First time founder
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:
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- New York, NY
Lead Visual Effects Artist
April 2010 - September 2010
Projects: - UCLA "Mother Un-Natural" - UCLA "LA Dreamweaver" - UCLA "The Serpent People" - Internal Projects
Videographer and Video-Editor
March 2011 - May 2011
Projects: - Singapore Polytechnic Public Service Week 2011 - Singapore National Youth Council Community Service Marathon 2011
June 2013 - July 2013
Projects: - "Goliath"
Freelance Compositing Intern
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
May 2014 - July 2014
Projects: - "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014) - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (2014) - "Hercules" (2014)
Ingenuity Engine VFX
August 2014 - September 2014
Projects: - Lifetime "The Brittany Murphy Story" - Smirnoff Commercial - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
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
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
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
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": 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
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
July 2015 - August 2015
Trainer and lead artist on 3D tracking and 3D scene systems in NukeX, for artists with Autism, for a day.
August 2015 - September 2015
Compositing and complex keying of shots for B.o.B new music video, for a day.
Creative Technologist & VR Compositor
August 2015 - January 2016
- FXPHD VRL 201 course instruction, Internal R&D, visual projections and optimization projects, Classified client projects, documentation and information tracking.
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.
March 2016 - April 2016
Compositing assist for a week for a corporate event project and commercial. Minor VR consulting and guidance included.
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
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 - Today
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.
March 2016 - Today
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
July 2016 - Today
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
Small Business Management & Technology
2015 - 2016