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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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An Asgard soldier picks up a CG Casket of Ancient Winters, lit and rendered by John Niehuss, in this shot from Marvel's Thor, 2011...

Thor

In 2011, while at Digital Domain in Los Angeles, I worked on the intro sequence of Thor - lighting and rendering various shots in the flashback night battle sequences involving the Odinguards and the Frost Giants. I also did some light lookdev using renderman and...

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A fully CG shot of Atom the robot in the final fight of Real Steel.

Real Steel

In early 2011, while at Digital Domain, I had the pleasure of working on Reel Steel on the lighting and rendering team. It was a fun, well-run show and a great movie to boot! I lit the robot Atom in the sequence where he first...

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TRON:Legacy

From January to December 2010, I worked on Disney's Tron:Legacy while at Digital Domain, Venice. I was part of the maya / vray lighting team and worked primarily on the lightbike, lightjet and final confrontation sequences. I contributed lighting, rendering, lookdev and various one-off animation...

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Buick LaCrosse

During a brief stint at Motion Theory (now Mirada) in 2009 I worked on this Buick spot For MacLaren McCann (now McCann Canada). I pushed for rendering this spot using a then-new linear pipeline and lookdeved, lit and rendered the car as such. I also...

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GMC Terrain

In 2010 I briefly worked at the now defunct Sway Studios in Culver City. For this GMC Terrain spot I lit and rendered the exterior of the car in all of these shots and did some other various 3d generalist stuff along with scene troubleshooting....

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Luxottica

A tiny and quick freelance gig I worked on with Gmunk in the summer of 2009 for Luxottica. I handled the modeling of the shades and the animation of the 3d transitions and chopped up effect...

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RainWhale

This was a pitch conceptualized by Gmunk and myself for a BBC 5 bumper. Collaborative creative brain vomit. I created, textured, lit and rendered all the CG content...

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