131 Balboa St

APT #202

San Francisco, CA 94118

415-902-5724

eddypiedra@yahoo.com

www.vedward.com

Victor Edward Piedra, Jr.

Objective

3D Animation Technical Director: Character Setup TD Rigger, Assistant TD.

Education

Summer 2002 – Present

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

§      Bachelor’s of Arts in Visual Effects and Animation with emphasis in 3D modeling and animation

§      Final GPA 3.81, graduated May 2005

August 1994 – May 1999

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

§      Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science; minor in Management Information Systems

 

Independent

Experience

October 2005 - present

Independent Animated Short

San Francisco, CA

§     Character Set-up TD, General TD

o       Capes”, CG Animated short currently in production.   Producer/Director: Bryan Cohen. 

May 2002

Independent Short Film

Houston, TX

§     Director of Photography, Co-Art Director, Assistant Editor

o       “Carapace”, 16mm, Color, approx 15mins. Producer/Director: Matthew Marshall.

August 2001

Independent Short Film

Houston, TX

§     Art Director, Key Grip, Assistant Editor

o        “The Death of Everything Good and True”, Super 8, B&W, 12mins.   Producer/Director: Matthew Marshall.

o       Winner, Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, Best Short Experimental 2001. Producer/Director: Matthew Marshall.

June 2000 – June 2002

Videographer

Houston, TX

§     Filmed and Edited Four Wedding Videos

Commercial

&

Corporate

Experience

September 2005 – March 2006

Motion Theory, Inc

Venice, CA

§      Maya Generalist TD in Visual Effects.  Up and down the ladder of 3D.  Modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, and even some mel scripting for the following productions:

o      Cadillac – “Picturesque” Commercial,  Produced by Leo Burnett/Detroit.  Added snow elements and replaced background elements with 3D modeled and textured elements.

o      McDonald’s – “Dreams” Commercial,  Produced by Chiat/Day.  Modeled and rigged character elements.  Modeled and textured buildings and background elements.  Lit and rendered several shots

o      IBM Lenovo Thinkpad – “Werewolf” Commercial, Produced by Ogilvy.  Modeled, rigged, animated, and rendered 3D wire element effects used in several shots

May 2004 – July 2004

AutoDesk, Inc

San Francisco, CA

§      Short-term Contractor.    Created customized web-forms for the AutoDesk product Buzzsaw.  Required ability to decode proprietary XML/XSL format designed for the Buzzsaw application engine.  

August 2001 – May 2003

Chevron, InformationTechnology Co.

San Ramon, CA

§      Web Application Programmer.  Wrote client-side and server-side scripts using JavaScript, XML, ASP, and VB COM Components for enterprise web application known as the Global Information Link or GIL Options Panel. 

o        The GIL Options Panel allowed desktops anywhere in the world to download and maintain software profiles and packages via the company intranet.  Exposure was 50,000+ seats in over 12 countries.   Provided maintenance as well as the creation of new pages for quarterly release updates.  Rotating On-call 24Hr assignment.

June 1999 – July 2001

Texaco Group Inc.

Houston, TX

§      Systems Analyst, Application Programmer/Developer.  Received Exceptional PMP Rating, 2000

o      2001 Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer  Certification in Visual Basic.

o      Intranet web application for HR; Design and Programming and Development -- JavaScript, ASP server-side scripting, database architecture

o      Visual Basic Stand-Alone App Dev. Created product for Gasification and Engineering departments that allowed client to create estimates of refinery, energy and costs outputs. 

§      Summer Intern (Summers 1995 - 1998) Microsoft Access and VBA Application Development for various departments. Lotus Notes Application Development and Maintenance

 

Technical

Skills

Application Development Languages & Platforms

Software/Prog Language

Proficiency

Years Exp.

MS Access

Expert

8

MS Visual Basic

Expert – MCSD Certified

5

VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)

Expert

6

ASP(Active Server Pages)

Expert

4

VB COM

Advanced

3

JavaScript / HTML

Advanced

3

XML

Advanced

2

SQL/SQL Server

Moderate

2

Lotus Notes/Domino

Moderate

2

Graphics / Editing / Compositing

Maya

Proficient

4

Photoshop

Expert

6

After Effects

Expert

5

Mel Scripting

Moderate

2

Premiere

Expert

5

Final Cut Pro

Beginner

1

Artistic

Skills

§      35mm Still Photography, Motion Picture: Super 8 & 16mm. Digital Still Photography, and Digital Video Production.

§      Figure Drawing, Storyboarding, Sculpture

Interests

§      Brown Belt in Kuk Sool Won, Traditional Korean Martial Arts

§      Texas A&M University Century Singers, 1995-1999 – sang Bass/Baritone in a 60 member mixed chorus.  Toured internationally every 3 years