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Rhys Salcombe


Rhys Salcombe
Technical Director, Double Negative VFX
www.meurig3d.co.uk

After graduating from university in July 2006, Rhys was hired by Double Negative VFX to work on the feature film Stardust in a junior 3D position. Since then he has worked up through a variety of roles including Lighting & Rendering, and now as a TD, is involved in all of the entire 3D production pipeline with a focus on modelling and texturing. Rhys uses Maya for professional work, and a mixture of applications for personal projects including Lightwave & ZBrush.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Stardust (2006) - Tracking
The Bourne Ultimatum (2006) - Tracking
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix (2006/7) - Lighting + Rendering
10,000 BC (2007) - Lighting, Rendering & CG Crowds
Cloverfield (2008) - Modelling, Texturing, Lighting & Rendering
Hellboy 2 (2008)





Rigel Chiokis


Rigel Chiokis
Modeler and Animator
www.foundation3d.com

Rigel has been a modelling enthusiast since he was eight years old. After building physical models for roughly twenty-eight years, he found that buying the kits, materials and supplies was getting too costly. At that time, he discovered a beat up, second hand copy of Videoscape 3D in an Amiga store, took it home to his Amiga 1200 and entered the world of virtual modelling.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
His latest profession has been truck driving. He has also worked as an office clerk, science fiction editor and business owner at varies points in life. He dreams of winning the lottery and retiring to a life filled with nothing but spare time. Don't we all?

SOFTWARE SKILLS
•NewTek Lightwave 3D
•Paint Shop Pro





Ralph Curtis


Ralph B. Curtis
Lighting Designer and Production Technician
www.graphicproduction.org
www.bigtoplighting.com

Ralph Curtis has been doing lighting design professionally since 1982. He started at the world famous nightclub The Paradise Garage, and has worked for a variety of production companies along the East Coast, California and Montreal. Ralph has been doing graphic design and 3D art as a hobby since 2000.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Lighting Designer-
Freelance: HBO, ESPN, MSNBC, CSNBC, A&E, Channel 5 Boston,
Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, U2, Phish, Little Feet.
President Bill Clinton, Sen John Kerry, Sen Ted Kennedy.

SOFTWARE SKILLS
•NewTek Lightwave 3D
•NewTek Inspire 3D
•Terragen
•Bryce
•Poser
•PhotoShop
•Illustrator
•Premier





Sean Kennedy


Sean Kennedy
Digital and Traditional Media Artist
http://www.seansgallery.com

Sean works as a Software Integration Engineer in San Fransisco, California, and has been working as a contract and freelance CG artist for many years for various commercial and independent film and entertainment ventures. Sean is the Director of Training for Foundation 3D and is passionate about sharing his knowledge of 3D and visual effects with others.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
•Director of Training, Foundation 3D 2007-present

SOFTWARE SKILLS
•Lightwave
•Photoshop





Matthew Disbrey


Matthew Disbrey
IT Management and Consulting Professional
http://www.wiredwombat.com

Matt has been on the Board of Directors of the Lightwave Group and now Foundation 3D since 2005. His background has been primarily focused in Information Technology working in the Support, Management, and Consulting sectors for the past 15 years, and has been working with 3D and design applications for the past 8 years. He currently lives just outside Sydney, Australia with his wife and daughter, pursuing several personal and professional projects.





Fabio Passaro


Fabio has been a Freelance CGI Artist now for nearly 6 years professionally and for nearly 3 years prior to that on a semi professional basis. Having started in an engineering background He gradually made his way into CG through his love of both Art and IT in general. Discovering he had a natural aptitude for CG type work and thoroughly engrossed in the amazing CG (for that time) he saw on a regular basis in Babylon 5 - he decided to make it a career and the rest as they say is history.

Amongst his other hobbies are fly fishing - photography - clay trap shooting and motorcycling. He is very much an ying yang type person - equally at home in front of a desk full of the latest gadgets - or out in the wilds just enjoying everything that the countryside has to offer.

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Jason Tinsley


Jason Tinsley
VFX Artist, Animator
http://www.gargoylestudio.co.uk/

Jason has been providing CG work on a freelance basis for about six years now, mainly for local companies. By the powers that be, he ended up teaching computer graphics to student animators and modelers. Jason's inspiration for pursuing 3D began the day he saw Pixar's short film, "Luxo Jr." and decided that it was the thing he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
•Instructor, 3D Modeling and Animation
•Administrator, Foundation 3D, 2007-present
•Administrator, Lightwave Group, 2005-2007

SOFTWARE SKILLS
•Maya
•Softimage | XSI
•Lightwave
•3DS Max
•After Effects
•Shake
•Premiere
•Final Cut Pro
•Photoshop





Charles Woods


Charles Woods
Modeling, Texturing & Digital Artist
http://www.limitsurface.com

Charles currently works as a character modeler for Digital Domain, a company that specializes in visual effects for live action and crafting animated feature films.

After the day job, he works as a freelance CG artist, and has collaborated on several projects with other artists internationally. His well rounded experience in a variety of disciplines and software provides a great contribution to the many creative and administrative requirements of Foundation3D.

Aside from moderating the forums and assisting members with site issues, he also manages the Feature Gallery and Resources section of our site, and provides tutorial content on a range of topics related to CG.


SOFTWARE SKILLS

•Illustrator
•PhotoShop
•After Effects
•CorelDraw
•Mudbox
•LightWave
•Topogun
•modo
•ZBrush
•Maya





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Bill Simon



Bill Simon
Professional Hobbyist
http://www.rendersworld.com

Bill currently works under contract as a Systems Administrator, and is training for a position as a Manufacturing Automation Consultant.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
• Bill has performed contract CG work for a number of large clients, including JPL, Alliance, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel and several University Archeological Departments.

SOFTWARE SKILLS
•Lightwave
•XSI
•Modo
•Poser
•Rhino3D
•Vue
•ZBrush
•Illustrator
•Photoshop
•Combustion
•Fusion