Chris O'Connell

Chris O'Connell

Senior Modeler / 20 yrs

Los Angeles, CA

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Modeling Lead

Frozen 2 (2019)

Modeling Lead

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Modeler

Moana (2016)

Modeler

Zootopia (2016)

Big Hero 6 (2014)

Frozen (2013)

Finaling Artist

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

Modeling TD

R.I.P.D. (2013)

Modeler

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Senior Modelling TD

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Senior Modelling TD

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

CG Modeler / Texture Artist

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Mars Needs Moms (2011)

CG Modeler / Set Lead / Character Final

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Senior Environment Artist

Up (2009)

Digital Artist

Confessions of an Action Star (2009)

Senior Environment Artist

WALL·E (2008)

Senior Environment Artist

WALL·E (2008)

Environment Artist

Ratatouille (2007)

Senior Environment Artist

Ratatouille (2007)

3D Modeler

Ask the Dust (2006)

Digital Artist

Battleground: The Art of War (2005)

Work History
  • CG Modeler

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    September 2012 - Present

    CG Modeler
    Big Hero Six (Feature Film, Winter 2014)
    - Created High and Low resolution models and environments (environments and props)
    - Set assembly and set design/dressing using Disney Animation Studios Proprietary Software.
    - Used proprietary software/toolkit to create plants and trees and other foliage. Also worked with dev team to make software/toolkit better for future use.

    CG Modeler
    Frozen (Feature Film, Winter 2013)
    - Created High and Low resolution models and environments (environments and props)
    - Set assembly and set design/dressing using Di

  • Modeling TD

    Rhythm & Hues Studios

    May 2012 - September 2012

    Modeling TD
    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Feature Film, 2013)
    - Created High and Low resolution models with UV mapping for Feature Film. (environments and props)

    Modeling TD
    R.I.P.D (Feature Film, 2013)
    - Created High and Low resolution models with UV mapping for Feature Film. (environments and props)

  • CG Modeler

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    November 2011 - May 2012

    CG Modeler
    Oz: The Great and Powerful (Feature Film, 2013)
    - Created High and Low resolution models with UV mapping for Feature Film. (characters, environments and props)

  • Senior Modelling TD

    MPC

    April 2011 - November 2011

    Senior Modelling TD
    Jack the Giant Killer: (Feature Film, 2012)
    - Created High and Low resolution models with UV mapping for Feature Film. (environments, digital doubles and props)

    Senior Modelling TD
    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of shadows (Feature Film, Winter 2011)
    - Created High and Low resolution models with UV mapping for Feature Film. (environments and props)

  • CG Modeler / Texture Artist

    Hydraulx

    February 2011 - April 2011

    CG Modeler/Texture Artist
    Captain America: The First Avenger (Feature Film, Summer 2011)
    -Created High and Low resolution models with UV mapping and Texturing for Feature Film, Commercials and in house library.

  • CG Modeler / Set Lead / Character Final

    ImageMovers

    July 2008 - November 2010

    CG Modeler for CG Feature Film
    Yellow Submarine - (Feature CG Film - Release date unknown)
    - Modeled set/environment props and elements.

    CG Modeler/Set Lead/Character Final for CG Feature Film
    Mars Needs Moms - (Feature CG Film - Spring 2011)
    - Specializing in Set/Environment creation, set lead overseeing 5 other modelers, set assembly, set design with art director and making the set production ready.

    CG Modeler/Character Final for CG Feature Film
    A Christmas Carol - (Feature CG Film - Christmas 2009)
    - Specializing in Set/Environment creation, set as

  • Senior Environment Artist

    Heavy Iron Studios

    August 2006 - July 2008

    Senior Environment Artist - Environment/Prop Modeling and Texturing, Proprietary Game Engine Editing.

    Wall-E (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) - Senior Environment Artist - Level lead
    DemoGame (Xbox 360) - Environment Artist - Level Lead
    Ratatouille (Xbox 360, PS3) - Environment Artist

  • Modeler/Texture Artist

    Viewpoint Inc

    January 2005 - August 2006
  • Modeler/Texture Artist

    Double Edge Digital

    July 2004 - January 2005

    Discovery Channel Series called Battle Ground - The Art of War (Alexander The Great)
    Discovery Channel Series called Battle Ground - Waterloo
    Feature Film - Ask The Dust
    Feature Film - Sledge: The Story of Frank Sledge

  • 3D/2D Digital Artist

    Post Central Inc.

    January 1999 - June 2004
  • 3D Digital Artist

    Producers Color Service

    January 2000 - January 2001
  • The Walt Disney Company

    ? - Present
Education
  • Rochester Institute of Technology

    1996 - 1999
  • University of Dayton

    1988 - 1991
  • Penfield High

    ? - ?
  • Studio Arts Studio

    ? - ?
  • Studio Arts Studio

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  • Studio Arts Studio

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