Sky Young

Sky Young

Senior Lighter/Compositor / 8 yrs

Austin, TX

Hire Me

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
  • Lighter/Compositor

    Brazen Animation

    January 2020 - June 2020
  • Compositor

    Rooster Teeth

    June 2018 - June 2019
    Austin, TX

    gen:LOCK, season 1

    Compositing with Tech responsibilties

  • Lighting & Compositing Lead

    Omnispace Inc

    December 2017 - January 2018
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Lighting & Compositing Lead

    2018 Special Event - NFL Superbowl LII

  • Lighting & Compositing

    Reel FX

    July 2015 - May 2017

    VR Oculus

  • Jr. Lighter/Compositor

    Reel FX

    October 2013 - August 2014

    The Book of Life

  • Jr. Lighter/Compositor

    Reel FX

    October 2012 - July 2013

    Free Birds

  • Layout Apprentice

    Reel FX

    July 2012 - October 2012
  • Lighting & Compositing Apprentice

    Reel FX

    January 2012 - July 2012
    Dallas, TX

    Despicable Me Motion Ride - Universal Studios Florida

  • Lighting Lead

    Center of Animation, BYU

    January 2010 - October 2011
  • Art Director & Lighting Lead

    BYU Royden G. Derrick Planetarium

    August 2009 - April 2011

    · 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

  • Character Design Intern

    Sandman Studios

    May 2009 - August 2009

    · 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