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John Moncrief

moncrief.john@gmail.com


| www.johncrief.com

1080 Euclid Ave NE #315

| Atlanta
, GA

|
30307

| 405
-
306
-
4657


Skill Set



Visual Effects
:
Creative solutions for dynamics
,
fluid and smoke simu
lations, with a w
orking knowledge of

mode
ling, UV layout, shader development, animation,
rendering. A developed understanding of multiple
software packages including

Houdini, Maya,
Nuke, Shake, Final Cut

Pro
, Premiere,
and Photoshop
.



Education and Traini
ng:

S
kills for teaching live and online courses in visual effects and production topics.



Programming
& Scripting
: Bash, MEL,

Python, H
-
Script, RenderMan
&
HTML.

Work Experience

fxguide/fxphd

|
2011


Present

|

fxphd.com

Instructor

Currently
producing

and teaching

two fundamental courses on topics ranging from procedural modeling, to
dynamics

and Pyro
.

R
ecently
produced

another
curriculum
focused on

the fluid simulation systems of Houdini
,

including SPH and FLIP.

SideFx Software

|
2011
|

Santa
Monica, CA

Intern

Produced web based
training

materials for FLIP Fluids, SHOPS
, and VOPs. Taught live classes
and su
pported
off
-
site

training

for multiple artists from Sony, Blizzard, Rhythm & Hues,
Zoic Studios
,
Digital Domain

and
other members of the
SideFx community
.

American Fidelity Assurance Co.


|


2004


2009


|

Oklahoma City, OK

Digital Marketing and Communications Specialist

Creative development

and
concept

design
f
or live events
. Production included
,
direction,
cinematography
,
compositing,
editing

and even a bit of acting
.

Produced Flash and video based
training
materials. Created

multiple
print and digital marketing
campaigns for 20 clients.

Ink Ranch


|


2004


2006

|
Oklahoma City, OK

3D Artist &
Producer

Managed pre
-
visualization
animations, 3
-
D interior reproductions and computerized structural designs for an
animator and grap
hic illustrator, Cameron Eagle. Produced

promotional videos

and websites
.

Digital Tutors
/

PL Studios


|
Oklahoma City
, OK

|

digital
-
tutors.com

Lead
Modeler

and Dynamics Technical Director

Lead a team of
11

VFX artists and modelers
. Modeled
characters, props,
and
sets
. Developed
tools
to

streamline
the
character
,

soft body
, fluid
,

and dynamic
s pipelines
. Produced

training
and support materials.

OETA
(PBS Affiliate)


|

2001
-

2003


|


Oklahoma City, OK

Graphic Designer

Developed on
-
air
graphics for local
and national
TV
. Designed and built

on
-
air sets and stage lighting. Oversaw
the
develop
ment of the graphics department.

R
an sound

board
, VTR’s,
switchers and on
-
set cameras.

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design


|

2010


Present


|

Atlanta, GA

Graduate Student in Visual Effects (
Masters of Fine Art
)

Scheduled to graduate in
June 2013
. Focus areas include: Procedural
VFX
,
fluid and d
ynamic

solutions
.

Oklahoma City University


|


2007


2008


|


Oklahoma City, OK

Bachelor of Arts

Liberal Arts Bachelor’s degree

focused on film studies, with a 4.
00 GPA
.

Northern Oklahoma College


|


2003

|


Tonkawa, OK

Associate’s Degree in Applied Science

Studied

particles, character rigging, and rendering, as well as
non
-
linear editing,
and compositing.