I am digital artist and project developer currently working as a visual effects generalist in Los Angeles on shows such as Fox's Gotham, ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., HBO's Westworld, and most recently, Fox and Marvel's highly-anticipated X-Men spinoff, The Gifted.

 

Over the span of my career working in the fast-paced world of television post-production, I've learned to utilize a hybrid shot finaling workflow that leverages my computer graphics knowledge to make compositing shots more efficient; a skill I've learned to value in an environment where the time between client revisions and final deliveries are significantly shorter.

 

My career ventures have taken me from Stereoscopic Compositing, followed by Motion Graphics work, to simultaneously Developing CG Assets and integrating those assets in Final Compositing. I've had the opportunity to set up and execute numerous sequences where I utilized various skill sets toward compositing set ups hence reducing back and forth between departments.

In 2015, I was nominated with our team for a creative emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role based on our work on the first season of Fox's primetime show, Gotham.

 

WE WERE, MOST RECENTLY, once again nominated this year (2017) for the same emmy award. this time in my new role as a sequence lead compositor.

Speaking of Gotham, this year, I've had the opportunity to work in setting up an effect look that was utilized throughout the entire season over multiple sequences spanning over 100 shots for the effect alone. During this period, we had to utilize multiple new technologies and miscellaneous techniques to execute the shots at their given volume and time restrictions. I was also responsible in setting up master scripts and propagating them to multiple artists on the floor and training artists in the look subtleties and technical execution of the shot.

 

I consider myself forever curious and strive to continue growing and learning. Additionally, I know for a fact that I can easily and effectively teach what I know. With all that said, I open to new opportunities. If there's any part of your project that I can assist with, please feel free to contact me.

 

SKILLS

Final Compositing and Hybrid workflows

  • CG and Digital Matte Painting Integration.
  • CG Rendering and Projection Setups between key software packages
  • CG and GFX Development for Final Compositing
  • Compositing Sequence Shot Setups

 

Key Technologies

 

Nuke | After Effects

Maya (VRay, Arnold, Redshift, Mental Ray)

PFTrack | Mocha

Photoshop | Mudbox | Mari

Speedtree and more!

 

Always learning and keen on learning new technologies.

 

 

General Abilities

 

Compositing

3D Asset Development

(Scene Setup and Layout, Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, and Rendering)

Motion Graphics

Design

 

 

Consultation and On-set Supervision as needed

 

Download RESUME.

MARK AJ NAZAL

LOS ANGELES, CA

C. (818) 671-9657

e. nazal.mark.aj@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

© 2017