Founder of Virtual Animators

Bill Recinos




Bill Recinos is an art director, producer, animator, creative director, and art instructor. He worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation for eleven years, on their golden age animated films: The Little Mermaid, Mickey in The Prince & The Pauper, Beauty & The BeastAladdinFantasia 2000PocahontasThe Hunchback of Notre DameHercules, Mulan, Tarzan, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. 

Before joining the Disney studios, Bill worked at several film and animation companies in film productions such as: Heavy Metal, Fire and Ice, and Ghostbusters. In 2000, he was hired by an animation company in Montreal to work as an animator and storyboard artist on several 3D projects for The Discovery Channel. “When Dinosaurs Roamed America” - “Living with Monsters” - “Mega Mammals” and more.

In 2002, Bill founded Shadowmotion productions as Producer and Creative Director. He helped create animatics and FX simulations for the Marvel film X-Men, open titles for Chasing Papi for 20th Century Fox, and produced commercial videos and films.

In 2012 Bill founded Virtual Animators, an online Professional training service, where he currently holds the titles of CEO and Director. Bill's TV and Film credits can be found on his IMDB page, here. 


Welcome to

Virtual Animators


Your creativity has the power to transform and revolutionize. Whether you dream of creating animations, visual effects, or stories, Virtual Animators can help turn your talent and energy into a career that will shape your future.

Virtual Animators offers professional training in small group settings with live interactive video. We specialize in providing training in the field of 3D animation with a solid foundation of traditional 2D to meet the industry's growing demands for skilled animation talent.

We are committed to an environment that fosters creativity, collaboration and exciting career growth. Our mission is driven by our passion in sharing the wealth of knowledge that continually evolves in the arts of animation and film making.

Our instructors are accomplished industry experienced artists, friendly, patient and accessible, working at ground breaking studios such as Dreamworks, Disney, Pixar, Blue Sky and Sony Pictures.  We focus on delivering a solid foundation, so you can learn all the areas of the 3D/2D film and animation process:

        • Concept Development
        • Character Design
        • Environment Design
        • Story Boarding 
        • Texture, Lighting and Rendering 
        • Character Animation

Virtual Animators is building a community, a space for artists and in training enthusiasts who wish to learn and advance their talent and skills, by staying current with the industry ever changing demands. We provide monthly master class sessions and year around continuos programs covering all the disciplines of the animation and film process.