Andrew Baker

VFX Compositor and Generalist

Walnut Creek, CA
+1 (315) 720-7970
andrewbakervfx@gmail.com
andrewbakervfx.com

vimeo.com/andrewbakervfx

linkedin.com/in/andrewbakervfx
 

 

PROFILE

Seeking a compositing position which provides me the opportunity to grow in VFX. My experience and creative drive will make a positive contribution to your team.

HONORS

  • Honors in Mass Communications, 2013

  • Honors in Computer Art, 2013

  • Annual Juried Student Art Show, 2010

  • Dean’s List, 2010 - 2013

  • Lloyd Terrance Kennedy Scholarship, 2009-2013

  • Dollars for Scholars Scholarship, 2009

 

INTERESTS

Animation
Special Effects

Entrepreneurship

Video Games

Traveling
Photography

Creative Writing

Woodworking

SKILLS

  • Compositing, 2D/3D Tracking, Matchmoving, Matte Extraction, Color Correction, Vray, Plate Cleanup, 360 Compositing, Stereo 3D Conversion, Rig Removal

  • Software: Nuke, Maya, PFTrack, Photoshop, Premiere, Blender, Mocha, After Effects, Mudbox, Cara VR, SynthEyes, Shotgun


ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Linux, Video Production, NLE, HTML/CSS,
Graphic Design, Broadcast Automation, ENPS,
Live Broadcasting
 

REFERENCES

 Available on request

VFX COMPOSITING EXPERIENCE

 

Mystery Meat Media, San Francisco, CA — Lead Compositor, 2020 - Present

● Oversee rig removal, FX elements and lip-sync through 9 episodes of Nickelodeon’s catalogue for their in-house Youtube channel - Nickelodeon Toymation

● Handle IP for shows Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blaze and the Monster Machines and The Loud House

Visual Baker, San Francisco, CA — Digital Compositor, 2019 - Present

  • Athlete A, ZAP Zoetrope Aubry Productions, Netflix Feature Documentary

  • Follow Me Home (1996 re-release), ZAP Zoetrope Aubry Productions, Feature Film

  • The Golden Record, Short Film

  • A Holiday Change, Stroud Entertainment, Feature Film

  • Day in the Life, Common Sense Media, Short Film

  • In-App Purchases - DÆMON, Sprinkle Lab, Music Video

  • Solus, J2 Productions, Short Pilot

  • A Second Chance, Stroud Entertainment, Feature Film

  • Nothing, VEENO, Music Video
     

FuseFX, Sherman Oaks, CA — 2D Intern, 2018

  • Complete assigned shots for dailies

  • Study and maintain communication under two dedicated mentors

 

The Moon’s MilkCompositor, 2018

  • Independent short stop-motion animation with successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter

  • Paint-out puppet rig removal and cleanup
     

Studio X, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA — Compositor, 2018

  • Triptych: BLOOD, Music Video (in post-production)

  • The World of Steam, Web Series eps. 2 (in post-production)

  • Slingshot Prince, Short Film


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

WRNN-TV/ FiOS 1 News, Rye Brook, NY — Broadcast IT Technician, 2014 - 2016

  • Perform maintenance of broadcast, field & studio equipment

  • Coordinate transmission of inbound IP, Fiber & Satellite RF

  • Cross-train as Master Control Operator monitoring 7 high-value channel chains including: FiOS1 News, RNN, NHK, Arise, and Arirang TV


Studio X, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA — VFX Editor, 2017

  • Maintaining sequence edits and inserting vfx shots into the timeline

  • Ensuring Shotgun is maintained with current shot counts and ingesting new media


Frederator NetworksResearch Writer, 2015 - 2016

  • Freelance Writer for “107 Facts” on the Frederator Youtube channel

EDUCATION

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA — MA Animation & VFX, 2017 - 2018

State University of New York at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY —  B.S. Computer Art

B.S. Mass Communications - Conc. Production, 2009 - 2013

Study Abroad: Florence University of Art, Florence, Italy - 2012

©2018 - 2021 by Andrew Baker.