shane cooper

shane cooper

Lead Software Developer / 21 yrs

Wellington, New Zealand

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Senior R&D Engineer

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Senior R&D Engineer

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Senior R&D Engineer

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Software Engineer

Junior (2017)

Senior R&D Engineer

Spectral (2016)

Senior R&D Engineer

Pete's Dragon (2016)

Senior R&D Engineer

The BFG (2016)

Senior R&D Engineer

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Senior R&D Engineer

The Jungle Book (2016)

Senior R&D Engineer

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Senior R&D Engineer

Deadpool (2016)

Senior R&D Engineer

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Senior R&D Engineer

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)

Senior R&D Engineer

Krampus (2015)

Senior R&D Engineer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

Senior R&D Engineer / Senior Software Engineer

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

Senior R&D Engineer / Senior Software Engineer

Furious 7 (2015)

Senior R&D Engineer / Senior Software Developer

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Production Engineering & Research & Development

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Senior R&D Engineer / Senior Software Developer

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Senior Software Developer

The Wolverine (2013)

Senior Software Developer

Man of Steel (2013)

Senior Software Developer

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Software Developer

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Senior Software Developer

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Software Developer

Prometheus (2012)

Software Developer

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Supporting Services

The Avengers (2012)

Senior Software Developer

Griff the Invisible (2011)

Senior Software Developer

X-Men: First Class (2011)

Software Developer

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Software Developer

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Senior Software Developer

Gulliver's Travels (2010)

Senior Software Developer

The Warrior's Way (2010)

Visual Effects Software Developer

Predators (2010)

Software Developer

King Kong 360 3-D (2010)

Senior Software Developer

Knight and Day (2010)

Senior Software Developer

The A-Team (2010)

Code Team

The Lovely Bones (2010)

Visual Effects

District 9 (2009)

Senior Software Developer & Engineer

Avatar (2009)

Senior Software Developer

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Senior Software Developer

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

Visual Effects Software Engineer

Jumper (2008)

Visual Effects Software Engineer

The Water Horse (2007)

Visual Effects Software Engineer

Enchanted (2007)

Senior Software Developer / Visual Effects Software Engineer

30 Days of Night (2007)

Software Developer

Heavenly Sword (2007)

Software Developer / Visual Effects Software Engineer

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Visual Effects Software Engineer

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Software Developer / Visual Effects Software Engineer

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Senior Software Developer

Night at the Museum (2006)

Digital Effects Artist

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Visual Effects

Eragon (2006)

Software Developer

King Kong (2005)

Visual Effects Software Engineer

I, Robot (2004)

Visual Effects Software Developer

Van Helsing (2004)

Software Developer

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

2D Software Developer

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

2-D Softwarer Developer

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Senior R&D Engineer

Fantastic Four (1994)

Work History
  • Senior Software Engineer

    Weta Digital

    February 2001 - Present

    Fur systems / Ocean systems / software for Maya, Renderman, Nuke, Shake

  • Teaching Fellow / Adjunct Professor

    Victoria University of Wellington

    March 2011 - May 2012

    Taught computer science courses in procedural rendering and general design courses relating to visual effects for film

  • Software Engineer

    Protozoa

    1996 - 1999

    Real-time motion capture software, magnetic space de-warping software, voice control software