I’ve been supervising creatures on the Transformer franchise since ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ as well as Ironman 2 and three Disney ride films. As a creature supervisor I’m tasked with the following:
-I supervise a team of creature TD’s in the setup of characters and assets including all rigging, deformation and simulation (cloth, fur, hair, flesh, muscles) using Maya and proprietary software.
-I manage asset and shot bidding as well as organize and maintain crew and shot production schedules on shows with hundreds of assets.
-I’m responsible for crew performance management and provide reviews, training and mentoring.
-I lead the collaboration with animators to create efficient creature rigs and control systems.
-I oversee the development of tools scripting and writing to facilitate the creature pipeline
-I’m the lead troubleshooter and I fix pipeline and asset issues as they arise.