Dignity Health

A fun spot for Dignity Health I worked on while staff at Buck. The look and style of this spot was set by Alex Dingfelder and Audrey Yeo while I took care of scene exchange, lookdev, lighting, rendering and preliminary comping. We chose to complete...

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McDonald’s Happy

While staff at Buck in 2014 I worked on some of the many'McDonald's Happy' spots that were in-house at the time. The entire 3d department was involved at various times as we had a seemingly endless succession of spots. I contributed 3d Generalist tasks across...

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Farmville 2

While at Buck in 2014 we worked with Zynga to create some exploratory style-frames and overall design guidance for their forthcoming Farmville 2 release. The original frame involved visualizing their Farmville world as a scale minature - bringing a real-world tactile aesthetic (complete with depth...

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A CG set and balloon ear created by artist and designer John Niehuss for Facebook while at Buck.

Facebook Made

While staff at Buck we worked on several projects for Facebook including this one featuring James Turrell inspired spaces, bizarre art installations, and whimsical Wonka-style machines. For my contributions I created, in their entirety, a few fully CG environments from asset creation to rigging, animation,...

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A few images from a pitch deck for a Mini-Cooper project that fell through while I was at Buck. I laid out, lookdeved, lit and rendered everything in Modo for a quick turnaround. Comped in Nuke and Photoshop. We made a cool animated component to...

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Once Upon a Time ABC

In 2014 I spent some time at Zoic and provided modeling, lookdev lighting, rendering and some other generalist services on a number of commercials and episodics including ABC's Once Upon A Time.   Lit and Rendered in Maya / Vray...

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Telstra Critter

While at Buck in 2013 I worked on this fun spot for Australian telecom company 'Telstra' in a 3d generalist role - contributing modeling, animation and lighting / rendering. I modeled and animated all the hard-surfaced assets and their various transformations...

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In 2012, while at Digital Domain, I joined the 3d team on Joe Kosinski's 'Oblivion.' I worked on a variety of lookdev, lighting, rendering and design tasks as well as grooming and styling the hair for the Tom Cruise digital double. This was my last...

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CG Giant Fallon yells during battle in Bryan Singer's 2013 film, Jack the Giant Slayer with contributing CG by John Niehuss in 2012 while at Digital Domain.

Jack The Giant Slayer

In early 2012, while at Digital Domain, I worked with the LA based lighting and rendering team on Bryan Singer's 'Jack the Giant Slayer.' All shots lit and rendered with katana / arnold.


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v8 Fusion

For this fun 2011 spot I initially did some remote styleframe work - shading, lighting, rendering and comping the carrot-man. From there I headed to Buck New York and did everything for the "raining bananas" shot: styleframing, modeling, texturing, shading, layout, camera, animating, lighting, rendering...

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