Dan Canfora Online

Dan Canfora Online

VFXer and Photographer

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Hello. I am a visual effects artist.a photographer.a freelancer.an F1 fan.a football fan.

I live in Vancouver, Canada and have a base in London, England.

I am passionated about my work in all the forms it takes.

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RECENT WORK HISTORY

2013

Lead Environment TD

MPC Vancouver, 1132 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2

Projects: Percy Jackson 2, Maleficent, Game of Thrones

2011

Lead Environment TD

Framestore, 19-23 Wells Street, London, W1T 3PQ

Projects: Johnny English Reborn, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, 47 Ronin
Responsibilities:
Lead lookdev & lighting.
Lead teams of TDs to accomplish various tasks from lookdev, lighting, matchmove, modelling, texturing and anything else that is required for the completion of a shot.
Working with VFX, CG & Matte Painting supervisors to develop pipelines and techniques for the environment department.
Responsible for on set texture photography.

2010

Lead Environment TD

Cinesite Ltd, 2 Sheraton Street, London, W1F 8BH

Project: John Carter of Mars
Responsibilities:
Lead artists from all departments to accomplish various tasks from lookdev, lighting, layout, modelling, texturing and on set photography work.
Working with VFX, CG & Matte Painting supervisors to develop in house pipelines and techniques.
On set visual effects responsibilities.

2009

Lead Environment TD

Framestore, 19-23 Wells Street, London, W1T 3PQ

Project: Clash of the Titans
Responsibilities:
Lead teams of TDs to accomplish various tasks from lookdev, lighting, matchmove, modelling, texturing and anything else that is required for the completion of a shot.
Working with VFX, CG & Matte Painting supervisors to develop pipelines and techniques for the environment department.
Responsible for on set texture photography.

2008

CG supervisor

The Senate VFX, Twickenham Film Studios, Twickenham, TW1 2AW

Projects: The Hessen Affair, Shanghai, Angels & Demons
Responsibilities:
Working with the VFX Supervisor, leads and Heads of Departments, define the creative and technical approach for the show.
Work with Production to manage the day to day running of the team.
Work with Production to evaluate artist schedules insuring they are realistic and achievable.
Attend desk rounds with all members of the team on a regular basis.
Attend dailies sessions with the team to give feedback / approvals.
Meet with the Leads on the show on a regular basis to identify inefficiencies or technical problems with the tool set and pipeline, and put in place a plan of action to resolve such issues.
Knowledge of the entire production process, including stage shooting.
Pitch for future jobs by doing tests, previz and working out bidding schedules.
Interview potential 3D artists.
General responsibility for all aspects of the 3D department.
Responsible for planning and attending principal photography and 2nd unit and VFX shoots.

EDUCATION HISTORY

1998-2001

BA (Hons) Computer Visualization and Animation

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
1996-1998

A Levels

Art & Design, Mathematics, Design Technology

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