WORK EXPERIENCE

BIX PIX ENTERTAINMENT VFX Artist: 2017 - 2018

  • Designing and implementing visual effects, including lighting effects, water effects, and other element alterations.
  • Rig removal, puppet and set augmentations.
  • Working closely with the director and editor on establishing and ensuring a consistent aesthetic design language

BIX PIX ENTERTAINMENT VFX INTERN: 2017

  • Implement Adobe AE to clean and polish animation, including wire rig removal and correcting light and set shifts.

ALLIANCE STUDIO / lutagear: 2017

  •  Web page coding, updating and clean up.
  • Working with web hosting platforms.
  • Troubleshoot and assist with issues involving internet business listings, including:
    • Setting up business profiles on Amazon, PayPal & Ebay
    • Setting up and managing email accounts
    • Managing and troubleshooting issues with UPC codes and ASINs

NYU ANIMATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANT: 2014 - 2017

  • Assist faculty and staff with technical problems, from equipment issues to computer software troubleshooting.
  • Assist students checking out heavy lighting and camera equipment.
  • Support students and faculty for 28 weekly classes

FUSION FILM FESTIVAL VR: 2017 

  • Assist in set up and running of Samsung Gear VR experience panel.

NYU DATABASE DESIGN COURSE GRADER: 2016 

  • Read and understand others’ code (MySQL, PHP, XHTML, Python, SQLite, MongoDB) and grade accordingly.

NYU STUDENT ANIMATION LEAGUE co-president / secretary: 2014 - 2016

  • Plan, organize and run animation related events, such as guest speakers and screenings of those in the industry (Laika, Disney, BlueSky etc).

MISC. WORK EXPERIENCE 

NYU SPORTS OPERATIONS MONITOR: 2014

  • Monitor safety practices with gym equipment.

 Lonehill Residents Association (RSA) DATA CAPTURER: 2013

  • Organise and capture data into specialized software.

 

FILMIC EXPERIENCE

DIRECTOR, ANIMATOR

  • Counting to Infinity in Groups of Three - Personal student film - 2016/7

MOTION GRAPHICS ANIMATOR

  • Violet Lights NYU test demo - 2016
  • SONYC for Violet Lights NYU demo - 2016

DIRECTOR, FABRICATOR

  • Voices in my Head - Personal student film - 2015 (Unfinished)

SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP ARTIST

  • Unweaving (music video) - Rachel Lambert - 2016

ASSISTANT FABRICATOR

  • Bunny Bizness - Irisa Hou student film - 2014

COLOUR ASSISTANT

  • Primordia - Casey Drogin student film - 2014

CLEANUP ARTIST

  • Tortuga - Melanie Cuccioli student film - 2014

 
 

EDUCATION

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY - GPA: 3.827 

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA Film & Television - Animation): 2013 – 2017 • New York, NY

Minors in
- Web Programming and Applications
- Computer Science and Mathematics (focus in Java and Calculus)

Crawford college lonehill

High school: 2008 - 2012; 9 Distinctions

Valedictorian; Member of Judiciary; Member of Executive Council.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Theory of Music: four years - high distinction

TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON

Trinity Guildhall Piano: five years