OBJECTIVE

High-energy and self-motivated individual seeking a position as a Senior Lighting/Compositing Technical Director.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, California

  • Senior Lighting and Compositing Technical Director, November 2014 – Present
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Connected”
    • Lighting Lead, Look Development & Compositing for “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
    • Senior Compositor for “Love, Death & Robots – Lucky 13”
    • Look Development, Lighting & Compositing for “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Smurfs: The Lost Village”
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Ghostbusters”
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Alice Through the Looking Glass”
    • Look Development, Lighting & Compositing for “Hotel Transylvania 2”

Blur Studio, Culver City, California

  • Scene Assembler, July 2014 – September 2014
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” TV Spot

Industrial Light & Magic, San Francisco, California

  • Digital Artist, Compositor, May 2014 – July 2014
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, California

  • Senior Lighting and Compositing Technical Director, February 2013 – March 2014
    • Compositing & FX Look Development for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2”
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Smurfs 2”

Rhythm & Hues, El Segundo, California

  • Senior Lighting Technical Director, November 2012 – February 2013
    • Lighting for “Into the Storm”

Mirada Studios, Marina Del Ray, California

  • Compositor, October 2012
    • Lead Compositor for “Disney Infinity” commercial spot

Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, California

  • Senior Lighting and Compositing Technical Director, October 2010 – July 2012
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Hotel Transylvania”
    • Lighting & Compositing & Stereo Lead for “The Amazing Spider-Man”
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Arthur Christmas”
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Green Lantern”
    • Stereoscopic Compositing for “Green Hornet”

Animal Logic, Sydney, Australia

  • Lighting and Compositing Technical Director, May 2010 – August 2010
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Legend of the Guardians”

Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, California

  • Lighting Technical Director, November 2009 – January 2010
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Alice In Wonderland”

Weta Digital, Wellington, New Zealand

  • Lighting Technical Director, September 2009 – November 2009
    • Lighting & Compositing for “Avatar”

Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, California

  • Lighting and Compositing Technical Director, January 2009 – June 2009
    • Lighting & Compositing for “G-Force”

Walt Disney Feature Animation, Burbank, California

  • Lighting/Compositing Assistant Technical Director, December 2007 – December 2008
    • Worked in both the shot finaling and technical animation departments developing tools in conjunction with creating 3D stereoscopic imagery for “Bolt”

Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, California

  • Associate Technical Director, August 2007 – October 2007
    • Created 3D stereoscopic imagery for “Beowulf 3D”

COMPUTER SKILLS

Programming

  • MEL, Python, Visual Basic, Java, JavaScript, ActionScript, HTML, ASP, SQL, Perl, PHP, C++

Operating Systems

  • Windows, MacOS, MS-DOS, UNIX, LINUX

Software

  • Maya, 3ds Max, Houdini, Nuke, Shake, Digital Fusion, Katana, Arnold, RenderMan, Mental Ray, Photoshop and V-Ray

AREAS OF STRENGTH AND KEY SKILLS

  • Proven ability to learn a company’s pipeline and software in a short time and produce high quality work
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work efficiently in a team environment
  • Creative technical and artistic problem solving

EDUCATION

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Rochester, New York

  • Master of Fine Arts, Computer Animation, May 2007
    • GPA: 3.8
  • Bachelor of Science, Information Technology, May 2002
    • Concentration: Web Design/Programming and Interactive Multimedia
    • GPA: 3.7

AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Sony Pictures Imageworks 2020 Award for Outstanding Shot in a Feature
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Applause Award recipient for:
    • Lucky 13” from “Love, Death & Robots” Netflix series
    • Alice Through the Looking Glass
    • The Amazing Spider-Man
    • Arthur Christmas
      • Applause Awards are for outstanding performance and lasting contribution to SPE. Demonstrating exceptional initiative and teamwork