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  • Animation 2
  • Creative & Art Direction 3
  • Directing 2
  • Motion Graphics Design 2

Skills

Advertising, After Effects, Animation, Art Direction, Commercials, Compositing, Creative Direction, Design, Directing, Film, Films, Final Cut Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, Inferno

Employers

  • Substance
    Creative Director
    2013 - Present

  • Cutting Edge
    Senior Flame / VFX Supervisor
    2010 - 2013

    Compositing, design, quoting, pitching, writing treatments, and VFX supervision for TVC, longform, and title design.

    Mentoring and teaching aspiring flame artists.

    I consulted frequently and collaborated with the marketing team at CE on best practice and approach to the Cutting Edge social media strategy, including assisting with the writing of PR releases and social media posts.

    Initiated new archive procedures.

  • Bazmarq Inc
    Senior Flame Artist
    2012 - 2013

    Stereoscopic compositing and Previs for a wide range of shots throughout the film. Working direct to Bazmark through Cutting Edge, and in close contact with DI and editorial, I initially previs’ed backgrounds and rough VFX, including look-development for the green light and the closing sequence of the film. Following, I then composited

  • The LaB Sydney
    Design Director / Flame
    2008 - 2010

    Dual Role: Design Director / Flame Artist.

    In Flame: compositing for TVC, longform TV, and features. Assisted with implementation of, and then solely managed archive system for all suites (2xFlame, Inferno, 2xSmoke, Fire, and servers).

    As Design Director: led a team of up to 5 designers and freelancers. Directing, pitching, quoting, motion graphics (After Effects), compositing (Nuke), shoot supervision. Leading jobs from pitch through to delivery, managing clients expectations, and workflow for designers and 3D artists. Mentoring junior designers and interns; teaching software skills and workflows.

  • Freelance
    Freelance Design / Motion Graphics / VFX
    2008 - 2008

    Freelance Design/Compositing: FSM, Clemenger BBDO, The Lab Sydney, Bruce Dunlop Associates, Halo Pictures, Jungle Boys, Animax Films, Blacklab International.

  • Postmodern
    Designer / VFX Artist
    2006 - 2007

  • Animal Logic
    Designer/Compositor
    2005 - 2006

  • Digital Pictures
    Motion Graphics / VFX
    2004 - 2005

Education

  • AWARD School 2013
    AWARD 2013
    2013 - 2013
  • University of Technology, Sydney - Visual Communications
    Bachelor of Visual Communications (Hons)
    2000 - 2003

Awards and Achievements

  • APDG Award for Title Design

    Title sequence for "Cryo". Award sponsored by Animal Logic.


    October 2012
  • Speaking: Tropfest Roughcuts 2012

    In 2012 I was honoured to speak and present at Tropfest “Rough Cuts”. As part of a prestigious line-up, I gave a presentation with breakdowns and walkthroughs on the topic "Using VFX to tell Different Types of Stories". If interested, ask to see my slides.


    2012
  • Featured in Computer Arts UK Magainze

    Computer Arts Magazine (UK) 20122012 - Issue #205: showreel featured on cover CD


    2012
  • AEAF

    Double Finaliast - Cryo (Short Film) / Smirnoff "Start Pure" (TVC/VFX)


    2012
  • AEAF

    Double-finalist: Tomorrow When the War Began Title Sequence / Hyundai i20 "Going Places" (TVC/VFX)


    2011
  • Create Awards

    Double Finalist - Hyundai i20 "Going Places" / Tomorrow When the War Began Title Sequence


    2011

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Scott Geersen
Education AWARD School 2013
University of Technology, Sydney - Visual Communications
Employer Substance
Location Sydney Australia
Website

 

About Scott

I'm a VFX artist, Designer & TVC director, using Flame, Nuke, & After Effects. What matters most to me is how meaningful & expressive the work can be. I seek challenging & inspiring projects with teams who are both technically brilliant & spectacularly creative. I resonate with an artist-driven environment, aiming to work with like-minded people, produce world-class work & have fun doing so. I burn with the power of a thousand suns to collaborate on projects that blend both art and science.

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