David Luong

David Luong

Senior VFX Cinematic Artist / 13 yrs

Irvine, CA

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Senior Cinematic Artist

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (2014)

2D Artist

Pimp My Ride (2006)

Digital Compositor

The Grounded

Lighting, compositing, digital matte painting

World of Warcraft: Legion

Digital Matte Painting

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void

Lighting/Compositing artist

Overwatch (2016)

Senior Cinematic Artist II

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (2014)

Senior Cinematic Artist

Heroes of the Storm (2015)

Senior Cinematic Artist II

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (2014)

Senior Cinematic Artist

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014)

Senior Cinematic Artist

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)

Senior Cinematic Artist II

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (2012)

Senior Cinematic Artist

Diablo III (2012)

Senior Cinematic Artist

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (2010)

Senior Cinematic Artist

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010)

Cinematic Artist

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (2008)

Compositor

Night at the Museum (2006)

Compositor

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

Compositor

Superman Returns (2006)

VFX Artist

Silent Hill (2006)

VFX Artist

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

David Luong, is a Senior Cinematic Video Game Artist Level 2 at Blizzard Entertainment, with works ranging from 3D lighting, compositing and digital matte painting. He graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2005 with a BFA in Fine Arts and 3D Visual Effects Animation. He has worked on all of the major cinematics for the Blizzard's AAA game titles such as World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, and Hearthstone. David Luong is one of the most significant contributors to the matte painting community and has a wide fan-base in the video games worl
Work History
  • March 2012 - Present

    Senior Cinematic Artist II

    Blizzard Entertainment

    Currently working on:

    Overwatch Episodics

    Past Projects:

    StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void
    World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
    Overwatch
    Heroes of the Storm
    Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls
    Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
    StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
    World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria


    *Works range from Lighting, Rendering, Compositing and Matte Paintings.*
  • January 2008 - Present

    Matte Painting Instructor

    CG Society

    Teaching Matte Painting classes online at the CGSociety CGWorkshops with students around the world
  • November 2008 - February 2012

    Senior Cinematic Artist

    Blizzard Entertainment

    - World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
    - Diablo 3
    - Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty
    - World of Warcraft: Cataclysm


    Works range from Lighting, Rendering, Compositing and Matte Paintings.
  • January 2010 - March 2010

    Cinematics In Game Lighting Artist

    Blizzard Entertainment

    Lighting using the in game engine for the story mode of Starcraft 2 cinematics.
  • March 2009 - January 2010

    Matte Painting Judge

    cgTantra

    On the panel for judging monthly matte paintings contest submissions from aspiring artists on India's largest CG website, CGtantra.com
  • November 2006 - November 2008

    Cinematic Artist

    Blizzard Entertainment

    - Starcraft 2: Intro Cinematic
    - World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
    - Diablo 3 Teaser
    - Starcarft 2: Teaser

    I do compositing for cinematics and do some matte painting for upcoming Blizzard titles.
  • January 2006 - October 2006

    Compositor

    Rhythm & Hues Studios

    - Night at the Museum
    - Superman Returns
    - Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties
  • August 2005 - January 2006

    VFX Artist

    Luma Pictures

    Roto/Paint/Comp:

    - Silent Hill
    - Underworld 2: Evolution
  • March 2005 - January 2006

    Digital Matte Painter

    Ideal Concepts America

    Freelanced: matte painting for a film called Origin, sequel to Fallen movie, directed by Sheldon Callahan.
  • August 2005 - September 2005

    Digital Matte Painter

    GOD FORBID Music Video

    Freelance: Completed 2k res matte paintings for GOD FORBID's new politically charged album, working with director Eric Shamlin, VFX Coordinator of Radium, San Francisco.
  • August 2005 - August 2005

    Visual Development Artist

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Freelance: visual developer artist on 3D animated feature, Tinker Bell, working in Photoshop to paint/light sketched scenes from layout department so the 3D people can better realize their environments and textures.
  • February 2005 - May 2005

    The Neverending Story: The Renewal

    Ack Doh VFX Studi'Oh

    Directed, composited, matted painted, fx animation work done for my senior project at the Academy of Art University. Additional composites and acting by Ron Coloma and Eloisa Honrada. Cinematography by Isaac Dietz. Sound design by Dean Paul DeLeon.

    Academy Art University has picked up this project for their new 30 second TV ad campaign played across the nation and cable networks for promotional purposes, exciting! They botched the music and titles though, oh well.

    Nominated for Best Visual Effects at AAU Spring Show 2005.
Education
  • Academy of Art University

    Nov - Nov
  • University of California, Riverside

    Nov - Nov