www.sparksfx.com 604-353-4612 Objective
To guide a team of artists as an FX Supervisor. To apply my fx, lighting, and programming skills to feature film productions. To enhance studio workflow and increase productivity.
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Lead FX Artist 01/2014 – present Senior FX Artist 08/2012 – 07/2013 - Involved in shot bidding, scheduling and assignments for the FX department. - Helped interview, hire and train new artists. - Created various FX in Houdini using off-the-shelf and proprietary tools.
Weta Digital Senior FX Artist 08/2013 – 11/2013 Created Smaug dragon fire, heat haze and RBD sims for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Sony Imageworks Senior FX/Cloth Artist 02/2012 – 07/2012 Created volumetric, particle and geometry-based FX (Houdini) as well as Cloth & Hair simulations (Maya) for numerous characters in Hotel Transylvania. Moving Picture Company Senior FX Artist 01/2011 – 02/2012 - Sequence lead for first Prometheus trailer. Helped manage team of around 10 FX artists. Created pyroclastic dust clouds, volumetric fire and smoke trails, and heat haze and atmospheric rigs that were used by other artists in various sequences. - Created the diadem horcrux effects and worked on the Room of Requirements fire sequence for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Double Negative FX TD 11/2008 – 06/2009 Created a volcanic ashcloud, fireballs, smoke and atmospherics for 2012 and Angels & Demons. Hydraulx
FX Artist/Pipeline TD 08/2009 – 10/2010 CG Artist 12/2006 – 10/2008 Created numerous effects (fire, debris, smoke, dust, water, crowds, etc), lit scenes, developed shaders, precomped scenes and developed pipeline tools for feature films, commercials, and music videos. Pipeline tools include Photoshop texture publishing, updates to HDX proprietary fluid & particle caching tools, as well as render optimization scripts used on various productions.
Rhythm & Hues Studios Lighting TD 06/2006 – 10/2006 Lit and precomped scenes for Happy Feet using Houdini and Rhythm and Hues’ proprietary software. Performed R&D for scene optimizations and setup. Real Media Digital Production CG Artist 05/2004 – 08/2004 Designed 3D sports animations for big screens at sports arenas. Completed modeling, texturing, lighting and animation.
www.sparksfx.com 604-353-4612 Credits
X-Men: Apocalypse Free State of Jones Pixels Furious 7 Night at the Museum 3 Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Lost River Ender's Game Iron Man 3 Into the Storm Hotel Transylvania Incredible Hulk Gulliver’s Travels
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, Georgia University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
Prometheus Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Alien vs Predator 2: Requiem Battle: Los Angeles A-Team Skyline Angels & Demons Jonah Hex 2012 Final Destination Bedtime Stories
Happy Feet Jumper The Seeker: Dark is Rising Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer I Am Number Four The Invasion Meet Dave Toyota – “World of Warcraft” NBC – “Olympic Mummy” Tool – “Vicarious” music video Citroen - “Dominoes”
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Effects 3.9/4.0 G.P.A. Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts and Sciences College of Engineering – Cum Laude, 3.7/4.0 G.P.A.