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Shot Breakdown

Shot Software/ Medium Type/ Input Film/ Project Title Work Description
01 Maya, Mental Ray, Maya Cloth, Photoshop, After Effects Freelance project Book Opening Produced entire 3D scene for KAT Communications, modeling and texturing items. Pages simulated using Maya Cloth. Tracking data used in After Effects to composite 2D video into pages. Incorporated 2D animations (produced by Emily Eslinger) into pages.
02 Maya, Mental Ray, Maya Fur, Photoshop Personal project 100% Old Man Modeled 3D head from reference photography. Detailed/sculpted and textured  in Zbrush. Final render passes completed in Maya using displacement and bump maps. Hair created using Maya Fur.
03 Maya, SyFlex, Maya Cloth Film/ team member Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire Created clothing for character digital doubles. Low/ high res panels modeled and UV’d – constrained, draped and stitched with Maya cloth. Performed parameter setup and simulation testing with SyFlex.
04 Maya, SyFlex, Maya Cloth Film/ team member Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire Created clothing for character digital doubles. Low/ high res panels modeled and UV’d – constrained, draped and stitched with Maya cloth. Performed parameter setup and simulation testing with SyFlex.
05 Maya Film/ team member Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire Built 3D models of character backpacks to match reference materials. Prepared UVs for texturing.
06 Maya, Shave and a Haircut, Photoshop Personal project/ 100% Deer Shot Modeled and UV’d low and high res model of deer for shot integration. Diffuse, specular and bump maps produced.
07 Maya, Shave and a Haircut, Photoshop, Premiere, Shake Personal project/ 100% Deer Shot The integration of a 3D deer into real life footage. Including: concept, modeling, UV setup, texturing, fur, rigging, animation, HDRI lighting with global illumination, rendering and compositing of deer.
08 Pencil/paper, Photoshop Bachelor’s project/ 100% Matte Painting Concept sketch for WWII scene.
09 Maya Bachelor’s project 100% Matte Painting Vehicle modeled, UV’d and textured for integration into shot.
10 Maya, Photoshop, Premiere, Shake Bachelor’s project/ 100% Matte Painting All items modeled from polygons before projecting UV’s along camera for 2½D texturing/ matte painting. Textures hand drawn in Photoshop, subtle camera move added to demonstrate 3D effect.
11 Maya, Boujou/ 3D Equalizer, Gimp, Photoshop, Shake, In-house HDRI Software Film/ team member Batman Begins Matchmoved right hand footage of Chicago and left hand miniature of the ‘Narrows’, including 3D placement of markers used by other team members for building lights, smoke, misc. elements, 3D buildings across shot horizon and placement of police vehicles. Modeled and textured (with HDRI maps) distant low res buildings. Textured the two SWAT vans in the bottom right of the shot. The 3D models in the shot (buildings, monorail, cars) were lit by other team members using HDRI maps that I created.
12 Maya, Boujou/ 3D Equalizer, Gimp, Photoshop, Shake, In-house HDRI Software Film/ team member Batman Begins Matchmoved ‘Narrows’ miniature for integration of 3D monorail and foreground buildings, by other team members. Created 3D markers used by other team members for building lights, smoke plumes and misc. elements. Modeled and textured (with HDRI maps) low res buildings in distance. Created HDRI ‘window box’ textures for use in foreground high res building windows. Foreground/ distant 3D was lit by other team members using HDRI maps that I created.
13 Maya, Boujou/ 3D Equalizer, Gimp, Photoshop, Shake, In-house HDRI Software, Renderman Film/ team member Batman Begins Matchmoved miniature plates, including 3D placement of markers used by other team members for building lights, smoke plumes and distant building plates. Technical animation, lighting and rendering of drain covers blasting up through smoke plumes. Additional 3D models in the shot (monorail, misc. items) were lit by other team members using HDRI maps that I created.
14 Boujou, Maya, Shake Film/ team member Batman Begins Matchmoved interior carriage shot and three exterior helicopter flythrough shots of Chicago buildings. Lined up and animated each exterior plate to give feeling of perspective and mimic gentle rocking of carriage.
15 Maya Film/ team member Thunderbirds Modeled and UV’d 3D communications tower seen flying past the camera.
16 Maya Film/ team member Thunderbirds Modeled 3D swimming pool drain cover that passes over the camera.
17 Maya, Mental Ray, After Effects Freelance project Dakota Digital Film Festival Used original 2D design (Abby Anderson) and constructed 3D animated version to replicate a lens pulling in/out of focus. Used yearly at the Dakota Digital Film Festival.
18 Photoshop Bachelor’s major project 100% The Listeners Concept work for Listeners animation.
19 Maya, Photoshop Bachelor’s major project 100% The Listeners Modeled, UV’d and textured house and misc. items for integration into Listeners animation. Items lit, rendered and composited.
20 Maya, Photoshop Bachelor’s major project 100% The Listeners Modeled, UV’d and textured horse for integration into Listeners animation. Items lit, rendered and composited.
21 Maya, Photoshop Bachelor’s major project 100% The Listeners Modeled, UV’d, textured, rigged and animated man for Listeners animation. Items lit, rendered and composited.
22 Maya, Photoshop, After Effects Competition project 100% Hak.5 Logo Loop Modeled, textured, rigged and animated lead presenter as character for logo animation. Letters initially animated using dynamics. Animation featured on webisode.
23 Maya, Maya Fluids, Photoshop, After Effects Freelance project Fire Safety Video Simulated/animated a series of transitions/fire effects for KAT communications for use in children’s fire safety video. Fire simulated with Maya Fluids.
24 Graphite Pencil Master’s work/ 100% ‘Skin’ Large-scale drawing of hand close up, completed using pencil on paper.
25 Graphite pencil Master’s work/ 100% ‘Alyson’ Oversized freehand pencil drawing observed from a photograph.
26 Graphite pencil Master’s work/ 100% ‘Cloth’ Photographed and grid out a high res image of cloth before replicating each section with pencil to given time constraints.
27 Graphite Pencil Master’s work/ 100% ‘Denim’ Photographed and grid out a high res image of jean denim before replicating each section with pencil, to given time constraints.
28 Photoshop Personal project 100% ‘Denise and Ed’ Photoshop painting completed using stylus. Observed from reference photography.
29 Photoshop Personal project 100% ‘Rowan 03’ Photoshop painting completed using stylus. Observed from reference photography.
30 Photoshop Personal project 100% ‘Rowan 04’ Photoshop painting completed using stylus. Observed from reference photography.
31 Maya, Mental Ray, Maya Cloth, Photoshop, After Effects Freelance project Book Opening Produced entire 3D scene for KAT Communications, modeling and texturing items. Pages simulated using Maya Cloth. Tracking data used in After Effects to composite 2D video into pages. Incorporated 2D animations (produced by Emily Eslinger) into pages.