Results-oriented, high-energy, sensible yet realistic professional, with a successful record of accomplishments in the Video Game, Motion Picture and Training-Simulation industries.
Major strengths include hands-on completion of tasks, visually stunning products, and attention to detail, strong leadership with excellent communication skills, team player and team builder
Shipped 3 successful EA Sports titles NASCAR Thunder 2003 and 2002, Madden Football 2001. All titles received positive reviews of 8.5/10, 8.2/10, 9.1/10
Established a new standard of realism for future titles
Pioneered the development of a velocity based Motion Blur effect to heighten the sense of speed for NASCAR Thunder 2003 and 2002
MOTION PICTURE AND TV PRODUCTIONS:
Created special visual effects for numerous silver screen releases
Recognized intricate interactions between fake and real objects, i.e. textural highlights, shadows, reflections and perspective
Developed a lighting procedure for blue screen photography eliminating costly post production roto-scoping clean up
TRAINING AND SIMULATION:
Shipped many successful simulation products all over the world
Introduced innovative techniques, fabrication processes and production tools
Directed highly effective art teams by empowering, mentoring and creating production/process documentation
2D Graphics – Photoshop and Illustrator
Motion Graphics, Compositing, Editing – After Effects, Premiere
3D Modeling and Rendering – Maya, Presagis - MultiGen Creator, 3D Studio Max
Windows OS Environment – Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, Outlook
Synthetic Environment Creation – Presagis – TerraVista Pro (DART), CAE LITHOS, GeoSource-RTBTM, ERDAS Imagine, Global Mapper, ARC GIS, Arête Digital Nature Tools, Puppet Works, Micro Scribe, RenderMan, Freehand
CAE USA, Inc., Orlando, FL
2009 – Present - Synthetic Environmental Designer – Engineering Manager
CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modeling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defense forces around the globe.
SDS International, Inc. – Advanced Technology Division, Orlando, FL,
2002-2009 - Senior Visual Database Designer – Engineering Lead
A company specializing in PC-IG’s and high fidelity flight simulators, for COTS computer hardware
Electronic Arts –Tiburon, Maitland, FL
2000-2002 - Art Production Manager – Art Director
The world's leading independent interactive entertainment Software Company
IET Aquaresearch, Ltd, North Hatley, Quebec
1999-2000 - Lead Designer – Team Leader
A biotechnology company specializing in the production of aeroponic vegetables and helpful bacteria.
Metavision, Burbank, CA
1998-1999 - Lead 3D Animator – Modeler – Digital Cinematographer
Metavision is a production company specializing in theme park entertainment.
Chiodo Brothers, Burbank, CA
1991-1998 - SPFX Supervisor – 3D Animator – Director of Photography
Chiodo Brothers Production is a production company specializing in motion picture special visual effects.
Omens Effects, North Hollywood, CA
1978 - 1991 - Art Director – Animator – Director of Photography
Founded and managed a motion picture and television special effects house.
Certification for “Effective Management Training Series”, Supervision 1 and 2, University of Central Florida, Division of Continuing Education – 28 total contact hours.
Certification for “FAR Part 15 and Cost Price Analysis Combination Course”, CAE USA Inc, 9.2 CPE credits.
Certification for (Managing TSP (Team Software Process) – Carnegie Mellon University, 1.5 Continuing Education Units.
Certification for LITHOS Visual Database Course – CAE Montreal, Inc.
Certified training for Terrex “TerraVista-Pro”, Terrex Terrain Experts School, Tucson, AZ.
Certified training for Alias “Power Animator” and Alias “Maya”, Silicon Graphics Studio, Santa Monica, CA.
Figurative Sculpture “Edgar” showing in the “From Start to Finish”: Florida Sculptors Guild Exhibition at the Albin Polasek Museum May 7-July 21, 2013 “From Start to Finish”: Florida Sculptors Guild Exhibition.
Commissioned sculptor with client requested pieces, predominantly portraying the human form in motion and at rest. Mediums of choice are clay, wax and bronze.
INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTS
NASCAR THUNDER, 2003 (PS2, XBOX, NGC). NASCAR THUNDER, 2002, (PS2, XBOX). MADDEN FOOTBALL 2001 (PS2, PS1). “Quest For Life”, a Kennedy Space Center movie, 1999, “Goose Bumps” IMM title – Dream Works, 1996, “Titanic, In Outer Space”, “Black Dahlia”, “Battle Chess 3” - IMM Title Activision Interplay, 1995. “Zombie Dinos From Planet Deltoid” – Philips Interactive. “Vorian” – Promotional 3D video. “The Stalker”, 1982.
Frank Zappas - Thing Fish, Baby Huey, Critters I-IV, Puppet Master, Screamers, The Stupid’s, Tales From the Hood, A New Nightmare on Elm Street, The Creature That Wasn’t Nice, History of the World, The Christmas Path, Chupachabra, Sinbad – In the Vale of Mist, Dino Adventure, The Nutty Nut, Hideous Mutant Freaks, I Love You to Death, Doctor Kaligary, Purple People Eaters, Povels, Programmed to Kill, Jupiter Menace.
Mr. Potato Head, Squid Squad, The Last Days of Russell, The All New Land of the Lost, Blackbirds, Tales of the Brass Monkey, Crayon Box, The Rudy Show, The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys, The Hundred Lives of Blackjack Savage V, Wizards and Warriors, Jason of Star Command.
Dutch Milk Products, Credia, J-Regain, Panasonic, Nissan Cup O’ Noodles – 4 year campaign, Ocean Pacific Clothing, Carl’s Jr. Killer Watches, Helping Hand Tuna Helper, Ball Park Franks,
AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS:
DMO-capable MQ-1B Predator Simulator - SDS Receives Coveted Frost & Sullivan Business Development Strategy Leadership of the Year Award 2007.
“Innovation” - SDS International (SDS) awarded industry recognition by Military Training Technology magazine as part of their annual Top 100 company rankings for 2003.
Nissan Cup O’ Noodles - 1993 Cannes Grand Prix “Golden Lion” award winner.
“Quest For Life” - Santa Clarita International Film Festival - Best Educational Film of the Year 2000. Flagstaff International Film Festival - First Place Special Jury Gold Award. WorldFest Houston - Gold Award -Flight and Space Travel. International Film & Video Festival - Gold Camera Award.