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Education
Savannah College of Art and Design
BFA in Visual Effects, Cum Laude
May 2008

Objective

Primary: FX Artist/TD
Secondary: Lighting TD, Compositor

Professional & Technical Skills

Trained in artistic foundations including 3D and 2D design, drawing and color theory.

Experienced in the technical and aesthetics of both live-action and stylized visual effects, including cinematography, compositing, 3D (modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering), motion graphics, editing, pre-visualization, matchmoving, 3D/2D animation, particles/fluid effects, and MEL/Python scripting.

Proficient in Max (Krakatoa, Thinking Particles, VRay, Rayfire, PFlow Box #2 & #3, Fumefx), Maya (Maya Fluids, nParticles, nCloth, VRay, Arnold), Realflow, After Effects, Nuke, Shake, Photoshop, Illustrator and Rush. Comfortable with Softimage XSI, Naiad, Houdini, Zbrush, Boujou, Cinema 4D, and Final Cut Pro. Worked in Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.

Experience

Jan 2013 to Present

Blur Studio
FX Artist

Feb 2010 to Dec 2012

Psyop
FX Artist

Responsible for look deving, simulating and rendering particles, fluid, soft and rigid body effects on various commercials. I have worked with and lead other effects artists. Clients include Planters, Nescafe, Schweppes, Jim Beam, Dodge Ram, Lowes, Lexus, Jolly Rancher, Droid, Airwick, Nike, Coke, Pepsi, Citroen, Sony, Best Buy, Nissan, and Vitaminwater.

March 2009 to Dec 009

Logan
FX Artist

Responsible for simulating and rendering particles and fluid effects on various projects including Dante’s Inferno, Twizzlers, Zombieland, Ballisto, and Vanquish.

Sept 2008 to Oct 2008

What Is A Picture?
Editing and title design for a local lm in Sarasota, FL.

Jan 2008 to April 2008

Carbon
Collaborative effort to depict the human epochs in a seven screen installation.
Director (Lead), TD (Lead), Producer, Animator, Designer

Sustaining Life
Documentary on reversing poverty, hunger and disease in Africa.
Animator, Designer

Jan 2007 to Dec 2007

Various personal and freelance projects.

Awards & Recognition
Detective Interim – Best VFX for Student Film, Spring ’07 Film Show
Sustaining Life – Screened at SCAD’s Lucas Theater, Nominated for Academy Award 2009
Carbon – Accepted into SIGGRAPH 2008, Shown at Inspire ‘08 After Party