Employment

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT OF AMERICA, Senior Tools Developer from April 2015 to present. 

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT OF AMERICA, Senior Technical Artist from July 2013 until April 2015. 

RHYTHM AND HUES STUDIOS, El Segundo CA, Senior Effects Technical Director working on "Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters". Employed December 2012 until studio closure in mid 2013.

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS, Burbank CA, USA. Technical Director supporting the effects department. Overhauled Houdini infrastructure from the
ground up, and developed effects production automation systems. Employed June 2011 to December 2012.

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC, Presidio, CA, USA. Technical Director using Houdini to complete effects for “Super 8”. Overhauled Houdini infrastructure at the studio, and developed Houdini production systems. Employed from January to May 2011.

EX'PRESSIONS COLLEGE, Emeryville, CA, USA. Taught a series of 6 classes on the Houdini 3D software to Pixar effects staff during November 2010. Taught an additional 2 day, 16 hour intensive to a small group of students on the Houdini 3D software.

IMAGEMOVERS DIGITAL, Novato, CA, USA. Senior Effects Tools Developer. Designed, implemented and managed almost all Houdini related systems for the studio. Completed various tools, plugins, and automated production systems. Employed February 2009 until studio closure in November 2010.

LAIKA, Portland, OR, USA. Environmental Effects Technical Director in the research and development department. Responsible for studio-wide Houdini support and pipeline integration. Employed September 2006 until mass layoffs of December 2008. 

LAIKA, Portland, OR, USA. Head of Effects. Guided studio on effects infrastructure and pipeline integration from March 2007 until July 2008.

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION, Glendale, CA, USA. Phone (818) 695 5000. Effects artist on Over the Hedge and Flushed Away. Undertook and completed integration of Houdini into the Dreamworks pipeline using perl and Houdini hscript and digital assets technology. Employed from June 2005 until August 2006.

DIGITAL DOMAIN, Venice, CA, USA. Phone (310) 314 2800. 3D artist on the "Day After Tomorrow" Tornado team. Responsible for the animation and set up of four seperate tornados and a hurricane. Worked on "Stealth" completing all weather effects for “Lightning Strike” sequence. Worked on some commercials and other films. Employed from March 2003 to May 2005.

CHANNEL 9 BRISBANE, Qld, Phone (07)3214 9892. Operating "Famous Faces" motion capture equipment f or the children's television show "Download" between
August and October 2002.

SENSES INTERACTIVE, Sydney, NSW, Phone (02) 9518 4918. Completed looping 3D work for industrial systems control interfaces at various times during 2000.

ANAT, Adelaide, SA, Phone (08) 8231 9037. Lecturer in Houdini 3D animation software and associated visual effects production techniques during the 1999
Australian Network for Art and Technology national summer school.

EXTRO DESIGN, North Sydney, NSW, Phone (02) 9955 3663. Employed on a freelance basis to complete animation for television stations using Houdini during September 1998.

AFTRS, North Ryde, NSW, Phone (02) 9805 6688. Employed on a casual basis as a lecturer in 3D animation and visual effects production techniques between mid August and October 1998 at the Australian Film Television and Radio School.

PHOTON VFX, Gold Coast QLD, Phone:(07) 5588 6776. Employed on a freelance basis for six weeks during July and August 1998 completing character animation for the Holden Barina "Concert" and "Topless" commercials.

CONJA, North Sydney NSW, Phone:(02) 9959 4600. Employed on a freelance basis during April 1998 to create animation for a Star City Casino Commercial using Alias Power Animator.

CONJA, North Sydney NSW, Phone:(02) 9959 4600. Employed on a freelance basis during February 1998 to complete animation for the Fox Sports Channel using Alias Power Animator.

ACME PHOTO DIGITAL, Artarmon, NSW, Phone:(02) 9438 2000. Employed on a freelance basis during November 1997 to complete animations for film and television using Houdini and Prisms.

CONJA, North Sydney NSW, Phone:(02) 9959 4600. Employed on a freelance basis between March and November 1997 to complete animation for a moving platform film ride using Alias Power Animator.

FOXTEL GRAPHICS, Pyrmont NSW, Phone: (02) 9200 1000. Employed on a freelance basis between November 1996 and February 1997 using Alias Power Animator, Prisms and Houdini v0.9.

GARNER MACLENNAN DESIGN, Crows Nest NSW, Phone: (02) 9438 1002 Employed during November 1996 on a freelance basis using Alias Power Animator.

ANIMAL LOGIC, Crows Nest NSW, Phone:(02) 9906 1232. Between July and November 1996 employed full time using Softimage, Eddie, Shadetree and Prman.

PLANET X STUDIOS, Prahran, Vic, Phone: (03) 9826 3744 Employed on a freelance basis to complete animations using Prisms and 3d Studio during May 1996.

PRIMAL SCREEN, South Melbourne, Vic, Phone: (03) 9645 4232 Employed between July 1995 and March 1996 using Prisms, Ice, 3d Studio and numerous other PC based FX packages.

NEW MEDIA ASSEMBLY, Carlton, Vic. Between January and July 1995, self employed creating audio-visual media. Created corporate videos and composed and engineered music for other corporate video producers.

LINC TV , Lismore, NSW, Ph (02) 9620 3000. Commissioned to produce 3D animated station ID’s and series titles for this regional community television station using Infini-d during late 1994.
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