A Professional in Many Disciplines.
I love digital art and logistics. Spending over a decade in post-production VFX, it has given me the opportunity to work in other industries at several capacities.
I’m artistic and heavily computer oriented. I can deliver anything from a simple touch up to a full-fledged visual effects shot ready for air. With Photography and Retouching in my arsenal, I navigate the digital media world very well. Let me also shed light on the fact I’m very logistical and analytical. My radar is to find inconsistencies so I can develop and execute a solution. It’s creative problem solving with aesthetic allure. I have a strong work ethic with a friendly demeanor. I will bring my mastery of knowledge and skill sets to the table to make the most out of every opportunity given to me.
12+ years as a VFX artist:
– Compositor, 3d modeling (Maya), lighting, photo Retoucher, TV, Film, commercials, interstitials, advertising/marketing, magazine and education.
– Career encapsulates 3D animator for PBS, Stereoscopic Compositor for Harry Potter (as well as many other films), VFX TD for Warner Bros. Animation, Retoucher for 3 Satellite Magazine Issues & High End Clients as well as Onset VFX Supervisor on many independent projects.
– Interim College Professor. Teaching digital lighting and VFX,Created instructional manuals to private clients, worked onset within many roles of production
– Senior Retoucher and Project Manager for MVC Agency
– Proficient in computer rendering/creative programs: Maya, Mocha, Nuke, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere)
Other Journeys & Adventures
I’ve always been one to be fascinated with the world around us. How everything works and how it works together. From how does a car work and how do you fix it to why is the ocean blue and how does it change colors? The world just makes more sense when you know why and how.
Well to find out the answers, they must be researched but not all answers are best found in books. They are found by doing, failing and trying again (and again and again). Besides, I don’t know about you but I learn best by doing.
So here’s a list of what I’ve done that doesn’t fit into the nice fruit bowl of VFX…
- Studied to be a Marine Biologist or Oceanographer (undecided, withdrew 2nd year)
- Learned Corel Draw / Photopaint in 1992 (first experience with clip art, vectors and photo manipulation)
- Automotive General Mechanic (garage mechanic since I was 15, 3 years as a job)
- Oil changes, tire rotations, basic automotive upkeep
- Clutch replacements
- General 100K mile part replacements
- Pizza Hut Customer Service Rep. Yea I was the guy that made sure your order was right every time.
- Stocker/Customer Service Rep & CSM in training for Office Retail
- Earning an achievement of largest 1 day sale of office furniture ($8,000.00 pre tax)
- Running the front end (opening and closing)
- Knew every product in inventory and how it was used
- Overnight Mass Receive Forklift Driver for Lowes
- Hired to do mass receival for a newly opening store
- Worked 16 hour shifts offloading 60’ trailers
- Stocked Hardware Plumbing Top Stocks (3 stories off the ground)
- Vinyl Sign Installer
- Installed vinyl on all kinds of materials and substrates
- Installed Illuminating Signs 3 stories off the ground with just a simple extension ladder
- Vinyl wrapped cars and taxis
- Installed construction site “V” signs (hole digging, concrete, taper proof screws and lots of labor)
- Bouncer and Head of Security
- Bouncer & Head of Security for 3 years at multiple bars in Savannah, GA
- Ran my own private security company in college
- Warehouse Worker
- Worked in the Georgia summer heat w/o fans or AC
- Offloaded 60’ trailers of fans (oh the irony)
- Worked onset for a couple music videos
- Head PA for Sketchers Commercial
- DIT for a Meghan Trainor video
- Onset graphic designer for Lana Del Rey music video
- Security Guard for Kaskade
- Architectural Drafter
- Designed and cleaned up blueprints using Illustrator