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Cameron Neilson

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Industrial Light & Magic, San Francisco, CA
Senior Compositor


Transformers: Age of Extinction, Noah, The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, Star Trek Into Darkness, Now You See Me, The Avengers, Cirque Du Soleil, Thor, The Other Guys, Iron Man 2, Tree of Life, 2012, Ninja Assassin, Star Trek, Benjamin Button, Speed Racer, Rush Hour 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Fantastic Four 2, Spiderman 3, Happy Feet, World Trade Center, Poseidon, The Producers, Fantastic Four, Catwoman, The Matrix: Reloaded, The Matrix: Revolutions


Evil Eye Pictures, San Francisco, CA
Compositing Supervisor, Designer, Tools Developer | Winter 2006 - Summer 2012
_Managed Compositing Department and Dept Tools
_Creative Direction of Show Assets
_Develop/Maintain Production & Pipeline Tools

Giant Killer Robots, San Francisco, CA
Senior Compositor / Designer | Spring 2005 - Winter 2006
_Shake Compositor, After Effects, and some 3D for various films.
_Designed, built, and managed GKR Intranet. Created MySQL/ASP webapp tools for Asset Management, Production Data (show/seq/shot info, camera reports) and Client Feedback Tracking.

ESC Entertainment, Alameda, CA
Chief Graphic Designer / Compositor | Fall 2002 - Fall 2004
_Shake Compositor, Graphic Designer, Motion-Graphics Artist for: The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, The Ladykillers, Catwoman, & Constantine.
_Managed ESC Corporate Identity. Designed, built and managed internal & external websites.

Freelance Designer, San Francisco, CA
Fall 2000 - Fall 2002
_Various Print, Web, and Video projects., San Francisco, CA
Senior Graphic Designer, Creative Director | Fall 1998 - Fall 2000
_Built, managed, and mentored a team of designers and production artists. Managed scheduling for multiple design projects.
_Co-Managed site wide redesign of from conception to implementation.

Freelance Designer, San Francisco, CA
Winter 1998 - Fall 1998

Center for Information Design, Saratoga Springs, NY
Designer / 3D Artist | Fall 1997 - Winter 1998
_Projects ranged from Print & Web Design, to full 3D CG services, including the modeling, animation, lighting, and production of a CG short for the Asia Society NYC.


Primary Software
Nuke, Maya, Shake, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Final Cut Pro

Secondary Software
Silhouette, Combustion, Commotion, Dreamweaver, Boujou, MS Office

Expert with PC, Macintosh, Unix / Linux.
Expert in Python, PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ajax, JQuery, ASP. Familiar with MEL, C++, Perl


Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Fall 1993 - Spring 1997
BS - Fine Art, with focus in Graphic Design and Computer Animation

Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA
1998 - 1999
Additional classes in Maya


Freelance Photographer
_Work Published in Food & Wine, Sunset, & 7x7 Magazines

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