|| SENIOR LEAD NUKE ARTIST/SENIOR FLAME ARTIST, Sony Imageworks, Culver City, CAAs a senior artist I did high end compositing, multi-layer CG integration, plate repair, plate reconstruction, matte painting, rotoscoping, painting, and drawing electrical effects. As a team lead I evaluated junior artists, created scripts, advised solutions for better composites and taught a class on Tips And Tricks For Extracting Details From Bluescreens . I also traveled to Sony’s remote location to supervise artists. Shows include Oz The Great And Powerful, MIB3, Green Lantern, Alice In Wonderland, G-Force, Body Of Lies, Valkyrie, Speed Racer, I Am Legend, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man 3, Superman Returns, Zathura, The Chronicles of Narnia, Oscar winning Spider-Man 2, Peter Pan, Christmas with the Kranks, The Forgotten, Hollywood Homicide, Cast Away, Harry Potter, Hollow Man and Charlie’s Angels.
|| FLAME ARTIST & ON SET VFX SUPERVISOR, Rhythm & Hues, Marina Del Rey, CAInferno artist for Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian. VFX on set supervisor for Elidel commercial. Rotoscoping and Compositing for Dodge, Sears and other various commercials. Also compositing and painting for a Crayola commercial that won a Hugo award.
|| INFERNO ARTIST, Bedlam/Mint/Colorado/Field Trip, Santa Monica, CADesigner and compositor of all graphics for The Real World’s 10th Anniversary Special. Effects supervisor, designer and compositor for another Capri-Sonne commercial, Capri-Sonne Fun World. Compositing and rotoscoping for the films China Strike Force and Around the World in 80 Days. Compositing and rotoscoping for numerous music videos, television commercials and PSAs.
|| CREATIVE DIRECTOR, Arnson Communications, Hollywood, CADirected multiple cinematics for Electronic Arts. Met with clients to discern the X factor of a piece. Co-wrote, storyboarded, made animatics, supervised the editor and 3-D vendor, and provided the final polish on delivered elements. On certain projects, I would personally do the game capture that would later be edited into a final version. Video game cinematics include: Superman Returns The Videogame, MOH: Rising Sun, MOH: Pacific Assault, Need for Speed: Carbon, Army of Two, Def Jam: Fight For NY, NBA 2005, Everything or Nothing at All, Command & Conquer and Earth & Beyond.
|| ON SET VFX SUPERVISOR, Steele VFX, Santa Monica, CASupervised on location for a series of 7-Up commercials and Burger King commercials.
|| DIRECTOR/ON SET VFX SUPERVISOR/FLAME ARTIST, Capri-Sonne Beach Patrol, Santa Monica, CADirected a commercial for Capri-Sonne juice bags. Developed X with the client. Sold and supported the form of the spot over many meetings. Storyboarded, supervised effects shoot, oversaw editing and composited 21 shots for this 30 second spot.
|| LEAD INFERNO ARTIST, Modern Videofilm, Burbank, CACompositing and rotoscoping for the films League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Simon Birch, Knockoff, Double Team, and The House on Haunted Hill. Storyboarding, effects design, compositing and rotoscoping for Inferno, and the episodics Three, Beetleborgs, Power Rangers, VR Troopers, Masked Rider, Home Improvement, Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch and Weird Science. Additional effects techniques include claymation, puppet making, and puppeteering as well as on-set supervision.
|| B.F.A. with a concentration in figurative sculpture. B.A. in History of Art University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan