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Lighting | Compositing | Shading

Programs & Software:    

Katana, Arnold, and Nuke (advanced)

Substance Painter (intermediate)

Mari (beginner)

Operating Systems:        

Mac OS X | Microsoft Windows | Linux



Graduated May 2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film & Animation | Minor in Writing Studies (Cumulative GPA 4.0)                                                                           



Sony Pictures Imageworks: Senior Lighting & Look Development Artist

March 2015 - Present

Lighting, rendering, and compositing shots for feature VFX and animated films. Look development on character and environment assets. Started as Associate Technical Director on Alice 2 (2015 - 2016). Lighting Lead on Angry Birds 2 and Over The Moon (2019 - 2020). Currently working on Across the Spiderverse.

PDI | DreamWorks Animation: Lighting Technical Assistant (TA)

April 2014 - January 2015

Set up sequences for lighting; light production shots and marketing stills as needed; assist lighting supervisors and leads with production tasks. Single-handedly tech-fixed, ‘finalled’, and took ownership of a sequence of 30 shots in the span of 2.5 months while also fulfilling regular TA responsibilities. Supported lighting leads on 4 different sequences simultaneously.


Project: B.O.O.

Doodle Pictures Studio: Lighting Artist

April 2013 - April 2014

Light and composite shots for the LEGO Star Wars webseries. Other responsibilities: create light rigs for some episodes; prepare assets and shots for lighting; and monitor renders.

Nov. 2012 - March 2013

Assist Lighting Leads and Technical Directors prepare shots for lighting; break out complex shots into render layers (including crowd and set break-outs); troubleshoot issues with renders; address lighting and compositing notes.

Project: Epic

Blue Sky Studios: Lighting Technical Assistant

Pixar Animation Studios: Technical Undergraduate Intern

June 2011 - August 2011

Learn and apply the various skills of a Technical Director-- lighting, modeling, shading, layout, set-dressing, rigging, and FX. Focused on lighting for final project. Trained in reviewing skills and use of proprietary software. View reel.



Through a hybrid of  2D and 3D animation, an elderly woman reminisces about her hometown over a cup of tea. 
Completed May 2012.


Film Festivals: The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Lima Film Festival, R.I.T. Honors Show, The Dirtpoor Filmmakers' Festival, Women of SoFA (360|365 Film Festival), and Filmi: Toronto's South Asian Film Festival.

Ripples: Senior Thesis Film

"There is music in imperfection." First independently produced 3D film completed in 20 weeks.


Film Festivals: Lima Film Festival, 360|365 Film Festival, Theodore Case Film Festival, VISIONS Film Festival & Conference, WorldKids International Film Festival, and R.I.T. Honors Show


Dissonance: Junior Year Film

Non-traditional fusion of expression, music, and rhythm. Hand-drawn animation.


Film Festivals: The High Street Film Festival, The Stanford Bongs Independence Day Show, and R.I.T. Honors Show


Bhava Raga Tala: Sophomore Year Film

Shore Nice to Meet You!: Group Intern Project @ Humble TV

A mixed-media short film. I was responsible for some animation, compositing, rotoscoping, visual effects, motion tracking, editing, and scratch-track design.


Unhinged: Graduate Thesis Film by Gayane Bagdasaryan

A thesis film directed by a graduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology. I assisted with the 2D animation, clean-up, and color.



Sony Picture Imageworks Award for Best Environment Asset

March 2020

Sony Picture Imageworks Applause Award

Sept 2015 &  April 2019

April 2012

March 2012

March 2012

December 2011

2011-12 R.I.T. College Delegate Nomination (College of Imaging Arts & Sciences)

September 2011

Sept. 2010 - May 2012

Nathaniel Rochester Scholarship

Sept. 2008 -May 2012

R.I.T. Achievement Scholarship

References Available Upon Request

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