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Fred Burdy
Fred Burdy
Supervisor / CG Artist / occasional Director
Dublin, Ireland

With over 15 years of experience in the CG world, I worked on feature films, short films and commercials - either animated or VFX.

I was CG Supervisor on the animated special Angela's Christmas and the TV series Chico Bon Bon in Brown Bag Films. I am currently Compositing Department Lead in Boulder Media on their animated feature project, where I've setup the show's Nuke workflow and tools, and lead a compositing/shot finaling team.

I also wrote and directed two animated shorts films, Tríd an Stoirm (2012 - 4 Best Animation awards) and Forest Lights (2014).

I have been doing talks and courses over the years either on specific projects or on CG as a whole.

Softwares:
Maya - Arnold - Redshift - Nuke - PFTrack -Python

Skills

CompositingFacial Rigging & AnimationLightingRiggingFXVFX Supervision

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
Arnold
Arnold
Redshift
Redshift
Nuke
Nuke
Softimage
Softimage
Houdini
Houdini
ZBrush
ZBrush
Substance Painter
Substance Painter

Reel

Productions

  • Chico cover
    • TV Production
      Chico Bon Bon
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      CG Supervisor
    • Company
      Brown Bag Films
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    • TV Production
      Angela's Christmas
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      CG Supervisor
    • Company
      Brown Bag Films
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    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Sprite Monster
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Senior CG Generalist (lighting/compositing)
    • Company
      Windmill Lane
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    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Etisalat King Kong
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Senior CG Generalist (lighting/compositing)
    • Company
      Windmill Lane
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    • Movie
      Forest Lights
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Director / Senior CG Generalist
    • Company
      Windmill Lane
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    • Movie
      Ayamé
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Senior CG Generalist (lighting/compositing)
    • Company
      Windmill Lane
  • Tas poster
    • Movie
      Tríd An Storim (Through the Storm)
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Director / Senior CG Generalist
    • Company
      Windmill Lane
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    • Movie
      The Moth Diaries
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Senior CG Generalist (lighting/compositing)
    • Company
      Windmill Lane

Experience

  • Compositing Department Lead at Boulder Media
    Dublin, Ireland
    April 2020 - Present

    Lead/Sup of the Shot Finaling department, in charge of:

    - Working on complex compositing shots.

    - Doing fixes on shots with small issues.

    My role also consists of maintaining the show's Nuke template and tools, and make sure that the Nuke outputs embed the needed AOVs for Grading.

  • Senior Compositor at Boulder Media
    Dublin, Ireland
    September 2019 - April 2020

    Working on an unannounced Animated Feature.

    Sole Compositor in the studio, my role was to:

    - Setup the show's Nuke template ensuring ease of use and consistency.

    - Create multiple Nuke tools fit to our pipeline and the custom AOVs rendered out of Katana/Arnold. The tools included: custom Merge node, AOVGrade node, Point Position masking, Eye Specular/Reflection nodes, custom finishing nodes.

    - Create the Matte Painting department Nuke workflow (with the help of Heather Abels, our consultant)

    - Comp lookdev shots and various tests.

    - Liaise with the lighting supervisor and leads and make sure the Nuke tools fit their needs.

    - Liaise with the TDs who created the pipeline related Nuke tools and implemented my tools in the toolkit.

    - Debug/clean up production comps when issues were encountered by the lighting team.

  • CG Supervisor at Brown Bag Films
    Dublin, Ireland
    June 2017 - September 2019

    Supervision of all tech aspects of several projects, working closely with production, supervisors and lead artists on the following projects:

    - Angela's Christmas (26 minutes special for Netflix, using Maya/Arnold/Nuke)

    - Short Form Tests (Chico Bon Bon and several others, using Maya/VRay/Nuke)

    - TV Series: Chico Bon Bon (Netflix), using Maya/Arnold/Nuke

  • Senior CG Generalist at Windmill Lane
    Dublin, Ireland
    January 2011 - May 2017

    I worked on commercials, feature films, and short films.

  • CG Generalist at Freelance
    Aix en Provence, France
    January 2006 - December 2010

    I freelanced with many companies (France/Netherlands/Ireland) on various projects - mostly commercials.