From T.V. commercials to feature film—from photo realistic rendering to stylized C.G. worlds—my career as a generalist technical director and lighting artist has encompassed projects at several animation studios.
It began at Rhythm & Hues Studios and included effects animation for a Coke: Polar Bears commercial, lighting & compositing of C.G. elements in to several films and a fully rendered stereoscopic, motion based ride film for Caesars Palace, Los Vegas.
As a feature animation lighting artist, I lit scenes in Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Shrek 2 & Madagascar.
As a frequent contributor to the Pixar Short Films department, I lead several projects, staffing, directing lighting and serving as technical advisor to the projects directors. Through my leadership roll, I was involved is all aspects of the Pixar shorts pipeline from storyboarding to recording voice talent to final post production. As a generalist my work included shader writing, texture painting, modeling, animation rigging, lighting & compositing.