As an accomplished VFX Designer with extensive experience of CG and Compositing within the broadcast industry (15 Years). I have acquired skills in art direction, compositing and render management which complement my 3D skills to achieve an all-rounder/generalist that can achieve most tasks required for project completion. I have vast experience in both studio based and remote working situations and am comfortable in my ability to complete jobs to standard and within the time frame required.
Skills & Software
3D – Modelling, Texturing & Animation. Dynamic Simulation, Particles & Character Rigging. Environment Creation using a combination of 3ds Max (15 Years), Maya and E-on Vue Extreme. I also have experience with Mudbox, Z Brush & Poser.
Composite & 2D – Adobe CS, Autodesk: Combustion & The Foundry’s: Nuke.
Tracking – Syntheyes – Boujou – PF Track
Render Management – Frantic Films Deadline – Autodesk Backburner and Pipeline FX’s Qube.
Other Software – Global Mapper
2013 – 2014 – Freelance Senior 3D Generalist
Bait Studio – Projects Include:Time Team – CG & VFX – 3ds Max, AE & Syntheyes – Model, Animate, Render & Composite. Honeywell – Product Video – 3ds Max, AE – Model, Animate & Render. Wild Shepherdess – Content – 3ds Max, AE – 3D Maps & Locators Tales From The Wild Wood – 3ds Max, AE – 3D Maps & Locators The Call Up – Feature – 3ds Max – The Machine – Feature – 3ds Max – Track,Animate, Render & Composite Aircraft in to shots. Embedded – Feature – 3ds Max – Track,Animate, Render & Composite Aircraft in to shots. Ludus – CBBC – 3ds Max – Creation of Generic 3D assets for use throughout the series A Poet In New York – 3ds Max – Asset Creation for Final VFX Shots 70′ Degrees – 3ds Max – 3D Asset Creation.
BBC Cymru Wales – Projects Include:Scrum V – Titles Re-Brand – Maya – Mental Ray X-Ray – Titles Re-Brand – Maya – Mental Ray Doctor Who – 50 Anniversary – small VFX Fixes – Maya – Lasers Live Longer Wales – Maya – Mental Ray – Doctor Who – The Time Of The Doctor – Maya – VRay – Casualty – Maya – 3D Asset Creation for Previz
2011 - 2013 - Senior VFX Designer - Mwnci/Gorilla/Bait Studio
Time Team - Series 18 & 19 - 3ds Max, AE & Syntheyes - 34 Episodes, 40 CG shots per episode.
2010 - 2011 - Senior VFX Designer - BBC Cymru Wales
Egypt - What Lies Beneath - 3ds Max, Nuke & Vue Extreme - Layout & Previz - Multiple Shots
2006 - 2010 - Freelance - 3D Animator / Designer - BBC Cymru WalesHuman Planet – Content & Earth Maps – 3ds Max, Mental Ray, AE & Nuke Little Human Planet – Content & Earth Maps – 3ds Max, Mental Ray, AE & Nuke WeatherMan Walking – Walk Maps – 3ds Max, AE. Children Of The Revolution – Content – 3ds Max, Mental Ray, AE Museum Of Life – Walk Maps – 3ds Max, AE. Wales And The History Of The World – Maps – 3ds Max, AE. Green Wales Campaign – 40″ Promo – 3ds Max, AE. Scrum V – Titles – 3ds Max, AE. Y Clwb – Titles – 3ds Max, AE. X-Ray – Titles & Content – 3ds Max, AE. Montezuma – Titles, Content & Maps – 3ds Max, AE. A Garden In Snowdonia -Titles – 3ds Max, AE. Dr Who Confidential – Titles HD – 3ds Max, AE. Torchwood – On Set GFX – 3ds Max, AE. Sarah Jayne Adventures – On Set GFX – 3ds Max, AE. Young Dracula – Content CG/VFX – 3ds Max, AE. Dom On The Case of Cars – Titles – 3ds Max, AE. Coal House Years – Titles – 3ds Max, AE. Ruth Jones – Radio Show Promo – Content – 3ds Max, AE. Radio Wales Promo – Footy On The Radio – Promo – 3ds Max, AE. Dragons Eye – Titles & VR Set Design – 3ds Max, AE. Safe As Houses – Titles & Stings – 3ds Max, AE. Dr Who – Monster Files – 3D Assets – 3ds Max Oflaen Dy Lygaid – Climate Change – Content – 3ds Max, AE. There are many more smaller projects that are listed in my credits.
2004 – 2006 – Lead 3D Animator – Pyramid Tv Ltd – Cardiff
2000 – 2004 – 3D Animator / Designer – Pyramid Tv Ltd – Cardiff
1999 – 2000 – Technical Runner – Pyramid Tv Ltd – Cardiff
Projects Outline ( A sample of projects worked on over the last couple of years)
Time Team – 34 Episodes, The Machine – Feature Film, Wild Shepherdess, Wild Wood, Egypt – What lies Beneath, Welsh Icons, Weather Man Walking, Human Planet, Museum Of Life, Montezuma, Taro Naw, Children Of The Revolution, Green Wales Campaign Promos, Ruth Jones – Radio Show Promos, Footy On The Radio Promos, China’s Terracotta Army, Doctor Who Confidential – HD, Dragons Eye, Gardens Of Snowdonia, Doms on The Case Of Cars, Wales and the History Of The World, X-Ray, Pobwl Y Cwm, Scrum V, Y Clwb Rygbi, Stones Of Rosslyn, Young Dracula, Bryn Terfyl’s Faeniol Festival, National Eisteddfod, Young Musician Of The Year, Baby Supermodels, Week In Week Out, Mosgito, Pwb Y Fan, Safe as Houses, Sarah Jayne Adventures, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The One Show, Shiva – India dance Wales, Roman Baths, Sports Wales, Wyse Winterm Ads, Beagle II – Mission To Mars, Telledu Cymru, Sky – Super Keno, Freesports On 4, Aryline, Coal House.
HND – Animation & Electronic Image Manipulation – GCADT
Foundation Art & Design – GCADT
3 – A Level & 9 – GCSE passes – C and above – Tonyrefail Comprehensive School