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Skill Set

  • Creative Direction
  • Technical Director
  • Rigging for Characters and Props
  • Animation for Characters and Props
  • Modeling and Sculpting
  • Fluid Simulation for Water, Fire and Smoke
  • Shading Look Dev
  • Lighting for Environment and Characters
  • Compositing & Color Grading
  • Render Pipeline Management

Tools

  • Maya / BiFrost / XGen / MASH
  • 3dsMax / TyFlow / Forest Pack
  • Substance Painter/Designer
  • VRay / Arnold / Redshift
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Nuke / After Effects
  • PhoenixFD / FumeFX
  • Pixologic Zbrush
  • Deadline / AWS
  • Unreal Engine

Extras

  • Creative Direction & Collaboration
  • VFX Direction Set & Post
  • Concept Development
  • Project Management
  • Artist Training and Support
  • Client Communication
  • Project Time and Cost Estimates
  • Workflow and Pipeline Collaboration
  • Cross-Department Collaboration

Planters: Nuttiest Time of the Year

CG Supervisor

Roles

  • CG Supervisor with a team of 7
  • Camera tracking for dolly shots
  • Match-move Snowman for CG mouth animation
  • Snowman and Santa Hat Model and Look Dev in Maya using XGEN
  • Xmas Lights Design / Modeling /Lighting using Maya MASH system

Notes

  • Worked closely with the Art Dept., for example, matching the Puppet Snowman and Peanut as they transition from CG to Stop-Motion
  • We 3D Printed Mr.Peanut based on the traditional animated model for Stop-Motion Rigging
  • After several tests in the Stop-Motion department, we decided to animate the Snowman’s mouth in CG, this meant tracking his head position and creating mouth shape replacement sets that could be animated in Maya.

SAMHSA: Free From Meth

Director – Live Action

Roles

  • Live Action Director
  • Worked closely with DP and Grip to capture translucent red shading and paper shreds floating

Notes

  • 1 Day shoot, just before the country was shut down due to the 2020 pandemic
  • Worked closely with the talent, Jan, a real-life survivor of methamphetamine abuse to evoke the emotions associated with addiction, captivity and relief.
  • After the shoot, artists painted each frame of animation with oil on glass for the final look

Facebook: The Birch

Lead R&D and Technical Director

Roles

  • Modeling: Vines, Ferns, Foxgloves, Birch Monster Replacement
  • Animation: Vines, Plants Growing
  • Simulations: Growing Plants, Sprouting, Birch Crown, Cloth Tearing
  • Match Move & Tracking: Skateboard, Man in Bed, Boy on Ground
  • Light & Render: Vines, Plants, The Birch Digital Double

Notes

  • Reviewed the 13-episode script and provided cost estimates for VFX shots.
  • Worked VFX Director, Adam C. Sager and Comp. Sup., Dan Short, consequently developing ways of repurposing work.
  • Developed lightweight rigs for the vines, therefore increasing each shot’s turnaround.
  • Developed a growing ‘language’ for plants in backyard with flashlight scene.

Bogs Boots: Test Machine

CG Artist

Roles

  • Modeling: Boots, Clampers, Steps and Stamper
  • Rigging: Clampers, Stamper, Stairs
  • Simulations: Cloth Sim on Boots
  • Light & Render: Stretch and Stairs Scene

Tools

  • Autodesk Maya, nCloth, Vray

Honda: Utility

CG Artist

Roles

  • Modeling: Lake Scene, Trees, Mountains, Foliage, Lake, Props
  • Simulations: Camp Fire, Rock Slide
  • Light & Render: Lake Scene and Car Interior

Notes

  • The first in a series of ads with Honda the spot which aimed to achieve a tilt shift, time-lapse effect.
  • I worked with the director to develop the look during our bid process, additionally pitched the initial renderings.
  • Made Using:  Autodesk 3dsMax, Forest Pack , VRay, Fume FX, Nuke

TFO: Network ID’s

Art Director and CG Lead

Roles

  • Art Direction
  • Modeling, Rigging, Animation, Shading, Lighting

Notes

  • 6 Themed Network ID’s for the TFO Brand in addition to 4 seamlessly looping break fillers.
  • Worked closely with client creative to flesh out concepts and further develop the brand look.
  • Made using: Autodesk 3dsMax, Phoenix FD, VRay, After Effects

Honda: Safe Adventure

Art Direction, Lighting & Animation

Roles

  • Art Direction
  • Modeling, Lighting, Look Dev
  • Camera and Prop Animation

Notes

  • A 2-week production and exercise in client collaboration, in short, a real rush.

Circa Casino & Resort: A New Era in Vegas

VFX Sup & CG Direction

Roles

  • Initial Pitch and Bid Development
  • Previs and Helicopter Flight Planning
  • CAD Model wrangling
  • Camera Animation
  • Lighting, Rigging, Animation

Notes

  • I was responsible for building the client approved previs that would guide the aerial team’s flight path and directed the aerial DP in capturing client’s requested buildings.
  • Meanwhile, our team wrangled the BIM CAD model of the casino to prepare for rendering.

I’m an interdisciplinary artist with 16 years experience creating digital content ranging from photoreal and stylized in broadcast and interactive mediums.

I’ve proven to be a strong collaborator in production planning by maintaining budget and design requirements. Above all else, I form close connections with my fellow artists as we develop our approach to each project. We do this by leveraging our individual strengths, as well as developing new techniques, meanwhile keeping our work optimized.

My current focus is exploring cinematography in real-time environments and using interactive techniques to capture motion. As a result, I have been working with the Unreal Engine by testing it’s new real-time rendering and cinematic tools.

When not hard at work, I like to be outdoors: things like biking, backpacking, snowboarding and kayaking. But when indoors you can find me reading. Additionally, playing the piano and saxophone provides a creative outlet.

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