Christopher Rickard
Visual Effects Artist
Lighting and Look Development
Vancouver Based
See what I do

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Credits include:

Oblivion (co: Digital Domain)
Brother (co: freelance)
Samsung Commercial (co: freelance)
We Rock the World Music Video (co: freelance)

Resume

Digital Domain – Lighting Artist – X-Men: Days of Future Past ▪ 2014

× Used Maya and V-Ray for lighting and rendering. Was frequently assigned “hero”
shots that showed extra detail on the main assets.
× Worked with the environment department to provide them with DMP renders
which we projected onto our background.

Moving Picture Company – Lighting TD – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Maleficient ▪ 2013-2014

× Used Katana to light and rendered using RenderMan. Created rough composites
for dailies using Nuke.
× Used deep compositing within Nuke.
× Was often given all CG shots that required following the lighting style of concept
art rather than a live-action plate.
× On Spider-Man 2, used Maya and RenderMan to create the lookdev for various
props and crowd characters.

Digital Domain – Lighting Artist – Oblivion ▪ 2012-2013

× Used Maya to light over 50 shots and rendered using vRay. Created rough
composites for dailies using Nuke.
× Worked with Lead Artist to develop glass template for bubble-ship cockpit shots.
Lit and rendered majority of cockpit shots in film which include reflection,
refraction, dirt, smudges, and scratches passes.
× Created V-ray shaders for look-dev of various props.

Freelance VFX Artist – Commercials and Music Videos ▪ 2011

× Primarily worked as a Generalist on various projects. Clients have included
Samsung, Sony Music, American Express, and Sketchers where I worked with
both the clients and directors to create a finished product.
× Created photo-real CG characters from concept art to final shots.

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BUILDING PRODUCTS PEOPLE LOVE.

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WHERE I AM


438 Seymour St

Vancouver, BC

Canada

EMPLOYMENT


crickard1@gmail.com