Alvaro Segura

Alvaro Segura

Senior FX Artist / FX TD / 14 yrs

Los Angeles, CA

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Visual Effects Artist

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Visual Effects Artist

The Boss Baby (2017)

Visual Effects Artist

The Orville (2016)

Visual Effects Artist

Office Christmas Party (2016)

Visual Effects Artist

Trolls (2016)

FX TD

Allied (2016)

Visual Effects Artist

Ant-Man (2015)

Visual Effects Artist

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Effects Artist

Noah (2014)

Freelance Sr. FX TD

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Memorias de un Soldado (2012)

Additional Effect

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

Visual Effects Artist

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

Visual Effects Artist

Green Lantern (2011)

Freelance FX TD

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (2011)

Freelance FX Artist

Tron: Legacy (2011)

Visual Effects Artist

The Walking Dead (2010)

Animator

Iron Man 2 (2010)

3-D Animator

TRON: Legacy (2010)

Freelance Technical Animator

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

Visual Effects Artist

Future Man

Experienced Sr. FX TD living in Los Angeles, CA.

My skill-set includes generating and controlling fluid dynamics, using custom vector fields, forces and collisions. Controlling Rigid Body Dynamics by creating and passing custom attributes to different Houdini contexts. Development of custom system with specific parameters for simulation of particles or any dynamic phenomena. Creation of procedural systems using and combining expressions.

In general terms, I can create technical solutions and develop effective systems for different types of effects using and mixing Houdini operators such as sop, pop, dop, vop, shop and rop.

Great understanding of Lighting, Rendering and Compositing effects elements using Mantra and Nuke.

Problem Solving skills that includes programming and integration of algorithms for better development of custom tools in Houdini.

Specialties: Houdini TD, VFX TD.
Softwares: Sidefx Houdini. Nuke.
Work History
  • April 2018 - March 2019

    Fx lead

    MPCL

  • September 2017 - April 2018

    FX Lead

    Zoic Studios

  • October 2016 - September 2017

    Fx Lead

    MPC

  • September 2016 - October 2016

    FX TD

    Atomic Fiction

  • January 2016 - August 2016

    Sr. Effects Artist

    DreamWorks Dedicated Unit

    Creating and implementing effects for Dreamworks animated films.
  • October 2015 - August 2016

    Sr. Effects Artist

    DreamWorks Animation

  • May 2014 - December 2014

    Sr. Effects Artist

    Method Studios


    Development of visual effects for feature films and commercials.
  • April 2014 - May 2014

    Freelance FX Artist

    Logan


    Effects development for TV Commercials.
  • March 2014 - April 2014

    Freelance FX Artist

    The Mill


    Creating effects for TV Commercials.
  • October 2013 - February 2014

    Freelance FX TD

    Logan


    Developing effects for a video game trailer.
  • May 2012 - February 2014

    Houdini Tutor

    cmiVFX

    Creating Houdini video tutorials for FX TD's:
    Houdini Network Relationships Vol1:
    https://www.cmivfx.com/tutorials/view/513/Houdini+Network+Relationships+Vol+1
    Houdini Debris System:
    https://www.cmivfx.com/tutorials/view/479/Houdini+Debris+Systems
  • September 2013 - October 2013

    Freelance Houdini TD

    Look Effects

    Developing effects for feature film (NOAH).
  • June 2013 - September 2013

    Freelance Houdini Artist

    Fellow L.A.

    Creating Effects for TV Commercials.
  • May 2013 - June 2013

    Freelance Houdini TD

    Logan

    Developing effects for TV commercials.
  • February 2013 - May 2013

    Freelance Houdini TD

    Look Effects

    Creating effects for Noah, including fluids, particles, and procedural systems using Houdini.
  • January 2013 - February 2013

    Freelance Houdini TD

    Logan

    Creating effects for a TV Commercial.
  • October 2012 - November 2012

    Freelance Houdini Artist

    Gentleman Scholar Studios

    Developing Effects for TV Commercials.
  • November 2011 - October 2012

    Head of Houdini Training

    VFX Learning Ltd.

    Creating a program divided in three levels for training students to learn Houdini from basic to advanced level. Students can become Effects Technical Directors when finishing level 3.
  • March 2012 - June 2012

    Freelance Sr. FX TD

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    Creating effects for Hotel Transylvania using Houdini and proprietary tools.
  • December 2011 - March 2012

    Freelance FX TD

    Blue Sky Studios

    Creating fluids, particles and dynamics for Ice Age 4
  • May 2011 - September 2011

    Freelance VFX TD

    Prologue Films

    Creating fluids and particles for Breaking Dawn - Part 1
  • January 2011 - May 2011

    Freelance FX TD

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    Creating FX for Green Lantern using Sidefx Houdini and Katana
  • December 2009 - January 2011

    Freelance VFX Artist

    Prologue Films

    Creating VFX for Ironman 2, and Tron using Houdini and Maya
  • June 2009 - October 2009

    Freelance Technical Animator

    Rhythm & Hues Studios

    Work with rigging department creating fur system and cloth dynamics for Alvin and the Chipmunks (The Squeakquel).
  • May 2009 - June 2009

    Freelance 3D Artist

    Prologue Films

    3D Graphics and VFX
  • March 2009 - June 2009

    Freelance Houdini Artist

    Ring of Fire Studios

    Fur Look Development and Dynamics using Houdini
  • February 2009 - March 2009

    Freelance Maya Artist

    Paranoid us

  • November 2007 - December 2008

    VFX Supervisor / Houdini TD

    Mega Films (sbs)

    Supervising the VFX team. Direction and development of VFX mixing 3D and Live Action footage.
    Technical supervision of green screen shooting.
  • September 2004 - November 2007

    Sr. Art Director

    megaTV

    Direction and development of Motion Graphics mixing 3D Animation, Live Action footage and vector graphics.
    Concept and production of Branding Id’s, Upfronts, Teasers and Graphic Packages for Shows.
  • June 2002 - March 2007

    Freelance Art Director

    Zeal Television USA

    Creation and development of openings mixing 3D Animation, Live Action footage and vector graphics for the TV Show “Reto Final I, II and III” and for “La Cartelera Pepsi”.
  • June 2003 - January 2004

    Freelance Art Director

    Telefutura

    June 2003 - January 2004
    FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR FOR TELEFUTURA:
    Creation and development of Motion Graphics mixing 3D Animation, Live Action footage and vector graphics.
Education
  • DeVry University

    Nov - Nov
  • CG Talk

    Nov - Nov
  • VizyAcky.com

    Nov - Nov
  • Instituto de Diseño Neumann

    Nov - Nov