Objective

My goal is to overlap my love of film making, technology, and problem solving in a company that shares my enthusiasm for great visual storytelling.                      

Skills

  • 3D Generalist in Animation and Visual Effects

  • Miniature Fabrication and 3D Printing

  • Motion Graphics Artist

  • Audio Video Engineer

Experience

Sandbox Studio/CreativeDrive

Photo Retoucher | Portland, OR | Nov 2018 – Present

  • Remove wrinkles, dust, and blemishes from product, apparel or model without compromising the texture.

  • Address client requests to change color or design details of apparel.

Laika

Roto Paint Artist | Hillsboro, OR | Aug 2017 – May 2018

  • Remove rigs from stop motion animation footage.

  • Remove seams from the faces of stop motion puppets.

  • Remove dust from footage.

  • Repair "chatter" from faces.

  • Make all edits consistent in stereo, so the left and right eye edits are identical.

Taylor Twin Pictures

Multiple Freelance VFX and Animation Positions | Portland, OR | Apr 2003 – Present

  • Visual Effects Producer on the film Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time, an award-winning independent science fiction feature film available now through iTunes, Google Play, and many other streaming and download services. Specifically, I modeled flying vehicles in Maya, rendered them with Pixar’s RenderMan, and composited them into environments with Adobe After Effects.

  • Created a motion comic experience for the independent graphic novel, No’madd. It has yet to be released publicly. I brought the pages to life using animation and motion graphics techniques using Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere and Audition.

  • Directing an ongoing short CG/live action project between gigs called Huckleberry Crossing. It is a retro futuristic reimagining of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I am building all CG character rigs from 3D scan data of clay sculptures and all the environments are photographed hand built miniatures.

  • Created a virtual tour video for H.W. Metals in Tualatin. In order for their website to have a concise explanation of the capabilities of the company I 3D modeled all of the equipment in their facility so the viewer could see each machine and what it did.

  • Co-Directed a feature film, Evil Cult.

CTS Language Link

Audio Video Engineer | Vancouver, WA | Oct 2016 – Feb 2017

  • Rotoscoped out text from instructional medical videos and replaced it with text translated into other languages using After Effects.

  • Retimed videos with translated audio and picture using Premiere.

  • Engineered hours of audio for government contracts using Audition.

  • Rebuilt E-Learning classes in other languages using Articulate Storyline.

  • Authored custom made CD mailers for visually impaired voters to listen to before voting in the election.

Laika

Rapid Prototype Quality Assurance | Hillsboro, OR | Jul 2012 – Feb 2016

  • For four years, I maintained a high level of detail and consistency while processing thousands of 3D printed faces for stop-motion puppets on The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings.

  • Pulled powder based parts and resin based parts off printers on a daily basis.

  • Each face needed a unique approach for reinforcing, scraping, sanding, dipping in glue, magnetizing, glossing, and dulling before it was ready to deliver to the face library.

  • Met multiple deadlines per day, making shot deliveries that were essential to keeping the production on schedule.

  • Communicated with my team, the model shop, the RP production team, the face librarians, and supervisors to assure satisfaction on all sides and a quick turnaround.

Lakewood Theatre Company

Stage Manager | Lake Oswego, OR | Sep 2008 – Oct 2009

  • For four different stage productions, I managed actors, technicians, and props from the first rehearsal to the last performance.

  • Liaised with the director, the producers, costume designers, set designers, and set builders.

  • Communicated with front-of-house staff before a show and the light and sound booth, and orchestra pit during performance.

  • On The Producers I moved massive sets in and out between every scene.

  • Our production of Into the Woods won Outstanding Production at the Drammy Awards, the Portland theatre awards.

  • On The Producers I coordinated a lightning quick mic change right before “Springtime for Hitler” because the singer’s mic failed and needed to be swapped out.

  • On Oliver! I coordinated a cast containing many children.

  • On Oliver! I constantly rechoreographed dance numbers because the production coincided with the “Swine Flu” epidemic that often rendered members of my cast too ill to perform on any given night.

Portland Center Stage

Subscription Sales Agent | Portland, OR | Dec 2005 – Oct 2006

  • Called previous subscribers and ticket buyers to inform them of the upcoming season of plays.

  • My genuine excitement for talking about theatre made my sales numbers the biggest of the team. I could make every single show sound interesting to whoever I talked to.

Education

The Art Institute of Portland, Portland, OR

Bachelor of Fine Art in Animation, Jul 2013

  • Focus on CG film production pipeline and 3D modeling

  • Dean’s List and Honors Graduate

  • Produced CG student film Mummy Business

Proficiency

  • Nuke

  • Silhouette

  • Maya

  • ZBrush

  • Photoshop

  • After Effects

  • Premiere

  • RenderMan

  • Indesign

  • Illustrator

  • Audition

  • ProTools

  • Agisoft PhotoScan

  • TopoGun

Awards and Honors

  • Member of Laika's Rapid Prototype department which won a Science and Engineering Academy Award.

  • “Best VFX” award for Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival 2016.

  • “Outstanding Production” award for Into the Woods at the Drammy Awards 2009.

  • Honors Graduate and Dean’s List at The Art Institute of Portland.