Robb Gardner

Senior Lighting TD

San Francisco, CA

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Lighting Technical Director

Rampage (2018)

Lighting Technical Director

The BFG (2016)

Senior Lighting Technical Director

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

Lighting Technical Director

Ted 2 (2015)

Lighting Technical Director

Jurassic World (2015)

Lighting Technical Director

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Lighting Technical Director

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

Lighting Technical Director

The Last Airbender (2010)

Color & Lighting Technical Director

Monster House (2006)

Senior Technical Director

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Color & Lighting Technical Director

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Visual Effects Artist

Panic Room (2002)

Senior Technical Director

Queen of the Damned (2002)

Visual Effects Lighting Technical Director

Pushing Tin (1999)

Previsualization Artist

The X-Files: Fight The Future (1998)

Animator

Starship Troopers (1997)

3D Animation

Mech Commander

Lighting TD

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of The Unicorn (2011)

lighting td

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

lighting/lookdev

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

Lighting Technical Director

Rango (2011)

Digital Artist

Star Trek (2009)

Senior Technical Director

Pacific Rim (2013)

Lighting TD

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Lighting Technical Director

The Avengers (2012)

Lighting Technical Director

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Lighting Technical Director

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Lighting TD

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Digital Artist

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Lighting Technical Director

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)

Lighting Technical Director

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Lighting TD

Wanted (2008)

Senior Technical Director

I Am Legend (2007)

Color And Lighting TD

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Visual Effects TD

Zathura (2005)

Color And Lighting

The Polar Express (2004)

Color & Lighting TD

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Senior Technical Director

The Core (2003)

Technical Director

Blade (1998)

TD

Space Jam (1996)

Work History
  • CG Supervisor

    Shomen Productions

    October 2020 - October 2020
    SF
  • lighting technical director

    Weta Digital

    August 2017 - February 2018
  • lighting/lookdev

    Industrial Light & Magic

    February 2017 - July 2017
  • Senior Lighting Technical Direction

    Industrial Light & Magic

    July 2008 - July 2017
    San Francisco Bay Area

    (2017) Star Wars Episode VIII
    (2017) Kong Skull Island VR
    (2017) Kong Skull Island
    (2016) Turtles 2
    (2015) Jurassic World
    (2014) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    (2014) Transformers: Age of Extinction
    (2013) Pacific Rim
    (2013) G.I. JOE: Retaliation
    (2012) The Avengers
    (2011) Cowboys & Aliens
    (2011) Rango
    (2010) The Last Airbender
    (2009) Transformers “Revenge of the Fallen”
    (2009) Star Trek

  • lighting td

    Industrial Light & Magic

    February 2016 - February 2017
  • Lighting Technical Director

    Industrial Light & Magic

    January 2014 - July 2014
  • Lighting Technical Director

    Weta Digital

    September 2013 - November 2013

    The Hobbit2: Desolations of Smaug (2013)
    • Lighting Technical Director

  • Senior Technical Director

    Industrial Light & Magic

    December 2012 - March 2013

    Pacific Rim (2013)
    • Lighting Technical Director

  • Lighting TD

    Weta Digital

    June 2012 - December 2012

    The Hobbit (2012)
    • Lighting Technical Director

    The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
    • Lighting Technical Director

  • Lighting Technical Director

    Industrial Light & Magic

    July 2008 - June 2012

    Marvels "The Avengers" (2012)
    • Lighting Technical Director

    G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2012)
    • Lighting Technical Director

    Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
    • Lighting Technical Director

    Rango (2011)
    • Lighting Technical Director
    • Compositing

    The Last Airbender (2010)
    • Animation, Look Development, Lighting

    Transformers “Revenge of the Fallen” (2009)
    • Lighting Technical Director

    Star Trek (2009)
    • Lighting Technical Director

  • Lighting TD

    Weta Digital

    July 2011 - October 2011
    Wellington New Zealand


    (2013) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    (2012) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    (2011) The Adventures of Tintin

  • Director - Cinematographer - Editor

    Pink Motel Pool Party

    September 2011 - September 2011
    Sun Valley, CA


    Shot on a Canon 7D with CO-DP Ané Vecchione. Edited in FCP.
    https://socalskate.blogspot.com/

  • Technical Director

    Industrial Light & Magic

    July 2008 - May 2011

    Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
    • Lighting Technical Director

    Rango (2011)
    • Lighting Technical Director
    • Compositing

  • RED camera assistant

    Windowseat Pictures

    May 2010 - May 2010


    Protec Pool Party May 22nd, 2010.
    • Assistant to RED One Camera DP. Setup, Prep, and shooting of event.

  • Technical Director

    Industrial Light & Magic

    July 2008 - March 2010

    The Last Airbender (2010)
    • Animation, Look Development, Light and Render of Tidal wave and open ocean water shots.

  • 3D artist

    Psyop

    May 2008 - July 2008
    Venice Beach, California


    BMW “Yet” Commercial (2008)
    • Lead Lighting and look development TD for the spot. Plate
    and photorealistic car integration with realistic cg glass roads.
    Photographed car enhanced CG reflections, tires, speed lights and spec highlights, etc… (Mental Ray)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS7jUzhthKA

  • Lighting TD

    Framestore

    March 2008 - May 2008
    London, United Kingdom


    Wanted (2008)
    • Lighting For the bullet train destruction sequence.

  • Senior Technical Director

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    March 2003 - March 2008
    Culver City, California


    I Am Legend (2007)
    • Lighting and compositing for ” Manhattan Joyride” daylight scenes with deer, vegetation and overgrowth of NYC.
    • Character lighting and compositing of principle 3D characters, environments and plate photography for “Infected Demolition Derby” sequence.

    Spiderman 3 (2005-2007)
    • Lead Look Development Artist of New York City environments using SPI proprietary lighting software and Renderman. Additional layout of shot specific environments.
    • Character lighting and compositing of principle 3D characters, environments and plate photography.
    • Sand fx lighting and compositing.

    Zathura (2005)
    • “SR Sequence” asteroid field and Saturn Look Development, effects animation and lighting technical director.
    • This sequence required thousands of asteroids driven by Maya dynamics as well as planet fluid effects and subsurface scattering.
    • Primary lighting with Maya and Renderman via MTOR.
    • Compositing.

    Spiderman 2 (2004)
    • Spiderman and Doctor Octopus character lighting with SPI proprietary lighting software and Renderman.
    • Environment and train lighting for “TR Sequence”.
    • Compositing.

    Polar Express (2004)
    • Character and environment lighting with SPI proprietary software and Renderman.
    • Compositing.

    Haunted Mansion (2003)
    • Character lighting with SPI proprietary software and additional “one off” shots done with Maya and Mayaman.
    • Compositing.

  • Videographer - Editor

    FUEL TV

    October 2007 - October 2007


    • Biopic skateboarding and art scene videography of Pro Skateboarder Pat Ngoho for a segment on Fuel TV's "Daily Habit" program. Locations include Oahu, Santa Monica and East L..A.
    • Quiksilver North Shore Bowl Jam contributing Videographer.

  • Senior Technical Director

    cis

    September 2001 - March 2003


    Queen of the Damned (2000)
    The Core (2001-2002)

  • Lighting Technical Director

    Manex

    December 2000 - July 2001


    Queen of the Damned (2000)

  • Technical Director

    DreamWorks Animation

    March 1999 - August 1999


    Modeler and Lighting TD
    Brother Termite test (1999)

  • Technical Director

    VIFX

    April 1997 - December 1998


    Lighting TD, Character Setup, Texture Paint, Fx animation, overall generalist.

    X-Files Movie (1998)

    Pushing Tin (1999)

    Blade (1998)

    Dodge Impact commercial (Super Bowl) (1998)

    Planet Ice Test (a.k.a. Titan A.E.) (2000)

  • TD

    Cinesite

    1995 - 1997


    Space Jam (1996)

  • Animator

    Fasa Interactive Technologies

    1994 - 1995


    Battletech animated series (1994-95)
    Mechcommander VG (1995)

Education
  • Columbia College Chicago

    1988 - 1992
  • Brookfield Central

    1984 - 1987