Interest

Archery, Hunting, Wildlife, Scuba Diving, Underwater Photography, Photography, Hiking, Flyfishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Kayaking.

Summary

Name: Kirsten Dale   Qualifications:

1. Diploma in 3D Computer Animation - Merit Award2. Graduate Diploma of Advanced 3D Productions - Merit Award, Industry Award for Compositing Das Tub Professional Experience:

8 years in the television industry with main focus on filming outdoor and studio shoots, post production was done on Avid.

3 of those years I owned my own company subcontracting to South Africa's largest broadcasters - Multichoice.

2 years head of design engineering at a mechanical engineering company, utilising Solidworks 3D CAD Design Software.

Medical 3D anatomy simulation for a Natural Health Company, utilising Autodesk Maya. CORE SKILLS:- Advanced Rendering (currently Mental Ray)- Advanced Texturing &Shading

- Advanced Photography- Compositing- Color &Image Theory- Digital Sculpting- Maya Embedded Language- Operating systems &modifications- Production theory & pipeline development- Rigging- Studio introduction & indentity creation- Storyboarding & Animatic creation- Tracking / Intergration- Fedora-Linux OS  Phone: 021 0296 1214Email: earthenj@gmail.comNote: I have New Zealand Permanent Residence Status.

Specialties:

Photography, Environment Design, 3D Modelling & Texturing using Maya, Photoshop, Z-Brush, Vue 7 xStream, Solidworks 3D CAD Design Software, Camera man & Editor - Avid, Compositing - Nuke, Fedora - Linux

Work History

Work History

Cameraman & Avid Editor

Invesure Productions

Jan 2009 - Present

Digital Modeller,Texture Artist & Photographer

Natures Sunshine Products

3D Medical Simulations

May 2008 - Nov 2009

Editor and Camera man

Solid Rock Media Group
Aug 2007 - Apr 2008

Project Manager & Drawing Engineer

Steve's Bakery Engineering Johannesburg
  • Head of designing department
  • Implementing new machinery tooling designed in solidworks
  • Controlling existing and new projects
  • Liaising with clients as to progress of project
  • Ensuring deadlines are met timeously
  • Controlling manufacturing progress and process
  • Stock control and procurement
Jan 2005 - Apr 2008

CEO / Owner

Earthen Jar Productions Johannesburg

It was my goal to create an entity that could provide a 1st class service to the broadcast industry of South Africa.

From concept to filming and post production to delivery.

Jan 2005 - Apr 2008

Satellite cameraman & editor

Earthen Jar Productions
  • Servicing largest satellite company in South Africa (Multichoice /M-Net)
  • Studio & outdoor film shoots
  • Online editing in post production (Avid Xpress Pro HD)
  • Filming of National Jazz Festivals
2004 - 2008

Online Post Production Editor

MNet
Feb 2002 - Dec 2004

Chief Cameraman and Editor

Trinity Broadcasting Network
  • Film & edit various studio & live programs for Multichoice
  • Live on site camera shoots
  • Studio floor manager
  • Abroad film shoots (North Africa)
  • Film work for various national conferences
  • Creating various advertisements & stings for satellite television

Education

Education
2009 - 2010

Diploma

Graduate Diploma of Advanced 3D Productions - Media Design School

Graduated with Merit Award and recieved the Industry Award for Compositing and Keying in Das Tub.

NZQA - Lvl 7

2008 - 2009

Diploma

Diploma of 3D Computer Animation - Media Design School

Graduated with a Merit Award.

NZQA - Lvl 6

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Photography

My years as a cameraman in Digital Video and DSL stills photography has given me the ability to look for that little something special in a composition. I have extensive training in both Underwater and land based Photography.

Autodesk Maya

All my work up to date has involved Maya in one form or another.

Linux

Nuke

With 8 years in the television industry and 3 years in the CG world I have found that Nuke ties the 2 worlds together just perfectly for me. Compositing is my main Goal for the future and my years of Post Production work have given me an intimate understanding into what is required in the pipeline and what Producers expect from an artist. Nuke for me is that all important "Goose Bump Factor".

Vue7 xStream

When it comes to environments Vue is an invaluable asset.

Z_Brush

I have found ZBrush to be an invaluable tool in generating believable and realistic models for the CG world. My work flow is usually a box model from Maya imported to ZBrush, sculpted, exported back to Maya, re-Topologise, imported back to ZBrush, complete sculpting and finally exporting the high and low division sculpts with their relevant displacement or normal maps.

Photoshop

I have been actively using Photoshop for a number of years. With Digital enhancements in my 8 years of photography as well as in my everyday use of texturing my CG creations.

Digital Modelling

With experience in both Design Engineering and Animation I have a sound understanding and a working knowledge of both organic and hard surface digital modelling.    

Environment Design

Creating believable CG Environments in Various 3d Applications.