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Richard Sun

Printable Resume

Career Objective

I will create aesthetically memorable visual effects and computer graphics while developing useful tools for digital artists.

Technical Experience

Software:

Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, Pixar’s Marionette, Renderman, Houdini, Shake, After Effects, Combustion, Vue Infinite, Mental Ray, The Setup Machine 2, Blastcode, Syflex, Realflow, The Foundry’s Keylight, Illustrator, Final Cut, Premiere, Sound Forge, Flash, Linux, Windows XP, Mac OS

Programming & Scripting Languages:

Maya Embedded Language (MEL), HTML, Renderman Shading Language (RSL), Tool Command Language (TCL), Visual Basic (VB), JavaScript, Java, C++, Python

Work Experience

4/08– Current

Pixar Shorts Technical Director
Description: Shading, modeling, & rigging in testing the aesthetic & technical needs of a main character.

2/08 – 4/08

Pixar WALL-E Crowds Technical Director
Description: Maintain the functionality and shading of crowd curve models that determine Massive crowd movement and floor design glow.

7/07 – 2/08

Pixar WALL-E Sets Technical Director Intern
Description: Assist in modeling, shading set & prop assets; Shot fixes; Prop optimization for rendering & workflow; Graphics set dressing; Layout

7/07

Logo creator for Sunsphere Computers

7/06 – 10/06

Freelance 3D Illustrator for TwinTech
4 images for web and/or box art

4/06

Advertisement designer for East China Broken Arrow

3/06

Single blog image commission. Money Buckets

2/04 – 5/04

Technical Director, Layout Artist, & Lead Modeler/Animator for Stuttering Foundation of America’s “Stuttering for Kids, by Kids” educational video

Education

9/06 – current

Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Effects

Cumulative G.P.A. – 3.93/4.0

8/99 – 5/04

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Bachelor of Science in Computer Graphics Technology

Minor in Animation

Cumulative G.P.A. – 3.49/4.0

Computer Graphics G.P.A. – 3.96/4.0

GRE Scores - 760 Quantitative, 620 Verbal, 4.5 Analytical

SAT Scores - 800 Quantitative, 570 Verbal

Awards & Achievements

* Demo Reel wins SCAD Visual Effects 2009 Best Demo Reel Award

* MEL City Generator & Tool Suite wins SCAD Visual Effects `06-`07 Award for Technical Achievement

* “Stuttering for Kids, by Kids” receives the Adding Wisdom Award by Parent to Parent

* Solar Colossus receives Honorable Mention in //ADAPT 2006 Netdiver’s 1st Digital Art competition

* $10K Combined Honors Fellowship for academic and artistic merit

* 7 Undergraduate Academic Awards – For Semester G.P.A.’s of 3.5 or greater

Volunteer Work

4/05 - 12/05

Southcrest Hospital Aide

1/03 – 12/03

Maya & Photoshop Student Tutor

8/00 – 5/01

Shreve Hall Officer & Digital Photographer

4th Floor Co-President in charge of publications

 

© Richard Sun / Rich Sun Productions 2007.