Ron Friedman comes from a performance background, with over 23 years of experience as a character animator.
Starting in traditional 2D animation, he made the conversion to 3D along with the rest of the industry and has never looked back.
Ron has worked in feature animation (The Pagemaster and The Swan Princess), VFX animation for film (Van Helsing, Lemony Snicket, The Mist, and Snakes on a Plane), and video game animation (Robot Rising, Immortal City, Adam Blaster, and City of Heroes).
Ron was animation supervisor for the Academy Award-winning film Pan's Labyrinth and was animation director on the video game Afro Samurai.
Ron teaches animation at The New England Institute of Art, in Brookline, MA; at Mount Ida College, in Newton, MA; and at Harvard University Extension, in Cambridge, MA.
Ron has also lectured, instructed, and presented at PAX East, the Game Developers Conference, ASIFA, the International Game Developers Assocation (IGDA), Art Center College of Design, and SIGGRAPH.