/Resumé

Nikki Rice Malki

/biography
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Nikki moved to California to attend college; receiving a BFA in Film Production in 2002. Right out of school, she landed a job at a movie-marketing agency, Craig Murray Productions (later, mOcean),consecutively as receptionist, machine room operator and finally, post production coordinator. During this time, Nikki also earned her Masters in Secondary Education working early mornings at high school, long days at the office and late nights doing homework. Growing weary of the office atmosphere, Nikki decided to shift and begin her career in Special Effects Make-Up. From there the effects world segued into the stop motion world and she soon found herself a spot as a stop motion puppet fabricator in the television and film industries. She currently makes her home in Hawthorne, CA with her husband of 12 years, loving cats of 17 years and as of 2017 a sweet baby boy.
WORK EXPERIENCE

Hot Wheels City Season 4 (Burbank, CA) - January 2020 - August 2020

   Lead Puppet Fabricator/ 3D Modeler

       - armature

       - character foam build up

       - detail painting

      - xBrush sculpt and 3D print

Apartment D (Burbank, CA) - October 2019-November 2019

"American Girl Doll" - product commercial

    Puppet Supervisor/Fabricator

      - armature design

      - fabrication

 

Shadow Animation (Los Angeles, CA) September 2019 - October 2019

"Honda Commercial" - Network TV - Stop Motion

   Puppet Supervisor/Fabricator

      - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

      - teaching and training

      - armature design

      - stage support

Chiodo Bros. (San Fernando, CA) - May 2019 - September 2019

"Alien Xmas"

   Lead zBrush Modeler/Lead Puppet Fabricator

       - 3D modeled main and background characters

       - set up and ran RP department

       - technical design of puppets

       - foam build up

       - detail painting

Hot Wheels City Season 3 (Burbank, CA) - March 2019

   Puppet Fabricator

       - armature

       - character foam build up

       - detail painting

JibJab Bros. Studios (Los Angeles, CA) - May - June 2018

"Ask The StoryBots" Season 3 - "Recycle" Episode

   Puppet Fabricator

       - character buildup - foam, fur

       - molding and casting - Dragon Skin Silicone

       - sculpting - clay, Magic Sculpt

Extra Credit Studios (Culver City, CA) - March-April 2018

"Dolor" - short film

   Character Designer/Puppet Fabricator/zBrush Modeler

      - character design/concept

      - zBrush sculpt

      - foam buildup

      - paint and finishing

Mattel (El Segundo, CA) -  March 2018

"WWE Entrance Spots"

   Puppet Fabricator

      - toy modifications

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) - 2017

"Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special" - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Puppet Supervisor

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) - 2017

"Robot Chicken: Season 9" - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Puppet Supervisor - pre production, stage supervisor

  

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) - 2016 - 2017

"Supermansion: Season 2" - Sony Crackle

   Lead Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator/zBrush Modeler

      - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

      - teaching and training

      - armature design

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) - 2016

"Buddy Thunderstruck" - Netflix

   Lead Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

      - character concept/design

      - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

      - teaching and training

      - armature design

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) - 2015

"Robot Chicken: Season 8" - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Lead Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator/zBrush Modeler

      - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

      - teaching and training

      - armature design

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) - 2015

"Robot Chicken: DC Special 3: Magical Friendship" - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

    Lead Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

       - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

       - teaching and training

       - armature design

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) - 2015

"Supermansion: Season 1" - Sony Crackle

   Lead Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator/zBrush Modeler

      - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

      - teaching and training

      - armature design

Shadow Animation (Los Angeles, CA) October 2014

"Honda Commercial" - Network TV - Stop Motion

   Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

      - hair design and application

      - armature build

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) Aug 2014-Sept 2014

"Denny's: Slammies Promos"

   Stop Motion Puppet Fabrication

      - molding and casting

      - puppet fabrication

Screen Novelties (Echo Park, CA) April 2014 - June 2014

"Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas" - NBC

   Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

     - molding and casting

     - puppet fabrication

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) July 2013 - April 2014

"Robot Chicken: Season 7" - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Lead Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator/zBrush Modeler

      - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

      - teaching and training

      - armature design

      - replacement robot wing design and sculpt

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) July 2013 - April 2014

"Robot Chicken: DC Special 2: VIP" - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Lead Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

      - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

      - teaching and training

      - armature design

Starburns (Burbank, CA) March 2013 - June 2013

"Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa" - Feature Film - Stop Motion

   zBrush Modeler and 3D Print Tech

       - character sculpts

       - mouth shapes

 

Shadow Animation (Los Angeles, CA) October 2012

"Honda Commercial" - Network TV - Stop Motion

   Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

       - hair design and application

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) Feb 2012 - Sept 2012

"Robot Chicken: Season 6" - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Senior Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

       - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

       - armature design

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Burbank, CA) Feb 2012 - Sept 2012

"Robot Chicken: DC Special" - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Senior Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

      - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

      - armature design

Shadow Animation (Los Angeles, CA) April 2011 – Present

“Hell and Back” – Feature Film - Stop Motion

   zBrush Modeler

      - character sculpts

      - mouth shapes

   Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

      - mold making, seaming, painting, fabrication

Shadow Animation (Los Angeles, CA) March 2010 - December 2010

“Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 3” - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

      - sculpting, painting, costuming

Shadow Animation (Los Angeles, CA) March 2010 – December 2010

“Robot Chicken: Season 5” - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

      - sculpting, painting, costuming

Shadow Animation (Los Angeles, CA) June 2009 – Nov. 2009

“Mary Shelly’s Frankenhole” – Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator - Hair stylist

      - wig sizing and construction

      - paper hat designing and construction

Shadow Animation (Los Angeles, CA) Jan. 2009 – June 2009

“Titan Maximum: Season 1” - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

      - mold making, matrix, silicone, stone

      - armature building

      - sculpting, casting, painting

 

Shadow Animation (Los Angeles, CA) Oct. 2008 – Jan. 2009

“Robot Chicken: Season 4” - Cartoon Network Adult Swim

   Stop Motion Puppet Fabricator

      - sculpting, painting, costuming

 

SKILLS

Computer: zBrush - Photoshop - Magics - Maya - Rhino

 

Puppet Fabrication: molding - casting - painting - build up - design - armature design and construction

 

Special Effects: Creature design - Sculpture - Life casting - Molding and casting - Painting and fabrication - Hair punching and tying

 

Character Make-Up: Prosthetic ap. - Aging techniques - Bald cap ap. - Hair laying - Injury

 

Beauty Make-Up:  Corrective - Natural - Fashion/Fantasy - Make-up design

 

Hair Styling:  Temp Color - Blow dry - Curls and wave - Shampoo and set - Up styles - Period Style

 

Graduated

Make-Up Designory; October 2007

Master Make-Up Artistry; A 760-hr program in all aspects of Make-up Artistry

 

University of Phoenix, November 2005

Masters Degree: Secondary Education

GPA: 3.7

 

Chapman University; May 2002

B.F.A., Major Film/TV Production; Minor in Public Relations

GPA: 3.65

 

SPECIAL SKILLS / INTERESTS

photography - acting - improvisation - directing and producing - arts - crafts - baking - science - astronomy - sports both watching and playing - classic Hollywood - classic cars - crocheting - knitting - camping - horse back riding - juggling - bike riding - hiking

 

Make-up FX Resume Available On Request

Contact:

nikkirice@gmail.com

323.350.3283

© 2014 Nikki Rice Malki

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