Hi, my name is Jay. I am all about digital image processing. I find lighting and compositing to be what really makes any image come alive and exciting to experience. Currently, I am a lighting TD at Reel FX Inc. Here I do all of my image processing in Nuke for animated CG films and shorts. The most recent project is Ice Age – “A Mammoth Christmas” soon to be released this winter. More exciting projects include a theatrical trilogy of Looney Tunes Shortz starring Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner reinvented in 3D. And also, Sony produced Open Season 3 released in 2010.
Beyond the work day, I use photography as another source of inspiration. It keeps my composition and image manipulation skills sharp. Then, I document my work and process by maintaining a photo blog. My work ranges from real estate marketing to engagement photos, and my most current project “52 Weeks for Dogs.” As an active member of Flickr photo sharing, this group requires that you take a photo of your dog once per week. I use my blog as platform to demonstrate my photo manipulation process in Adobe Lightroom. Other photography projects include timelapse video for local events in Dallas, TX such as Movie Night at the Belmont Hotel. During my time at Reel FX, I developed a Photography Group for the Lighting Deparment so that we could experiment with real world situations to apply to our lighting in CG on Maya and Renderman.
Feel free to email me at: email@example.com
Thanks for visiting.
Some people have asked, so here is my current gear:
- Nikon D300 Digital SLR
- AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (all purpose portrait)
- AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II (fast and accurate, it’s my zoom!)
- Tokina AT-X PRO DX 11-16mm (a favorite DX lens)
- AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D (preferred over 105mm, I know I’m crazy)
- SB-900 AF Speedlight, lightstand, diffuse umbrella, various gels
Adobe Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS4
My photostream jayaxe04: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayaxe/
My videos on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/jayaxe/videos
Reel FX Lighting Department Blog: http://rfxlight.wordpress.com