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Karabo Legwaila
131 Valenti Country Estates, Oneida, NY 13421
(315) 527-6363

To obtain a position in which I can utilize my skills as well as learn new ones to become a better artist and filmmaker.


Four Directions Productions, Vernon, NY
Dynamics Specialist, 2009 - Present
Lead Technical Animator 2006 - 2009

My main responsibilities include cloth simulation, fluid simulation, hair/fur simulation, rigging and weighting of characters and props as well as scripting and custom tool development. I also do story/script development, storyboarding, modeling, UV layout, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering, compositing and editing as well as some video work.
I am one of the directors on the award-winning film, Raccoon and Crawfish which has won many awards including the Reel To Reel Film Festival, The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival and the Moondance Film Festival.


Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; 2003 – 2006
Master of Fine Arts, Computer Animation.

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; 1999 – 2002
Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science – Management Information Systems and Business.

Waterford Kamhlaba, United World College of Southern Africa, Mbabane, Swaziland;
1991 – 1995
O-Level High School Diploma.


Offical Selection - Cannes Film Festival - “ Raccoon and Crawfish”
Moondance Sandcastle Award - Moondance International Film Festival 2007 -
“Raccoon and Crawfish”
Best Animation Audience Award - Big Bear Lake International Film Festival 2007 -
“Raccoon and Crawfish”
Best 3D Animation - CalAniFest 2007 - “Raccoon and Crawfish”
Best Animated Short - American Indian Film Festival XXXII - “Raccoon and Crawfish”
Best Professional Animation - Reel to Reel Film Festival 2007 - “Raccoon and
Best Animation - Gem City Film Festival 2008 - “Raccoon and Crawfish”
Best Animation - On Location: Memphis International Film Fest - “Raccoon and Crawfish”
SOFA Faculty Award - Rochester Institute of Technology Honors Show - “Thokolosi”
Official Selection - Long Island International Film Expo 2008 - “Thokolosi”

Maya, 3D Studio Max, Mudbox, Zbrush, After Effects, Shake, Toxik, Photoshop, Realflow, Final Cut Pro, Vue xStream, Shave and a Haircut, Maya MEL, C/C++, Python.



Calvert Waller
Four Directions Productions
Manager of Animation/Lead Modeler
4677 Route 5
Vernon, NY 13476
(315) 542-7643

Stephanie Barone
Faxton - St Lukes Healthcare
1676 Sunset Ave.
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 571-6369

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