JONATHAN SIMS: 2.5D VFX / DIRECTOR / EDITORIAL
20TH CENTURY FOX
A Good Day to Die Hard - In House VFX Team. Provided a range of in house solutions from post vis to green screen to integration of pyro elements, matte paintings and complex procedural paint outs.
GEEK AND SUNDRY
I directed and VFX supervised a scifi fantasy short for Felicia Day’s show Written by a Kid. On a shoe string budget I designed and brought to life a vibrant utopian world of cloned fire fighters, glowing 3d gui’s and flying fire trucks, directing and supervising a small team of concept artists and matte painters to produce fantastic and memorable sci fi environments.
HUNGER GAMES IN HOUSE VFX
Core member of a small team of compositors providing fast, innovative in house solutions directly to Gary Ross and his editorial department.
Gravy - VFX supervisor and onset consultant. Designed and supervised a greenscreen music video featuring miniature sets that were integrated with live action FG elements through onset perspective references and 3d projections/cards in Nuke.
Covert Affairs, Justified, Unreleased Pilots - Core team member of an efficient boutique that cranked out hundreds of shots for cable serials and pilots. Set extensions, greenscreen compositing on a variety of HD cameras.
The Wilderness – I bid, produced, supervised and finaled a delivery of about 75 look specific shots, six of which were 3d face replacements. I was given total creative freedom in developing the look of the gore and monster effects.
Heavy Metal - Core member of the animatic development team for this project produced by David Fincher. I worked closely with director Jhonen Vasquez (creator of Nickelodeon's Invader Zim) developing effects in After Effects. Also did a cut of the animatic in FCP.
War of the Dead –CG integration, matte painting and green screen assembly.
Priest – Photoreal muzzle flashes, interactive lighting, green screen comping, rig removal.
Krupp - 3d Integration, set extension, matte painting animation in Shake.
Raumklima – Plate prep for talking animal animation (painting out whiskers), 3d integration, green screen comping
Apocalypto - compositor
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - rig removal
The Darjeeling Limited - compositor
Yes Man - compositor
Traitor - compositor
Bones - compositor
My Life in Ruins - compositor
Captivity - compositor
Dark Matter - compositor
NUKE – EXPERIENCED
SHAKE - EXPERIENCED
COMBUSTION - EXPERIENCED
BOUJOU - EXPERIENCED
AFTER EFFECTS - EXPERIENCED
EDUCATION: USC CINEMA AND SLAVIC STUDIES 2005