Ashley

LIGHTER | COMPOSITOR

Los Angeles, CA

Ashley is originally from Dartmouth, MA. She's received her BFA from UMass Amherst in Studio Art and a certificate in Visual Effects from Gnomon School of VFX in Hollywood.

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SOFTWARE
Autodesk Maya
95%
Mari
90%
Nuke
95%
Photoshop
100%
After Effects
100%
Mudbox
100%
Marvelous Designer
75%
Lightroom
70%
Premiere Pro
90%
Shake
70%
PROGRAMMING
MEL
85%
Python
59%
HTML/CSS
100%
Javascript
50%
OTHER SKILLS
VRay
95%
Mental Ray
95%
Renderman
95%
SEO
85%
SiteCore
90%
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WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Lighting TraineeApr '17 - present
    Walt Disney Animation Studios, Burbank, CA

    Lighting and compositing as part of the Talent Development program.

  • Lighter/CompositorNov '14 - Mar '17
    Digital Frontier FX - Los Angeles, CA

    Lighting in Maya and compositing in Nuke on commercials and episodics.

  • VFX InternJan '14 - May '14
    Zoic Studios - Los Angeles, CA

    Shadowing lead VFX artists to gain production experience_serialise_serialise_serialise and assisting with various administrative tasks.
    - Visual Effects for American Authors’ music video
    - Compositing for “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”
    - Rotoscoping for “The Flash”
    - Model cleanup for a Scion commercial

  • Internet Marketing SpecialistDec '12 - May '14
    Iron Mountain - Boston, MA

    Building and maintaining various webpages on ironmountain.com using SiteCore, maintaining company’s online video presence, and implementing SEO.

  • CG Intern & FreelancerSept '12 - Apr '13
    General Gau - Boston, MA

    Assisting lead artists with 3D animation using Maya and After Effects.

  • PhotographerJul '12 - Aug '12
    FanFoto - Boston, MA

    Fan Photographer for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

  • VFX InternJan '12 - Aug '12
    Brickyard VFX - Boston, MA

    Assisting with office operations and shadowing lead artists to gain field knowledge.

  • Front End DeveloperFeb '12 - May '12
    Serious Business - Cambridge, MA

    Editing electronic textbooks using HTML and CSS.

  • 3D Lighting/Compositing InternJan '11 - Aug '11
    Bit Films - Hampshire College, MA

    Lighting and compositing scenes using Renderman in Maya and Shake for the award-winning film, Caldera. https://vimeo.com/62596239

  • Teacher's AssistantSept '11 - Dec '11
    Hampshire College - Amherst, MA

    Assisting the head professor in teaching a beginner animation course using Maya by holding supplementary workshop sessions.


AWARDS
  • Gnomon School of Visual Effects2015, 2016

    Featured in the Student Gallery Show

  • Caldera2012
    Bit Films - Hampshire College, MA

    Award of Innovation - Seattle International Film Festival
    Best Animated Film - Rome Independent Film Festival
    Nominated for “Best Picture” - Maverick Movie Awards
    Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction
    Best Animated Film - Rockport Film Festival
    Best Short - View Social Awards


EDUCATION
  • Visual EffectsOct '14 - Sept '16
    Gnomon School of VFX

  • Bachelor of Fine ArtsSept '07 - Dec '11
    University of Massachusetts Amherst