Mauricio Villamil

CV / Resume

Email: mvillamilb@gmail.com
Name : Mauricio Villamil
Nationality: Canadian
Education :
– M.A. Digital Effects, NCCA. Bournemouth University, UK.(2005 – 2006).
– B.A.(Hons)Computer Visualisation and Animation, NCCA, Bournemouth University, UK.
(2002-2005).
– M.A. Public Arts, Chelsea School of Art & Design, London, Uk ( 1 year of 2).
-B.A. Fine Art -Painting-. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. (1986-1992).
Skills And Aptitudes :
I take particular pride in having a mixture of artistic and technical skills (Fine art -Paintingand
photography, Digital Effects and Computer animation, Programming and Scripting), with
training to MA level. I enjoy developing work to a high level of photo-realism combining the
most advanced lighting – rendering and compositing techniques to date in visual effects.
A sophisticated eye for detail, understanding of color, mood, and composition ( I am a
practicing painter and photographer).
I have had a very rich professional career extending now 14 years in which I have worked in
some of the most important visual FX facilities in the world like ( Double Negative -London-,
Motion Picture Company – Vancouver-, Industrial Light & Magic – Vancouver and Keystone
entertainment – Vancouver-Zoic Studios – Vancouver, Rock Hunter -London- (Architectural
Visualization).
Skills And Aptitudes :
-Working knowledge of the Python scripting language,
-Working knowledge of Renderman shading language.
-Working knowledge of the Unix-Linux environment
-Working knowledge of (BASH) shell scripting
Visual Effects design from sound stage shooting to post-production.
Packages & software :
Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Photoshop,
Renderman Shading Language,
Vray, MentalRay, Shave & H (Fur),
XGen ( Fur), Mudbox.
Work Experience :
-Please note that: Airbud Entertainment, Pup Start Productions (1,2,3), Western Post and
Keystone Entertainment, are in fact the same company constituted under different names for
different productions as per British Columbia tax breaks laws. This company produces
proprietary content of the “Airbud brand” mainly for Disney, then for Netflix. The company
belongs and is run by director Robert Vince.
Previously:
Senior Lighting TD at “Airbud Entertainment” -Vancouver-
2018-09 – 2019-05
Look Development & Lighting
Films Worked on:
Disneys ” PuP Star 3 ”
Senior Lighting TD at “PuP Star Productions3” -Vancouver-
2016-10 – 2018-08
Look Development & Lighting
Films Worked on:
Disneys ” PuP Star 3 ”
Previously:
Senior Lighting TD at “PuP Star Productions2” -Vancouver-
2016-10 – 2017-08
Look Development & Lighting
Films Worked on:
Disneys ” PuP Star 2 ”
Previously:
Senior Lighting TD at “PuP Star Productions” -Vancouver-
2015-10 – 2016-04
Look Development & Lighting
Films Worked on:
Disneys ” PuP Star ”
Senior Lighting TD at Western Post -Vancouver-
2015-03 – 2015-07
Look Development & Lighting
Films Worked on:
Disneys ”Monkey up”
-Senior CG Generalist (Lighting and Look development / Lighting) at Digital Domain
(Vancouver):
2014-2 to 2015-04
Project: “Pixels” (to be released Summer 2015)
Working with CG Lead to achieve creative goals and maintain artistic standards.
Working with CG Lead and Comp Lead, to establish look development on any new
environments and any new characters.
Work with CG Lead after look-dev is approved to assist in completing modules for new cg
environments & assets.
Working on through multiple iterations and breakout passes.
Completion of VFX tasks and taking 3D elements to final, upholding a strong sense of
creativity, and respect for aesthetics.
-Senior CG Generalist (Lighting and Look development) at Zoic Studios (Vancouver):
2014-09 to 2014-12
Project: Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Working with CG Lead to achieve creative goals and maintain artistic standards.
Working with CG Lead and Comp Lead, to establish look development on any new
environments and any new characters.
Work with CG Lead after look-dev is approved to assist in completing modules for new cg
environments & assets.
Working on through multiple iterations and breakout passes.
Completion of VFX tasks and taking 3D elements to final, upholding a strong sense of
creativity, and respect for aesthetics.
– Senior CG Generalist at Keystone Pictures -Vancouver-
– Look Development & Lighting
Senior Lighting TD at Keystone Pictures -Vancouver-
2014-06 – 2014-09
Look Development & Lighting
Films Worked on:
Disney’s Santa Pups 2
-Senior CG Generalist (Lighting and Look development) at Zoic Studios (Vancouver):
2013-10 to 2014-06
Working with CG Lead to achieve creative goals and maintain artistic standards.
Working with CG Lead and Comp Lead, to establish look development on any new
environments and any new characters.
Work with CG Lead after look-dev is approved to assist in completing modules for new cg
environments & assets.
Working on through multiple iterations and breakout passes.
Completion of VFX tasks and taking 3D elements to final, upholding a strong sense of
creativity, and respect for aesthetics.
Senior Lighting TD at Keystone Pictures -Vancouver-
2013-04 – 2013-06
Look Development & Lighting
Films Worked on:
Disney’s Santa Pups.
Senior Layout Artist, Industrial Light & Magic -Vancouver-
June 2012 – December 2012
Films Worked on:
“Pacific Rim” – Layout
Senior Lighting TD at Keystone Pictures -Vancouver-
Jan 2012 – Jun 2012
Look Development & Lighting
Films Worked on:
Disney’s Santa Pups.
Lighting TD – MPC (The Moving Picture Company – Vancouver, Canada)
May 2011 – Dec 2011
Films Worked on:
Sherlock Holmes 2 (Stereo)
Jack The Giant Killer ( Stereo)
Visiting Tutor ( Digital Animation Techniques)
Arts University College Bournemouth.
2007 – 2001
Delivering a Maya (3D Animation & Effects) ABC
course for the Digital Media Production Fda, at the Arts
University College Bournemouth, and as a freelance
producing 3D Architectural Visualizations Using a
complete 3D Visual Effects pipeline.
Please see the provided reference letters.
Double Negative Visual Effects ( 2006-2007)
Films Worked on at Double Negative -London- include:
“Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix”
“The Bourne Ultimatum”
“Cloverfield”
“10.000 B.C.”
“Ink Heart”
“BRITZ” (Television two-part series)
Professional Artist – Painter –
Before starting my formal education in Animation and
effects I worked as a professional artist, and during that
time I made a number of exhibitions and participated in
various artistic projects. A google search of my name
( Mauricio Villamil) would bring up links to web-based
galleries that still show my work and C.V. as an artist.
I have carried working on my art, but currently, I am
more interested in exploring the use of cutting edge
technology in particular Robotics, cybernetics,
programming, neural networks, and artificial evolution
as a medium for producing art pieces.
My advanced skills working with the Unix / Linux
operating system led me to take an active role in the
implementation and development of the Digital Effects
Suite at the Arts University College Bournemouth for
the Animation course ( which up to that moment was a
purely traditionally based animation course). As such I
took part developing the Linux based animation suite:
Linux server and client workstations, user account
administration, installation, and update of Linux
operating systems and animation software, set-up,
configuration and servicing of the animation
Renderfarm, assistance, and demonstration to students
and staff on the use of 3D animation software (Maya),
Camera tracking (3D tracking) PFTrack, and
compositing software (Shake), as well as advice in
advanced working techniques as acquired on my
industry experience in the digital effects industry.
Delivery of talks, workshops, production of
handouts, user guides. Assisting students with their
animation projects making them aware of
contemporary and up to date digital effects
techniques. Participating in group presentations,
evaluations, and critical appraisals of student
Productions.
Interest and hobbies :
Robotics, chess, lately I have been researching into the
creative capabilities of real-time animation/film making
production, best known as “Machinima”. Using a game
engine to produce animated films in real-time. Most
recently I have started working with the Unity and Unity
iPhone development kits learning to design my own
Games.
Online Portfolio: Feature Films, VFX, and animation:
http://www.mvfx.org
LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mauricio-villamil/21/75/110
Art-Related Experience:
– Painting The Human Figure ( With Stephen Early from Studio Incaminati)
NorthWestFineArtStudio – Vancouver – 2014
– Painting Still Life (With Kerry Dunn from Studio Incaminati) NorthWestFineArtStudio –
Vancouver -2014
I received the “Maestro en Bellas Artes – Pintura” (B.A. Hons) from the Universidad Nacional
de Colombia, a Fine Arts School founded in the classical French and Russian academic
traditions of Painting and Sculpture, after 5 years of studying Painting (1987 – 1992) I have
executed several copies directly from masterpieces at the National Gallery in London
(England) (I include a letter from the Gallery, from my most recent copy in December 2013).
Exhibitions: 2019 – “Disruptions of the Real”, Massy Books & Gallery, Vanocuver, BC. 2016 –
“Paintings” , “Basic Inquiry Life Drawing Studio & Gallery”. Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2015 –
Analog – Digital : North Vancouver Community Arts Council, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2013 –
“Bel art entre Nouz”, Bogotá – Colombia, 2013. Pilar Cabrera & Cecile Begue Art Gallery.
2012 – “The Anonymous Show”, North Vancouver Arts Council – District foyer Gallery 2012 –
“The End of The World”, Group Exhibition, Hot Art Wet City Gallery,
Vancouver, 2012. 2010 – Mayfair Gallery-, Bournemouth, UK. Group exhibition. 2007 Gallery
Artist – Notting Hill Fine Art Gallery, London, 28 Powis Terrace, London W11 1JH ( Ronald
Best – Director tel: 020 7792 1296). 2005 – International Art Exhibition (Georgiana
Dacombe), London. 2006 – Latino American artists in London , Argentinian Embassy
London. 2003 – Affordable Art Fair, London 2001 – Art Exhibition, Portobello Festival,
London. 2001 – Gallery Artist – Notting Hill Fine Art Gallery, London, 28 Powis Terrace,
London W11 1JH ( Ronald Best – Director tel: 020 7792 1296). 2000 – Affordable Art Fair,
London. 1999 – International Art Exhibition (Georgiana Dacombe), London. 1993 – ‘Banco
Ganadero Prize’ – Bogota, Colombia. 1992 -‘X’ StudioVenezuelanEmbassy of Colombia,
Bogota (University Thesis Exhibition). 1992 – (Merit) ‘Yearly Cano Prize’ – Art Museum,
National University, Bogota. 1991 – ‘Yearly Cano Prize’ – Art Museum, National University,
Bogota. 1990 – ‘Exhibition of Touring Young Artists’, Bank of the Republic Exhibitions
Centre, Villavicencio, Colombia. 1989 – ‘Yearly Cano Prize’ – Art Museum, National
University, Bogota. 1988 – (Merit) ‘Travelling Young Painters’ – Exhibitions House, Garagoa,
Colombia. 1987 – ‘Drawing Four Pretexts’ – Arts Faculty, National University, Bogota. 1986
(First prize winner) ‘Salon Cano” – Art Museum, National University, Bogota. Teaching -Arts
University
Bournemouth (UK) – Visiting Lecturer/ Tutor- 2007-2011, Courses:
-ABC – Digital Animation -Colour Theory ( the additive and subtractive principles).
-Universidad del Rosario – Bogotá, Colombia. ( 1996 – 1998) Courses:
-Semiotics of the Image and Photography. -Portrait Painting -Figure Painting
– Private classes – Vancouver, BC. -Portrait Painting -Figure Painting
– (Secondary School Level) Colegio Italiano Leonardo Davinci, Bogota – Colombia. (1996 –
1998) Courses:
-Art History and Artistic Drawing
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