Chris O'Connell

Chris O'Connell

Senior VFX Artist / Animator


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Visual Effects Artist

Ambulance 2022 (2022)


Mayans M.C. (2018)


Hawaii Five-O (2010)

Visual Effects Artist

9-1-1: Lone Star (2020)


Magnum P.I. (2018)


The Mummy (2017)

Compositing Supervisor

Doctor Strange (2016)

Nuke Artist / Toon Boom Artist

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)


American Horror Story (2011)


MacGyver (2016)

Digital Compositor

9-1-1 (2018)

Nuke Artist

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Titles Artist

The Shack (2017)


The Get Down (2016)

Visual Effects Artist

Black-ish (2014)

Visual Effects Artist

Powers (2015)

Visual Effects Artist

The Goldbergs (2013)

Nuke Artist

Ant-Man (2015)

Visual Effects Artist

Taraji's White Hot Holidays (2016)

visual effects artist

12 deadly days

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 (2012)

Snatched (2018)

nuke artist

San Andreas (2015)


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 (2009)

Rotoscope Artist

The Green Hornet (2011)

Rotoscope Artist

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

CG artist

Anthro (2009)

I am a digital artist, writer, and former educator, specializing in Digital Compositing, Computer Animation, FUI/Mograph Design, and Graphic Design with over a decade of Hollywood production experience, including work as a post-production artist on a number of iconic entertainment properties including, but not limited to, Spongebob Squarepants, 9-1-1, Hawaii Five-0, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Work History
  • Compositor


    October 2021 - January 2022
  • VFX Artist


    January 2021 - June 2021
  • Compositor


    March 2020 - April 2020
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • VFX Artist


    February 2020 - March 2020
    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Freelance Compositor


    August 2019 - November 2019
    Greater Los Angeles Area

    Nuke and Mocha Pro artist doing CG integration, digital blood, digital fire, flyswatting/dustbusting, and other compositing work on a number of television productions such as American Horror Story, 9-1-1, and Mayans M.C.

  • Compositor

    Rappid VFX

    August 2017 - July 2019
    Greater Los Angeles Area

    Dedicated 2D visual effects artist for seasons eight and nine of Hawaii Five-0 based onsite in the Hawaii Five-0/Macgyver/Magnum P.I. post-production offices at Paramount Studios in Hollywood California.

  • vr compositor

    Radiant Images

    June 2017 - July 2017
  • nuke compositor

    Furious FX

    February 2017 - April 2017
    Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Freelance Visual Effects Artist

    Dakota Pictures

    September 2016 - February 2017
    Greater Los Angeles Area

    Mocha, Photoshop, and After Effects artist doing matte painting, compositing, and motion graphics work on productions for Fox television and multiple premium streaming services.

  • VFX Artist

    Dilated Pixels

    November 2016 - December 2016
  • Animator

    The Asylum

    August 2016 - September 2016
    Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Compositing Supervisor

    Exceptional Minds Studio

    June 2016 - August 2016
    Greater Los Angeles Area

    Titles artist on The Shack and Compositing Supervisor on Marvel's Doctor Strange.

  • Freelance Compositor


    June 2016 - June 2016
    Greater Los Angeles Area

    Nuke and Mocha Pro artist working short term on an original production for Netflix.

  • Visual Effects Supervisor

    Harvest Aid

    May 2016 - June 2016
  • Compositor

    Ingenuity Studios

    March 2016 - April 2016
    Greater Los Angeles Area

    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.

  • Nuke Artist

    Deluxe Entertainment

    May 2011 - June 2015
    Greater Los Angeles Area

    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.

  • Rotoscope Artist

    Stereo D

    September 2010 - March 2011
    Greater Los Angeles Area

    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)

  • Media Manager

    Gulf Management Group

    February 2010 - September 2010
    Orlando, Florida Area

    Co-founder serving as broker's assistant and hands-on decision-maker for most corporate matters related to finance, record-keeping, web development, graphic design, branding and advertising.

  • Graphic Designer

    Maui Mailer

    July 2007 - January 2008

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

  • Lecturer of Multimedia

    Raffles Education Corporation

    September 2006 - July 2007

    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.

  • Lecturer of CIT (Graphics, Web and Multimedia courses)

    Elms College

    August 2003 - August 2006

    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.

  • Computer Graphics Consultant

    Pioneer Training, Inc.

    April 2001 - August 2006

    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.

  • Adjunct Instructor of Fine Art

    American InterContinental University

    August 2003 - July 2004

    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

  • Professional Tutor

    Springfield Technical Community College

    September 1997 - January 1999

    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.

  • Occupational Associates in Animation

    The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School

    September 2008 - December 2009
  • Master of Liberal Arts

    Elms College

    September 2001 - January 2003
  • Bachelor of Fine Art

    Westfield State University

    January 1999 - December 2001
  • Semester abroad of raising hell

    Bond University

    August 1999 - December 1999
  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts

    Springfield Technical Community College

    September 1996 - May 1999