Resume

Adam Benson
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Greenhaus GFX

Cinderella

Maya Generalist - Nuke Compositor

Created a number of things on this project. Primarily working on titles for the 2015 Disney film, "Cinderella". Created glass slipper models and textures for promotional pieces. Created glass Disney Castle concepts and animations. Created Disney logo flyover with Nuke projection mapping. Created main title dynamic effects. And did a ton of texturing and lighting work on the Disney logo and Cinderella main title logo. Created several pipeline tools for production, including both MEL and Python tool-sets.

2014-01-31 to 2014-05-08

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Maya Generalist

Helped make international titles for the Marvel film, "Guardians of the Galaxy".

2014-02-07 to 2014-03-27

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Jurassic World Teaser

Maya Generalist

Created a series of camera moves, forest and dinosaur print models, as well as overall logo modeling. Also worked on forest and logo textures, lighting, animation and rendering. Created some elements with Maya and other elements with zBrush.

2014-02-24 to 2014-03-19

Maleficent

Maya Generalist

Did basic support work for the main team. Created some 3D Projection elements, and helped to model and layout some international trailer pieces

2014-02-11 to 2014-03-05

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The Purge: Anarcy

Compositor

Composited greenscreen plates to background elements for The Purge 2.

2014-01-22 to 2014-01-29

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Syndrome Studios

Ultimate Animals

Project Lead / TD

Created many quadruped rigs for animal animations. Developed several pipeline tools using Python. Created textures for many animals. Used Shave and a Haircut to create animal Fur. Setup lighting for various scenes. Created particle systems for swarms and fluid effects. Did a number of animal character animations, and managed the animation pipeline. Setup and managed final renders.

2014-11-03 to 2015-03-27

Fall Out Boy - "Centuries"

Sr. Generalist / Crowd Sim TD

Worked primarily in crowd simulations using Golaem and Maya. Created and rigged Roman characters for crowd sims. Did lighting, texturing and rigging on Roman Colosseum. Handled most of the camera tracking using SynthEyes. Populated the Colosseum with crowds and setup shots for final rendering.

2014-08-04 to 2014-10-24

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Pause Festival Title Animation

Maya Generalist, Match-Mover

Match-moved plates, Created and Animated various shots and elements for integration into the plates.

2014-01-03 to 2014-01-21

People's Choice Awards Stage Graphics

Maya Generalist

Modeled, Textured, rigged and animated several various Stage Graphics for the 2014 People's Choice Awards

2013-10-18 to 2014-01-03

Disney XD Commercial Bumpers

Maya Generalist

Created graphic elements for commercial bumpers

2013-12-16 to 2013-12-20

EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) Title Animation

Maya Generalist

Created a series of dynamic effects, including CG fireworks, Fluid Effects, Streamers, Butterfly swarms and Confetti. Also built several animation rigs and did some lighting and texturing.

2013-11-04 to 2013-12-06

Various Projects

Maya Generalist

History Channel graphics, Katy Perry Stage Graphics, People's Choice Award Graphics, Electric Daisy Carnival graphics. Work is usually between one day and three weeks at a time on various projects. Some projects I only work as an animator, others I cover the gamut of needs for the effects desired.

2012-09-14 to 2013-11-14

Katy Perry Stage Graphics

Maya Animator

Created and animated stage graphics for display at a live event. Used some mathematical formulas in a MEL script to animate many of the parts.

2013-05-20 to 2013-05-22

The Bible - Title Graphics

Z-Brush, Maya Artist

Created graphic elements for promotional content.

2013-02-15 to 2013-02-16

Sleep Deprived Films

The Horrible

Writer, Director, Producer, Visual Effects Artist

After years of putting it off, I've started working on The Horrible. This short is in it's preliminary stages right now. There have been some story boards done, the script is done, and I've started working on some of the Characters. In the coming months I'll be putting together a package to start raising money to get this short film made!

2012-10-01 to 2014-01-01

Longevity

Sound, Composer, Visual Effects Artist

Created a series of visual effects shots for the film, as well as supervised and defined techniques for other compositors. In addition to my VFX duties I wrote and recorded the score for the film, and I recorded the dialogue and live sound during productionVisual effects supervisor/Coordinator

2005-05-10 to 2005-06-15

A Day For Tea

Cinematographer, Visual Effects Supervisor

I won best cinematography with this film. I also wrote the music and performed and engineered the recording.Shot and worked as Visual Effects Supervisor on this award winning short film.

2005-05-13 to 2005-05-27