Peter Christensen

Peter Christensen

Supervisor Character TD / Supervisor Rigging Artist / 21 yrs

Los Angeles, CA

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Rigging Supervisor

Batwoman (2019)

Rigging Supervisor

Titans (2018)

Rigging Supervisor

Doom Patrol (2019)

Rigging Supervisor

Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

Rigging Supervisor

Black Lightning (2018)

Rigging Supervisor

Supergirl (2015)

Lead Rigger

The Flash (2014)

Cinematic Rigging

Destiny (2014)

Character TD

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Character Techical Director

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Creature Rigger at Stargate

ABCs Beauty and the Beast

Previs

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

Character TD

Madly Madagascar

Final Layout Artist

Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011)

Character TD

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)

Previs Animator

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

Character Rigging, FX

The Messengers (2007)

Animation Technical Director

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Nearly fifteen years ago, I began my L.A. rigging career at Rhythm and Hues, and continued working in film for nearly a decade.
Movies are cool. They're exciting to work on, and there's a sense of pride in knowing that you were a part of something monumental. There is a constant push to create VFX that are both artistic and realistic. Quality is of highest priority.
When I made the transition to television, I discovered the pace was much faster; every week there is new villain, a new challenge on screen and off. Television demands movie quality, but without the development time or schedule…Which is why starting my career in the movie industry was so valuable. It allowed me to develop a skill-set and compile an arsenal of knowledge that enabled me to apply cinematic quality rigging to the fast-pace of television production.
Work History
  • Rigging Supervisor

    Encore

    June 2016 - Present
    Burbank, CA

    I'm currently Head of the Character TD department @ Encore VFX. Our project load involves most of the super hero shows on television: Flash, Titans, Doom Patrol, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning...basically, if it's on television, from the DC universe, and has super powers, either myself - or the team I lead - probably had a hand in rigging it.

    TV: Doom Patrol
    TV: Titans
    TV: The Flash
    TV: Supergirl
    TV: Batwoman
    TV: Legends of Tomorrow
    TV: Black Lightning
    TV: Riverdale

  • Lead Rigger

    Encore

    January 2016 - May 2016
    Burbank, CA

    I started as a Lead Rigger before Encore picked up the DC Universe contract.

    TV: The Flash
    TV: Supergirl
    TV: Legends of Tomorrow

  • Lead Rigger

    Prologue Pictures

    February 2013 - October 2015
    Greater Los Angeles Area

    Bungie contracted Prologue Films to create a movie-quality cinematic for their ambitious new game: DESTINY. Prologue had never taken on a project like this before, which meant I was able to build the rig system from the ground up. Plus I got the bonus of rigging high-rez aliens, humanoids, ships, weapons, the whole gamut!

    CINEMATIC: Mars Landing
    CINEMATIC: The Dark Below
    CINEMATIC: The Taken King
    CINEMATIC: House of Wolves
    CINEMATIC: Shadowkeep

    -Create, adapt, and support rigs and skinning for high-rez humanoid, alien, mechanical, vehicle assets
    -Create MOCAP rigs and script tools to integrate animation onto high-rez rigs
    -Secondary animation through nCloth and dynamics
    -Script animation tools including character GUIs, MOCAP animation transfer, resolution baking, etc
    -Script environmental population and set dressing tools

  • Rigging Lead

    Brewster Parsons

    October 2014 - November 2014
  • Rigger

    Wolf & Crow

    December 2013 - December 2013
  • Rigger / Character TD

    Super 78 Studios

    March 2013 - May 2013
  • Rigger / Character TD

    Stargate Studios

    March 2012 - May 2012
  • Final Layout Artist

    DreamWorks Animation

    June 2010 - May 2011
  • Rigger / Character TD

    DreamWorks Animation

    November 2007 - May 2010

    FILM: How to Train Your Dragon
    FILM: Kung Fu Panda 2

  • Rigger / Character TD

    Sprite Animation Studios

    August 2006 - November 2007
  • 3d Artist / Generalist

    Reality Check Studios

    October 2005 - September 2006
  • Animation TD

    Rhythm & Hues Studios

    March 2004 - October 2005

    FILM: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

  • generalist

    Center For Instructional Design

    2003 - 2005
Education
  • BFA

    Brigham Young University

    January 2000 - August 2003