Sky Young

Sky Young

Senior Lighter/Compositor / 8 yrs

Austin, TX

Request to Book

Gen:Lock

Chevy Cruze Teaser

Rock Dog (2017)

Jr. Lighter/Compositor

The Book of Life (2014)

Jr. Lighter/Compositor

Free Birds (2013)

Jr. Lighter & Compositor

Chuck E Cheese

Lighter & Compositing Apprentice

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (2012)

I hail from the 'Land of Enchantment' (New Mexico) where we love our red sandstone, red sunsets, and red (or green) hatch chile.

With a Navajo heritage steeped in storytelling running through my veins I love to contribute to stories, especially animated films.

My passion for cinematography and cartoons led me to CG lighting, and after a major (mechanical engineering) change and one rejection I was accepted into BYU's animation program.

Upon graduation I was given a chance to develop my skills at Reel FX Creative Studios in Dallas, TX, working on films such as 'Free Birds', 'The Book of Life', and 'Rock Dog' and numerous commercials and VR projects.

In my spare time I like to draw and digital paint, and currently I'm devoting more time to develop these skills further.

I am grateful and lucky to work with such creative and talented people and I'm always looking to further develop my skills and meet more creatives.


Specialties: Lighting, Compositing, Rendering; Maya, Arnold, Renderman for Maya, mental ray, Houdini, Mantra, Nuke, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Painter, Unity
Work History
  • January 2020 - June 2020

    Lighter/Compositor

    Brazen Animation

  • June 2018 - June 2019

    Compositor

    Rooster Teeth

    gen:LOCK, season 1

    Compositing with Tech responsibilties
  • December 2017 - January 2018

    Lighting & Compositing Lead

    Omnispace Inc

    Lighting & Compositing Lead

    2018 Special Event - NFL Superbowl LII
  • July 2015 - May 2017

    Lighting & Compositing

    Reel FX

    VR Oculus
  • October 2013 - August 2014

    Jr. Lighter/Compositor

    Reel FX

    The Book of Life
  • October 2012 - July 2013

    Jr. Lighter/Compositor

    Reel FX

    Free Birds
  • July 2012 - October 2012

    Layout Apprentice

    Reel FX

  • January 2012 - July 2012

    Lighting & Compositing Apprentice

    Reel FX

    Despicable Me Motion Ride - Universal Studios Florida
  • January 2010 - October 2011

    Lighting Lead

    Center of Animation, BYU

  • August 2009 - April 2011

    Art Director & Lighting Lead

    BYU Royden G. Derrick Planetarium

    · Lead planning, execution, and improvements on all aspects of 3d animation
    · Created lighting rig for texture artists
    · Lit, rendered, and composited final scenes
    · Create animatic
    · Directed design of concept art
    · Create camera layout for Venus sequence
  • May 2009 - August 2009

    Character Design Intern

    Sandman Studios

    · Designed male hero and female villain in comic book style
    · Collaborated on story boards for future projects
Education
  • BFA in Animation

    Brigham Young University

    September 2007 - May 2011