Charles Tinney, Director / Animator
Charles has worked professionally since 2002, and is adept in both computer and hand-drawn animation. Experienced in overseeing and establishing the animation style and quality for all studio projects. Ability to direct and mentor an animation team to grow and nurture talent, and retain tone and quality while completing tasks on time. Actively collaborate with art, technical art, programming, and design to merge animation with game-play for a responsive, entertaining experience. Able to storyboard, direct, and collaborate on animated films, shorts, promotional videos, and trailers for in-house or contract animation teams.
From 2009, Charles established the animation style and quality for all of Robot Entertainment games: Orcs Must Die! (1, 2, and Unchained), Age of Empires: Online, Hero Academy, and Echo Prime; Directed and mentored the animators on those projects. As Robot grew, Charles was named Principal Animator in 2016, and was Animation Director on both cinematic trailers (2014 and 2016).