Katie M Williams

katie@katiemwilliams.com
+1 402.416.8979 (us)
+1 604.363.7223 (canada)
eligible to work in us/canada


WORK EXPERIENCE

Prep/Matte Artist (VFX + Stereoconversion | Gener8 Digital Media Corp. (June 2014-present)
Project: Cannot Currently Disclose | Supervisor: Ted Sandifer
Responsibilities: Creating elements mattes and depth assessments for stereoconversion

Paint Artist (VFX + Stereoconversion) | Prime Focus World (March 2014-June 2014)
Projects: Trnasformers: Age of Extinction, Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For | Supervisor: Neil Thompsett
Responsibilities: Paint for 2D to 3D stereoconversion projects as well as visual effects integration

3D Animator/Rigger | LI-COR Biosciences (2013)
Project: 'Darkroom Nightmares' Commercial | Supervisor: Doc Chaves
Responsibilities: Avian (Bat) Rig, Human Skeleton Bipedal Rig, 3D Animation for CG Integration

Commercial Producer / Production Manager | LI-COR Biosciences (2013)
Project: 'Darkroom Nightmares' Commercial | Supervisor: Doc Chaves
Responsibilities: Artist-Company Liason, Live Actioin/VFX Coordinator, Scheduler, Location Management, Contracts, Asset Management and Tracking, Asset Delivery

Rigger | Vancouver Film School (VFS) (2012-2013)
Projects: Gretel (Katie Williams), Viral (Ramy Hanna), A Murder (Josh McCrone-Moniz), Florence (Marc Krijgsman), Up Again (Yashvhanth Chandrasekaran)
Rigs: Gretel Bipedal Character Rig, Gretel Hair Tentacle System; Dr. Rass Bipedal Character Rig (accomodated Hair and nCloth systems); Avian (Crow) Rig; Emily Bipedal Characte Rig; Quadrupedal Dog Rig for CG Integration Assist, Balloon Rig for CG Integration Assist

Motion Graphics Artist / 2D Animator | LI-COR Biosciences (2011-2012)
Supervisor: Doc Chaves, Director of Marketing Communications
Responsibilities: Motion graphics projects for biological and environmental marketing/advertising

Motion Graphics Artist / 2D Animator | 42 (2011-2012)
Supervisor: Jackie Miller, President and COO
Responsibilities: Motion graphics project execution for various clients of 42 (Nelnet, RivalMe, Duncan Aviation, Haberfeld Associates, Smart Chicken, Honeywell, et al.)

Indpendent Feature Film Producer | One Way (2012)
Production Company: Simple Science | Director: Alexander Jeffery
Awards/Recognitions: Royal Reel Award at the 2012 Canada International Film Festival (CIFF), 2013 Omaha Film Festival (OFF) Official Selection

Research Assistant | Undergraduate Activities and Research Experiences (UCARE),
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) (2011-2012)

Faculty Supervisor: Sharon Teo, Associate Professor (Film and New Media) | Research Topic: Alternative Methods in Experimental Filmmaking
Responsibilities: Researched and analyzed experimental film, determined a contemporary and accessible re-approach to the style via 2D animation and a collage of art mediums

Producer / Production Manager | Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film (JCSTF) (2010-2012)
Responsibilities: Produced and/or production managed at least 9 student short films; several including animation and VFX integration
Awards/Recognitions: 2012 Adobe Design Achievement Award (ADAA) Semi-finalist in Animation (Gretel Remembers), Best Nebraska Short Film at the 2013 Omaha Film Festival (OFF) (Lucid), Best Non-Sync Film at the 2012 Nebby Awards (Gretel Remembers), Best Production Design at the 2012 Nebby Awards (Gretel Remembers), Best Sound Design at the 2012 Nebby Awards (Gretel Remembers), Best Sync Film at the 2011 Nebby Awards (Heartaches)

Editor | Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film (JCSTF) (2010-2012)
Responsibilities: Edited at least 8 student short films
Awards/Recognitions: 2012 Adobe Design Achievement Award (ADAA) Semi-finalist in Animation (Gretel Remembers), Best Non-Sync Film at the 2012 Nebby Awards (Gretel Remembers)

Teaching Assistant | Digital Arts Initiative (DAI) Program,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) (2011)

Course Instructor: Steve Kolbe, Assistant Professor (Film and New Media) | Course: Digital Video Production at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Responsibilities: Assisted instructor with running lectures/demos, instructed lessons in production management, assisted students with film production projects

Videographer | Nebraska Repertory Theatre (NRT) (2011)
Supervisor: Virginia Smith, NRT Artistic Director
Responsibilities: Created five video podcasts for the 2011 NRT season; shot footage, conducted interviews, edited content for NRT marketing/advertising

Production Assistant | 'Summon It' Music Video (2011)
Project Owner: Pagoda (Michael Pitt)
Responsibilities: Assisted with pre-production and itineraries, ran set errands, assisted camera, general set logistics, transportation

Animation and Video Production Intern | Outpost12 Studios (2011)
Supervisor: Mike Domgard, President and CEO
Responsibilities: Assisted with projects for clients (editorial, sound, motion graphics, etc.), office/reception duties

VFX Supervisor Assistant | College Football National Commercial Spot,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) (2010)

Supervisor: Chris Ervin, VFX Supervisor and Creative Director at VelocityApeFX
Responsibilities: Assisted with taking/recording VFX measurements at the UNL stadium for a national commercial spot in support of the college football team.

4-H Film Camp Assistant | University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) (2010, 2011)
Supervisor(s): Sharon Teo, Associate Professor (Film and New Media) (Summer 2010) and Steve Kolbe, Assistant Professor (Film and New Media) (Summer 2011)
Responsibilities: Assisted with or gave lectures and lessons on film production and post-production to high school student participants, assisted with student productions, documented student experience, created digital assets, created DVD for students/families

EDUCATION

Vancouver Film School (VFS) (2012-2013)
Diploma with Honours in 3D Animation and Visual Effects

Emphasis: Rigging and 3D Animation | Experience: Modeling, Shading, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing, Matchmoving, Camera Projection, Rotoscoping
Software Training: Maya, Mental Ray, ZBrush, Nuke, Premiere

Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film (JCSTF) (2008-2012)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Film and New Media (with Highest Distinction) | GPA 3.98

Major: Film and New Media | Emphasis: Producing, Editing, Motion Graphics | Experience: Lighting for Film, Camera (Digital + Film), Production/Set Design, Directing, Acting, Web Design
Software Training: Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Dreamweaver

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) (2007-2012)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) (with High Distinction) | GPA 3.98

Majors: Biochemistry and English (emphasis on Film Studies) | Minors: Mathematics and Chemistry