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Hello!

Rebekah (RJ) Kroeplin is a storyboard artist currently based in Pheonix, Arizona. She has worked on projects for companies such as Amazon Prime, Tom Ford, and for the film Allured

She really takes the phrase "live and breathe your work" to the extreme and loves to do art studies in her free time.  She also enjoys hiking up tall mountains and swimming.

Favorite Films/TV Shows: Hook, Megamind, Interview with a Vampire, Amadeus, The Host (Bong Joon Ho), Labyrinth, What We Do in the Shadows, Kingdom, The Goes Wrong Show, Jimmy Neutron, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and The X-Files.

For any questions, feel free to email rjkroeplin@gmail.com.

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Experience
 

  • Lead Storyboard Artist │ Quantum5 │ November 2021 - Present

    • Hired on to lead the storyboarding team as we boarded for many short films.

    • Each was up to 5 minutes in length - all within the same universe.

    • Also was a director in style finalization.

    • This meant having a say in the look and feel of each animation from lighting to design to color.

  • Animator │ Amazon Prime │ Sept 2021

    • Freelance Background Animator for Rihanna's SavageXFenty Volume 3 showing.

    • Created 8 abstract animations, each 3 minutes in length.

  • Storyboard Artist │ Makeout Production Studios │ March - Aug 2021

    • Storyboarded three commercials, each 1 minute long.

    • Also drew concept work for a secret art stunt in downtown New York.

    • Created under a fast turnaround. Boarded action sequences as well as dialogue.

  • Animator │ Tom Ford │ Jan - March 2021

    • Featured in Tom Ford’s virtual launch party unveiling a luxury perfume. 

    • Animated abstracted animations.

  • Storyboard Artist Benefit Cosmetics │ Jan - March 2021

    • Created storyboards for the company’s virtual launch party. 

    • Worked remotely and hit every deadline.

  • Storyboard Artist Cassiel Productions │ Jan - March 2021

    • Storyboard Artist for the film, "Allured".

    • Took notes from the Director and Art Director to build storyboards to standard.

    • Reboarded scenes that needed to be replaced or changed.

  • Storyboard Artist │ Libman │ Jan 2021

    • Drew storyboards for an advertisement.

    • Planned shot placements and comedic action sequences.

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  • Rigging Artist & Design InternMeolore Studios│ Feb 2018 - Jan 2019

    • Character rigging artist and 3D animator.

    • Designed app icon and title page for a mobile game.

Skill Set
 

  • Programs Used: Storyboard Pro, all of Adobe Suite, Procreate, and Autodesk Maya.

  • Background in 3D Environment Design and Animation.

  • Can meet very tight deadlines.

  • Great at in-person or remote communication.

Education & Awards

  • University of Northwestern St. Paul │ Graduated 2020

    • Bachelor of Science in Animation/Illustration

  • Five16 Film Festival │ 2018

    • WINNER - Best Animation