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Ali Jafari Visual Effects

Visual Effects

Los Angeles, California - 91335 - United States

Creative artist with experience in modeling, texturing, animating, lighting, tracking, and compositing. Dedicated to the creative and technical aspects of visual effects and animation with a passion and drive to excel and grow in the industry with forward thinking and cutting edge growth companies.
Nuke Artist, Feb. 2019 - Mar. 2019
• Extracted mattes & plates from existing nuke scripts to be used by a team of AE/C4D artist in Captain Marvel TV spots.
• Created python tools & scripts to streamline the process and performed light roto work.

Paramount Pictures
Postvis - VFX Generalist, Nov. 2018 - Jan. 2019
• Matchmoved various types of shots in SynthEyes, Nuke, and PfTrack; with and without LIDAR/Survey Data.
• Produced camera solves for problematic shots using auto, semi-auto, or supervised tracking techniques under directions of VFX supervisor.
• Prepared and lined up LIDAR meshes for layout/matchmove. Prepared and exported 3D cameras for other departments.
• Prepared previously built city assets to be used in a variety of shots; including texture remapping, colorspace corrections, shader and UV fixes.
• Created viewport playblasts for a high volume number of shots using in-house tools.
• Created low-res set extensions and retopologized LIDAR meshes for master shots; including texturing, UV mapping, and mesh optimization for viewport 2.0.
• Extracted VFX elements from stock footage in Nuke for other departments; including keying, re-timing, and the final prep.
• Re-timed new plates in Nuke for the tracking department and performed limited amount of roto work for the tracking department.
• Created Mel and Python scripts for Maya and Nuke to speed up workflows in both applications.
• Worked closely with all departments and under VFX Supervisor guidance to produce best and quickest possible results.

Giant Propeller
3D Generalist, Aug. 2018 - Sep. 2018
• Created 3D assets and fluid simulation for an upcoming music video using Maya, Arnold, and Bifröst.

Van Dyke Visual Effects
Nuke Compositor, Jul. 2018 - Jul. 2018
• Performed VFX beauty/clean-up work for “Queen Sugar” series on Oprah Winfrey Network.

Sugar Studios LA
VFX Compositor | 3D Generalist, Apr. 2018 - Jun. 2018
• Performed a wide range of 3D tasks including: modeling, texturing, shading, layout/matchmove, and lighting/rendering of set extensions for different shots.
• Performed a wide range of compositing tasks including: wire removal, plate clean-up/patch work, keying/roto, generating & integrating environmental effects

such as dust/debris via Nuke’s particles system, integrating stock elements and 2D/2.5D set extension, matchmove, camera projection and look development, as

well as minor pipeline scripting.
• Software and tools: Maya, MASH, Photoshop, Substance Painter, SpeedTree, V-ray, Nuke, Mocha Pro, Python, TCL, Windows Batch scripts.

East of LA VFX
Nuke Compositor, Feb. 2018 - Mar. 2018
• Worked on various screen replacement comps used in a series of new Vizio product commercials.
• Roto, tracking, camera projection, color correction, and Chroma keying using proprietary keying tools.

Maya Generalist, Jan. 2018 - Jan. 2018
• Worked on the digital/print posters of the season 2 of HBO series “Westworld”.
• Duties include: 3d modeling, sculpting, rigging, character posing, lighting, texturing, and rendering of beauty and AOV passes.

Here Be Dragons
Nuke Compositor | Maya Generalist, Jan. 2018 - Jan. 2018
• Composited several social media green-screen clips for the upcoming Netflix series “Altered Carbon”.
• 3D modeled sections of the 2018 Audi Q5 for a European commercial.

CVLT Production
Nuke Compositor, Dec. 2017 - Dec. 2017
• Composited the previously built CG furniture collection for Anthropologie’s online store.

Gentleman Scholar
Nuke Compositor, Dec. 2017 - Dec. 2017
• Worked on Dr Pepper commercial spots.

Deutsch Inc
Nuke Compositor, Sep. 2017 - Nov. 2017
• Worked on various Nintendo Switch and Volkswagen T.V. commercial spots.
• Roto, keying, dust busting, wire and rig removal, clean-up and patchwork.
• Matte painting, paint-outs, tracking and screen replacements, color corrections, and logo removal.

Dilated Pixels
Roto Artist, Aug. 2017 - Aug. 2017
• Worked on an in-house rotoscoping project using After Effects.

Ingenuity Studios Inc.
Nuke Compositor, Apr. 2017 - Apr. 2017
• Worked with producers on a variety of traditional and complex visual effects shots.
• Set extension, screen replacement, keying, matte painting, paint-outs, roto, rig removal.
• Planar tracking with Mocha Pro and Nuke camera tracker.

LA Create
Nuke Compositor, Jul. 2016 - Jan. 2017
• Screen replacement, keying, and matte painting, rotoscoping and animation.
• Tracking using Mocha Pro and Nuke.
• Color correction and other VFX related tasks.
EducationStudio Arts (2015-2016)
CG Lighting and VFX Compositing

California State University Northridge (2012-2015)
B.A. - Animation Concentration

Los Angeles Pierce College (2006-2011)
A.A. - Arts and Humanities
A.A. - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Speciality3D Generalist Skills:
Modeling, Texturing, Shading, Layout/Shot creation, Prop Animation, Simulation, Lighting / Rendering, Look Development (stylized and photo-real).

Compositing Skills:
Matchmove / Tracking, Rotoscoping, Matte Painting / Extraction, Beauty Work, Screen Replacement, BG Prep/Plate Clean-up, Camera Projection / Set Extension, Green / Blue Screen Keying, Edge Processing, Color Grading, CG Integration with Live Action Plate.

Software Packages & Tools:
Maya | Nuke
Photoshop | Substance Painter | CrazyBump | Headus UVLayout
V-ray | Arnold | HDR Light Studio
Syntheyes | Mocha | PFTrack | Nuke Camera Tracker
SpeedTree | Kolor | Python | MEL
Hardware ProficiencyComptia A+ Certified.
Solid background in assembling and maintaining custom built workstations designed for creating high-end computer animation and visual effects.
Software ProficiencyMaya | Nuke
Photoshop | Substance Painter | CrazyBump | Headus UVLayout
V-ray | Arnold | HDR Light Studio
Syntheyes | Mocha | PFTrack | Nuke Camera Tracker
SpeedTree | Kolor | Python | MEL

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