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2014 Spring Reel

 

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2013 Roto Reel

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Experience

 

Weta Digital | Paint Artist July 2014 – Present
-Plate prep for handoff to the compositing department.
-Marker, wire, rig, and proxy removal
-Frame-by-frame and procedural paint.
-Native stereoscopic workflows.
-Delivered 2K & 5K stereo plates @ 48fps.
-Extensive use of Nuke and Silhouette.
• The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Industrial Light & Magic | Roto / Paint Artist March 2014 – July 2014
-Generated articulated mattes and overall plate prep.
-Marker, wire, and rig removal.
-Frame-by-frame and procedural paint.
-Native stereoscopic workflows.
-Finalized shots up to a 4K resolution.
-Heavy use of proprietary software and Nuke.
• Tomorrowland
• Transformers: Age of Extinction
Dreamworks Animation | Image Finaling / Paint Artist March 2014
-Tasked with “polishing” shots from Dreamwork’s Lighting Department for final delivery.
-Primary duties involve roto / paint, tracking, color correction, and correcting native stereoscopic discrepancies.
-Extensive use of Nuke’s 3D Compositing Tools (Projections).
-Troubleshoot scripts and previously generated work files to diagnose rendering issues.
-Heavy use of Nuke and some Photoshop.
• How to Train Your Dragon 2
Stereo D | Stereoscopic Compositor April 2013 – February 2014
-Responsible for finalizing shots in stereo for high-profile feature films.
-Worked closely with fellow artists and leads/supervisors to deliver complex shots in a timely matter.
-Delivered test shots for bidding on potential projects.
-Plate Prep, Procedural Clean Plating, 2D / 3D Tracking, Matte Extraction, Projections, and Stereo Painting.
-2D / 3D / CG Compositing.
-Extensive use of NukeX, After Effects, and Photoshop.
• Mad Max: Fury Road
• Godzilla
• X-MEN: Days of Future Past
• Captain America: The Winter Soldier
• Need for Speed
• 47 Ronin
• Thor: The Dark World
• Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
• R.I.P.D.
• The Wolverine
• Pacific Rim
Blur Studio | Paint Artist Sep 2013
-Joined Blur Studio’s Compositing Team to assist in delivery of Thor 2’s opening prologue.
-Digital paint touch-up for character costumes (procedural and frame-by-frame painting).
-Finalized shots with Nuke.
•Thor: The Dark World
Stereo D | Stereoscopic Roto Artist Dec 2012 – April 2013
-Generated articulated mattes for stereoscopic depth and compositing.
-Responsible for rotoscoping test shots to bid on potential projects.
-Duties also include QC of mattes generated from third-party vendors.
-Extensive use of Silhouette and Mocha.
• Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
• R.I.P.D.
• The Wolverine
• Pacific Rim
• Star Trek Into Darkness
• Iron Man 3
• Jurassic Park 3D
• G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Freelance | Compositor / Roto / Paint 2011 – 2013
-Collaborated on indie films for premieres at SUNDANCE, CANNES, SXSW, Tribeca, and Comic-Con.
-Delivered formats from Super 16 to RED EPIC 4K and ARRI ALEXA.
-Plate Prep, Keying, Projections, Color Matching, and Live Action / CG / Miniature Compositing with Nuke.
-Experience with a variety of plug-ins including Trapcode, Furnace Tools, and Genart’s Sapphire plug-ins.
• Beasts of the Southern Wild
• Fruitvale Station
• Bluebird
• Saving Lincoln
• CXL
• Valiant
• Munchausen
• Advantageous
• Cicada Princess
• Darnaa – Already Loving You

 

Technical Proficiency

 

- Keying (Keylight, IBK, Primatte)
- 2D and 2.5D Compositing
- Stereoscopic workflows
- Foundry’s Furnace Tools, GenArt’s Saphire Plug-ins, Trapcode Suite
- Foundry Nuke 6.3+ / SFX Silhouette / Adobe AE & PS / Mocha / PFTrack
- Mac OS X / Windows / Linux
- Comfortable with Vue / Final Cut / Maya / Boujou / Mental Ray / Python

 

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You may also reach me directly by emailing naren.naidoo.n@gmail.com.