Josh Carey

Josh is the Rigging Supervisor at Reel FX Creative Studios in Dallas, Texas. While at Reel FX, he has rigged and supervised the rigging on projects such as Open Season 2, Open Season 3, Kung Fu Panda CP and DVD work (including the Secrets of the Furious Five), Madagascar 2 CP work, ABC’s “Princess” and “Snow 2? movies, Escape from Planet Earth, and countless other feature and commercial projects. He has also mentored apprentices at Reel FX, and is constantly training and working with multiple departments to improve production speed and workflows. Before Reel FX, Josh has worked in the game industry at KingsIsle Entertainment on an MMO project developing the character pipeline and acting as the bridge between artists and programmers. He also worked at The Animation Farm in Austin, TX, where he carried many hats with rigging, modeling, and animating on projects such as Wideload’s Stubbs the Zombie, some projects for Disney, MTV commercials (which won a 2008 Telly award), Biscuit Brothers (which won an Emmy), cinemas for Terminal Reality, and much more. Over the years, he has developed good relationships across the industry while rigging and consulting for clients such as Megasquad, Gentle Giant Studios, Lockheed Martin, Synergy Productions, and Motus Digital. In 2005, he contributed to the book by Brad Clark, John Hood, and Joe Harkins, Inspired 3D: Advanced Rigging and Deformations, with a chapter on facial rigging. Josh continues his drive for pushing technology, techniques, and has a vision to share that knowledge with others.

2 thoughts on “Josh Carey

  1. Hey Josh,
    One of my students is thinking about applying for the REEL FX rigging apprenticeship. Would you mind calling or emailing me in the near future to answer some of the questions we have? I’ve called and asked for you at REEL FX for the last few weeks, but haven’t gotten a return call or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon. – Ben

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