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Mobile

Occupation

Professional experience

 

March - April 2014

October 2013 - Present

swift-art.net  -  Independent artist

 

Matte painting:

 

      The Anomaly

 

Concept pitch for undisclosed project

 

 

July - September 2013

July - September 2013

Double Negative, London, UK  -  Senior matte painter

 

Matte painting:

 

      Thor: The Dark World

 

 

Using: Photoshop, Nuke

October 2012 - February 2013

Pixomondo; London, UK - Senior matte painter

 

 

Matte painting:

 

      Star Trek - Into Darkness

      Game of Thrones - Season 3

 

 

Using: Photoshop, Nuke

April - October 2012

February 2008 - September 2009

Framestore; London, UK - Lead & Senior matte painting roles

 

 

Concept artist & Lead Matte Painter:

 

      Australia

 

Matte painting:

 

      Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time

      Sherlock Holmes

      Where the Wild Things Are

      Bond - Quantum of Solace

      Batman - The Dark Knight

      Wanted

 

Textures:

 

      Avatar

      Where the Wild Things Are

 

 

Using: Photoshop, Maya, Body Paint

May - June 2008

March 2004 - November 2007

Framestore CFC, New York - Senior matte painter

 

 

Matte paintings for TimeWarner - "Smallworld" commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryyaEVFmfgk

 

 

Using: Photoshop

May 2002 - December 2003

Weta Digital, Wellington, New Zealand - Texture Artist

 

 

Senior 2D artist:

 

      Lord of the Rings, Two Towers.

 

Texture painting:

 

      Lord of the Rings, Return of the King.

 

 

Using: Photoshop, Studio Paint

July - August 2001

Starlab NV/SA, Brussels, Belgium - Designer/Illustrator

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlab

 

 

 Illustrations for a project proposal made to a consortium

 of toy manufacturers.

 

 

Using: Photoshop & a pencil.

April 1999 - October 2001

1996 - 1999

1995 - 1996

Revolution Software, York, UK

 

Background painting for 'Broken Sword' ('Circle of Blood' in US)

on Playstation.

 

Company 'Revolution' calligraphic logo design.

http://revolution.co.uk/

 

 

Tools used: Photoshop

1994 - 1995

Also:

2006 - Present

1989 - 1992

1988 - 1989

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication.

BA (hons) Graphic Design

 

Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle (Ensci)

Erasmus Scheme exchange to the Paris Industrial design school

 

 

Loughborough College of Art

Foundation in art with a hard emphasis on drawing.

 

 

Rawlins school, Loughborough.

A Levels in Art, French & Psychology

'Foreign Languages at Work Scheme': French

(Sponsored by London Chamber of Commerce & Industry)

 

 

Languages

 

Fluent: English, French

Tourist: Italian

Referees

Their contact details can be provided upon request

 

 

Danny Boyle - film director

(Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire etc.)

 

Tom Wood - vfx supervisor

(Sunshine, Kingdom of Heaven, Prince of Persia etc.)

 

Lee Sulliuvan - CG Supervisor, Baseblack

 

John F Schlag - vfx supervisor on Ice Planet pilot.

Software development at ILM on

Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Forest Gump

 

 

Name

curriculum
vitae

Email

Website

September 2009 - April 2012

January - August 1991

Education

David Swift

 

 

david@swift-art.net

www.swift-art.net

Senior matte painter

Cinesite; London, UK - Senior matte painter

 

Concept matte painting:

 

      Black Skies

 

Matte painting:

 

      Jack Ryan

      300: Rise of an Empire

 

 

Using: Photoshop, Nuke

Framestore; London, UK - Senior matte painter

 

 

Matte painting:

 

      47 Ronin

 

 

Using: Photoshop

Cinesite; London, UK - Senior matte painter

 

 

Character/Effects concepts:

 

      Bond -Skyfall

      The Chronicles of Narnia - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

      Marmaduke

      Paddington Bear

 

Concept matte painting:

 

      Clash of the Titans

      John Carter

 

Matte painting:

 

      World War Z

      X Men - First Class

      John Carter

      The Chronicles of Narnia - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

      World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles

      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

      Clash of the Titans

      Leap Year

      Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time

      Pollen

 

 

Using: Photoshop, Nuke, Maya

The Moving Picture Company, London, UK - Matte painter

 

 

Matte painting:

 

      The Kingdom of Heaven

      Harry Potter - Goblet of Fire

       (DMPs of Hogwarts and maze sequences)

      Sunshine (all "into the sun" DMPs shown in film)

      Poseidon

      Elisabeth - The Golden Age

      Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

      Made of Honor

      The Other Boleyn Girl

      & various commercials

 

Textures:

 

      Alexander

      Poseidon

      Sweeney Todd

 

 

Using: Photoshop, Maya, Deep Paint

H5B5 Media, Munich, Germany - Matte Painter

 

Matte painting:

 

      Ice Planet

      Welt der Wunder

 

 

Using: Photoshop, After Effects

LEGO A/S, SPU Darwin, Billund, Denmark

 

Texture Artist for 'Smartscene'

(Realtime virtual LEGO village created for Siggraph '96 - New Orleans).

 

Concept artist & Interface designer on LEGO 'Mindstorms' software

- for the first programmable plastic brick robot set.

 

In house illustration.

Shorthand interpretation & visualisation sketches for LEGO

'Mindstorms' software.

 

 

Using: Photoshop, Alias¦Wavefront

Amblimation, London, UK

 

Ink & Paint artist on animated feature, 'Balto'.

 

 

Using: Toonz on SGI

swift-art.net

 

 

My own company - Set up to provide matte painting, illustration

and graphic services.

(www.swift-art.net)

 

Some projects amongst several:

 

Matte painting for film 'The Anomaly'

(for Virtual Mattes & Lipsinc)

 

Matte painting for BBC series ‘Dr. Who’

(for Virtual Mattes & Milk)

 

Matte painting for series ‘Mankind: Story of All of Us’

(for Virtual Mattes)

 

Matte painting for series ‘Spartacus’

(for Pacific Renaissance Spartacus LTD)

 

Matte painting for film ‘Ironclad’

(for Virtual Mattes)

 

Matte paintings for the BBC's ‘Lost Cities of the Ancients -

The Cursed Valley of the Pyramids’ episode.

(for Clarke Associates)

 

Matte painting for ‘Sometimes the Moon is Velvet’, a short

film by Tom Phillips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YdMnioplYQ

 

Extensive scientific book illustrations of beetles for

‘Ciasognathinae of the Andes’

http://www.taitapublishers.cz/the-chiasognathinae-of-the

-andes/?id=22

 

Matte painting for "War Machine", a short film by Lee Sullivan.

http://homepage.mac.com/lees/site/filmography

/warmachine/WM_index_en.html

 

Background Colourist for on the upcoming

‘Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse Adventure’

 

New background screens on updated version of

‘Broken Sword - Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut’,

for Wii platform, (originally released for Playstation in '96).

http://revolution.co.uk/

 

Artwork for Dom Lambert Creative

http://domlambertcreative.com

Nationality

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May 2014 - September 2014

Framestore, London, UK  -  Senior matte painter

 

Matte painting:

 

      Dracula

 

Using: Photoshop, Nuke

Prime Focus, London, UK  - Senior matte painter

 

Matte painting:

 

      Kingsman: The Secret Service

 

Using: Photoshop

 

 

September 2014 - February 2015

NVizible, London, UK  - Senior matte painter

 

Matte painting:

 

      Halo

      Legend

      Absolutely Anything

 

Using: Photoshop