Chris O'Connell

Chris O'Connell

3d animator, compositor and visual effects artist in Burbank, California

About Chris

Chris O’Connell is a digital artist and educator. He specializes in Digital Compositing, Computer Animation, University Lecturing, Graphic Design and Academic Course/Curriculum Development. With several years of experience, Chris has worked on a number of iconic productions such as The Avengers (2012) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2016). With a unique talent for aiding in the visual creation of fictional worlds and helping producers realize their visions, he has built up several years of extensive experience as a successful freelance compositor, animator and visual effects artist who has worked on television productions including Blackish, The Get Down, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Modern Family.


Name: Chris O'Connell

Lives in: Burbank, California

Occupation: 3d Animator, Compositor and Visual Effects Artist

Credits

  • 12 Deadly Days

    12 Deadly Days (2016)
    Television (Comedy and Horror) Visual effects The citizens of a California town are terrorized by various supernatural forces in the days leading up to Christmas.

  • Taraji's White Hot Holidays

    Taraji's White Hot Holidays (2016)
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  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange (2016)
    Film by Scott Derrickson (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Written by Marvel

  • American Housewife

    American Housewife (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Visual effects A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother, raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring.

  • The Get Down

    The Get Down (2016)
    Television (Drama, Music and Musical) Visual effects The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York City - broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them - except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco -- told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever. Written by Netflix

  • The Shack

    The Shack (2016)
    Film (Drama) Art department After the abduction and assumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillip's youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and has the suspicion it's from God asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered. After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to The Shack for the first time since Missy's accident and encounters what will change his life forever.

  • Blue Shift

    Blue Shift (2016)
    Film (short) by Chris O'Connell (Sci-Fi) Producer, Director, Writer, Animation department Blue Shift is the story of Shen, a formidable alien law officer who is something of a short-sighted hot-head. When tasked with recapturing a hijacked deep-space prison ship, Shen's impulsive cowboy-like actions give several alien convicts the chance they need to escape to an odd blue planet Earth. Now these dangerous extraterrestrial fugitives are running around on Earth, doing whatever to whoever they please, and no one can stop them, except for Shen, his robotic partner Seesix and a mysterious man in black known only as Mr. McGrath. Written by Chris P. O'Connell

  • Fresh Off the Boat

    Fresh Off the Boat (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Visual effects Loosely based on the life of Eddie Huang during the mid-to-late 1990s, an Asian-American family decides to move to Orlando, Florida from Washington D.C. in order to embrace the "American Dream." However, the family faces many obstacles as they try to assimilate with the new culture that surrounds them.

  • Black-ish

    Black-ish (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Visual effects A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

  • Modern Family

    Modern Family (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Visual effects Jay Pritchett sits at the head of a large and unconventional family. Now in his second marriage to his gorgeous young wife, Gloria, Jay has been given something of a second chance. Still, old habits are hard to break, and it's trial by fire as he tries to adapt to life with the same passion and vigor that Gloria exhibits, which are matched by her precocious 12-year-old son, Manny. There are some culture clashes, a few misunderstandings, but also plenty of sweet victories along the way. Jay's grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, are the proud parents of three kids with whom they want that open, healthy, honest relationship. It's not always easy, especially when you have Haley, a teenage daughter who's growing up a little fast, Alex, a too-smart-for-her-own-good middle daughter and Luke, a scatterbrained boy. Add to this that Phil is just a big kid himself, even if he does always have the best intentions. Claire is the anchor, trying her best to run a tight ship and determined... Written by ABC publicity

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2016)
    Television (Comedy and Crime) Visual effects Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) takes over Brooklyn's 99th precinct, which includes Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), a talented but carefree detective who's used to doing whatever he wants. The other employees of the 99th precinct include Detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), Jake's over achieving and competitive partner; Detective Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), a tough and kept to herself coworker; Detective Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), Jake's best friend who also has crush on Rosa; Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), was recently taken off the field after the birth of his twin girls; and Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), the precinct's sarcastic administrator.

  • The Goldbergs

    The Goldbergs (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Visual effects Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. Written by @Anonymous

  • Powers

    Powers (2016)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy and Family) Visual effects, Animation department During a fight between the Krusty Krab and Plankton, the secret formula disappears and all of Bikini Bottom goes into a terrible apocalypse. The Bikini Bottomites go crazy and they all believe that Spongebob and Plankton stole the secret formula. The two new teammates create a time machine to get the secret formula before it disappears and also go to some weird places along the way including a time paralex where they meet a time wizard named Bubbles who is a dolphin. The two later get to the time when the formula disappeared and take it back to the present day time. They then realized that it's a fake formula Plankton made when he was taking the real one and the Bikini Bottomites try to destroy Spongebob (Plankton runs away) Spongebob smells Krabby patties and so does everyone else so the Bikini Bottomites follow it (instead of destroying Spongebob) and they arrive at the bank of the surface. Everyone except Spongebob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy, and a stowaway Plankton go ... Written by jtgus1120

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man (2015)
    Film by Peyton Reed (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Written by @PtotheSmizzo

  • San Andreas

    San Andreas (2015)
    Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Visual effects In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. Written by The Twiz

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
    Film by George Miller (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. Written by Production

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
    Film by Joss Whedon (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure. Written by Marvel Studios

  • The Otherworld

    The Otherworld (2014)
    Film (Fantasy) Visual effects The Otherworld is an original story and mystical tale inspired by Celtic mythology and Irish legends. One of the most fascinating characters in Celtic mythology, the Warrior Lugh, crosses Woodland heading to Tara to join the court of King Nuada and the Tuatha De Danaan. Nuada and his kingdom are at this time oppressed by the Fomorian tribe, and trying to retaliate for their land and freedom. During Lugh's travel, he is bewitched by a faerie (Immrama) to a Beltane celebration, when the line between the human and fairy world are vulnerable and Lugh crosses unaware to The Otherworld - the fairy realm. Lugh and Immrama fall in love. However, they live in different times and worlds... Written by Anonymous

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person's consciousness into the person's past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it's Mystique who's responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • 47 Ronin

    47 Ronin (2013)
    Film by Carl Rinsch (Action, Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Visual effects While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. Written by Immanuel A.

  • Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World (2013)
    Film by Alan Taylor (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Visual effects Thousands of years ago, a race of beings known as Dark Elves tried to send the universe into darkness by using a weapon known as the Aether. Warriors from Asgard stop them but their leader Malekith escapes to wait for another opportunity. The warriors find the Aether and since it cannot be destroyed, they try to hide it. In the present day, Jane Foster awaits the return of Thor although it has been two years since they last saw once another. In the meantime, Thor has been trying to bring peace to the nine realms. Jane discovers an anomaly similar to the one that brought Thor to Earth. She goes to investigate, finds a wormhole, and is sucked into it. Back on Asgard, Thor wishes to return to Earth but his father, Odin refuses to let him. Thor learns from Heimdall, who can see into all of the realms, that Jane disappeared. Thor then returns to Earth just as Jane reappears. However, when some policemen try to arrest her, an unknown energy repulses them. Thor then brings Jane to Asgard to ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim (2013)
    Film by Guillermo del Toro (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects When monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. Written by Del Torro

  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation

    G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. Written by Anonymous

  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
    Film by Tommy Wirkola (Action, Fantasy and Horror) Visual effects The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff that wants to burn her accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is the responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Wolverine

    The Wolverine (2013)
    Film by James Mangold (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
    Film by Timur Bekmambetov (Action, Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Visual effects At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. Many years later as President of the United States, he comes to realize that vampires are fighting with the Confederate forces. As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them. Written by garykmcd

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers (2012)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. Written by WellardRockard

  • Katy Perry: Part of Me

    Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
    Film (Documentary and Music) Visual effects The life, career and music of singer Katy Perry as we follow her on the California Dreams tour.

  • Trash or Treasure 2012

    Trash or Treasure 2012 (2012)
    Film (short) by Lalit Bhusal (Drama) Producer A discarded gift, when empowered by a child's simple desire. Brings joy in abundance when trapped in poverty's mire. Across the sea where wealth flows like honey from the bee, Encouraging heartless dissatisfaction in the likes of you and me. Written by Sheila Evans

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Thor

    Thor (2011)
    Film by Kenneth Branagh (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Visual effects The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. Written by Anonymous

  • The Green Hornet

    The Green Hornet (2011)
    Film by Michel Gondry (Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

  • Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels (2010)
    Film by Rob Letterman (Adventure, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects Lemuel Gulliver has been working in the mail room of a New York daily newspaper for the past ten years. Afraid to put himself out there, he considers himself a loser, as do all his peers. One day, after having finally had enough, he decides to declare his flame to the beautiful Darcy Silverman, the newspaper's travel editor and one of Gulliver's only friends...only to chicken out at the last minute and instead tell her that he'd like to try his hand at writing a column. Darcy accepts and sends him on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle. There, Gulliver becomes shipwrecked and ends up on the island of Liliput, where he is twelve taller than the tallest man. For the first time, Gulliver has people looking up to him... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

  • Jackass 3D

    Jackass 3D (2010)
    Film (Documentary, Action and Comedy) Visual effects 'Jackass 3D' opens with the entire cast all lined up, each wearing a different color of the rainbow, in front of a rainbow colored background, each in turn being attacked in various ways. Some of the footage is slowed down for maximal effect. This is repeated again at the end of the movie with additional explosions mixed in with gallons of water to wash away the cast- chaos is resumed. Throughout the movie the team are subjected to the usual foray of physical abuse from team members or perform hilarious stunts (including some of the more stomach turning stunts such as the Sweat suit cocktail, Toy Train Eruption and Poo Cocktail Supreme - not for the weak stomached!). Written by IMDb Editors.

  • Anthro

    Anthro (2009)
    Film (short) by Aristomenis Tsirbas (Sci-Fi) Visual effects Experiments in artificial evolution have given birth to Anthro - a man millions of years more advanced than any human.

  • Sachi's Quest

    Sachi's Quest (2006)
    Video Game (Adventure) Visual effects, Producer, Director, Writer, Actor In a very dark far future, an elite female agent discovers a moving threat that could wipe out the entire human race. Giving chase to this threat, it becomes her mission to travel from one hostile alien planet to the next, leading to a final showdown on a conquered world known as Earth. Written by Chris O'Connell (VI)

  • Titanic

    Titanic (1997)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Visual effects 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park (1993)
    Film (Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island. Written by Film_Fan

Education

  • The DAVE School
    (2008-2009)

  • Elms College (Chicopee, MA)
    (2001-2003)

  • Westfield State University (Westfield, MA)
    (1999-2001)

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