Chris O'Connell

Chris O'Connell

Senior VFX Artist / Mid-level Lecturer / 8 yrs

Los Angeles, CA

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Compositor

The Mummy (2017)

Compositing Supervisor

Doctor Strange (2016)

Credits Artist

The Shack (2017)

Nuke Artist / Toon Boom Artist

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

Compositor

The Get Down (2016)

Visual Effects Artist

Black-ish (2014)

Visual Effects Artist

The Goldbergs (2013)

Visual Effects Artist

Taraji's White Hot Holidays (2016)

Nuke Artist

Ant-Man (2015)

Nuke Artist

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Nuke Artist

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Visual Effects

The Otherworld (2016)

Stereoscopic Compositor (3D Version 2013)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Stereoscopic Depth Artist (3D Version 2012)

Titanic (1997)

Snatched

nuke artist

San Andreas (2015)

Compositor

47 Ronin (2013)

Nuke Artist

The Avengers (2012)

Nuke Artist

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Nuke Artist

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Nuke Artist

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Stereoscopic Roto Artist

Jackass 3D (2010)

Animator / Modeler

Sachi's Quest (2006)

Nuke Artist

The Wolverine (2013)

Nuke Artist

Pacific Rim (2013)

Nuke Artist

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

Nuke Artist

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Nuke Artist

Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

Nuke Artist

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Nuke Artist

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Rotoscope Artist

Thor (2011)

Rotoscope Artist

The Green Hornet (2011)

Rotoscope Artist

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

CG artist

Anthro

Chris O’Connell is a digital artist and educator. He specializes in Digital Compositing, Computer Animation, University Lecturing, Graphic Design and Academic Course/Curriculum Development. With several years of experience, Chris has worked on a number of iconic productions such as The Avengers (2012) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2016). With a unique talent for aiding in the creation of fantasy worlds and helping producers realize their visions, he has built up several years of extensive experience as a successful freelance compositor, animator, and visual effects artist who has worked on several television productions including Blackish, The Get Down, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Modern Family. His work as an educator began when he started as a freelance software instructor at Pioneer Training in Massachusetts, and from there, his passion for teaching continued to flourish. He has taught around the world at a variety of different schools including Elms College in Massachusetts and Raffles Design Institute in Singapore where he helped students develop their expertise in the arts.
Work History
  • June 2017 - July 2017

    vr compositor

    Radiant Images

  • February 2017 - April 2017

    nuke compositor

    Furious FX

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  • February 2017 - February 2017

    VFX Artist

    Dakota Pictures

  • December 2016 - December 2016

    VFX Artist

    Dakota Pictures

  • November 2016 - December 2016

    VFX Artist

    Dilated Pixels

  • November 2016 - December 2016

    VFX Artist

    Dakota Pictures

  • September 2016 - November 2016

    VFX Artist

    Dakota Pictures

  • August 2016 - September 2016

    Animator

    The Asylum

  • June 2016 - August 2016

    Compositing Supervisor

    exceptional minds

    Titles artist on The Shack and Compositing Supervisor on Marvel's Doctor Strange.
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  • June 2016 - June 2016

    Compositor

    FuseFX

  • May 2016 - June 2016

    Visual Effects Supervisor

    Harvest Aid

  • March 2016 - April 2016

    Compositor

    Ingenuity Studios Inc.

    Nuke, Mocha, After Effects and Photoshop artist for several television productions, including but not limited to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Blackish, Modern Family, Powers and The Goldbergs.
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  • March 2011 - June 2015

    Nuke Artist

    Deluxe Entertainment Services Group

    2D compositor and color team artist for 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water' (Paramount - 2015) and stereoscopic post-production artist for many other films.
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  • September 2010 - March 2011

    Rotoscope Artist

    Stereo D

    Post-production roto artist for the following motion pictures: Thor (Marvel - 2011), The Green Hornet (Sony - 2011), Jackass 3D (MTV - 2010), Gulliver's Travels (Fox - 2010)
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  • February 2010 - September 2010

    Media Manager

    Gulf Management Group

    Co-founder serving as broker's assistant and hands-on decision-maker for most corporate matters related to finance, record-keeping, web development, multimedia, branding and advertising.
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  • July 2007 - January 2008

    Graphic Designer

    Maui Mailer

    Digitally created (and often helped conceptualize) print advertisements for a bi-monthly publication that had an estimated readership of approximately 140,000 people.
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  • September 2006 - July 2007

    Lecturer of Multimedia

    Raffles Education Corporation

    Instruction of Bachelor Degree and Advanced Diploma courses for both the Interactive Media and Visual Communication curricula at Raffles Design Institute: Singapore. Monitored and enforced student attendance and punctuality. Assisted with school promotional activities as proposed by the School, both in and out of normal working hours, sometimes serving as Interactive Media Program Director by proxy. Counseled individual students and revised courses as needed.
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  • August 2003 - August 2006

    Lecturer of CIT (Graphics, Web and Multimedia courses)

    Elms College

    Instruction of Bachelor Degree Information Technology courses, mainly focusing in the areas of computer graphics, front-end website design, multimedia development and general computer competency. Other responsibilities included: development of seven Bachelors Degree courses, principal assistance in computer science major/minor curriculum revision, periodic course revision, academic advising, service on hiring committee for adjunct technology instructors, service on committee for student counseling, supervision of student workers, and co-supervisory participation of select campus functions.
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  • April 2001 - August 2006

    Computer Graphics Consultant

    Pioneer Training, Inc.

    Instruct and advise on numerous topics including, but not limited to, photo-manipulation, 2d graphics concepts, basic web animation and graphics-based website design; both in seminar and one-to-one frameworks.
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  • August 2003 - July 2004

    Adjunct Instructor of Fine Art

    American InterContinental University

    Instructed eight sections of an accelerated Bachelor Degree Fine Arts History course in the distance-learning program known as AIU Online - Also assisted in the revision of said course and consulted with students remotely outside of scheduled lecture times
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  • September 1997 - January 1999

    Professional Tutor

    Springfield Technical Community College

    Assisted students and Humanities faculty in the use and maintenance of Macintosh computers; including word processing, image editing, digital art creation, multimedia, internet browsing, and OCR scanning. Also served as teaching assistant for a number of Associates Degree courses.
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Education
  • Occupational Associates

    The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School

    2008 - 2009
  • Master of Liberal Arts

    Elms College

    2001 - 2003
  • Bachelor of Fine Art

    Westfield State University

    1999 - 2001
  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts

    Springfield Technical Community College

    1996 - 1999