I have 9 years experience, primarily with Flame, Smoke and After Effects/CS.
I have experience supervising jobs from planning in pre-production, all the way through to final mastering. I am also competent with Shake, Silhouette Roto, Mocha and Nuke.
I was nominated for the MADC Best Visual Effects Award for my Australia Post “Tuesday” spot in 2008 and I was the Flame Artist on the Astro “Tai Chor Laa” campaign that won a Bronze award at the 2008 Kancil Awards.
I have worked with top directors such as Sng Tong Beng, Darryl Ward and Barney Chua and production companies such as @Radical.Media, Exit Films and Curious Films. The list of agencies I have worked with is extensive and includes some of Australia’s top agencies and creatives.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, I knew from a young age I wanted to be involved in both art and computing. I have been interested in computers since I got my first Tandy 1000 TX complete with 2 x 5.25″ floppy drives, 640k of RAM and a mono-green monitor that I used to write programs on using Basic while in Primary School. I was always into painting and drawing and still do both in my spare time.
After finishing high school I studied Multimedia at Swinburne TAFE while deciding exactly what it was I wanted to do. I was weighing up 3D, Design or Compositing. Settling on Compositing and Design I started looking for a position in the highly competitive Post Production field.
MRPPP Melbourne (now Method Studios) took me on as an unpaid intern once I finished my course. I would come in to the office every morning for almost six months before going to my afternoon job handing out papers so I could pay the rent.
Once a position as a Tape Room Assistant came up they put me straight on. Within 8 months I had begun my new role as a Flame Assistant learning under Mike Parsons, a highly respected international Flame Artist.
Within a couple of years I was running the room and had built up a list of clients.
After taking a short hiatus to Vietnam I took a job as Flame Artist at VHQ Malaysia where I worked with some of Asia’s top directors.
When MRPPP Sydney (now Method Studios) put in a Smoke in 2008 they brought me back from Malaysia to join Rosano Lepri in the VFX department. After building a new list of clients we swapped the Smoke out for a Flame in 2010 in order to keep up with the demanding VFX work we were doing.
Since the end of 2010 I have been freelancing in Sydney as a Designer and Flame Artist.
I’m a keen photographer and some of my shots can be seen on the gallery page.