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JJ Chalupnik
CG Generalist
Los Angeles, United States

Summary

My name is JJ and I'm a CG Generalist.

I grew up in Phoenix Arizona, where summers can reach the 120s. I think this may have contributed to my aversion to sunlight and my love for video games and film. I got my start working in my hometown, doing many facets of production and post production for commercials and corporate clients. This has provided me with a wide foundation of skills that continue to help my communication and development today.

In 2016 I ventured to Atlanta Georgia to work on Archer as a 3D environment artist for Floyd County Productions, and from there I made my way to Los Angeles, working as a CG Artist and Compositor, mostly for a variety of television series.

Currently I'm working for Encore VFX in Burbank, building assets and lighting shots.

In my spare time, I’m developing VR content, games, and narrative projects.

My friends know me to be a bit goofy. I love a good cup of coffee, and I’ve got a real penchant for silly voices.

Skills

3D ModelingPBR TexturingLightingCreative DirectionDirectingRenderingCompositingVideo Editing3D AnimationVFX SupervisionVisual EffectsPhotographyMotion Graphics

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
3ds Max
3ds Max
V-Ray
V-Ray
ZBrush
ZBrush
After Effects
After Effects
Premiere
Premiere
Photoshop
Photoshop
Blackmagic Design Fusion
Blackmagic Design Fusion
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xNormal
TopoGun
TopoGun
Mocha
Mocha

Reel

Productions

  • Doompatrol title
    • TV Production
      Doom Patrol
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      CG Generalist - Asset Production
    • Company
      Deluxe Entertainment / Encore VFX
  • Titanslarge
    • TV Production
      Titans
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      CG Generalist - Lighting and Rendering, Asset Production
    • Company
      Deluxe Entertainment / Encore VFX
  • The flash season 4
    • TV Production
      The Flash
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      CG Generalist - Lighting and Rendering, Asset Production
    • Company
      Deluxe Entertainment / Encore VFX
  • Supergirl
    • TV Production
      Supergirl
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      CG Generalist - Lighting and Rendering, Asset Production
    • Company
      Deluxe Entertainment / Encore VFX
  • Dc legends s1
    • TV Production
      Legends of Tomorrow
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      CG Generalist - Lighting and Rendering, Asset Production
    • Company
      Deluxe Entertainment / Encore VFX
  • Arrow
    • TV Production
      Arrow
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      CG Generalist - Lighting and Rendering, Asset Production
    • Company
      Deluxe Entertainment / Encore VFX
  • Teenwolf
    • TV Production
      Teen Wolf
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Compositor, CG Generalist
    • Company
      Muse VFX
  • Fromdusktildawn
    • TV Production
      From Dusk Till Dawn
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Compositor
    • Company
      Muse VFX
  • Madamsecretary
    • TV Production
      Madam Secretary
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Compositor
    • Company
      Muse VFX
  • Elementary
    • TV Production
      Elementary
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Compositor
    • Company
      Muse VFX
  • Ncis
    • TV Production
      NCIS
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Compositor
    • Company
      Muse VFX
  • Archer season 7
    • TV Production
      Archer
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      3D Environment Artist
    • Company
      Floyd County Productions

Experience

  • CG Artist at Encore VFX
    Burbank, United States of America
    August 2017 - Present

    CG Generalist - Duties include 3D Asset Production, Lighting and Rendering.

    Worked On:

    - Flash

    - Supergirl

    - Legends of Tomorrow

    - Titans

    - Other Unreleased Content

    I build props, vehicles, environments, etc.... Pretty much whatever production needs. I also light and render shots with digi-characters and environments.

  • CG Generalist / Fusion Compositor at Muse VFX
    Hollywood, United States of America
    September 2016 - April 2017

    Freelance CG Generalist and Fusion Compositor for Television.

    Worked on:

    - Teen Wolf

    - Madam Secretary

    - From Dusk Til Dawn

    - NCIS

    - Elementary

    - Various pilots and unreleased projects

    In addition to some lighter 3D work, most of what I produced for Muse was compositing. I was responsible for many "invisible" visual effects, like car comps, screen replacements, wire removals, and others.

  • 3D Environment Artist | 3D Animation at Floyd County Productions
    Atlanta, United States of America
    September 2015 - September 2016

    3D Environment and Layout Artist - Building and lighting environments and camera layout to match storyboards.

    Worked On:

    - Archer - Season 7

    - GSPD Web Series

    - Unreleased Pilot

    My duties primarily include the construction of backgrounds for the background art department to paint over, camera placement, rough lighting and texturing, and character layout. Our department provides the backbone for the other departments to quickly get proper proportions and perspective, and to ensure proper screen direction.

  • 3D Artist | VFX | Director | Editor at Copper Post | True Story Films
    Phoenix, United States of America
    April 2012 - August 2015

    My job was to wear many hats. Helping develop and finish projects across a wide range of skill sets, including directing, 3D modeling and texturing, 3D animation, motion graphics, video editing, visual effects, and even principal photography.

  • Motion Graphics Artist | Video Editor at Anderson Advertising
    Phoenix, United States of America
    June 2010 - April 2012

    I was responsible for helping concept, create, and execute video based projects for a variety of clients. The projects came in a variety of forms, using live-action footage, motion graphics animation, 3D animation, etc.