RESME 2017

Current
2017 Compositor, Park Road Post Production Wellington, New Zealand
WORK HISTORY
2016 Lead Compositor, Digipost Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2
2015 – 2016 Compositor, Weta Digital Wellington, New Zealand
  • Maze Runner; The Scorch Trails
  • The BFG
  • Alvin
2013 – 2015 Senior Paint Artist & Pipeline Development, Weta Digital Wellington, New Zealand Research & Development for Paint pipeline tools in Python  Various shots completed for markers, rig and proxy performance removals.  Developed 3D Nuke Gizmo Tools for the stereo Paint workflow in Python
  • The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (2014)
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • Fantastic 4
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
2013 Lead Compositor, HehFX Wellington, New Zealand Compositing work on a music video using art work by Tatiana Plakhova.  Compositing 3D elements into live action plates and grading to final look and adding 3D/2D effects. The work was based on a concept artist Tatiana Plakhova, www.complexitygraphics.com.
  • Music Video
2012 – 2013 Lead Compositor and Pipeline Development, Digipost Auckland, New Zealand Compositing work on Spartacus: War of the Damned. Blue/Green screen keying, intergrating 3D elements into live action plate, 3D tracking and match moving.  Creating BG environments using projection set ups and compositing.  Responsible for leading compositing team and working with VFX supervisor and art director for review sessions and feedbacks from clients. Also worked on a commercial project – DISCOVER A WORLD THAT’S ALWAYS NEW.
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned
2011 – 2012 Nuke Compositor, Digipost Auckland, New Zealand Compositing work on Spartacus: Vengence.  Look development/layout of sequences, blue/Green screen keying, intergrating 3D elements into live action plate, 3D tracking and match moving.  Creating BG environments using projection set ups and compositing.
  • Spartacus: Vengence
2011 Nuke Compositor, SauceFX Wellington, New Zealand Compositing work on Spartacus: Vengence.  Blue/Green screen keying, intergrating 3D elements into live action plate, 3D tracking and match moving.  Creating BG environments using projection set ups and compositing.
  • Spartacus: Vengence
2011 Nuke Compositor, Weta Digital Wellington, New Zealand Responsible for bringing assigned shots to be composited with all the assets and elements for the following feature films:
  • Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • X-Men: First Class
  • The Adventures Of Tintin
2007 – 2010 Shake Artist, Park Road Post Production Wellington, New Zealand Roto/Paint and rig removals as well as compositing in various projects and commercials.  Beta testing various softwares and developing VFX pipeline from the ground up.  2D to 3D conversion work for cinema commercials. Films:
  • District 9
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Knowing (2009)
  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
  • Red Cliff
  • Boy
  • Show of Hands
  • Eagle vs Shark
  • Separation City
  • Rain of the Children
  • Water Horse
  • 30 Days of Night
Commercials:
    • Crown Casino(3D)
    • 100% New Zealand TVC – Youngest Country New Zealand
    • Val Morgan cinema commercials
    • Mini Soho 11(3D)
    • Volkswagen King Kong TVC
Other Projects:
SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE
  • Photoshop: 6 years – Expert
  • AfterEffects: 5 years – Expert
  • Nuke: 7 year – Expert
  • Shake: 3 year – Advance
  • Maya: 2 years – Proficient
  • Final Cut Pro: Advance
SCRIPTING
  • Python Script – Advance
  • Nuke Python API – Advance
  • Maya Python API – Novice
EXTRAS
  • Visual Effects Society Award – Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Visual Effects Society Award – Outstanding Animated Character in Live Action Feature Motion Picture Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Critics Choice Movie Awards – Best Visual Effects Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Saturn Award – Best Special Effects Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Qantas NZ Television and Film Award Nomination – Best Visual Effects Russian Snark
  • Technical Excellence & Creativity Award NominationOutstanding Creative Achievement District 9
  • The short film “Working Day” was selected by New Zealand film legend Sir Peter Jackson as the winner of Tourism New Zealand’s 100% Pure ‘Your Big Break‘ film competition.
EDUCATION
  • 2006 – 2007 National College of Design Technology – Diploma in Video Post Production
  • 2005 New Zealand Film Academy – Certificate in Film Making

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