Jeff Heusser Resume

Freelance Visual Effects Artist & Supervisor                               
September 2014 - Present

Flame projects including visual effects for multiple TV shows. Taught a class for on finishing commercials. Visual Effects for Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and Law & Order: SVU

Digital Domain (Venice, CA)     Digital Effects Supervisor           
February 2011 - September 2014

Compositing, finishing and supervision for commercials. Worked closely with supervisors and pipeline TD's to improve workflow for efficient pipeline utilizing Flame, Hiero, Nuke and Nuke Studio.

Freelance Visual Effects Artist & Supervisor                             
February 2008 - February 2011

Worked frequently at Digital Domain in commercials including spots for Toyota, Capital One, and multiple spots for Inifinit. Completed 52 shots for a British Sc-Fi TV show "Red Dwarf" as part of project, this also formed the basis for a flame class I taught for Helped The Orphanage with the first Inferno ever installed in the facility for the movie Red Cliff 2 and ended up with four flame artists on the project. Lead Flame artist and on set Visual Effects Supervisor on the 2008 ABC fall promo package at Troika Design Group, directed by Randy Roberts. Multiple projects including an O2 commercial and the Weezer video "Pork & Beans" at Motion Theory.

Hydraulx (Santa Monica)         Compositor                                  
MARCH 2005 - FEBRUARY 2008                                                                                                                  

Compositor on Commercials: Gatorade, Fresca, Jeep, Coca Cola, Mercury, Toyota. Feature films: Fantastic 4, The Fog, Aeon, Flux, Little Man, Xmen 3, 300, AVP:R, Meet Dave. 

Charlex (New York)                  Compositor                                  
JANUARY 2005 - MARCH 2005                                                                                                                                  

Spent several months working on a Volvo commercial and a DirecTV campaign that was featured on a "State of the Art" segment of Dateline NBC.

SOL designfx (Venice, CA)  Visual Effects Supervisor/Managing Director         
MAY 1999 - JANUARY 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Visual effects, finishing, and on-set supervision in a creative design environment using Inferno and Flame. Helped design and build a spectacular facility in Venice, CA. Primary focus on commercials. Clients included Leo Burnett, Disneyland Advertising, DDB, BBDO, Y&R, J. Walter Thompson.

The Post Group (Hollywood)    Senior Digital COMPOSITOR    
May 1998 - May 1999

Visual effects for feature films, commercials and television shows as a member of the Digital Film Group. Work included commercials for: Jeep, Dodge, Serta, Campbell's Soup, Northwest Airlines, Mervyn's California. TV shows included: That 70's Show, Law and Order. Feature film effects included Wing Commander.

CIS Hollywood    Director of Digital Production                     
October 1995 - May 1998

Visual effects for feature films, commercials and location based entertainment. Feature film work includes scenes in: Titanic, Contact, Deep Impact, Mafia!, The Parent Trap, Dante's Peak, George of the Jungle, Batman & Robin, The Birdcage, Executive Decision, Eraser, Kazaam, Turbulence. Theme Park work included: T2 3D attraction for Universal Studios and a film for Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary that ran in the Walt Disney Story Theatre. Commercial work included Dodge, Nike, Microsoft. Primary tools were Discreet Logic Inferno, Ultimatte and Avid Media Illusion.

Inferno, Flame, Nuke, NUKE STUDIO, Hiero,  After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Photoshop

Visual Effects Society
Professional Photographers of America

Other interests:
Vice Chancellor of
Alpha/Beta testing, DOGS, Photography, Music, Computers, Macintosh, Travel, Children's Book Art, Disney Theme Parks.

When the resume grows long it is recommended you drop older jobs, in my case they really make up who I am.
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