: danielcjtodd@hotmail.com : 0477 178900 :


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INTRODUCTION
I have been a part of the fantastic 3d industry for many years, and it is something I
enjoy immensely.

For the past few years I have been working in Film and Broadcast in Sydney, Animal Logic, FuelVFX, and Post Modern.

Previous to my work in Australia were several films, broadcast, and games in the USA. I was a part of the VFX team for 'Superman Returns' which received an Oscar nomination in the Best Visual Effects category, and as Lead Effects Artist for the game 'Rise of the Argonauts'.

Before my time in the United States, I worked in the industry in Australia for many years in Broadcast and, Architectural Visualisation. I also and managed and taught in the 3D animation departments at two highly regarded private colleges.

I use a broad range of software depending on the task and the studio. From off the shelf products like Maya, 3d max, and the Adobe suite, to studio specific proprietary software. I am a strong 3d generalist in Maya and Max, specialising in effects.

In my spare time I program Flash, create iphone games, and experiment with realtime engines for fun.

Digital Art is my passion and I am looking for exciting prospects that push my creativity and test my abilities.

 

CAREER
2013
2012
2012
2012
2011 - 2012:
2011:
2010 - 2011:

2009 - 2010:
2008 - 2009:
2007 - 2008:
2006 - 2007:

2005 - 2006:
2004:
2002 - 2004:
2000 - 2002: :
1997 - 1999:
Plastic Wax: (Game) VFX Artist "CIV5", various. (Commercials) "NRL opener".
Animal Logic: (Short Film) Digital Artist, Coca-Cola "Polar Bears"
Mighty Nice: (Commercials) Digital Artist, Various Commercials
Plastic Wax: (PreRendered Game intro) VFX Artist, "Neverwinter 2"
Red Cartel: Head of 3d. Various 3d projects.
Post Modern: (Commercials) Digital Artist, Various Commercials
Fuel FVX: (Feature Film and Commercials) Digital Artist, tracking. 'Mission Impossible 4', 'Killer Elite', 'Prometheus', 'Cryo' (short), Optus Commercials.
Animal Logic: (Feature Film) Character FX Lead. 'Legend of the Guardians'
Fuel VFX: (Feature Film) 3d generalist, tracking. 'Bedtime Stories', 'Australia'
Liquid Entertainment: (Video Game) Lead VFX Artist. 'Rise of the Argonauts'
Frantic Films: (Feature Films) 'Superman Returns', 'Nativity Story', 'Dungeon Siege', 'Fantastic Four 2', 'Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium', 'Asylum', 'X-Men Origins:Wolverine'
Red Gypsy Animation: (Broadcast) 3D Generalist, Animator, VFX Artist, Designer.
JMC Academy: Head of “Digital Animation” department.
Ambiance Entertainment: (Broadcast/Commercial) Various shows: 3d generalist, 3d Lead
The Computer Graphics College: Head of “3d Graphics and Animation Department”.
Digital Pulse: (Architectural Visualisation) Head 3D Artist, Web Designer, Production Coordinator

 

SKILLS
Modelling, Animation, Texturing, Lighting, Character Animation, Particle Simulation, Fluid Effects, Cloth Simulation, Physics and Dynamics Simulation, Tracking, Design