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This is a quick DIY electronics project I set for myself so I could brush up on my circuit design and some building techniques. I bought a couple copper lanterns

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My first project at Pixar was as a Shading Technical Director for the “Cars Toons” shorts. I primarily worked on Mater Private Eye, a film noir spoof in the Cars

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A couple months before I left Framestore to go work on Avatar in New Zealand, I was asked to do Fawkes the Phoenix once again for Harry Potter and the

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When I started at Weta to work on Avatar, they needed some last minute lighting help on The Day the Earth Stood Still. Gort was to appear in some outdoor

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian offered a very diverse selection of work. I was initially the shading and lighting lead for the River God. This was a huge R&D

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I got to wear a lot of hats for Harry Potter 5. At first I was responsible for the feathers on Dumbledoor’s pet phoenix, Fawkes. I also took over shader

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I spent 5 weeks backpacking from Mumbai to McLeod Ganj. So many stories. I got swindled in a baby graveyard (for babies). I rode on the back of a motorcycle

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Blood and Chocolate was my first feature film project. We were a small team of Houdini and Shake artists working at Framestore. Our primary work was all of the human

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