Adam Benson
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Smash 5 / Bang Bang

Nova: Making Stuff

Maya Generalist

Worked on title sequence and various graphics for the show. This included modeling, layout, texturing, lighting, dynamics and animation for two parts of a five part title sequence. The modeling included robotic quad-copters, trains, and a wide assortment of other environmental elements. Dynamic effects included particle swarms and hair/string dynamics. Animation included camera animation and robotic animations, partially in particle swarms, and partially on robotic arm sequences. Some of the dynamics included rock slides and spray can effects, simulating paint on a surface. Lighting and texturing was a large part of my work on the entire title sequence and for many of the show graphics as well.

2013-09-30 to 2013-10-17

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Sassoon Film Design

Journey to the South Pacific

Maya Animator, Match-Mover

Maya modeling, Synth-eyes camera tracking, and Maya match-move and animation. This was for an IMAX Documentary.

2013-07-10 to 2013-08-23

Geisler Graphics

Do or Die

3DS Max Animator

Worked primarily as a 3DS Max layout and animation artist on the National Geographic Show, "Do or Die". The show covered a wide range of topics from week to week and required use of MadCar, Biped, CAT and VRay as well as some minor work in AfterEffects. All animation was done in 3DS Max. Only minor modeling, texturing and lighting was done.

2013-05-15 to 2013-08-09

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

Hoax Films

The LeBrons

CG Supervisor / TD

Worked as a lighting and rendering TD and Supervisor on an animation series, "The LeBrons". I worked on lighting the environments and setup rendering for them. I also helped junior artists solve technical problems, and created a number of pipeline tools using both MEL and Python. The tools I created had a range of functions from complex scene rebuilding and setup, Light Rig duplication, to camera tools for the artists. Some of my work included solving more complex Nuke Compositing problems, such as setting up 3D Projection environments for artists, and solving matte and depth issues for artists.

2013-03-18 to 2013-04-26

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Omnium Entertainment

Zero Universal

VFX Generalist

Created a series of Environment Shots. This was a Start-to-Finish project. I created all the models, textures, lighting, animations and other effects. Elements were distributed using particle systems. Some elements used hair systems, and other elements were completely 2D. Much of the environment was created in Maya, the rest was created in Nuke using a number of 3D compositing techniques.

2012-10-15 to 2013-01-18

Hydrogen Whiskey


FX Artist

Created boat wakes and assisted with missile trails. Work was done using Nuke and Maya Particles and Fluids.

2013-01-02 to 2013-01-09