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Professional Biography of Jerry L. Brice-2009

Jerry Brice has been a professional in the animation industry for the past 25 years. He has worked at every level on commercial animation production crews, from in-between artist to animation producer/ director.
As an animation professional, Jerry has worked on classic animated movies for the Walt Disney feature Animation Unit, notably “Oliver &Company” and “The Little Mermaid”. He worked on the cult animated Ralph Bakshi feature “Cool World”, and the groundbreaking Brad Bird/Tim Burton animated short, “Family Dog” which revolutionized TV animation production, and set the tone for the ‘Simpson’s’ and ‘King of the Hill’ primetime animated television series.
Jerry created, in part; the developmental animation that set the style for Fox Televisions prime time animated series “King of the Hill”, and performed the duties as an animation timer and character layout artist on the series. Notably, Jerry worked closely with the director of the series to develop the unique style of animation motion for the series by creating a series of walk cycles for all the main characters.
Jerry has worked for all the major animation studios and has worked closely with some of the leading animators in the TV, film, and gaming industries.
Jerry graduated from the Film Graphics and Animation program (BFA) at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts in 1985,and promptly gained employment as an Assistant animator at Filmation studios working on the “Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night”. During this time, Jerry freelanced as an assistant animator on the studios ‘He-Man’ television series.
Throughout his career, Jerry has delivered animation, direction, and design for music videos. He was an animation artist and assistant animator on the classic Paula Abdul “Opposites Attract” video,working with famed animator Frans Vischer on his scenes, and was the lead animator for controversial hip-hop star, Eminem’s single ‘Role Model’ music video, among many others recording artist.
As a creator, Jerry independently developed a series for Arsenio Hall, that went to pilot for ABC and Paramount TV in 1990.That experience led to a development deal at CBS for an original Saturday morning series, a deal to develop a show with Martin Lawrence and HBO based on characters from his live action series, a development deal at Film Roman studios for an original feature project, written and visually developed by Brice, and MTV commissioned a short film produced, written and directed by Jerry Brice based on his comic strip,’ No Joke!’, which ran simultaneously in the ‘Source’ and ‘Urb’ magazines.
Jerry has vast experience as an animation instructor, and is always eager to work with new talent. He was an animation instructor at the “Bridges Animation School” in Santa Monica, during his tenure on ‘King of the Hill’. For 7 years, Jerry was the lead animation instructor at the Art Institute of California-San Diego where he developed the curriculum and staff initially, for the new character animation degree. He supervised the animation instructors, as well as managed several hundred students every quarter. He was also instrumental in the hiring of the animation faculty.
Jerry personally instructed students in all aspects of Life Drawing, Anatomy, Illustration, Animation, Character Animation, Storyboarding and Character Design. Over the years, he has received several awards and commendations from the school, for his efforts.
In the summer of 2000, Jerry traveled to Calcutta, India for the NetGuru animation company, where he not only performed the duties as an Overseas Animation Director, but he was also the animation instructor for the studio. He completed a short pilot for an original series called “Rock and Soul” with the crew that he was also training.
Independently, he has produced and directed projects for popular personalities, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, for the ABC television network, as well as short films, animatic presentations and visual development for project presentations, for various producers and directors throughout the entertainment business.

Jerry utilizes the latest digital animation software for his projects, and skillfully combines that with his vast traditional animation skills.

Samples of his work can be viewed at:

(Various clips and Demo Reel)(‘W’ short subject)(Ghetto Man animatic)

 

 

6 Responses to “About”

  1. Greet’z Homie Domie !!
    We are in the planning stages of Nigga Nites 2011 and I wanted to let you know that the one we are doing near the Gas Lamp area We will have 2 tickets reserved for you. When you come out you will have to “Eat your Hat” when you see how fun and exciting the events truly are.
    As I have collected people mis-information and prejudice ideas about the Nigga Nite Events you will soon see with the Nigga’z Halloween party “Boo Nigga” will become a popular catch phrase by all races.

    Those who benifit from the idea that racism is everywhere will be knocked down a few pegs and I bet you and I will sit down and laugh one day over a bottle of Thunderbird….

    LANSD
    Jiggaboo Jones
    (619) 79-NIGGA (619) 796 4442

  2. Thanks for the invite Nipsey,if free beer is involved I will show up!

    Dude, I have been wanting to see your stand-up set to see if your material is funny on a professional comedic level,or are you just racially offensive.
    I basically just want to laugh, and I would rather reserve my opinion on the comedic portion of your act, rather than all the racist that love you and hate black people…lol.
    You could be just a comedy version of Rev. Manning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZmgfl6Wnx0
    …who also is black, and hates black people just like you.
    If you are funny,your manager should book the two of you at KKKlan rallies across the nation,it just makes sense.

    I would like to kick it with you and laugh sometimes man,sounds like fun, like I said before,maybe I am missing the point of your act, and if I get an exclusive interview,you might be able to help me understand it a bit more.
    You must realize you have a lot of crazy dangerous fans,they have been stopping by hating on our race,my health etc ever since you trolled my blog—on the other hand,..you did drive traffic to my site, so I can’t be mad at that.
    Freedom of speech is all good for all sides, so if we can keep that going,I am all for it.
    Get me the info ahead of time so I can help promote the party,as you will be closer to the inner-city than before when you went hiding in 2% La Jolla.
    I also have some news for you about what has happened ever since you stirred things up here the first time,and it’s all good news for San Diego,me and UCSD..so again, i can’t be mad at you JiggaBoo,you actually encouraged a lot of people to do the right thing, after witnessing it in a wrong and twisted way.

    I will say this man,if you promote the party,try to hire security, so none of the kids or protesters on either side get hurt.I am sure no one wants that, and we don’t need that type of bad P.R. for our cities tourism business…just in case.I am sure nothing bad will happen,I am not worried, but the students are your fans,and you want them to be around to buy the DVD of the event.

    It’ predictable that the news media will stir up racial discord for your event,which will make it worst, and I just want to try to counter that with a more calm approach, because we don’t want blood on our hands, and maybe you don’t either,…just to sell a CD…but each to his own.

    From reading the responses from your fans,there are a lot of them that would love to see a lot of racial violence go down,and I know that that is not your responsibility or goal, but you seem to bring out the worst in some of your KKK followers.

    Hit me up anytime, and let me know where to pick up my tickets!
    I come in peace,and all I want is an exclusive interview.

    You are the news my man,not me.I look forward to meeting you and witnessing your party, and stand-up comedy routine!
    Continue being yourself Nipsey/Jigaboo!!!…it ain’t personal, just business.
    Ger paid!..and eventually, let us ALL in on the joke, but I understand you have a certain demographic, like Rev. Manning does,and it’s wise to give the people what they want….

  3. …tell your manager you guys need to trademark and copyright the ‘LANSD’ acronym before someone does it before you!
    If it is popularized on t-shirts etc.,you don’t want someone preventing you from using your own ish!
    That will be less expensive than the lawsuit to get it back,or seeing someone else profit off all your hard work to make it mean something.You know how they treat N@$gaz in court over owning our own creativity.The culture bandits are still out there…
    If that happens, that may get you screaming about racism…and your money!..if this is all about money!
    I been down that road before!!!Just F.Y.I…

  4. Here’s the animated cartoon I made in India: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2prbKVOiczU

    ..and here is an article from Racialiscous.com dissing it:
    http://www.racialicious.com/2006/12/05/cartoon-about-biracial-conjoined-twins/

    I know a good brother like you might find this to be ironically funny.
    Take it easy man!

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