris
Writing for Television (Online)
Mar 2012 - Jul 2015 Australian Film Television and Radio School
Stop motion puppet design
Apr 2015 - Puppets in Prague, Czech Republic



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Equipment, facilities and services

Studio workspace equipped for editing, animation and model making currently located in Hobart's CBD.