CV | Daniel Phillis | 3D VFX Artist
Bachelor of Computer Science at
Flinders University Adelaide,
2011 Jun – October
“Happy Feet 2” VFX TD
Feb – May
KANUKA STUDIOS, VFX Animator
“ABC Stout” TVC (Singapore) in conjunction with Emerald City.
FLIP Fluid Sims
RSP, Rising Sun Pictures, Houdini VFX TD.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1 (Feature Film)
Smoke and Particles Sim for Wand FX
LIQUID ANIMATION, Senior Lighter + Compositor
Liquid Animation’s “Polly Pocket” Webisode Series. (3DSMax, AfterFX)
July – Sept
CUTTING EDGE STUDIOS, Houdini VFX Animator
“Beneath Hill 60” (Feature Film)
Bullet impact RnD + Volumetric explosion
Shading and lighting in Houdini.
“Needle” (Feature Film)
Camera matching and Particle animation of electrical sparks.
Camera matching / tracking with PFTrack.
FX RnD for Champix anti-smoking campaign.
Misc. general Stereoscopic Research for setting up and rendering 3D content.
FX Animator at Ettamogah Entertainment, Melbourne.
TV Series ‘L’il Larrikins’
MEL scripted system for particle FX, dust emission from characters feet.
Houdini particle animation.
miscellaneous modeling, texturing and compositing for TVC’s:
“Suzuki SUV-a-Saurus” – see awards.
“DayBreakers” (Feature Film)
Houdini modeling + Animation + Camera Matching + 3D Roto
2D Roto in Shake
Miscellaneous modeling, animation, texturing and compositing for TVC’s:
“The Butterfly Effect” (Music Video)
Animation / compositing in Houdini / keying in Shake and Houdini
Mercedes GLK web animation featured on SideFX’s 2008 showreel.
modeling / Texturing in Houdini
Linux / Bash
I’ve been working more and more with a linux shell environment and linux based pipelines whilst using Houdini for the last 3 yrs.
I have an intermediate experience with most aspects of Houdini,
with a strong personal interest in procedural modeling, and SFX tool development, as well as a healthy intro to HScript and Python.
Solid introduction. In the last 4 months I’ve been using Nuke for VFX approvals.
Mid-level all rounder with VRAY experiece and Lead modeling Lighting experience.
Mid-Level modeling, animation, introduction to MEL.
RV / Shotgun
Commercial licence. Traditional Scultping experience.
Strong all round skills with Traditional Painting Experience.
“Suzuki SUV-A-SAURUS” (TVC, Liquid Animation)
Ad nominated for Best Animation in Sydney’s Animation and Effects Festival.
“Your Vote Means Something” (TVC, Liquid Animation)
2009 Gold & Silver B.A.D. Award recipient (motion graphics & 3D animation).
Casual life Drawing with Liquid Animation
9 months on job training in Side Houdini Software with Rangi Sutton
Casual Life drawing with the Queensland Animation Association.
3 months part time course: Maya – modeling and Rigging course
TAFE. SA (Technical and Further Education)
Casual Life Drawing, Central School of Art, South Australia.
3 months casual Life Drawing with Liquid Animation.
Assoc. Diploma of Multimedia Design
Adelaide Central School of ART
3 months Life Drawing
3 months figure sculpture