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Franklin Duncan Visual Effects

Franklin Duncan Visual Effects

Visual Effects


Los Angeles, California - 90025 - United States

OBJECTIVE | To pursue a dynamic career in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics with an innovative group in which I am able to demonstrate and exceed my skills, advance to higher level positions, as well as acquire knowledge and gain experience in the VFX, CGI, film & television industries.

As a Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (VEMG) Artist I am proficient with compositing, motion graphics, 3D modeling, matte painting, tracking, and matchmoving. Additionally, I not only have experience using Adobe Creative Suite, but tutoring it as well for my college. I feel my background may be of interest to you.

I have always had an interest in film and animation, and believe that this enthusiasm shows in my work. I respond well to a challenge and the opportunity to enjoy the rewards of hard work and attention to detail.

Demo Reel:
Franklin Duncan | VFX Demo Reel
This demo reel demonstrates some of my work as a Visual Effects (VFX) artist. 3D Modeling & Animation, 3D Particles, Motion Graphics, Logo Design, Matte Painting, Compositing are some of the skills I used to create this work. Programs such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and ... more

ExperienceT.I.E. - Think In English (Sep 2011 - May 2013)
English Teacher | Tokyo, Japan
+ Developed and produced locations commercial for the Tokyo area
+ Created “Career Development Course” for advanced students
+ Utilized communication skills and public speaking abilities to council, guide, and motivate
+ Simplified and demonstrated grammar and vocabulary to foster better understanding

Art Institute of California - Hollywood (Sep 2008 - Mar 2010)
Student Tutor | North Hollywood, CA
+ Tutored various fields of study (Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Drafting, English, Algebra, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
+ Monitored progress and diagnosed obstacles
+ Considered the “best tutor” by several pupils and greatly appreciated for getting students back on track

ASCO Services, Inc. (Dec 2005 - Mar 2007)
Field Service Technician | Anaheim, CA
+ Provided on-call emergency services for hospitals and high priority areas in Southern CA
+ Performed maintenance inspections and repairs on Automatic Transfer Switches
+ Created Purchase Orders, contracts and billed customers for services and repairs

United States Air Force (Nov 2001 - Nov 2005)
SrA - Aerospace Ground Equipment Maintainer | Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV
+ Developed a program for procedures; responsible for results (Work Center Utilization)
+ Experienced with teaching airmen about procedures, policies, and conduct.
+ Coordinated projects with other multiple work centers to achieve a correct product
EducationBS - Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (Aug 2008 - Jul 2011)
Art Institute of California - Hollywood | North Hollywood, CA

Graphic Design (Transferred to VEMG) (Jun 2007 - May 2008)
Mira Costa College | Oceanside, CA

AS - Applied Science (Nov 2001 - Nov 2005)
Community College of the Air Force | USAF

Distinguished Graduate (Top 10%) Diploma (Sep 1997 - May 2001)
Pearland High School | Pearland, TX

• Honors Program - Art Institute of California-Hollywood
• CPR Certified, 2001-2006
• Honorable Discharge - Faithfully served 4 years and completed
obligations to the United States Air Force (USAF).
• Distinguished Airman Award, 2002
- "Training exams GPA above 95%" (98.33%)
• Distinguish Graduate (D.A.P.), 2001
- Top 10% of High School Graduating Class
SpecialityCOMPOSITING: Image Manipulation, Matte Painting, Rotoscoping, Color Correction, Color Grading, Tracking, and Matchmoving

ANIMATION: 3D Modeling, Rendering, Lighting, Animation & Scripting (Maya), Opening Titles and Motion Graphics

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Graphic Symbolism, Design Layout, Digital Illustration, Logo Design, Typography, Color Theory and Branding

AUDIO: Audio Editing, Sound Design, Voice Over and Musician

FILM/VIDEO: Film Editing Techniques, Storyboarding, Lighting and Direction

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shot Design, Lighting, Color Correction and Photoshop

Strong sense of self-improvement and education; ability to update skills by learning new tools and techniques. Works well as a member of a team. Patient, friendly with a good sense of humor.
Hardware ProficiencyCOMPUTER: Macintosh (Mac), Windows, flatbed scanners, WACOM Pen & Tablet

STUDIO: Green/Blue Screen, Tripods, C-stands, Lighting Equipment, Boom Mics, and other various Audio Recording Equipment.

Software ProficiencyAfter Effects*, Nuke, Shake, Bouju, Mocha, Maya, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver), Soundtrack Pro, GarageBand, Microsoft Works: (Word, Excell, Powerpoint), iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), some experience with Flash (Action Script 2.0). *including 3rd party plugins such as Red Giant - Magic Bullet, Trapcode; Video Copilot - Optical Flares; The Foundry - Camera Tracker

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Re: Franklin Duncan
by Franklin Duncan
Your Project looks very interesting. I am just moving back to L.A. from a short stay in Tokyo, Japan. I believe my services could be of interest to you as am getting back into the Film industry. I do have experience with editing and production. As well, I can "wear many hats" due to my knowledge with Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (Which was my Major in College). Please take a moment to review my reel and resume. I look forward to an opportunity to work with you.

My most recent project was a commercial for a Language School in Japan.

Here are the links for that project:


Franklin Duncan | VFX Artist
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