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Summary

I am a Senior Pipeline Technical Director in VFX industry. I am Moderator of Deep Learning and AI for VFX group . Visual Effects and innovations is my passion. This is an area I worked more than 20 years as artist and TD. My strongest skill is compositing, but not the only one in VFX. 

Software Engineering big side of my talent and specialization. This mix of Software Engineer and artistic skills make me unique Technical Director. I'm passionate about new technologies, like Deep Learning , Artificial Intelligence and experimenting on its implementation for the Visual Effects pipeline.

I am also Nuke Certified Trainer and VFX Consultant. I am listed on trainers page on The Foundry site

I have world recognized Master university degree, and strong algorithmic, scripting and applied mathematics skills. My focus is automatization, pipeline and compositing tools for VFX.

I was SIGGRAPH 2018 speaker - “Future AI in VFX ” panel moderator. I am founder and developer AIVFX open-source project. I am Visual Effect Society member. I am Canada permanent resident.

Work History

Apr 2017Present

Compositing Pipeline Technical Director

MPC Vancouver

Developing and supporting compositing pipeline in MPC Vancouver. Close work with Head of Department, Comp Supervisors and Leads. Solving the problems and proposing compositing methodology

Key Achievements:

  • I support compositing tools, techniques, and procedures for Compositing Department team (up to 97 people) for all current projects and past including “Mummy”, “Justice League”, “Wrinkle in Time”, "Aquaman"
  • I realize technical implementation of automatic Nuke scripts pre-assembly and deep holdout pre-rendering on scenes level on “Aquaman” show during two delivery months.
  • I worked with R&D, on testing and implementing new tools, including Deep Learning and OpenCV based. I participated in distributed tool development using Git 
  • I realize audit and merge globally Nuke tools through MPC Film studios (London, Vancouver, Montreal, Bangalore)
  • I realize testing and cross department integration Nuke template tools (Compositing, Lighting, FX departments)
  • I support remotely MPC Montreal Compositing department through VPN during 3 month when Montreal Comp TD was absent and now if necessary.
  • I worked part of day as compositing trainer in MPC Academy (2.5 month), mentoring junior compositor group (12 people)
  • I implemented new Lens Distortion and Retime pipeline in Compositing department
Sept 2016Dec 2016

VFX Compositor

ACE Image Factory

Leverage key knowledge and expertise in Nuke compositing as well as creative and technical director skills to for two feature films.

Key Achievements:

  • Composite and finalize 40+ shots for two feature films and TV series.
  • Create scripting tools for transferring shots camera data to Nuke
Jan 2009Aug 2016

Technical Director & Supervisor, Founder

AlphaTopStudio

Innovative and creative visionary in charge of spearheading and leading a team of 5 to 15 members on complex VFX, 3D and Motion Graphics projects.

Key Achievements:

  • Expertly executed VFX Compositing and Post Production of complex film and TV projects, and local adaptation.
  • Lead team as project supervisor with full pipeline setup for small VFX projects (team 5-15 people) since 2009
  • Successfully attained the status of the number 1 freelancer in rating Freelancer Guru.com in Video and Multimedia Animation category winning and sustaining 100+.
Jan 2006Jan 2009

Freelancer, VFX Compositor, Technical Director

AlphaTopStudio.com

Built loyal and satisfied clientele by delivering exceptional customer service as well as video and graphic artistry as a freelancer on online platforms such as Elance.com and Guru.com.

Key Achievements:

  • Delivered multifaceted services as a VFX Compositor, 3D Generalist, and Motion Graphics Designer.
  • Oversaw, led and managed all aspects for operations including all aspects Client Relationship Management and daily Business Management.
  • Freelance Software Developer (some python and pipeline tools)
Jan 2000Jan 2006

3D Generalist, VFX Compositor

TavriaGames
  • 3D generalist and VFX tasks
  • Small pipeline programming
19961999

Motion Graphic Designer

AITI TV company
  • Completed cycle of compositing and motion graphics for TV pipeline
  • Graphics software technical support

Education

Jan 1991Jan 1996

Specialised in Computer Science, Computer Systems and Networks

National Technical University of Ukraine 'Kyiv Polytechnic Institute'

Faculty of Applied Mathematics of NTUU “KPI”
Received a strong basis in Computer Software Engineering, Programming and Mathematics.
Graduated with excellent marks, and honor diploma for excellent education (Excellent Diploma).
Optional study of computer graphics has become a solid foundation for starting a career in Motion Graphics and VFX

Certifications

Apr 2018May 2018

IELTS   (CEFR Level of English language - B2)

EDP Education Ltd

License 18CA001121KORD418G