Takumi Kimura

Takumi Kimura

Senior Lighting TD / Pipeline TD

Tokyo, Japan

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Lighting Artist

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

CG Designer

Kingdom Hearts II (2006)

Visual Designer

Final Fantasy X-2 (2003)

Lead Lighting Artist

The Animatrix (2003)

Lead Lighting Artist

Final Flight of the Osiris (2003)

Lead Digital Artist

Final Fantasy III (2006)

Lead Digital Artist

Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006)

Pipeline Supervisor

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)

Lighting Technical Director

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

Lighting Technical Director

Life of Pi (2012)

Lighting & Compositing Technical Directo

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Lighter

Tangled (2010)

Lighting & Compositing Technical Directo

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Lighting & Compositing Technical Directo

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Lighter

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

Lighting Artist

Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Lighter

Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors (2008)

Lighter

Bee Movie (2007)

Lead Digital Artist

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2006)

Sequence Supervisor

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

Lighting TD

Have been working on both visual effects and feature animation films with major CG softwares such as Maya, Katana, VRay, Arnold, RenderMan and Nuke.

Pipeline TD

Have been working as both TD and supervisor for developing production pipelines. Have experiences with variety of platforms such as Shotgun, Mongo DB, Web, Linux and Windows.
Work History
  • Look Development / Lighting TD

    Square Enix

    January 2017 - Present
  • Lighting TD

    The Mill

    August 2016 - October 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Pipeline Supervisor

    Square Enix

    February 2015 - July 2016
    Tokyo, Japan
  • Lighting TD

    The Mill

    March 2014 - April 2014
    Los Angeles, CA

    Lighting on commercials

  • Pipeline Supervisor, Senior Lighting TD

    Freelance

    September 2013 - December 2013

    - Kiki's Delivery Service (2014)

  • Lighting Technical Director

    Rhythm & Hues Studios

    October 2011 - April 2013

    - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
    - Life of Pi (2012)

    Effects & Lighting

  • Lighting & Compositing Technical Director

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    March 2011 - September 2011

    - Arthur Christmas (2011)

    Lighting & Compositing

  • Lighter

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    March 2010 - February 2011

    - The Lion King 3D (2011)
    - Tangled (2010)

    Lighting & Compositing
    Stereoscopic Conversion

  • Lighting & Compositing Technical Director

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    March 2009 - January 2010

    - Alice in Wonderland (2010)
    - Cloudy with a chance of meatballs (2009)

    Lighting & Compositing

  • Lighter

    DreamWorks Animation

    October 2006 - January 2009

    - Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
    - Kung Fu Panda (2008)
    - Bee Movie (2007)

    Lighting & Compositing

  • Lead Digital Artist

    Square Enix

    April 2002 - June 2006

    - Final Fantasy III (2006)
    - Final Fantasy VII : Dirge of Cerberus (2006)
    - Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children (2005)
    - Final Fantasy X-2 (2003)
    - Kingdom Hearts : Final Mix (2002)

    Lead Lighting & Compositing
    Production Pipeline Support

  • Sequence Supervisor

    Square USA

    July 1998 - March 2002

    - The Animatrix : Final Flight of the Osiris (2003)
    - Final Fantasy : The spirits within (2001)

    Lead Lighting & Compositing
    Layout Technical Support
    Shader Writing

  • Digital Artist

    Shirogumi

    April 1991 - June 1998

    3D CG Generalist
    Production Software Engineering
    Shader Writing

Education
  • Japan Electronics College

    1990 - 1991
  • Japan Electronics College

    1988 - 1990