Patrick Almanza

Patrick Almanza

Senior Digital Compositor / 13 yrs

Los Angeles, CA

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Digital Compositor

The Knight Before Christmas (2019)

Digital Compositor

9-1-1 (2018)

Digital Compositor

The Orville (2017)

Digital Compositor

Star Trek: Picard (2020)

digital compositor

The Loudest Voice (2019)

Roto/paint Supervisor

Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

Stereoscopic Painter

The Avengers (2012)

Stereoscopic Compositor;stereoscopic Painter

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Roto/paint Supervisor

Supergirl (2015)

Roto/paint Supervisor

The Flash (2014)

Digital Compositor

Speed Racer (2008)

digital compositor/ painter

Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)

Digital Compositor;digital Matte Painter

TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)

Digital Compositor

Black Box (2014)

Stereoscopic Compositor;stereoscopic Painter

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Stereoscopic Compositor;stereoscopic Painter

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

Stereoscopic Compositor

The Wolverine (2013)

Compositor

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

Stereoscopic Painter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

2D and 3D Stereoscopic Comp/Paint Artist

Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

lead stereoscopic compositor

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Lead Stereoscopic Compositor

Green Lantern (2011)

lead stereoscopic compositor

The Smurfs (2011)

digital compositor/painter

Fright Night (2011)

Stereo Compositor

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Stereo Compositor

The Green Hornet (2011)

Digital Compositor

Cinderella (2015)

After Effects Compositor

First Apocalypse (2009)

Digital Compositor

Life After People (2009)

Digital Artist

I Love You, Man (2009)

digital compositor

The Spirit (2008)

Digital Artist

Yes Man (2008)

Digital Compositor

Traitor (2008)

Digital Effects Artist;stereoscopic Paint Artist

U2 3D (2008)

Digital Artist

Felon (2008)

Restoration Artist

Bambi (1942)

Stereo Compositor

Shrek The Third (2007)

Digital Artist;compositing;digital Compositor

The Universe (2007)

Stereo Compositor

Shrek 2 (2004)

Damage Artist

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Damage Artist

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Work History
  • Digital Compositor

    Technicolor

    May 2019 - April 2020
    Hollywood

    Digital Compositing for various shows including "Picard", "What We Do in the Shadows", and "The Loudest Voice".

  • Nuke compositor

    FuseFX

    September 2018 - December 2018
    Sherman Oaks, CA

    Nuke Compositing for Series Television including 911, Criminal Minds, and The Orville among others.

  • Digital Compositor

    Encore VFX

    January 2015 - August 2018
    Burbank, CA

    Roto Paint Supervisor and Digital Compositor

  • Compositor

    Greenhaus GFX

    December 2014 - January 2015
  • Composite/Paint Finisher

    Digital Sandbox

    November 2014 - November 2014

    Applied technical and artistic fixes for finishing independent feature film.

  • Compositor

    Baked FX

    October 2014 - October 2014

    Screen replacements

  • Compositor

    Electric Entertainment

    September 2014 - October 2014
  • Compositor

    MassMarket

    August 2014 - September 2014
  • Compositor

    Digital Caliber

    July 2014 - July 2014

    Keying, tracking, rotoscoping and compositing for feature.

  • Compositor/Matte Painter

    Look Effects

    March 2014 - June 2014

    Compositing and matte painting for series television.

  • Digital Video Editor and Compositor

    Stimulated-Inc.

    February 2014 - March 2014

    Stereography, compositing, color correction, and linear editing for 3D musical graphic sequences to accompany live performances.

  • Compositor

    Wildlife LA

    September 2013 - October 2013

    Created billboard and web banner ads for agency client.

  • Finisher - Comp/Paint

    Stereo D

    March 2012 - August 2013

    Beautifying and finishing depth approved stereo frames up to pristine quality.

  • Lead Stereoscopic Compositor/Painter - Titanic 3D

    Stereo D

    December 2011 - March 2012

    I lead and train artists to finalize the highest quality converted 3D stereoscopic imagery in the world.

  • 3D Compositor/Painter

    Stereo D

    August 2011 - December 2011

    Used compositing and digital paint to finish/beautify scenes converted from 2D to 3D stereoscopic for "Titanic 3D" among other titles.

  • 2D and 3D Stereoscopic Comp/Paint Artist

    Pixel Magic

    February 2011 - June 2011

    Compositing, wire removals, paint fixes, for both 2D live action, and stereoscopic films including "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 1 & 2" and "Fright Night 3D".

  • Stereoscopic Paint/Compositing Trainer

    Pixel Magic

    April 2011 - April 2011

    Trained a crew of 20 on techniques of stereoscopic compositing and painting.

  • Lead Stereoscopic Painter/Compositor

    Legend 3D VR VFX

    May 2010 - February 2011

    Senior Compositor utilizing Compositing and Paint software for the conversion of 2D to 3D stereoscopic.

  • Rotoscoping Supervisor

    Prime Focus World

    March 2010 - April 2010

    Led a team of artists annotating rotoshapes for international roto team. Managed incoming rotoscope projects to be distributed among compositing artists.

  • Matte Painter/Compositor

    Flight 33 Productions

    January 2010 - February 2010

    Matte Painting and Compositing for the History Channel series' "Life After People" among others.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena

    2000 - 2010

    Created graphics for ID badges, posters, website and videos for USC football games, as well as other sporting events. Ran video board for USC and XFL football games.

  • Combustion Compositor-Painter

    Michael Kaelin & Associates, Inc.

    October 2009 - November 2009

    Used Combustion and Photoshop to help convert 2D live action to stereoscopic 3D experience.

  • Matte Painter/Compositor

    Flight 33 Productions

    April 2009 - September 2009

    Creating matte paintings and compositing for the History Channel series', "Life After People" and "The Universe".

  • Digital Painter

    Identity FX

    July 2008 - April 2009

    Used After Effects, Combustion and Shake to repair artifacts such as x-ray damage, and to remove rigs, wires and other artifacts for feature film.

  • After Effects Compositor

    Flight 33 Productions

    November 2008 - January 2009

    Compositing scenes for computer generated reenactments in historical documentaries including The Universe, and First Apocalypse running on The History Channel.

  • VFX Artist

    Theory FX

    October 2008 - October 2008

    Painting out artifacts in Combustion for motion picture, I Love You Man.

  • Rotoscoping

    Look Effects

    September 2008 - September 2008

    Rotoscoping for feature film, Game.

  • Compositor

    Skulley Effects

    August 2008 - August 2008

    Green screen compositing for music video

  • Digital Painter

    iO Film

    May 2008 - May 2008

    Contracted to remove scratches on feature film.

  • VFX Compositor

    Look Effects

    December 2007 - April 2008

    VFX Compositing and painting for feature films including Yes Man, Speed Racer, and Traitor. Matte painting touch up and compositing for television including Pushing Daisies and Life After People

  • Backgrounds Compositor/Painter

    3ality Digital

    June 2007 - November 2007

    Utilized Shake to composite and perform special visual effects for stereoscopic 3D feature, U2 3-D.

  • Digital Painter/Imaging Consultant

    Trioscopics

    February 2007 - May 2007

    Conversion of 2D film to 3D Stereoscopic. Test projects for a Major Studio in the conversion of their property from 2D to 3D Stereoscopic.

  • Technique Specialist/Trainer

    DTS-DI

    2005 - 2007

    Trained groups of Senior Artists on Special restoration fixes. Increased productivity up to 400% for such work.

  • QC Supervisor

    Lowry Digital Images

    2002 - 2005

    Led a team of restoration artists through the successful, and historic restoration of some of the most important movies of our generation, including "Sunset Blvd" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

  • Executive Producer

    FuTek Productions Studios

    1993 - 1998

    Responsible for the setup of the first all digital audio studio in San Diego County.

  • Digital FX Artist

    Nemicron

    1995 - 1997

    Compositing, video and sound editing, and original music for video games and demos.

Education
  • Bachelor's Degree

    The University of California, San Diego

    August 1988 - June 1995