Minh Nguyen Ba

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LG Infinea


CG lead
Shoot attendance
Modelling
Shading
Lighting


For this commercial for LG new Infinea screens, we had to build a photo-real gallery space displaying the new tv set.






Johnny Weir – Sundance Channel


CG lead
Shoot attendance
Modelling
Shading
Lighting
Modelling : Andrew Harper, Keith Kamholz
Texturing : Sheri Wong


For this promo for a Sundance Channel documentary about american figure skater Johnny Weir, we had to build a fantasy version of the Versailles hall of mirrors.









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Credits:
Client: Sundance Channel
Spots Title: Be Good Johnny Weir
Air Date: January 2010

Agency: Sundance Channel
Agency Producer(s): Shari Weisenberg, JC Cancedda, Mark Williams

Prod Company: @radical.media
Director: Matthew Rolston
EP: Jim Bouvet

Editorial: Cut & Run NYC
Editor: Tina Mintus
Assistant Editor: Adam Bazadona
Producer: Ashley Carrier

Post/Effects: Absolute NY
EP: Sally Heath
Lead Flame Artist: Josh Laurence
Flame Ops: Dirk Greene, Krispy Cornwell, Nathan Kane, Daniel Morris
Lead CG Artist: Minh Nguyen-BA
CG Ops: Andrew Harper, Sheri Wong, Keith Kamholz
Combustion: Warren Paleos, Krissy Nordella,
Digital Mattes: Ross Goldstein, Jasper Kidd, Ric Comline, Christian Kugler

Ginger Cow



Creature Modelling
Character TD


The brief for this test was to create a photo-real cow for a pitch. We only had a shot period of time allocated to this test (2 full weeks) and most of our efforts went into getting detailed facial features as well as good looking fur. The model certainly needs more work, as does the skin shading which is still pretty basic. We’re still pretty chuffed with the overall look and how well the face sustains close-up renders. Promising, but definitely unfinished business here…



Travelers



CG Lead
Shoot attendance
Modelling
Animation
Rendering


The Absolute CG team and myself created various CG umbrellas appearing in both commercials.
Lighting relied heavily on hdri environements from the shoot.






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Client: Travelers
Agency: Fallon, Minneapolis
Executive Creative Director: Al Kelly
Art Director: Scott O’Leary
Copywriter: Ryan Peck
Executive Agency Producer: Kate Talbott
Director of Production: Vic Palumbo
Production Company: HSI
Director: Gerard de Thame
Director of Photography: Mick Coulter
Executive Producer: Fabyan Daw,
Maddi Carlton
Editorial Company: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Kirk Baxter
VFX Company: Absolute Post
VFX Producer: Sally Heath
Lead Flame: Dirk Greene
3D: Minh Nguyen-Ba, Jamie White, Stephen “Huggy” Henry, Peter Hamilton, Keith Kamholz



Levis – Unbreakable



CG Lead
Modelling
Texturing
Rendering


I rebuilt a dark and moody side street from downtown LA, using pictures taken during the shoot.

Below is a wireframe render that shows the model with and without texture.


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Client: Levi’s
Title: Unbreakable
Exec Creative Directors: Sir John Hegarty, Nick Gill
Creative Team: Toby Allen, Jim Hilson
Exec Agency Producer: David Karbassioun
Production Company: Sonny, London
Director: Fredrik Bond
Producers: Helen Kenny, Ran Holst
Director of Photography: Alwin Küchler
Post Production: Absolute Post, London
Sound: Aaron Reynolds (Wave recording Studios)
Editing Company & Editor: Tim Thornton Allan (Marshall Street Editing)
Music: Justice, ‘Genesis ( The Levis Unbuttoned remix 2008)


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