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Resume

SUMMARY

Twenty years experience creating Digital Effects for feature films and broadcast television commercials with three years experience with Digital Intermediate film finishing. Production expertise includes compositing, image processing, film restoration, digital intermediate, and CGI. 2D Technical Director for Kodak's Cinesite, a leader in digital effects, film scanning, film recording, and digital intermediate. Production experience includes client interface, bid preparation, project management, digital imaging problem solving, engineering development, and DFX shot production. Production credits span over 60 feature films and 70 broadcast commercials. Author, writer, master compositing instructor and public speaker on Digital Intermediate and Digital Effects.

SPECIAL SKILLS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Color science expertise
Extensive film credits listed on IMDb.com
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Speaker at trade shows, forums, and Siggraph
Writer of articles on Digital Intermediate
Author of a book on digital compositing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005 - Present - Steve Wright Digital FX, Hollywood, CA

Freelance digital effects services compositing 35mm feature film digital effects shots and film titling for many clients. Specializing in Cineon and DPX log images. Providing consulting services for Digital Intermediate film finishing and conducting training for digital effects artists on compositing as well as Shake, Nuke and Cineon training.

1997 - 2005 - Kodak Cinesite, Hollywood, CA (now Laser Pacific)

Technical Director for Digital Effects and Digital Intermediate operations. Solved digital imaging and production problems and provided production expertise to clients and digital artists as well as to engineering department for software development. Provided film and video expertise for the facility and trained staff on best procedures. Created digital opticals and titles as well as Digital Effects shots for many feature films listed in IMDb.

1995 - 1997 - ATOMIX, Hollywood, CA

Digital Effects Producer for this small studio producing CGI for feature films as well as broadcast commercials. Performed storyboard breakdown, bid preparation, client interface, and production management.

1987 - 1995 - Sidley Wright & Associates, Hollywood, CA

Co-owner of a computer animation studio creating digital effects for feature films and television commercials. Digital Effects Producer and Digital Effects Supervisor, managing the production staff as well as serving as the creative and technical designer for all projects. Spearheaded engineering efforts to develop new technology for the company including proprietary Digital Ink and Paint software used in five feature films and a dozen television commercials. Company services included 3D animation, compositing, and digital ink and paint for cel animation.

1985 - 1987 - Robert Abel & Associates, Hollywood, CA

Director Sales and Marketing for industrial and scientific productions for this award winning CGI studio. Conducted client meetings and prepared quotes for computer animation films for major aerospace and scientific clients. Often participated in the production a job by writing, directing, and producing. Previously, Manager of Product Development for Robert Abel's 3D animation software product.

1978 - 1985 - Prior Professional Experience

Sega/Paramount, Hollywood, CA - Production Manager for laser disc arcade game development

Atari, Sunnyvale, CA - Director Game Development for home video games.

Education - San Jose State - physics major, math minor

 

PUBLISHING CREDITS

Books
"Digital Compositing for Film and Video" 2nd edition
Focal Press isbn # 0-240-80455-4

"Compositing Visual Effects: Essentials for the Aspiring Artist"
Focal Press isbn#978-0-240-80963-2

Articles - for hardcopy magazines & the online webzine community

Digital Intermediate: The Wave of the Present - a major paradigm shift in modern filmmaking.
Jill Bogdanowicz - profile of a colorful colorist
The Auto Conform Process - how it works and why it is so important
The Power and the Glory - a sweeping survey of the creative control available in a DI suite
Steve Wright: Digital Imaging Guru - an interview on DI and DFX by Charlie White
The Dawn of CGI in Television Commercials - a look at the birth of CGI in broadcast television

White Paper - for DIP Revolution "Assimilate" DI software system. A client information piece for their DI software solution product.

 

AWARDS

1991 Dentsu Award
Japanese CLIO for outstanding computer animation commercial for REGAL SHOE.
 
1992 Regional Emmy
for computer generated imagery in "MASTERS OF ILLUSION" museum film documentary from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Washington, D.C. Chapter.
 
1993 PROMAX Gold Medallion Award
"Best of Show" commercial for "Action Heroes News" campaign for ACTION 7 NEWS, Florida.
 
2006 Volunteer Service Award
Presented by President Bush's Council on Service and Civic Participation in conjunction with the Corporation for National & Community Service and the USA Freedom Corps.
2008 Bronze Telly Award
The 28th Annual Telly Awards honor the best in TV commercials and film and video of outstanding quality receiving over 13,000 entries from 50 states and many countries around the world. Steve won his Telly for the best fantasy film "Dorme" as a master visual effects compositor.

 

LINKS

Professional Web Sites: http://www.swdfx.com and http://www.titlewright.com
IMDb film credit listing: Steve Wright (IV)
Book on Amazon.com: Digital Compositing for Film and Video, 2nd Edition
Book on Amazon.com: Compositing Visual Effects: Essentials for the Aspiring Artist

 

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