We are both veteran animators with over 10 years of experience in feature film animation. Currently we work for Dreamworks Animation, were we have accrued a long list of successful franchises including Shrek, Madagascar, How To Train Your Dragon and Megamind. We have both served as lead animators and supervisors on some of these films and just completed production on our latest film “ The Boss Baby”. Carlos Puertolas was the Animation Director on this film, and Rani Naamani was the Supervising Animator for the character of Boss Baby.
In addition to our day jobs, we also direct live action short films on the side. Some of these films have gone to win awards and Vimeo Staff Picks. As much as we love animating, our passion extends to all other areas of filmmaking, which is why we both love directing. Whether it’s through Dreamworks or personal projects, we’ve always worked great as a team. Seeing that both our sensibilities and styles match, we work efficiently around the clock to reach the best result through one collective vision.
Rani was also on of the first animators to test Dreamworks’ new state-of-the-art animation software “PREMO” from it’s pre-alpha state to it’s final product. PREMO is now considered by many professionals to be the best animation software in the world. He has won several awards and nominations for his work. Among these are “winner of the $20,000 Electronic Arts Great Canadian Competition”, VES nomination on Megamind for “Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture”, winner at the Red Stick Film Festival for “Best 3d Student Animation”.
Carlos is also a world renowned drone pilot, he goes by the alias Charpu FPV. He is considered by many to be one of the best drone pilots in the world, and has been featured in several highly regarded magazines such as The New York Times, Wired, and National Geographic.