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Christopher Bird
119 Warham Rd
Green Lanes
London
N4 1AS

07879285306
chrisbirdVFX@yahoo.co.uk

about.me/chrisbirdVFX

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-bird/45/a01/903
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3532994/

Profile
Experienced, creative, and driven Digital Media/VFX Artist skilled with many industry-standard 2D/3D and Motion
Graphics applications. Excellent computer literary on all 3 major OS's including Unix/Linux and a background in
Data Operations and Asset/Database management including VFX pipeline workflows.

Visual Effects & Specialised Skills











5+ years Visual Effects experience (In 2D/3D and supporting Tech fields)
2+ years Roto/Prep/Compositing experience (pipelines, workflows, schedules and deadlines etc)
In-depth knowledge of 2D compositing and workflow, including integration of 3D and other VFX elements
Frame-by-frame Rotoscope matte creation to assist 2D VFX comps'
Matte creation for 3D lookdev, postviz, and 'slap comps'
Specialist Roto for stereoscopic conversion/post processing - lighting passes, etc
2D tracking using Nuke, Mocha and Silhouette
Using Nuke based 3D and '2.5D' tracking/projection/Geo to enhance 2D Roto/Prep work
Clean-up techniques inc: 'Dustbust', Wire/Marker removal techniques - combining Nuke and Silhouette
Preparation, Luma/Chroma Keying and Pre-Comp painting/patching for Comp' work in Nuke

Additional Skills







5 years 'ground up' experience with VFX house workflow, from Turnover to Finals
Timekeeping, deadline management, scheduling, review and workflow for VFX
Excellent Linux, Windows and Mac competency in a VFX setting. Capable of picking up new applications
across systems with ease.
Over 10 years of Photoshop, After Effects and other digital media experience for creative art and
photographic projects
Traditional 'darkroom' and digital photographic techniques including 'scan-in and film-out' 35mm
processing for Visual Effects
Experienced with Data Management, linux server systems, database management, and inter-Production
House data transfer

Professional Experience










Roto-Prep and Paint Artist - Double Negative 2013-Current
(Inc: Fast and Furious 6 and Thor: The Dark World)
Roto/Paint Artist - Framestore CFC 2012-2013
Roto/Prep Artist - Double Negative 2010-2012
(inc: John Carter, DarkKnight Rises, Total Recall, 007:Skyfall)
Studio Tech/Data Ops' - Double Negative 2008-2010 (24 films)
Southbank Design Show 07 - Freelance Editor/Motion Graphics 2007
Duke of York's Theatre - Usher/Head Usher 2007-2008
Input Media - Runner 2005
Leopard Films - Runner/Researcher 2005

Education
Special Effects Design BSc (Hons, Award) - London Southbank University 2003-2007
A/AS-Levels in Photography, Art, Media Studies, Critical Studies and Human Biology - Hills Road College,
Cambridge.
11 A-C grade GCSEs - Bassingbourne Village College, Cambridge.

Other Details
Credited Films:
James Bond: Skyfall [2012]
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises [2012]
Total Recall: [2012]
John Carter (of Mars) [2012]
Wolfman: [2010]
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince [2009]
[22 others un-credited]

Hobbies and interests include art and photography, and Graphic Design. Sci-Fi and Fantasy across all
kinds of media, especially film and literature. Music (inc; Rock, Classical and Symphonies/Scores). Inline
Skating, and Martial Arts.
Computing and gadgets, tech blogs etc. Host and Art Director with an Dawnforge Productions (online
Podcasting community), Co-Hosted then Hosted a show through 2011/12.
Keen interest in History, Science and Sociology.
Which ultimately all ends up fuelling further creative projects.

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