Cameron Widen

Digital Artist

201 - 5166 Halifax Street, Burnaby

778.869.5065

cameron@super-awesome.com

I am a creative and results-oriented artist with demonstrated ability to bring projects to completion in a team environment. I have a host of experience in digital animation and visual effects, for both television and feature films. My student reel, The Wedge of Madness, was winner of Most Promising Filmmaker, Outstanding Animation, and Outstanding Sound awards at the B.C. Student Film Festival

 

2006 Bardel Animation - Vancouver, BC

Previs Supervisor, Viva Pinata
I am currently supervising the previs team. My responsibilities include meeting with directors and other deptartment heads to ensure a smooth workflow through the pipeline, organizing work and assets, troubleshooting shots, scene layout, and previs animation. My team is involved with the production from storyboard and design through animation.
I work closely with the directors and other department heads to make sure my team has the assets it needs, and our output is delivered in a useful format and on time.

 

2005-6 Image Engine Design - Vancouver, BC

Previs Supervisor, Night At The Museum
Led Previs team, including creation of assets, organization of work, final outputs of Previs sequences, meeting with vfx supervisors, and a range of tasks involved with bridging Previs work with real-life camera and green-screen setups.
Worked directly with VFX supervisor and producer to streamline and troubleshoot live/vfx shots.

 

2005 Bardel Animation - Vancouver, BC

Texture TD, Happily N'Ever After
Created and optimized UV layouts for sets

 

2005 Bardel Animation - Vancouver, BC

Previs Supervisor, Dragons: The Metal Ages
Responsible for leading Previs team, including organization of work and assets, participating in production meetings, and implementing production pipeline.
Worked with Directors, Producers, and Editors to ensure continuity with other work

 

2004 Bardel Animation - Vancouver, BC

Previs Animator, Dragons: Fire and Ice
Contributed to all aspects of previsualization, including modelling, texturing, lighting, and animation
Worked with Directors, Producers, and Editors to ensure continuity with other work

Effects TD, Dragons: Fire and Ice
Design, setup and implementation of dynamic and keyframe effects, as well as compositing effects into final shot

 

2004 Art Institute Vancouver/Burnaby - Burnaby, BC

Instructor
Instructor for introductory-level XSI and Photoshop classes. Taught students all aspects of the software packages, as well as modeling, texturing, and rigging workflows in XSI.

 

2003 Digital Slaves - Vancouver, BC

Texture Artist, Gargoyles
Texture and shader design for feature film Gargoyles

 

2003 Image Engine Design - Vancouver, BC

Previsualization Team Member, I Robot
Contributed to all aspects of previsualization, including modelling, texturing, lighting, animation, tracking, compositing, and dynamics
Met with Directors, Producers, and Editors to ensure continuity with other work

Previsualization Team Member, Scooby Doo 2
Contributed to all aspects of previsualization, including modelling, texturing, lighting, animation, and dynamics

Animator, Stargate SG-1
Set up and animated shots

Previsualization Team Member, Taxi
Contributed to all aspects of previsualization, including modelling, texturing, lighting, animation, and dynamics

 

2001-2003 Art Institute Vancouver-Burnaby Burnaby, BC

Digital Animation Masters Program/Character Animation Program
Animation Production
Classical Animation
3D Modeling, Rigging and Animation
Digital Painting and Texturing
Advanced Lighting and Texturing
Character Design and Storyboarding
Life Drawing, Foundations of Art and Design, Drawing for Animation
Sculpture
Video Production and Digital Video Editing

1995-1996 Okanagan University College Kelowna, BC

Associate of Arts Certificate Program
Fine arts
Anthropology and Archaeology
Computer Science
Sociology, Philosophy and Psychology

2001-2002 Art Institute Vancouver-Burnaby Burnaby, BC

Lab Assistant and Tutor
Assisted instructors by tutoring students in Softimage XSI, Maya, and Photoshop
Provided assistance to students when required in software issues, animation fundamentals, and file management

 

 

Expert In: Maya, Softimage XSI, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe AfterEffects, SoundForge, Cubase VST, Rebirth

Proficient In: Digital Fusion, Shake, AXA, Microsoft Office, Propellerheads Reason, Basic HTML