Brian DeMetz - Visual Effects Artist


IMDB listing:
Brian DeMetz


Email: info@briandemetz.com
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Advanced Experience

  • 3D Studio MAX
  • Nuke, Fusion, After Effects Pro
  • Fume FX, Phoenix FD
  • Thinking Particles, Particle Flow
  • Afterburn, Pyrocluster
  • Vray, Mental Ray
  • Practical Elements

Production Areas

  • 3D Visual effects
  • Particle systems
  • Atmospherics
  • Debris simulation
  • Modeling, texturing, lighting, & animation
  • VFX Technical Director
  • VFX Supervisor
  • Senior VFX Artist
  • Cinematics Supervisor
  • Compositing & editing, video/audio
  • Project scheduling
  • HTML/ASP/PHP design/programming
  • Plugins research & development

Hardware/Software Ownership

  • Dell Precision workstations, Xeon CPU, 40 Cores, 192GB Ram max, 48TB Storage
  • 3D Studio MAX
  • FumeFX, Afterburn, Phoenix FD
  • Thinking Particles
  • After Effects Pro
  • Premiere
  • For practical VFX elements...
  • BlackMagic Ursa Cinema Camera, Version 2; Tamron optics; 12 stops of dyn. range; global shutter; 4k resolution @ 120fps to Raw 3:1; Raw Uncompressed @ 60fps; ProRes flavors also available; variable frame-rates
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ1000; 4k resolution; variable frame-rates

Employment History

  • Final Light VFX
    • Burbank, California
    • Jan 2008 to present
    • VFX Technical Director
  • Frantic Films
    • Hollywood, California
    • Oct 2008 to Dec 2008
    • VFX Technical Director
  • Digital Dimension
    • Tarzana, California
    • Nov 2005 to 2008
    • VFX Technical Director
  • Final Light VFX
    • Simi Valley, California
    • January 2002 to Nov 2005
    • VFX Animator / Compositor
  • Race Studios
    • Malibu, California
    • July 2001 to January 2002
    • VFX Animator / Compositor
  • 3DO/New World Cinematics
    • Agoura Hills, CA
    • May 1998 to July 2001
    • Lead Artist / VFX Animator / Compositor
  • An-amaze-tion Studios
    • Simi Valley, California
    • June 1995 to May 1998
    • VFX Artist / Production Supervisor / Systems Administrator

Acknowledgments

  • 2005, Atomic Blast VFX elements press released across the internet
  • 2004, Van Helsing Cinematic TV spot & VFX, created for Vivendi Universal
  • 2004, Red Ninja VFX, created for Black Label Games, Japan
  • 2004, BMW and Chevrolet CG car shots spotlighted on 3DM3.com
  • 2003, Lord of the Rings, style guide, web art, Siggraph 30' poster display graphic
  • 2001, Various shots from 3DO Cinematics reel were shown in Siggraph's Shrine Auditorium Presentation
  • 2001, New World Cinematic entire reel was shown at Siggraph Animation Theater
  • 2001, New World Cinematic Team featured at Discreet's Artist Spotlight website
  • 2000, "Meteors into bridge" and "Leela the Archer" from 3DO Cinematics shown in Discreet's Siggraph Reel
  • 1997, "Monday Night Movie Logo" shown in Discreet's Siggraph Reel

 




Older VFX Reel - Shot List:


3DO Matrix
-Created VFX, racks, animation of racks & game boxes, 3DO scrolling effect. Composited entire shot with green screen footage of character, swapped head. Supervised scrolling Matrix background & modeling/texturing of game boxes
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, AfterFX

Earth Blast
-Created entire shot. Static background supplied.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

Nuclear Explosion
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

Jets & Helicopter
-Created entire shot. Aircraft models supplied.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Digital Fusion

Farm Explosion
-Created entire shot. Static background supplied.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

Rockets
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

Waterfalls added to footage
-Created entire shot. River footage supplied. Small waterfall elements are stock footage. Large falls and base are CG.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, Boujou, AfterFX

Nuclear Explosion
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

SuperNova, Hallmark Channel movie
-Created shockwave and smoke elements. Shots composited by Eden FX, Hollywood.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

Jets & lensflares added to aircraft carrier footage.
-Created entire shot. Carrier footage supplied.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Boujou, AfterFX

Monday Night Movie logo
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX

Black Label logo
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, AfterFX

Chevrolet in blue hue
-Created entire shot. Static background & untextured car model supplied.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, V-ray, AfterFX

BMW on desert
-Created entire shot. Untextured car model supplied. Fog/dust is also CG.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, V-ray, AfterFX

Tires on road
-Created entire shot. Filmed and converted road footage.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, V-ray, Boujou, AfterFX

City on Fire
-Created entire shot. Filmed some fire elements. Static background supplied. Helis, smoke, and various fire elements are all CG.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

Meteor
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

RelaX pharmaceutical sample
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, V-ray, AfterFX

Telis Inc. logo
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, AfterFX

Van Helsing TV spot, created for Vivendi Universal
-Created and also filmed some VFX elements. Composited all shots. Supervised creation of environments and character.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

Feather Fall
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, AfterFX

Vicki's Rave
-Created entire shot. Character supplied.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, AfterFX

Battlestar Galactica, Raiders over terrain
-Created entire shot. Raider models supplied.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, AfterFX

Airport missile blast
-Created entire shot. Static background supplied. Small fireball explosion is stock footage.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

UFO fleet arrival
-Created entire shot. Static background supplied. Created for Gab Films.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, AfterFX

UFOs on runway
-Created entire shot. Static background supplied.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Digital Fusion

Sepia Earth blast
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

Atomic Blast on desert floor
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX

Atomic Blast at test site, detached fireball
-Created entire shot.
-Software used: 3DStudioMAX, Afterburn, AfterFX


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