Matthew Kiefer

Matthew Kiefer

Senior Lighting Artist / 12 yrs

Vancouver, Canada

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Lead Lighting TD

Mulan (2020)

Lead Lighting TD

Untitled Henry & Rel Sci-Fi Project (2020)

Senior Lighting TD

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Senior Lighting TD

Love, Death & Robots (2019)

Senior Lighting TD

Carnival Row (2019)

Lighting & Compositing Artist

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Senior Lighting TD

The Emoji Movie (2017)

Lighting / Compositing TD

Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

Lighting TD

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

Storks (2016)

Lighting TD

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

Visual Effects Artist

Con Man (2015)

Lighting Artist

The Book of Life (2014)

Compositor

Space Station 76 (2014)

Lighting Artist

Free Birds (2013)

Turbo (2013)

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Visual Effects

Game of Thrones (2011)

Lighting TA

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Lighting Technical Artist

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)

Lead Lighter

The Collector (2009)

Work History
  • Senior Lighting TD

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    April 2015 - February 2016
  • Lead Lighting Artist

    42 Entertainment

    October 2014 - January 2015

    Led a team of lighting artists on an advertising project. Deliverables included numerous 10-second animated shorts to be used for "station bumpers", as well as delivering high-res stills for marketing purposes.

  • Lighting Artist

    Reel FX

    May 2013 - August 2014

    Lighting and compositing shots.

  • Lighter

    DreamWorks Animation

    July 2009 - May 2013

    Shot lighting.

  • Lighting TA

    DreamWorks Animation

    July 2009 - October 2011

    Lighting rig setup, pipeline tool development, render template management, cross-department development, overall lighting-make-go-bettering.

  • Snr. Lighting TD

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    ? - Present
Education
  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    2006 - 2009