Kyle Obley

Kyle Obley

Senior Flame Artist / 16 yrs

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Flame Artist

Detector (2014)

Visual Effects

Eye of the Vulture (2014)

Digital Artist

Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Come Wander with Me (2008)

Compositor

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Compositor

The Mirakle (2006)

Sin City (2005)

Rotoscope Artist

Catwoman (2004)

Work History
  • Lead Flame Artist

    Glassworks

    April 2011 - Present
  • Flame Artist

    The Ambassadors VFX

    March 2009 - March 2011

    Worked as a lead artist for large Dutch and Russian commercials for clients such as Heineken, Amstel, KPN, ABN AMRO and Bijenkorf. Responsibilities also include script break-downs, set supervision as well as team management.

  • Flame artist

    Valkieser Capital Images

    February 2008 - February 2009

    Lead all compositing jobs and supervised shoots. Worked on spots for the Dutch, Russian and Middle Eastern markets as well as the Dutch film “Wit Licht”.

  • Flame artist

    Method Studios

    2004 - January 2008

    Completed all aspects of the process from cutting mattes to final composites for commercials and films. Began to lead jobs as I progressed as well as being the primary compositor on many large spots for clients such as Hummer and Pepsi. I also had the opportunity to work on "Pirates of the Caribbean" 2 & 3. By the end of my 4th year working with them, I had contributed to more than 100 spots.

  • Freelance Flame artist

    Radium

    2004 - 2004

    Created composites, mattes, frame clean-ups and shadow removal using Inferno for commercial spots, music videos and feature films including "Sin City".

  • Intern

    Brickyard VFX

    2003 - 2003

    Created mattes, pre-production of animatics, performed 2D/3D tracking, created 3D elements and rough comps. Promoted to assisting night-time Flame artist. Performed touch-ups, conforms, lay-offs, archives and re-tagged spots for clients such as Hummer and Volkswagen.

Education
  • Emerson College

    2000 - 2004