CV | Daniel Phillis | 3D VFX Artist

PERSONAL DETAILS

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Location
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Daniel Phillis
Adelaide, SA, Australia
daniel.phillis@gmail.com
+61 (0) 401 094 679
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1442436

EMPLOYMENT

2012-present

Bachelor of Computer Science at
Flinders University Adelaide,
South Australia.

2011 Jun – October

DrD STUDIOS
“Happy Feet 2” VFX TD

Feb – May

KANUKA STUDIOS, VFX Animator
“ABC Stout” TVC (Singapore) in conjunction with Emerald City.
FLIP Fluid Sims
Lighting assistant

2010

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
“Harpic” TVC
Shading and lighting in Houdini.

“Needle” (Feature Film)
Camera matching and Particle animation of electrical sparks.

“Krunchox” TVC
Camera matching / tracking with PFTrack.
“Champix” TVC
FX RnD for Champix anti-smoking campaign.

Misc. general Stereoscopic Research for setting up and rendering 3D content.

2009

FX Animator at Ettamogah Entertainment, Melbourne.
TV Series ‘L’il Larrikins’
MEL scripted system for particle FX, dust emission from characters feet.
Camera Projections
Houdini particle animation.

2008

LIQUID ANIMATION
miscellaneous modeling, texturing and compositing for TVC’s:
“Suzuki SUV-a-Saurus” – see awards.
“Fristi”

KANUKA STUDIOS
“DayBreakers” (Feature Film)
Houdini modeling + Animation + Camera Matching + 3D Roto
2D Roto in Shake
IMDB Credit
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433362/fullcredits#cast

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

SOFTWARE SKILLS

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.

Houdini
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.

Nuke
Solid introduction. In the last 4 months I’ve been using Nuke for VFX approvals.

3DSMax
Mid-level all rounder with VRAY experiece and Lead modeling Lighting experience.

Maya
Mid-Level modeling, animation, introduction to MEL.

RV / Shotgun

ZBrush
Commercial licence. Traditional Scultping experience.

Photoshop
Strong all round skills with Traditional Painting Experience.

After Effects
Excellent.

Shake
Intermediate

Digital Fusion
Intermediate

INDUSTRY REFERENCES 

Rangi Sutton

rangi.sutton@gmail.com
VFX Supervisor, Cutting Edge Studios.

Marc ‘Macha’ Picco

marc.picco@gmail.com
VFX TD, Vancouver.

Robert Kelly

isstuff@gmail.com
VFX TD, Rising Sun Pictures.

AWARDS

2009

“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).

EDUCATION

2008

Casual life Drawing with Liquid Animation

2007

Kanuka Studios
9 months on job training in Side Houdini Software with Rangi Sutton
http://www.kanuka.com.au
Casual Life drawing with the Queensland Animation Association.

2005

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.

2003

3 months casual Life Drawing with Liquid Animation.

1997-1999

Assoc. Diploma of Multimedia Design

1994

Adelaide Central School of ART
3 months Life Drawing
3 months figure sculpture