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Résumé

William T. Mings

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Primary Experience

FREELANCE VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR / 3D GENERALIST ANIMATOR
Currently supervising and creating 3D computer animation and other CGI visual effects for theatrical feature motion pictures, television, commercials, infomercials, and industrial media projects.
                                               (Freelance, 2005 to present)

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR   Supervised all production for Pyros Pictures, Inc., a computer animation and visual effects company

  • Created hundreds of 3D and 2D computer animations for:
    • Visual effects in feature films, television, and commercials
    • Computer games
    • Infomercials
    • Industrial videos
    • Architectural pre-visualizations
    • Re-enactments and animated presentations for courtroom trials
  • Managed a 14 camera Motion Analysis® optical motion capture system, including face and body performance capture, motion data cleanup, hierarchical solving, re-targeting, and application to 3D computer models. Developed a complete and efficient pipeline from marker placement strategy to final integration with computer characters and props.
  • Utilized 3D laser scanner and tactile scanner, as well as software tools for accurate 3D product modeling.
  • Produced and Directed many industrial video projects, both in-house and on location, including videography and online video/audio editing
  • Created CGI and artwork for magazine covers, print ads, and brochures.
  • Managed promotional activities for company, including design and production of demo reels, brochures, and ads.
  • Designed and managed company web site, as well as web sites for various clients.
                                             (Pyros Pictures, Inc., 1993 to 2005)
  • Related Experience

    VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER   Supervised and produced visual effects for science fiction feature film.

  • Served as Cinematographer for live-action sequences.
  • Designed and created sets and set pieces, including dozens of control panels and computer screens.
                                                     (Freelance, 1992 to 1993)
  • PRODUCER / DIRECTOR   Founded Victory International Productions, an independent production company to produce Christian/educational films and videos, which have been distributed worldwide on six continents in many languages. These productions have:

    • Returned as much as 1000% profit on investment, domestically.
    • Received numerous awards and citations.
    • Been among the first of their kind dubbed and released in both Mainland China and the former Soviet Union.
  • Supervised pre/mid/post-production of all projects and personnel.
  • Never exceeded a budget, nor missed a deadline.
  • Brought all productions in on a shooting ratio well below industry standards at a substantial savings
  • Achieved excellent production value with incredibly small budgets, through careful planning and effective motivation of employees.
  • Created and managed successful advertising campaigns and production of promotional materials (posters, flyers, ad slicks, trailers, etc.)
                                   (Victory International Productions, 1980 to 1992)
  • DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / FILM EDITOR   Supervised all photography related aspects of company, and served as Cinematographer on theatrical feature and made-for-TV movies.

  • Developed filming technique which saved up to 25% in wasted shots.
  • Provided breakdown and budgeting for several feature film projects.
  • Completed film editing of a TV movie.
                                               (Amethyst Films, 1978 to 1980)
  • International Awards

  • Silver Angel” award from Religion in Media, Hollywood, California.
  • Eight “Crown” nominations & awards, including “Best Picture” and “Best Director.”
  • Software Used

  • 2D/3D: 3DS MAX, VRay, Eyeon Fusion, Photoshop, After Effects, Syntheyes, Mocha
  • CAD: AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator
  • Video/Audio: Adobe Premiere, Encore, Audition, Sony Vegas, DVD Architect
  • Motion Capture: Eva Real Time, Solver, Director Sequencer, ProMotion
  • Text Layout: Microsoft Word, Quark Express
  • Web site: NetObjects Fusion, Flash
  • Personal

    5’10”, 170 lbs . . . nonsmoker, nondrinker . . . excellent health . . .  FAA licensed pilot . . . biographical listings include “Who’s Who in Entertainment” and “Who’s Who in California.”

    Excellent personal and professional references available on request.