CG/VFX Supervisor, Designer, Generalist, TD.
Art and engineering runs in the family so I am equally comfortable with artistic and technical sides of production. Started my career as a Designer / CG generalist for a large creative agency. Went on to freelance for many studios on both coasts, observing many different pipelines and trying every piece of software on the market. Have been in the LA film scene for the past 10 years.
As a CG/VFX supervisor I had to hire and manage teams of artists, spend a lot of time on set, use project management software like shotgun and design efficient workflows for aggressive deadlines and budgets.
I work on a variety of projects and specialize in post fire, liquid, hard body, cloth and particle simulations. A generalist at heart with a lot of match-moving, modeling, mograph, scripting, automation, compositing, matte painting and lighting/rendering experience. I also dabble in 3D printing, unity and VR.
From look-dev, movie script optimization and original IP - to hands on production, custom hardware, staffing and budget estimates - I have done it all. This allows me to see the big picture and make well informed decisions at all stages of production.
Unique traits: Balanced mix of artistic and technical skills. Extensive understanding of and practical experience with post production. Ability to see the big picture and love to optimize efficiency. Very direct and to the point, no sugarcoating.
Film (Animation, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Visual effects Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger - an extraordinary stranger, which slowly became a cure for his negative view on life that possibly will change his mundane life. Written by Gusde
Film (Drama and Family) Visual effects A quirky, coming-of-age dramedy about Scout, a rebellious, slightly bad-ass fifteen-year-old Goth girl from the wrong side of the tracks who convinces a wealthy suicidal mental patient to go on a road trip with her across West Texas to track down her little sister who's been taken by the father who abandoned them. At its heart this is a story about family and how two unlikely misfits come together to create their own family.
The Last Survivors
Film (Action and Thriller) Visual effects At the edge of an expansive barren valley, all that remains of The Wallace Farm for Wayward Youth is a few hollowed-out husks of buildings. Seventeen year-old Kendal (Haley Lu Richardson) can barely recall when the Oregon valley was still lush. It's been a decade since the last rainfall, and society at large has dried up and blown away. Kendal and the few others that remain barely scrape by, while dreaming of escape. When a greedy water baron lays claim to what little of the precious resource remains underground, Kendal must decide whether to run and hide or bravely fight for the few cherished people and things she has left. Written by Doug
The Looking Planet
Film (Animation, Short, Adventure, Fantasy and 1 More) Visual effects During the construction of the universe, a young member of the Cosmos Corps of Engineers decides to break some fundamental laws in the name of self-expression.
Film (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Visual effects A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.
Film (Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Bad Turn Worse
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Visual effects Three Texas teens hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.
Kill the Dictator
Film (Drama) Visual effects The United States was very concerned about the instability of the region, with Cuba on one end and the Dominican Republic on the other. Something had to be done. At first, Lt. Garcia Guerrero was proud to have been assigned as an aid to General Trujillo only to witness, first hand, the atrocities and demented actions of the dictator. Everything Lt. Garcia Guerrero loved was being stripped from him... the love of his life, members of his family and the love for his country. Thousands of innocent people were being killed, the country was in turmoil and gripped with fear. Someone had to step up to the plate and take immediate action and Lt. Garcia Guerrero became the inside man in the plot to kill the dictator. Written by Anonymous
Film (Horror and Thriller) Visual effects Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.
Film (Action, Drama, Fantasy and Thriller) Visual effects In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Visual effects Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. Written by <email@example.com>
Battle for Terra
Film (Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects BATTLE for TERRA is a fantastic journey to worlds we have only dreamed of. It is a story of friendship, family, sacrifice and most importantly, the realization that all of our survival relies on our earth's precious natural resources. Written by Elissa Greer
Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)