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In Sum

29 years old this year, I've been working as a lighting and compositing artist since May 2009. Having been fortunate enough to be exposed to CG movies and video games as a kid, I got interested in computer graphics when I was still in school.

Many films and games inspire me, but a big inspiration in my creative life is Hiroyuki Okiura's Jin-Roh and much of Mamoru Oshii's work. I also enjoyed Blade Runner immensely. Funny thing is I played the game before watching the movie.

Outside of creative/CG hobbies, I enjoy short to medium-distance running and gym. I also enjoy going out to sea during my navy in-camp training.

Past Work Experience

Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
Jurassic World
(Industrial Light & Magic Singapore, 2015)

- Lighting TD

Strange Magic
(Industrial Light & Magic Singapore, 2012 - 2014)

- Helped with pipeline and rendering testing when transitioning to a Katana and PRman 18 pipeline, including pathtracing optimizations and render stats documentation.
- Promoted to mid-level Lighting TD midway through the show.
- Helped with sequence lighting set-ups and developed Katana macros/tools to improve artist efficiency.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
(Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, 2009 - 2012
)

- Lighting and compositing.

Legend of the Sea
(Cubix Films, 2006
)

- Lighting and compositing, facial blendshape work. Pipeline fixes.

 

Non-Production Work Experience

- Mentor in Singapore Polytechnic
Diploma in Digital Animation
Academic year 2012/13

Provided mentorship to 2nd year and final year project students. Gave short lectures on lighting and rendering fundamentals, with discussions on lookdev, good workflow habits, and cinematography.

 

- Teaching assistant at Institute of Technical Education
Digital Media Design course
2 months in 2006

I took this job before enlistment as well, teaching students drawing fundamentals and Photoshop basics. I also guided 3 students through a holiday project, a 2d animated short.

 

National Service Information

Served in the Navy from 2006 - 2008
During active service, I was a coastal surveillance guard.
As a reserve serviceman, I'm a fastcraft seaman, operating transport craft carrying infantry and vehicles.
Holding rank of 3rd Sergeant.

Education

- Lucasfilm Singapore's JuMP program
Lighting & Compositing track
November 2008 - May 2009

- Diploma in Digital Media Design, Feature Animation
Nanyang Polytechnic
2003 - 2006

Graduated with distinctions in 3d, Internship and my Final Year Project

 

Software Proficiency

Katana, Renderman, Python, Nuke, Maya, Mental Ray, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Zbrush, Mudbox, Basic MEL

 

References

Character references available on request