Newton De Paoli

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

Technical Artist

Spinmaster Studios

Working on level assets implementation as well as gameplay features. Creation of particle system and special effects to enhance game play experience.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2008

Project Technical Director/Renderer

Mechnology Studios

Working as a freelance Technical Director, I used Maya and Mental Ray to finalize the conclusion of an independent movie to be released soon. Setting up the scenes, lighting and re-texturing work.

Apr 2007 - Jun 2008

Technical Artist/3D Generalist

Spinmaster Studios

Worked as a technical artist, I developed Techdecklive.com game, programmed interactivity of objects and prototypes using Macromedia Director and Lingo. Low Poly Modelling using 3D Studio Max and Adobe Photoshop for texturing.

Worked closely with designers to develop early concepts of game. During meetings, convinced the Vice President to take the game to the next level and do it in 3D and prototyped the game how it would be in a 3D world as it was to be a 2D game only.

Acted as a creative liaison between Authoring department and the Art Department.

Mar 2005 - Apr 2007

3D Artist/Animator

Deluxe Digital Studios

Projects included concept, to modelling, texturing, lighting and animation of several AAA DVD titles using Maya and Adobe Photoshop for texturing. Used Adobe After Effects for compositing. Helped in the design of DVD games and interactivity.

Worked on projects using Flash and Actionscript 2 for internal and external clients, such as Ensequence.

Some DVDs I've worked on are Anastasia Family Fun Edition, Saw II Special Edition, Proud Family Movie, Home Improvement Season III, Ferngully Family Fun Edition.

Jan 2000 - Feb 2001

Technical Artist/Multimedia Designer

Warner Advanced Media Operations

Designed and Programmed Interactivity of DVD Menus using Javascript and PCFriendly Technology. Worked closely with Electra Records and Warner Music building Enhanced CDs with Macromedia Director and Lingo for artists such as Madonna, LeAnn Rhymes, Metallica, etc.

Education

Education

Certificate

Gnomon School

Certificate

Gnomon School

Bachelor of Science

Art Institute of Pittsburgh
May 2000 - Aug 2000

Certificate

PennState Worthington

Night intensive course in web technologies.

Jul 1998 - Jan 2000

Associate Degree

Skills

Skills

Web

Macromedia Dreamweaver Macromedia Flash Actionscript 2  

Languages Spoken

Fluent in Portuguese and English. Intermediate in Spanish. Strong cross cultural skills, demonstrated in business opportunities and past projects.

Interactive Design

Experience designing interactive applications and games. Designed my first games using Visual Basic 4 at the age of 12. Experience with Macromedia Flash building websites, personal projects, kiosks. Intermediate experience with Actionscript 2.   Experience using Macromedia Director and Lingo. Knowledge of Software building structure and procedures, from concept to finish. Strong ability to produce and direct using knowledge of several image formats and software components

Compositing

Adobe After Effects Combustion Adobe Premiere

Image Editing/Illustrations

Adobe Photoshop Corel Painter Corel Draw Adobe Illustrator

3D Software

Maya 3D Studio Max Modelling, Texturing, UV Setting, Animation, Lighting and Rendering

Interest

  • Started the first and only blog about Interactive Software and Gaming for independent developers fully in Portuguese at www.crie-jogos.com
  • Software Structuring and Directing
  • Interactive Design
  • Video Games
  • Foreign languages
  • Travelling