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Felipe Ruiz Reyes
Lighting & Stereo TD
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STATEMENT
Expertise in pipeline technical-direction and software development for animation and vfx-driven films. Lighting, compositing and stereo are my primary fields of interests.
WORK EXPERIENCE

Nitrogen Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada  –  May.2014 - Present
    > Backend Pipeline Lead
          Develop and implement pipeline workflows to ease integration of assets between backend-departments at the studio
    > Lighting Lead
          Sausage Party

MPC - Moving Picture Company, Vancouver, BC, Canada  –  Oct.2013 - Apr.2014
    > Lighting TD
          Godzilla, Edge of Tomorrow, Game of Thrones

Walt Disney Animation Studios, Burbank, CA  –  Mar.2012 - Oct.2013
    > Stereoscopic Assosiate
          Frozen
    > Lighting Apprentice - Stereoscopic Apprentice
          Wreck-It Ralph
    > Lighting Apprentice – Talent Development

Reel FX, Dallas, TX  –  Jan.2012 - Mar.2012
    > Lighting Apprentice
          Despicable Me Motion Ride (Universal Studios), Rockettes Underground

Ember Lab, Orange, CA  –  Oct.2011 - Jan.2012
    > 3D Generalist
          Coca-Cola's Crabs & Penguins

Brain Zoo Studios, Van Nuys, TX  –  Jun.2012 - Sep.2012
    > Lighter/Compositor – 3D Artist
          Stratego commercial, Skylanders 3DS, Kinect Starwars

Sony Imageworks, Culver City, CA  –  Jun.2010 - Aug.2010
    > Lighting and Compositing Intern
          8-week training under the supervision of mentors. Learned the production pipeline, worked on training shots using proprietary software.

Personal Projects
          Direction, lighting, and compositing for VFX-short: Lighthearted (Dec.2010)
          Direction, animation, and lighting for animated short: Stix (May.2010)
          Direction and motion graphics animated short: Being a Hippo... (Dec.2009)
          Direction and compositing for animated short: Digital Mishap (Dec.2008)
          Rigging lead and animation for animated short: The Longest Moment (Aug.2008)
          3D animation and set decoration for feature film: Waking Dreams (Nov.2006)

EDUCATION
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
- Graduate, Masters of Fine Arts | Arts and Technology , Dec.2010
- Undergraduate, Bachelor's of Arts | Arts and Technology and Computer Science , May.2009
SOFTWARE
3D – Maya, Nuke, Arnold, RenderMan, Mental Ray, Vray
2D – Nuke, After Effects, Photoshop
PL – Python, Mel, Maya API, C++, Pymel, Javascript, Shell -- Object Oriented Programming
OS – UNIX (Linux/Sun/Solaris), Windows, Apple Mac OS
Personal Projects
The Grid – iOS game (Work in Progress)
Lighthearted – short film (2010)
Stix– short film (2010)
Being a Hippo... – short film (2009)
Digital Mishap – short film (2008)
The Longest Moment... – short film (2008)
Night Jazz – short film (2004)
FILM FESTIVALS and AWARDS
- El Gesto en el Momento Film Festival (2011)
- ASIFA-Hollywood Student Animation Festival (2010)
- MidWest Three-Minute Film Festival (Best Animated Film) (2010)
- ABOSG Student Animation Competition (Best in Show) (2009)
- Cosmic Film Festival (Best in Show and Best Animated Film) (2008-09)
- Rio Grande Animation Festival (Grand Prize Winner) (2004)
- ComputingFest (First Prize Winner) (2008)
- Magna Cum Laude
- UTD Dean’s Honor Roll
- PTA Reflections Program National Merit Recognition in Musical Composition (2005)


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