VFX ARTIST
3D GENERALIST
PIPELINE INTEGRATOR

PORTFOLIO

01 / Unreal Engine
04 / Every Two Minutes
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07 / Parametric Design
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02 / Mind & Machine VFX
05 / Character Illustrations
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08 / Environments
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10 / Misc. Animations
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03 / Houdini
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06 / Product Illustrations
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09 / 3D Sketchbook
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10 / Pipeline Integration
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ABOUT

EDUCATION

BA Sculpture

MS Interactive Technologies

MFA Illustration

VISION

Focusing on systems integrations for VFX, film, TV, and stage performance.

TECHNOLOGY

In-depth understanding of SideFX Houdini, Unreal Engine, 3ds max, Maya, Substance Painter & Designer, Nuke, Fusion, Rhino3D, Inventor, Revit, and Softimage (RIP). Extensive render engine work with a multitude of engines including Arnold, Renderman, Octane, VRay, and Red Shift.

I am a Professor and technical 3D/VFX Artist working at the intersection of education, research, and production for over 25 years. That time has afforded me the opportunity to become skilled in the many fields and applications associated with 3D design, animation, and VFX. My specialization is in pipeline integration related to procedural simulation, character animation & rigging, rendering, compositing, virtual production, mechanical design, and digital cinematography. My initial industry focus had been primarily on simulation animation for agencies such as the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and the Center for Disease Control. I also teach full time at Lesley University where I hold the rank of Professor of VFX & Animation. My current research interests include machine learning for VFX, motion analysis solutions for live and virtual production, non-destructive VFX, interactive storytelling, and augmented reality.

 

CLIENT LIST

Otoy, Inc.
HBO
ZeroFX
Mind & Machine VFX

454 Productions

White Snake Projects
PluralSight
Noitom
GIS-NOW
Boston Children's Hospital
Building Conversation
Perkins Eastman Architectural Firm
Center for Disease Control
PARATUSEC Engineering & Consulting
Bounding Box Games
Fusion Marketing UK

 

Target

Happy Wasteland Studios

Worcester Art Museum

Cengage Learning

Lusacell Telecommunications

EcoTarium

Massachusetts SPCA

Absolute Thinking

Seidel Enterprises

DeSales University

Bugbee Productions

Crayola

PNC Financial Services Group

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Department of Defense

National Security Agency
 

 

CONTACT

Tel: Upon Request

1801 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02140

 

RESUME

Awards & Publications
  • Review: I Care if You Listen, Death By Life, June 6th, 2021

  • Review: Seen and Heard International, Death by Life, May 26th, 2021

  • Death by Life Opera, CrowdCast, World Premiere, May 20th - 24th, 2021

  • Cinefex Magazine, Issue 172, HBO "Raised by Wolves."

  • Alice in the Pandemic, Acquired by the Library of Congress for their permanent collection

  • Review: Opera News, Alice in the Pandemic, October 23rd 2020.

  • Review: Broadway World, Alice in the Pandemic, October 25th, 2020.

  • Review: The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Alice in the Pandemic, October 26th, 2020.

  • Review: The New Yorker, Alice in the Pandemic, October 20th, 2020.

  • Alice in the Pandemic Opera, CrowdCast, World Premiere, October 23rd – 27th 2020.

  • PermaDeath Opera, Majestic Theater, Boston, MA. September 27th – 29th 2018.

  • Fairytales, Folktales, and Fables, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA, 2018

  • 1 in 3 Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence, Roberts and Raizes Galleries, Lesley Art and Design, Cambridge, MA

  • Curated Exhibitor, Different Games Conference, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, 2018

  • Participated in Boston 25 News segment on merging live theater with video game technology

  • Exhibited excerpt of PermaDeath opera CGI, ALS Panel Discussion, Lesley University, 2018

  • Exhibitor & Panel Discussion, PAX East, Boston, MA, 2018

  • Serving on the Executive Board for Global Awareness Society International, 2017

  • Every Two Minutes, animation exhibit, Friends of Fine Arts Film Sexual Assault Educational Program, Maynard Fine Arts Cinema, Maynard, MA, 2017

  • Couples Show, Gallery 7, Maynard, MA, 2016

  • Presented at the 2016 Global Awareness Society International Annual Conference in Budapest, Hungary. The presentation topic was collaboration as a source for alternative research funding.

  • Platinum PIXIE Award, 2016

  • Gold CINDY Award, PSA Category, 2016

  • CINDY Special Achievement Award, Soundtrack, 2016

  • Every Two Minutes, 3D Short film accepted and presented at the 2016 Stereoscopic Displays & Applications Conference in San Francisco, CA.

  • Every Two Minutes, 3D Short film accepted and presented at the 12th Annual LA 3D Movie Festival in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Every Two Minutes, 3D short film accepted and presented at the 41st

  • National Stereoscopic Association Convention in Snowbird, Utah. The short was awarded 1st place in the New Presenters category.

  • Casey, Digital 3D character design was awarded 3rd place in the Character Design category at SUMMA 3D 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

  • Presented at Perkins Eastman architectural firm in Washington D.C. one of the country's largest international architectural firm with over

  • 900 architects. The presentation focused on the advantages of GPU rendering over CPU rendering for the architectural visualization industry.

  • Presented at the March 2015 meeting of the Worcester Research Bureau. Presentation focused on procedural modeling systems being used to produce real-time 3D training simulations.

  • "Infinity: Orders of Magnitude." 3D procedurally generated visual art piece exhibited in the September 2014 Artists' Exhibit at Artspace Maynard.

  • Interviewed and quoted in the March 2012 MSNBC article titled “Smithsonian Features: The Art of Video Games.”

  • Presented at the 2012 Global Awareness Society International Conference in New York, New York. The presentation topic was the viability of illustration and graphic design as these industries move into the future.

  • Global Awareness Society International 2012 Annual Conference: Appointed Session Chair for Digital Arts and Animation with duties that include soliciting and evaluating proposals for presentation at the annual conference.

  • Presented at the 2010 Global Awareness Society International Annual Conference in Krakow, Poland. The presentation topic was the influence of the internet on the Graphic Design and Illustration industries.

  • Journal of Global Awareness, Volume 9, Spring 2009. “Web-Based 3D Virtual Worlds and Their Global Implications.”

  • Presented at the 2009 Global Awareness Society International Annual Conference in Washington D.C. The presentation topic focused on the global distribution of digital crime scenes.

  • Autodesk Developer Network, 2008 to present. Wrote a proposal for both Becker College and DeSales University to become members of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) thus giving the college and university access and visibility to Autodesk’s large international community related to the visual effects and animation industry and its associated software.

  • Presented at the 2008 Global Awareness Society International Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA. The presentation topic focused on the global implications of web-based virtual worlds.

  • Member, Global Awareness Society International, 2008 to Present

  • Autodesk Certified Associate & Professional for 3ds max

  • Autodesk Certified Associate & Professional for Maya

  • Member, ACM SIGGRAPH, 2008-09