Minh Nguyen Ba

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Minh Nguyen Ba

I am a vfx artist and project manager with 13 years industry experience amongst which 6 years as a CG Lead on commercials and 2 years as Head of 3D.

On top of this experience, I am also an accomplished 3D generalist, with a strong expertise in character modeling, character pipeline, photo-real lighting and shading, as well as a solid compositor in Nuke and After-Effects.

In addition to the above skills, I can also offer shoot attendance, with a complete knowledge of professional photography, as well as a very good eye for animation and design.

Skills

Modelling / Maya, Zbrush

hard surface, nurbs, organic/character, blend-shapes, facial expressions, uvs

Texturing / Photoshop, Zbrush

Lighting, Shading/ Mental Ray for Maya, Vray

plate integration, look dev, scene debugging

Compositing / Nuke, After Effects

workflow with multi-channels exr, 2.5d relighting in Nuke

Photography / fully equipped with portable strobes

studio shoot for reference, collection of HDRI on location

Production Experience

  • Senior Lighting TD Cinesite
    August 2011 to November 2011
    John Carter directed by Andrew Stanton
    Lighting of a wide range of shots from digi-doubles to environments and cityscapes.
  • Head of 3D Absolute Post New York
    August 2009 to Present
    Lead CG, department supervisor on various commercials
    Modeling, lighting, shading, compositing, shoot attendance.
  • CG Lead Absolute Post London
    Absolute Post London
    January 2007 to July 2009
    Lead CG on various commercials.
    Modeling, character rigging, animation, lighting, shading, shoot attendance

    CG Lead on Samsung Attraction – Winner of the 2009 Commercials Silver Telly Awards

  • Senior Generalist The Moving Picture Company
    June 2006 to December 2006
    Modeling, animation, character rigging on various commercials
  • Character TD The Moving Picture Company
    March 2004 to April 2006
    Modeling, animation, character rigging on various commercials

    -> Killer Dinosaurs : documentary for the BBC – modeling, creature rigging, animation.

    -> character TD on Virtual History : documentary for Discovery Channel, winner of the “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast miniseries, movie or special category” award from the Visual Effects Society.
    Lead animator, character rigging.

  • Lead Modeller Scarlet Digital Imaging
    October 2003 to March 2004
    Captain Scarlet
    Lead modeler, in charge of a team of 5 modelers, working on characters and facial blend-shapes.
  • Character Animator Attitude Studio
    June 2003 to October 2003
    -> Spawn : commercial for the Spawn video game launch campaign – Character animator .
    -> Shadow Ops: FMV sequences – Character animator.
    -> Terminator 3: Rise of the machines – FMV sequences – Character animator.
    -> Kill Switch: FMV sequences – Character animator.
  • Character Animator Duran
    Immortel (feature film)
    May 2002 to May 2003
  • Character Modeller Duran
    Immortel (feature film)
    October 2001 to May 2002
  • Generalist Mikros Image
    July 2001 to August 2001
    Les Rois Mages (feature film) – modeling, lighting.
  • Character Animator – Freelance
    May 2000 to June 2001
    modeling, rigging, character animation on various commercials
  • Generalist Mikros Image
    April 1998 to April 2000
    2d/3d generalist using Maya and After-Effects
    modeling, animation, lighting, compositing on commercials, motion graphics, music videos

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Industrial Design High School (ESDI), Paris, 1998.

Email : minoshi@yahoo.com


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