Final Year Project:
For my final year project I created a bloodthirsty live action short film focusing on compositing in digital assets, showcasing many of the skills I have learnt whilst being at university such as tracking and rotoscoping , but also learning new skills like rope clean up and developing on my projection mapping skills. My film was greatly inspired by films like Terminator with the POV overlay effects and John Wick with the exciting action.
VFX Compositing Show reel:
Throughout my time at University I have had the opportunity to learn new skills and develop them through the years. This show reel showcases the highlights from previous projects. Showcasing all the skills I have learnt and aim to carry on developing. This show reel is my most up to date work with some shots having been tweaked since producing the films.
3rd Year Group Project “WANTED”:
For our 3rd year group project we created an animated short film in the style of a western called ‘WANTEDd’ which was about a man who is robbing a saloon and is getting chased out of town by law men. I was the director and was responsible for anything that wasn’t animated or rigged, such as the texturing, lighting and rendering but my main focus was the VFX and specifically compositing. I was able to greatly develop my skills with matte painting and sky replacement as well as FX simulations. With this animated project I aimed to showcase my skills in full CG.
WANTED VFX Breakdown:
This is my individual contribution to the group project where we created a western animation. My main focus was compositing however throughout the project I found myself generalizing by creating all the simulations, texturing and all FX work.
BA(Hons) Visual Effects
I am a third-year student who is passionate about photography and cinema. My dream is that I want to be part of an award winning VFX film. The particular area of study that interests me the most is compositing and is the area that I have been trying to develop skills in the furthest, which I have been able to successfully do at my time at university throughout with a variety of live action and full CG short films to show for it.
Software & Hardware Proficiencies
I have skills using Maya for a variety of things, I am very comfortable with it, I’ve used it for compositing, animating and modelling. Also have a strong understanding of Nuke X using it in most of my projects. I gained knowledge of Substance Painter and with a lot of use in my fully CG projects I was able to grasp it very quick and became comfortable with it., I have used Shotgun Studio for a lot of my group projects so that we could showcase our work and keep up to date with setting tasks. Premiere Pro has been used in my projects for all of the editing and to composite over some effects for my live action film.
Employment, Work Experience & Volunteering
Not a lot of relevant experience, mostly worked in pubs from 16 and am currently working at Teesside Students Union as bar staff. However I did do a week of work experience as a graphics designer creating logos and web designing in groups, this is where I gained my first experience in using Photoshop and visually designing something which really interested me at a young age.
However recently I was involved in an ILM Dailies session which involved me showing their members our show reels and been given feedback from them which proved very valuable as there were aspects in my show reel I didn’t know to fix. ILM have also been involved in our group projects where sometimes they would come in to see our progress with our work and give feedback on ways to improve it using different camera angles etc.