Vicki Lau, Founder

Business Developer, Designer, Product Manager

Singapore, Singapore

Vicki is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Vicki is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Programmer Engineer Marketer

Can commit to working

10 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Entertainment Media Mobile

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Marketing
Technical
Product Management
User Experience
Managing People
Sales
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

<25

About Vicki

With no connections to the industry, I have managed to work my way fairly quickly onto major blockbuster and television projects, including visual effects work on "Guardians of the Galaxy", "The Walking Dead", and an upcoming movie sequel to be released in 2016. Having earned 3 scholarships and a recipient of multiple international and national awards (SIGGRAPH, Sony Southeast Asia), I definitely have my ways of getting ahead and would like to share this with a co-founder with equivalent zeal and passion in breaking the mould, who is also tired of working under the whims of somebody else. The only true qualification is the desire to see an idea through to completion and the willingness to do whatever it takes to reach the bottom-line (from the engineering and development standpoint).

Honestly, you'll learn more here: www.lauvicki.com

I am based (and have contact people) in the following locations:
- Singapore
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- New York, NY
- Florida

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Managing People
Product Management
Strategy
Design
User Experience
Finance
Marketing
Business Development
Sales
Operations
Work Experience

Lead Visual Effects Artist

UCLA REMAP

April 2010 - September 2010

Projects: - UCLA "Mother Un-Natural" - UCLA "LA Dreamweaver" - UCLA "The Serpent People" - Internal Projects

Videographer and Video-Editor

Singapore Polytechnic

March 2011 - May 2011

Projects: - Singapore Polytechnic Public Service Week 2011 - Singapore National Youth Council Community Service Marathon 2011

Production Assistant

Steakhaus

June 2013 - July 2013

Projects: - "Goliath"

Freelance Compositing Intern

Elevation

December 2013 - January 2014

Projects: - CNN Commercial Billboards - ABC Family (Macy's Commercial) - Cartoon Network "Powerpuff Girls Special" Preview Commercial - Internal Projects

Paint/ Composite Artist

Stereo D

May 2014 - July 2014

Projects: - "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014) - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (2014) - "Hercules" (2014)

Freelance Compositor

Ingenuity Engine VFX

August 2014 - September 2014

Projects: - Lifetime "The Brittany Murphy Story" - Smirnoff Commercial - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Freelance Compositor

Stargate Studios

June 2013 - September 2014

Projects: - Compositing assist for a day. (Sep 2014) - "Grey's Anatomy" Season 10 (Apr 2014) - "Hemlock Grove" Season 2 - "Parks & Recreation" Season 6 - Incoming Pilots and Shows - AMC "The Walking Dead" Season 4 (Jun 2013 - Aug 2013) - NBC "Dracula" Season 1 - Internal Projects

Compositor

For Goodness Sake LLC

September 2014 - January 2015

- Generated content for interactive app product - Consistent follow-through compositing for interactivity Projects: - OMGYes Interactive project

Independent Visual Effects Artist, Producer, Supervisor

Self-Employed

May 2012 - February 2015

Projects: - USC "Kafka" (Jun 2014 - Feb 2015) - "Beyond Glory" (2015) - AFI "First in Flight" (May 2012 - Jul 2013) - AFI "Not a Second Time" - "Allergies" - "BBOY the Movie" interview - "Going Bongo" (2014) - "Red Fist vs. Iron Feet" - "Red Fog"

Lead VR Developer

VR Playhouse

February 2015 - March 2015

Projects: - "First Person" series, Red Bull live interactive event - Developed stereoscopic workflow and pipeline singlehandedly for VR pitch video for Oculus (As mentioned here as "Adobe After Effects 3D Production Tools"‚Äč: http://www.fastcompany.com/3046839/tech-forecast/film-industry-innovators-on-googles-new-vr-system) - Helmed R&D tests and renders for VR projection mapping techniques - Advisor of workflows and processes for specific VR projects

Lead VR Compositor

VRSE

May 2015 - June 2015

Projects: - "New York Times" (remastered), U2 VR music video - Advising & working with creative heads/ leads on clean plating and patching tests for different types of ingest for VR - Lead & experiment R&D compositing efforts and renders for VR stereoscopic and VR fixes - Provided recommendations and suggestions on workflows/ processes for VR fixes - Provided recommendations on future pipeline/ workflow modifications for stereoscopic, controllable output and talent pool resource optimisation

Lead VFX Artist & Day Trainer

Exceptional Minds

July 2015 - August 2015

Trainer and lead artist on 3D tracking and 3D scene systems in NukeX, for artists with Autism, for a day.

Freelance Compositor

Big Block

August 2015 - September 2015

Compositing and complex keying of shots for B.o.B new music video, for a day.

Creative Technologist & VR Compositor

Magnopus

August 2015 - January 2016

- FXPHD VRL 201 course instruction, Internal R&D, visual projections and optimization projects, Classified client projects, documentation and information tracking.

Adjunct Faculty

Mt. Sierra College

January 2016 - March 2016

Teaching instruction, planning, organization, grading criteria and coordination of DES 482 Compositing Effects and Lab Fourth Year class for 11 weeks. Assisted with finding adjunct faculty replacement and hand-off. Bypassed Master's requirement to teach and instruct.

Freelance Compositor

Dilated Pixels

March 2016 - April 2016

Compositing assist for a week for a corporate event project and commercial. Minor VR consulting and guidance included.

Freelance Compositor

4 Max Post Entertainment

March 2016 - April 2016

Projects: - Tyler Perry's "If Loving You Is Wrong" - Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse"

Post-vis Artist and Compositor

HALON Entertainment

March 2015 - June 2016

Projects: - Classified project on the FOX Studio lot (May 2016 - Jun 2016) - "Independence Day Resurgence" (2016) (Nov 2015 - Nov 2015) - "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (2016) (Mar 2015 - May 2015)

O-1 Visa Holder

US Department of Homeland Security

June 2016 - January 0

Granted O-1 Visa at 25: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement: https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/o-1-visa-individuals-extraordinary-ability-or-achievement Eligible to work "in" the United States.

Course Instructor

Udemy

March 2016 - January 0

Solely created, launched and marketed 3 online courses on Udemy, with 2 of the courses getting consistent and daily student enrollments and student reviews. Extremely responsive to student needs and feedback, handling both negative and positive feedback objectively via cognitive empathy.

Founder, Creator, CEO, CCT

Stealth-Mode Startup

July 2016 - January 0

Education

Singapore Polytechnic

Diploma with Merit in Digital Media (Computer-Generated Effects), Applied Psychology

2008 - 2011

Savannah College of Art & Design

Visual Effects (Summa Cum Laude honors)

2011 - 2014

UCLA Extension

Small Business Management & Technology

2015 - 2016