Nicholas Cross

Nicholas Cross

Senior Lighting Artist / Senior Generalist / 14 yrs

Sydney, Australia

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Senior Lighting Artist

Mulan (2020)

Senior Lighting Artist

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Lighting & Compositing Artist / Senior Lighting & Compositing Artist

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

CG Lead

Alien: Covenant (2018)

Senior Lighting Artist

peter rabbit (2018)

CG Generalist

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Digital Artist

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Digital Artist

The Great Wall (2017)

Allegiant (2016)

Gods of Egypt (2016)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Lighting Artist

The LEGO Movie (2014)

Lighting & Compositing Artist

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Digital Artist (Lighting)

Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (2013)

Lighting TD

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

3D Sequence Supervisor / Senior Lighter

Prometheus (2012)

3D Sequence Supervisor / Senior Lighter

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

3D Sequence Supervisor / Senior Lighter

Iron Man 2 (2010)

3D Generalist

Bedtime Stories (2008)

3D Generalist

Australia (2008)

CG Environments

Rogue (2008)

Senior Lighting & Composting Artist

Over the Moon (1939)

Senior Lighter

Peter Rabbit

Senior Lighting Artist with over 10 years’ experience in Visual Effects, including all areas of CG and compositing. Strong experience as a lead, and with mentoring other team members both artistically and technically.
Work History
  • Senior Lighter

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    February 2019 - August 2020
    Vancouver, Canada
  • Senior Lighter

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    February 2018 - November 2018
  • Senior Lighter

    Animal Logic

    April 2017 - January 2018
  • CG Lead

    Animal Logic

    June 2016 - March 2017
  • Senior Digital Artist (Lighting)

    Animal Logic

    September 2015 - June 2016
  • Lighting Artist

    Iloura

    October 2014 - July 2015

    • Gods of Egypt [2016]

  • 3D Generalist / Compositor

    Kennedy Miller Mitchell

    February 2014 - October 2014

    • Mad Max: Fury Road [2015]

  • Digital Artist (Lighting)

    Animal Logic

    July 2013 - December 2013

    • The Lego Movie [2014]

  • 3D Generalist (Lighting / Compositing)

    Luma Pictures

    March 2013 - June 2013

    • I, Frankenstein [2014]

  • Digital Artist (Lighting)

    Animal Logic

    January 2013 - March 2013

    • Walking With Dinosaurs [2013]

  • Lighting TD

    Weta Digital

    September 2012 - November 2012

    • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [2012]

  • 3D Sequence Supervisor / Senior Lighter

    Fuel VFX

    January 2010 - September 2012

    Notable Film Projects:

    • Prometheus [2012] (3D sequence supervisor / Lighting Lead)
    • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol [2011] (lighting / surfacing)
    • Iron Man 2 [2010] (lighting / surfacing / texturing)

    Notable TVC Projects:

    • Lexus ‘A Beautiful Contradiction’
    • GE ‘Two Letters’
    • Gucci Guilty
    • V8 Supercars (3D Lead)

  • 3D Generalist

    Fuel VFX

    March 2006 - December 2009

    Notable Film Projects:

    • Australia [2008] (lighting / surfacing / texturing)
    • Bedtime Stories [2008] (lighting / surfacing / animation)
    • Rogue [2007] (modeling / texturing / animation / lighting)

    Notable TVC Projects:

    • Worksafe Victoria ‘Skeletons’ (3D Lead)
    • Lexus ‘Left to Right’
    • Leggo’s ‘Rhapsody in Red’
    • Natural Gas ‘Balloons’
    • NSW Cancer Council
    • Wrigley’s ‘Blast’, ‘Head & Tail’, ‘Tab’
    • Optus ‘Racooni Brothers’, ‘Clocks’, ‘Moi’
    • Johnny Walker ‘Invisible Man’

Education
  • University of Technology, Sydney

    2005 - 2006
  • University of Sydney

    2001 - 2003