BRIAN K. TARUS
BRIAN K. TARUS
ANIMATION DESIGNER
Nairobi, Kenya

About

I am an Animation Designer based in Kenya. I specialize in 3D Animation and Motion Design for TV and Social Media. I'm passionate about animation, design, and bringing forward new technologies to create stunning and inspiring artworks.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS / AWARDS
:: 2018 - 8TH KALASHA INTERNATIONAL FILM & TV AWARDS | WINNER : Best Animation Production.
:: 2019 - 4th LAKE INTERNATIONAL PAN-AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL | WINNER: Best Animation Film.

:: 2019 - 3rd FESTIVAL DU CINEMA D'ANIMATION AFRICAN DE YAOUNDÉ | Official Selection.
:: 2019 - 3rd LAGOS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION | Official Selection.
:: 2019 - 2nd FESTIVAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION D'ABIDJAN | Official Selection.
:: 2019 - 15th AFRICA MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS | Official Selection.
:: 2019 - 2nd ANIMATION NIGHTS NEW YORK | Special Selection.
:: 2019 - 15th RWANDA FILM FESTIVAL | Official Selection.
:: 2019 - 9th KALASHA INTERNATIONAL FILM & TV AWARDS | Nominee Best Animation Production.
:: 2020 - 10th KALASHA INTERNATIONAL FILM & TV AWARDS | Nominee Best TV Advertisement.
:: 2020 - Accra Animation Film Festival | Official Selection.
:: 2020 - Africa Film For Impact Festival | Official Selection.

EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS
:: 2019 - Brooklyn, New York, USA | ANIMATION NIGHTS NEW YORK.
:: 2019 - Cannes, France | 72nd CANNES FILM FESTIVAL Short Film Corner.
:: 2019 - Nairobi, Kenya | SHORTS, SHORTS & SHOTS HALLOWEEN EDITION.
:: 2019 - Nairobi, Kenya | 28TH EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL.
:: 2019 - Nairobi, Kenya | FILM-AID FILM FESTIVAL.

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Skills

3D Animation2D AnimationMotion CaptureCharacter DesignRenderingCompositingLightingTexturingStoryboardingSketching

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
ZBrush
ZBrush
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
Corona Renderer
Corona Renderer
V-Ray
V-Ray
After Effects
After Effects
Premiere
Premiere

Reel

Experience

  • FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR at TARUS STUDIOS
    NAIROBI, Kenya
    February 2017 - Present

  • LEAD ANIMATOR / MOTION CAPTURE SPECIALIST at SDL STUDIOS
    NAIROBI, Kenya
    August 2018 - Present